beschizza at November 6th, 2013 12:47 — #1
diana at November 6th, 2013 13:04 — #2
Bang & Olufsen has long been at the forefront of taking high-tech consumer goods that are usually the realm of tech-savvy early adopters, and designing a user interface that makes them friendly to the technophobic.
You may call that cordless phone ugly, but compared to the other cordless phones of its era it is sleek and elegant.
The industrial design (less wheel) was also widely copied -- I had a Siemens DECT phone that was pretty much a spitting image of that one, but with a far poorer UI.
timquinn at November 6th, 2013 13:50 — #3
So, has B&O sued yet, or did Apple buy the idea of the scollwheel from them? (I ask the general population.)
nixiebunny at November 6th, 2013 14:53 — #4
Good artists borrow, great artists steal.
phasmafelis at November 6th, 2013 14:57 — #5
Ugly? What? That thing's pretty sharp-looking for its time.
timquinn at November 6th, 2013 14:57 — #6
Great technocrats charm the pants off other great technocrats and end up with new investors.
kristians_sics at November 6th, 2013 15:48 — #7
It is still sleek and elegant.
daneel at November 6th, 2013 15:52 — #8
editz at November 6th, 2013 16:15 — #9
Clearly B&O was influenced by the Parker Brothers Merlin.
beschizza at November 11th, 2013 12:47 — #10
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