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Old 09-10-2007, 04:53 PM   #61
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Thermoplastic doesn't affect rfi by itself- true. But have you ever opened a plastic case and found the inside painted with a metalic silvery or copper paint? Ever wonder why a company would go to the expense and trouble to paint the inside of their device?
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Old 09-10-2007, 04:54 PM   #62
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A point, but changing the outer shape of the casing wouldn't necessarily mean needing to change the inner shape.
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Is that photo a true representation of what the Kindle is supposed to look like??? If so that is one of the ugliest pieces of consumer electronics I have ever seen!
Ok, this is gonna sound really bad, but I sorta dig that retro sci-fi look. But I don't think that is what it's going to look like. They are just trying to throw the competition off.

But I like it. It has a Space: 1999 kinda vibe.
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Old 09-10-2007, 06:40 PM   #64
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Thermoplastic doesn't affect rfi by itself- true. But have you ever opened a plastic case and found the inside painted with a metalic silvery or copper paint? Ever wonder why a company would go to the expense and trouble to paint the inside of their device?
No. I know electroncs. It's the same reason that the EVDO piece will probably be in a metal box.
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Old 09-10-2007, 07:27 PM   #65
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Ok, this is gonna sound really bad, but I sorta dig that retro sci-fi look. But I don't think that is what it's going to look like. They are just trying to throw the competition off.

But I like it. It has a Space: 1999 kinda vibe.
I just hope this is not the final design they're going with. I'd hate to see another poorly designed ebook reader fail. Especially one from a company with the influence of Amazon. They have the resources and connections to create a device that could be the ipod of books. Be a shame to see them blow it.
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Old 09-12-2007, 10:43 PM   #66
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Well, Amazon did buy Mobipocket so who knows what to expect from them.

All I know is that if this is the final look of the device the owners are going to be in for some serious public ridicule.
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Old 09-13-2007, 12:06 AM   #67
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Well, Amazon did buy Mobipocket so who knows what to expect from them.

All I know is that if this is the final look of the device the owners are going to be in for some serious public ridicule.
it won't be any worse then someone walking around with a blutooth ear piece attached to the ear. That's rather silly looking.
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it won't be any worse then someone walking around with a blutooth ear piece attached to the ear. That's rather silly looking.
Lol! This is too funny, yet true! I get a kick out of seeing all those people constantly wearing their BT headsets for no apparent reason other than to attract attention to themselves. It also reminds me of the people who used to, and some still do, wear the wired headsets and walk around looking like they're talking to themselves. First time I saw someone doing this, I thought he was talking to me before I saw the wire. Come on, are you so busy you can't sit down or stand somewhere out of the way for the few minutes the phone call will take? Or better yet, take the 10 seconds that's needed to put the earpiece in? Even funnier is that it's not usually the stereo-typical geeks doing this either, but someone trying to *look* cool.

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Old 09-13-2007, 01:32 AM   #69
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Well, Amazon did buy Mobipocket so who knows what to expect from them.

All I know is that if this is the final look of the device the owners are going to be in for some serious public ridicule.
Check out the manual. It's inside a leather book cover.
It still looks tacky, but better at least.
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I've had that comment more than once. The problem is that there is no place else to put an earpiece.
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I'm sure there are some clever souls who could suggest other places to put an earpiece, probably suggest an orientation too.
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Old 09-13-2007, 05:50 PM   #73
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I have though about pinning it to my left lapel and saying I was a 'Trekkie'...
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Ooooo. That must be especially tempting to someone with your last name.
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