Sunday, June 9, 2013

What's the point?

This is pretty cool:  In the paper today was a story about a guy in Montana that makes iPad, iMac, and iPhone accessories out of wood.  It seems pine beetles had killed 10,000 trees on his family's property and he was trying to figure out what to do with the dead trees.   He came up with "Bad Beetle".




Before it rots into mush the wood is salvaged and "re-purposed" into these attractive cases and stands.

If I was into fancy cases and such I'd probably get one myself.  But here's what I don't get:  Apple, Samsung and all the rest spend billions of dollars to miniaturize their devices, right?  It's a HUGE deal when they can make a case .02 of an inch thinner.  It gives them massive bragging rights and they can charge a few bucks more....image is everything.

Then we buy these gadgets and before we leave the store buy fashion cases the size of a small paperback book.  Or worse....


I guess that's supposed to be a bar of chocolate?


Is this really an iPhone case?  For mom or the kid?

What's the point in making them a silly millimeter smaller if we're gonna wrap 'em in huge cases?  My iPhone case is just a thin sticky type of rubber, and that's only because I'm too butterfingered to hold on to the slick glass and chrome case it comes with straight out of the box.  And I'm cheap.

S


8 comments:

  1. And let's face it...Androids are better than Apple products anyway.

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    1. I think it's like Ford and Chevy. Both have their followers. Whatever works for you. ;)

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  2. There you go again, trying to figure things out using logic and common sense. Will you ever learn?

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    1. Sorry Joe...it's a burden I must bear.

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  3. That chocolate phone case could prove problematic for stoned folks with a bad case of the munchies. I wonder if anyone has ever eaten a cell phone.

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  4. The case for my Kindle is supposed to look like an old leatherbound book. It's kind of cool. I did get it for free, so that was an added benefit.

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  5. Mine only has a thin plastic thingie too, but under that is a TARDIS decal ... just I case someone hasn't figured out yet that I'm a geek.

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  6. I current case theme seems to be owls and a shade of blue.....I didn't even know I liked owls until I saw that case...and then I thought....owls...I like them just fine...then I remembered I really did like Hedwig in Harry Potter and she was a rather fine owl ... really haven't had enough coffee

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