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Your thoughts on the design aesthetics of the Droid

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by cyber3d, Dec 25, 2009.

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    Anyone know who designed the Droid? As a former industrial designer I'd guess that it was designed in the USA. I doubt very much that it's design team came from Great Britain (I believe the Palm Treo was designed in GB - they seem to hate adding reveals to their products) and it looks too aggressive to have been designed in Japan. I'd even bet it was designed on the East Coast and not on the West Coast. Personally, I really like the design. It's got the feel of a finely crafted hand gun. All business. I even like the weight - heavy. Sure, it has it's share of dislikes but, it's a classic from the get go.
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    I cannot put it down :) Enough Said!! :)
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    I can't envision it being any other way...
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    In theory at least it was designed in the "midwest" (Schaumberg, IL if memory serves correctly) with input from the West Coast (mountainview, CA).

    Motorola has a history of "over-engineering" their phones (certainly seems to hold true in the case of the Droid). And it was said that Google had some input (and even asked them to soften and round the corners slightly from an even boxier pre-build.
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    i love it. it's rock solid and has good weight to it. i work at a Radio Shack and just about all the phones we sell feel like toys in comparison.
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    feels real good in the hands.

    the only thing i think is it weighs a bit much, supposedly heavier than my old Tilt, but I always felt the Tilt weighed more.

    Anyway, anyone tried using it in bed while laying down? Gets a bit tiring if i do say so myself.
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    This is what makes it a solid device...not some cheap toy..
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    Sure you're not tired from "laying in bed"? lol.
    I've laid there for so long with my Droid in hand that I've had my arm go numb from being upright for so long that blood was having a tough time getting there! :icon_eek:
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    LOL! yes I'm sure.

    got the blood flowing elsewhere huh? LOL
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    I should've proof read my own post... wow that looks bad. :icon_eek:
    Wasn't what I meant but I can't imagine anyone interpreting it any other way! Lol... dammit. :icon_ nono:
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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. oh man i usually go to another forum for laughs but i'm getting plenty today here. LOL!

    a Merry Christmas indeed.
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    I like it. It's solid, and feels like I got something for the price I paid.
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    It is heavy, but weighs less than one of my gf's teats, and I'm always lifting one of those so overall it's not so bad in bed. But she keeps asking me to download an app that keeps the vibrater on all the time. What's up with that?
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    I suggest getting the Hitachi Magic Wand instead.
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    Overall the design is great! I really love the look. I wish it did not have the little lip where the mic is, but is not too bad. I just personally feel it would make the device look more stream lined. Other than that, the keypad is the worse thing on this phone. It is horrid really. Not only is it terrible to type on (yes I know one can get used to it) but the design is just terrible and looks very rushed. If you look at the detail of it it looks like a 3 yr old put it together. The buttons are not only flat but some of the spacing is crooked, the three keys on the far left slope down. There is low spots in it. I could go on but will stop.
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    Disagree with the latter post on this thread. Rushed? On the contrary, very well planned out. The keyboard promotes a sleek and stealth design [I use the physical keyboard 95% of the time to type]. The reason why physical keyboards are a thing of the past is because if you look at every model they look like cheap plastic button blocks on a toddler's toy. Goodjob Motorola.
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    Keys have to be flat to keep the devices profile slim. Go intgo a Best Buy and check out a dummy unit which have SLIGHTLY raised/rounded keys and you will see that the slider display drags on them leaving marks.

    Personally I like the keyboard (using it now) and find it very easy to type on. I do think it has an aesthtic appeal as well because of its simplicity and low profile look.

    I've gone the button route for some time. I appreciate and welcome change.

    As far as the overall design and look. Aside from the OS the look of the device was icing on the cake. I LOVE the industrial look and feel. You know you are holding something and its not cheap plastic like 99% of the devices on the market.
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    Come on guys! I have posted enough on this site for you to know I love my Droid? But really, lord castle, CK. You guys cannot really believe that the kepboard was well thought out. I mean it is not to the point that it is unusable. But it definitely takes practice to adjust to. The look at first glance is not bad. And I understand to make it fit it had to be somewhat flat. But when you look closer, at the detail of it. It has many flaws. I have compared mine to others in my store and they are the same so its not just mine. But there is high and low spots all across the keypad. The d-pad in most cases is just worthless. Motorola could have done a much much better job. And I am sure that if there is a Droid 2 this will be one thing that is addressed. Or at least I hope it is.
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    I love the feel of it. It feels substantial, worth the money I paid for it. Not like a cheap piece of crap...lol

    the only thing that bothers me is hitting the search button accidentely, but I'm getting better at not doing that.
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    I absolutely love the design, even the physical keyboard. I also really like the heft. No complaints here!