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Suddenly, everything clicks. And swipes. And scrolls. January 21, 2010

Posted by Danyang Zhang in : Check it out , add a comment

It is very bizarre that even in today’s society, with all the technological discoveries and advances, product designs are still not satisfying. They either look good and function poorly; or they are very efficient but look terribly ugly. For example, a few years ago, LG Mobile came up with the famous LG Chocolate. It was pretty. It was cute. So I bought it purely because of its appearance. Guess what. It didn’t even last one year. It was a screen issue, which was not even included in the warranty. As far as I know, two friends’ cell phone died as well……(same brand…). So, here it is, when you buy a cell phone, try not to buy an LG, even though they probably have the cuttest design among all the mobile phone brand (especially their new Chocolates, Ice Creams, and Lollipops<–these are cell phones). Don’t let them fool you with their angelic faces…..They are evils.

HOWEVER, There’s hope

Apple is one of the few companies that develops products according to the visceral, behavioral, and reflective levels of design.

A few months ago, Apple launched their newly designed wireless Mouse–>Magic Mouse

This new product is indeed very good looking, no one can argue the contrary. The top is translucent andis smoothly forming a streamline. Beyond the mere appearance, the product functions as a multi-touch mouse.  There is no button on the body. All movements work with the touch ‘screen’. Here comes a new mouse design that no one has ever thought about.  It is simple to understand and easy to use. I addition, the product is one of a kind among the wide range of wireless mouse. The brand popularity and the service that Apple offers to the customers also respond to the reflective level of the design.

Magic Mouse

magic mouse 2

Here’s the website:

Magic Mouse

AppleInsider: Apple Tablet January 20, 2010

Posted by Talia Claire Dimerman in : Check it out , 1 comment so far

As an AppleInsider follower, I recently discovered news stating that Apple plans on introducing a new tablet at an event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco next Wednesday. In the unveiling of this new product, AppleInsider receives news that games will most likely play an important role in the presentation, with not so much of a focus on music.

Said to be a 10-inch touch screen device, expected to hit the market at some point early 2010 – all existing iTunes media should be able to sync up with the new tablet. As quoted from the article:

“Earlier this month, The Wall Street Journal called the forthcoming tablet a “multimedia device” that will allow users to do a wide range of activities, including play games. It is also expected that the tablet will be able to run existing iPhone software once it is modified to run in a range of screen resolutions.

This may just be the next revolution in software for Apple. It’s an interesting concept, as the tablet I have now has very limited functions. Very curious to take a look when it comes out to the public! You can see the link below if you’d like to read more about this.


I took a look at Google to see what we should be expecting to see from this tablet as a visual. Wow! What are your thoughts?


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