Is this another Apple Inspired Fad in the Works?
Jabra Go 6400 headsets. Via: Fastcompany
When Apple launched their G3 “Bubble Gum” colored transparent iMacs in 1998, the world loved it. And as a result Apple was reborn. Unfortunately, the world loved it so much that almost every other product released was either transparent or in “Bubble Gum” blue/pink/red.
The same thing happened with their white/black iPods and Macbooks. Suddenly the world suffered from a color deficiency and far to many fingerprints. The problem was that in 90% of of the time, the application of these elements were wrongly seen as “only just a surface treatment”, or even just a fad.
ASUS’s Eee keyboard, a touchscreen PC-in-a-keyboard. Via: Gizmodo
Looks like in 2009 the story is still the same? Just like the iPod, Apple was not the first to create a phone with a touchscreen, but they were the first to create a compelling product proposition with the help of their easy to use and iconic (excuse the pun) iPhone interface. The immense popularity of the iPhone and its interface has launched a number of products with iPhone like touch screen interfaces. Whether used in the right context or not, you be the judge?