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Poll Results: Would you buy a Pandora to use as your portable player?

 
  • 30% (23)
    Yes
  • 69% (52)
    No
75 Total Votes  
post #301 of 364
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Originally Posted by McNuggetsPie View Post

damn its ugly

 

It's rugged, masculine.  Your momma's ugly!  Learn to tell the difference.

post #302 of 364

I wouldn't call it rugged and masculine, I would call it  at best Utilitarian, the thing is not a thing that can make people(e.g the general crowd) go "WOW" by only looks ,its thick, its blocky, its halfway there to retro looking but not quite there , there is so many thing you can critique about it in terms of look

post #303 of 364

post #304 of 364
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Originally Posted by sswam View Post

It's rugged, masculine.  **************************** Learn to tell the difference.
Keep the juvenile personal attacks out of this, as they violate the TOS.
post #305 of 364
Thread Starter 

Come on guys, stop with the pointless ranting. 

 

The design of the Pandora is retro and utilitarian. It's not ugly but I agree that it is a look that not everyone would like. I personally love the retro-PC aesthetic.

 

A good example would be Grados. I'm sure there are a lot of people who would say they're ugly too.

post #306 of 364

Doesn't look boring like an iphone, anyway.

 

Mine get plenty of attention when I use them in public.

 

People first impression is that it's a 3DS, then they get a good look at it, and seems to impress them.

 

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Originally Posted by Retrias View Post

most of the people wouldnt think that the iphone design is boring more on the side of classy


How can it be "classy" when every second person has one?  It's the Big Mac of phones!


Edited by sswam - 1/13/13 at 5:12am
post #307 of 364
Quote:
Originally Posted by takato14 View Post

Come on guys, stop with the pointless ranting. 

 

The design of the Pandora is retro and utilitarian. It's not ugly but I agree that it is a look that not everyone would like. I personally love the retro-PC aesthetic.

 

A good example would be Grados. I'm sure there are a lot of people who would say they're ugly too.

I would actually say that it look more niche than the grados especially those with a wood cup due to how most grados actually look exclusive retro rather than backbone retro, an iphone may look boring to you but i am rather sure most of the people wouldnt think that the iphone design is boring more on the side of classy

post #308 of 364
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Retrias View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by takato14 View Post

Come on guys, stop with the pointless ranting. 

 

The design of the Pandora is retro and utilitarian. It's not ugly but I agree that it is a look that not everyone would like. I personally love the retro-PC aesthetic.

 

A good example would be Grados. I'm sure there are a lot of people who would say they're ugly too.

I would actually say that it look more niche than the grados especially those with a wood cup due to how most grados actually look exclusive retro rather than backbone retro, an iphone may look boring to you but i am rather sure most of the people wouldnt think that the iphone design is boring more on the side of classy

I think the iPhone is too overdone, trying to grab too much attention. Plus the build quality on it is deplorable (newer models at least).

 

The Grado's aren't meant to be directly compared btw, just an example.

post #309 of 364

You can decorate your Pandora to look how you please... here's some inspiration.  (Art by Asmo)

 

    http://pandoria.org/gallery/asmo-cases/

 

kungfp.jpg pinkpandora.jpg panclair2_lg.jpg openacorn.jpg pannodore64_lg.jpg panstradcpc464.jpg pantari_lg.jpg pamigafix1.jpg pastaction2sm.jpg pongdora.jpg pi99.jpg pantendospes.jpg pangalacticdora.jpg panstation1b.jpg pangenesadrive.jpg pancast.jpg panicatmost.jpg

 

Also shows some of the systems Pandora can emulate!
(I've been working on the BBC Micro emulator.)


Edited by sswam - 1/14/13 at 8:28am
post #310 of 364

Last I check coloring something or giving it patterns doesn't exactly change it shape to suit the view of rugged and masculine to most persons, the thing people call rugged in this hobby would have loads of screw and made out of more expensive material like metal (altmann tera)  or say high quality plastic with not as shap mold lines (DX 100)

post #311 of 364

MY post is more beautiful than your post.

 

Here's a more relevant picture, a handsome Pandora running Rockbox:

 


Edited by sswam - 1/13/13 at 5:51am
post #312 of 364

I don't think the topic is comparing the subjective good looking of your post and other peoples , it is about how the pandora will look ugly to some people compared to the more modern and sleek of DAPs

post #313 of 364
Personally I like the way it looks,...it's retro-chic.
post #314 of 364

It will certainly attract some positive attention, I can say that from experience...

by the way, thanks for everyone for posting so much, and helping me draw attention to this wonderful and stylish little device!  :)

 

 

post #315 of 364
Quote:
Originally Posted by sswam View Post

MY post is more beautiful than your post.

 

Here's a more relevant picture, a handsome Pandora running Rockbox:

 

 

Do you emulate rockbox or is it a real rockbox-port?

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