Alright did some last minute MS Paint and is just gonna throw this out there..........................
- Menu Button
- Back Button
- Next Track Button
- Previous Track Button
- Center button for Pause/Play/Select
Just like this 1st render:
Dat FiiO Wheel.
.... From using the ipod i noticed that the "back" button is used A LOT, so the outer ring here will serve as two important functions. The FiiO logo will be the "menu" button but the rest of the outer ring will serve as the back button as well. It's logical that the "back" function takes most of the ring area due to it being used the most.
I REALLY like the look of this scroll wheel FiiO initially came up with for the X1 concept tbh.
........ it seems MUCH more classy and premium than the rubber one currently used on the X5. The mechanical moving rubber wheel of the X5 just looks so fragile and cheap. Not talking about the crappy glossy looking outer ring why of course but the scroll wheel itself. :)
......A silver version of this "metal" scroll wheel should look really nice as well on the X1, cuz i had no idea the wheel on the X5 was a moving one unlike the ipods. haha : P
Anywho back to more concept wheel designs......
.... this one is pretty much the same as the one above but instead of the FiiO logo as the "menu" button, the very outer ring is split in 2 halves just like the inner ring. The right side of the ring will serve as the "menu" button, while the left side of the ring will be the "back" button. Kinda more logical to arrange it that way.
BUT if FiiO can improve the scroll wheel to be like that of an ipod without you having to physically turn the wheel like so.....
................ and if the scroll wheel can be made into a click button itself.
Then the FiiO scroll wheel will truly be amazing looking just like the wheel of the DAP above!!!
..... if FiiO improves the scroll wheel to be like that of the DAP above which the thumb simply glides on the surface of the wheel instead of having to physically turn the wheel to scroll, then the wheel can double as a button in itself. And since the "back" button is the most important/ most often used function, it being part of the scroll wheel makes it best for fast and easy access.
Hmmm actually having the "select/ok" button built into the scroll wheel when clicked seems more logical/ intuitive.... haha
I like the last wheel design the best tbh, cuz it will be so classy looking. Probably even better than the current ipod wheel. : P
Edited by sfwalcer - 3/12/14 at 6:17pm