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Have You Ever Made a Fashion-Based Gadget Decision?

When I upgraded my first generation iPhone to a 3G last year, it was a no-brainer; I wanted the extended battery life and GPS capabilities. But I was also totally delighted that I got to make another very important decision: black or white?!

As style-conscious as I am, I generally end up making practical decisions when it comes to tech, because in the end, I always want the best quality. That said, I'm pleased the most with my gadgets when they end up being stylish as well as functional, like with the smooth, graceful base of my flat screen TV, the way my Apple TV, Wii and PS3 consoles don't have to hide inside my TV cabinet, or how nice and sleek my MacBook Pro looks sitting on my smooth wood coffee table.

But I wouldn't have picked any of these based on style alone. Like I said, they have to offer me the best performance, but among the best performers, if I can narrow them down by style, I certainly will.

How about you? Ever picked a cell phone because it came in a color you liked, or a TV because of how it would look with your decor?

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lolmisstran lolmisstran 6 years
When I Think About Styles For The Gadget, I Mostly Focus On The Color. Right Now I'm Into White Cellphones :]
alisonewesley alisonewesley 6 years
I work at Intel (we make the processor or "brains" found in 80 percent of the PCs), and we have an ethnography research team who has met with woman around the world on their use of technology and their preferences in terms of "form and fashion." They have found that women want more than just "pretty and pink" technology. We view technology as an extension of our personalities and an accessory, almost like a pair of shoes or handbag. Therefore, its important that the technology represents our personality.Most women also want technology that works out of the box - we are actually more discerning customers than men.
alisonewesley alisonewesley 6 years
I work at Intel (we make the processor or "brains" found in 80 percent of the PCs), and we have an ethnography research team who has met with woman around the world on their use of technology and their preferences in terms of "form and fashion." They have found that women want more than just "pretty and pink" technology. We view technology as an extension of our personalities and an accessory, almost like a pair of shoes or handbag. Therefore, its important that the technology represents our personality. Most women also want technology that works out of the box - we are actually more discerning customers than men.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 6 years
It's always about function first, you can always get cute accessories for a gadget.
miss-malone miss-malone 6 years
Yeah. I bought the pink razr back when they first came out and were really popular and I used to always wear alot of pink :oy: Now my phone is just basic black :)
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 6 years
Black is always in so it's not that complicated.
Triel Triel 6 years
I wish Nokia makes some really nice cellphone which has similar features with my trusty N80 and look more chic.It's so manly..but the girlie cells are usually like blondie-cells.No brain but looks terrific!-Sorry blondies,no offense.You might be different but so many stupid blondies out there.-
Triel Triel 6 years
I wish Nokia makes some really nice cellphone which has similar features with my trusty N80 and look more chic.It's so manly..but the girlie cells are usually like blondie-cells.No brain but looks terrific! -Sorry blondies,no offense.You might be different but so many stupid blondies out there.-
Lyv Lyv 6 years
Well yeah! Design comes first, always. Wait... actually my budget comes first. Then the design. Then the geek stuff. =]
LilGlamDiva LilGlamDiva 6 years
I like pretty things, but I won't put the cash down if it's a piece of crap. Needs to work and be hot.
juddy juddy 6 years
the gadgets i like are functional and fashionable so i have nothing to worry about
HelloAnia HelloAnia 6 years
I totally chose the white iPhone for me, so it can act like a nice contrast to my consistently black & colorful wardrobe.
ChicBookFiend ChicBookFiend 6 years
I like a gadget that suits my needs, and that includes color and style.
LOVErickii LOVErickii 6 years
functionality affects my decision more than style probably 60/40...
LOVErickii LOVErickii 6 years
functionality affects my decision more than style probably 60/40...
kizzmeistah kizzmeistah 6 years
i have plenty of gadget sense but no fashion sense! LOL!
Katie-Kat398180 Katie-Kat398180 6 years
I love for my technology to be as effective as possible, but I do want it to looks its best while doing what it does! Between my hubby's know-how of technology and my eye for fashion, our technology works and looks amazing!
ilysespieces ilysespieces 6 years
I loved picking the color of my most recent phone.
ashleyroselong ashleyroselong 6 years
Choose mine by how much money I have, then by a mix of fashion and capabilities
Sasseefrass Sasseefrass 6 years
Does voiding the warranty on my PSP to change my faceplate from black to crimson count? ;P
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