Hydrogen is the new iPhone

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by yoak, Jul 6, 2017.

  1. yoak macrumors 65816


    Oct 4, 2004
    Oslo, Norway
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I'm not entirely sure what to make of this thread or link.
  3. bbrks macrumors 65816


    Dec 17, 2013
  4. yoak thread starter macrumors 65816


    Oct 4, 2004
    Oslo, Norway
    It's an interesting concept phone.
    For those of you who don't know, the guy behind it is Jim Jannard.
    He started Oakley sunglasses. Sold it for 2 billion dollars in the 90's and went on to start Red digital camera, launching the worlds first 4K digital camera in 2007. Red cameras are used on all kinds of productions, from Spider-Man, the Hobbit to a lot of Netflix productions.
  5. SoN1NjA macrumors 68000


    Feb 3, 2016
    peanut farm
    the report button :D

    what exactly does this have to do with the iPhone?
  6. michael9891 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 26, 2016
    Doesn't look like it has Touch ID on the front, I'll pass.
  7. yoak thread starter macrumors 65816


    Oct 4, 2004
    Oslo, Norway
    For you that don't get it. This phone has me excited in the way the first iPhone did. Biggest drawback is Android of course. But my iPhone 7+ hardly excites me, and I'm willing to finally try something new. (Have had every iPhone since launch)
  8. kwikdeth macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2003
    Tempe, AZ
    this is amazeballs if you're already invested in the Red ecosystem but I cant see this becoming a mainstream product.
  9. Candlelight macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2011
    New Zealand
    RED are an amazing company, and are lightyears ahead of Apple in terms of innovation. If they're jumping into the smartphone market then Apple should watch out. They're a big player in the television and movie industry and don't take crap from anyone. If Apple push them they'll push back.
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    nfl46 macrumors 604

    Oct 5, 2008
    Lol. “Apple should watch out!”
  11. apolloa macrumors G4

    Oct 21, 2008
    Time, because it rules EVERYTHING!
    Hahah how the hell do you go from sunglasses to ultra high end professional video cameras? Diversity or what!

    And I was reading about this phone the other day, the screen tech sounds utterly amazing AND INNOVATIVE. They haven't made any promises with the camera though highlighting it's a mobile camera, but it will be a fantastic one, instead they have said their will be accessories for its camera like the big pro ones to make it an advanced system. It will also work with RED cameras somehow.

    It's funny as the iPhone 8 rumoured price is pretty much matching the current price of the Hydrogen..
  12. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
    I await a demo otherwise I have it on my vaporware alert list.
  13. Suckfest 9001 macrumors 65816

    Suckfest 9001

    May 31, 2015
  14. DaveOP macrumors 65816

    May 29, 2011
    Portland, OR
    They should innovate a bit on their website and marketing. That site is absolutely terrible, and that phone looks awful.
  15. lowendlinux Contributor


    Sep 24, 2014
    North Country (way upstate NY)
    I think I agree with MKBHD on the Red phone, it's not really for normals.
  16. sk1wbw Suspended


    May 28, 2011
    Williamsburg, Virginia
    How can they be if this is their first phone? Apple doesn't make digital cameras like Red does. Don't choke on the Red.
  17. D.T. macrumors G3


    Sep 15, 2011
    Vilano Beach, FL
  18. spinedoc77 macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2009
    Wow, reading through that very slow loading PDF file they have sounds like a Nigerian scam. If these guys didn't have their pedigree I would have ran away as fast as I could have after reading it. So only one close up picture, no other pictures or specs whatsoever? Crappy website with just one slow loading PDF file which sounds like someone's testimonial on why you should buy this completely blind? And it's ONLY $1195 for the aluminum version, who said Apple was expensive? Oh and that has the caveat "Current pricing is for a limited time only" If you look through their terms seems like they will share your info with their partners, hmm maybe it's just information phishing?

    Just seems like a really weird product release. I thought Rubin's essential phone was a bit hokey in the way it's being marketed/released, but that is nothing near as bad as this Red phone. What does the holographic image mean? Will I be playing chess like Star Wars? What about the 3d? Didn't Amazon try a 3d phone a few years back and massively flop? Has any company really been successful with an "algorithm" to make 5.1 sound out of 2 (maybe) speakers? What is "nanotechnology", sounds like something made up in a B sci fi movie when explaining why the aliens are so powerful.

    Anyhoo, let me get back to their PDF loading as it keeps crashing and I have to recover the webpage, back in 10 minutes, I hope. Wow guys, get a web programmer please!
  19. SigEp265 macrumors 6502


    Dec 15, 2011
    Southern California
    Looks like a really bad kickstarter campaign
  20. shyam09 macrumors 68020


    Oct 31, 2010
    Don't forget the design shown may change as well :D

    Here's hoping a Red brick comes in the mail. (jk)
  21. tbayrgs macrumors 603


    Jul 5, 2009
    Very first look at some Red Hydrogen prototypes. Have to admit, I'm a bit surprised to see this much this soon. I can think of another recent new Android based start up that could take some cues in providing some timely updates about their product. ;)

  22. shyam09 macrumors 68020


    Oct 31, 2010
    I laughed when MKBHD told us that he can't show the holographic prototype because they wouldn't allow him to and because it wouldn't translate well, but we can see his facial reaction from seeing it for the first time. And boy was he shocked :rolleyes:. I felt him thinking "wowwwwwww this is gonna flop faster than a fish on a deck."

    Maybe there will be something more from it, but I don't find the phone to be particularly attractive or stylish (especially those volume button, ugh!)
  23. midwestfisherma macrumors 6502


    Jul 25, 2012
    S.E. Mich
  24. GrumpyMom macrumors 604


    Sep 11, 2014
    I clicked the link. I saw a lot of jargon. A picture of a phone that looked like a Moto Z phone on steroids. No solid assurances or time frames for the accessory module releases or even any vague description of what they might be.

    It's one thing to plunk a huge chunk of change on an Iphone 8 with Apple's proven track record and return policy behind it. It's quite another thing to plunk down a huge chunk of change on a slab of promises and vague threats that if you don't do it now, you'll be out in the cold.

    It reminds me of pitches for vacation condos that were being built out at one of my favorite beaches. They did turn out to be nice enough condos but a much better value after they were a known quantity and others had taken the risks and fought for the fixes and many management changes that needed to be made.

    I think it's cool for anyone who wants to be a pioneer and can afford to lose the money if this doesn't turn out as promised, and is essentially paying for an adventure and possible bragging rights.

    I can afford to spend that much on a phone, but I can't afford to LOSE that much on a phone, if you catch the difference.

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