Why do they keep making fingerprint magnet devices?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by agkm800, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. agkm800 macrumors 6502a

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    Owning two - iPod Touch and laptop - fingerprint magnet devices that I use most everyday is making me think I will never buy another fingerprint magnet devices other than iPod Touch or iPhone.

    What boggles my mind is that why they keep using such hated materials on new devices. They cost less?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I'm pretty sure they actually cost more. The basic fact is that consumers like them and buy them.
     
  3. dmr727 macrumors G3

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  5. TSE macrumors 68030

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    It pisses me off too looking at laptops and stuff and the outershell is almost always a shiny cover that attracts fingerprints. I miss the old days where all laptops were made with black matte plastic.
     
  6. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

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    Then look at the business laptops, they are more matte black with matte screens. The one I have did not even have the option for a mirror screen and it is not even 6 months old
     
  7. cytoxyn macrumors regular

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    Buy a Lenovo then.
     
  8. greygray macrumors 68000

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    Shiny stuff look classier and more expensive. Cars mostly come with glossy paint and not matte. Matte looks punky IMO.
     
  9. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Oh really?

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  10. greygray macrumors 68000

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    Ok, but that's just my opinion. To me, it's more of matte cars that look ugly. I would wonder how white matte would be like.
     
  11. yg17 macrumors G5

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    But that's a Lotus. It could be pink and green polka dots on an orange body and it would still look sexy :D
     
  12. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    They had a matte white Tesla Roadster at the Canary Wharf Motor Expo this year. It didn't look all that good. Sort of dirty rather than white.

    Edit found a picture. It looks better in the picture than it did in real life

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