This is a concept which came to light a number of years ago as I tried to mitigate my impulse buying.
I have a weakness for bags, and gadgets, and it was pointed out to me that perhaps I had enough of both. Now… We all know that’s not possible, but it got me thinking. I thought I should take a more deliberate approach to this issue, be smarter about my shopping, and try to buy the right item the first time. Now… We all know that’s not possible, but I was, and am, convinced that trying to get it right, rather than buying stuff on the spur of the moment, is a more effective solution. I have, more or less, eliminated the urge to buy stuff just because it looks interesting. I am also a bit of a design freak, so I do sometimes buy things which just looks interesting (Did I split that semantic hair too thin?).
The iPad and iPhone, and most smartphones, can be placed upside down
This would seem to be a simple statement, but I’ve seen a number of reviews of desk stands, trays, and various products which hold those touchscreen devices complaining that the device in question provides no facility for the cable to stick out of the bottom, or that it requires a very specifc cable, and won’t accomodate some aftermarket cables. Did no-one notice that these devices work upside down, and the cable could stick out the top just fine?