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Headphone Stand Design Contest Part 2 - 3D Printed Units In Office!

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I watched Linus video on Vessel last night and I can't help but feel like Linus choice wasn't the best option.

I wasn't the only person in the comments section that felt like the winner was a poor design either.

So here is a strawpoll and I am interested to hear what you have to say

http://strawpoll.me/5689485

 

I personally thought that Patrick Brauers design stuck the perfect balance between aesthetics and functionality with it's included cable management, broad headphone holder and simple yet attractive design.

 

So Linus please if there is still a chance at least pick Patrick Brauers design as the runner up. I would insta buy 3 of them the second they became available

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Agree, the design he choose was ugly and doest fit with Silverstone


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Posted · Original PosterOP

yay, people are finally finding this topic.

 

I feel like the winner was more a case of a like it because it's weird and different. I can't see that being hung off the wall and not feeling out of place.

 

That runner up though was horribad, especially since Linus kept on going on about cable management, I mean wtf

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why is it that whenever someone does a creative contest everyone goes ham on the winner that was picked?

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why is it that whenever someone does a creative contest everyone goes ham on the winner that was picked?

You had me at ham.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

why is it that whenever someone does a creative contest everyone goes ham on the winner that was picked?

 

I dunno, but I was reading the comments on the Vessel video and it was full of comments that echoed my opinions.

It really does seem that the general consensus was the winner wasn't very well liked and Patrick Brauers design was mentioned multiple times

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I dunno, but I was reading the comments on the Vessel video and it was full of comments that echoed my opinions.

It really does seem that the general consensus was the winner wasn't very well liked and Patrick Brauers design was mentioned multiple times

well, i'll make my own opinion next week i guess ;)

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they probably wont make the winner anyway (so many parts to manufacture). The runner up seems more likely as its a simple and elegant design with few parts. Personally, it doesn't matter what I think. This is a subjectively judged competition, there will always be back lash and it will always be loud. This reminds be of the NZ flag mess that's happening down here right now.

 

 

Also remember that this is primarily for LMG to store their mass of headphones so the utility of the additional storage for adapters and wot not is much more important for them.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

they probably wont make the winner anyway (so many parts to manufacture). The runner up seems more likely as its a simple and elegant design with few parts. Personally, it doesn't matter what I think. This is a subjectively judged competition, there will always be back lash and it will always be loud. This reminds be of the NZ flag mess that's happening down here right now.

 

 

Also remember that this is primarily for LMG to store their mass of headphones so the utility of the additional storage for adapters and wot not is much more important for them.

 

I've heard you guys across the ditch are having an interesting time with your flag.

 

Also I thought it was said that the point behind this competition was that we did the R&D and all Silverstone had to do was manufacture it and sell it world wide. Therefore the winner should have been imo opinion been decided almost like a gameshow. LMG users cast a vote on the top ten designs, after a week or so votes are tallied and than Linus can than declare the winner.

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I've heard you guys across the ditch are having an interesting time with your flag.

 

Also I thought it was said that the point behind this competition was that we did the R&D and all Silverstone had to do was manufacture it and sell it world wide. Therefore the winner should have been imo opinion been decided almost like a gameshow. LMG users cast a vote on the top ten designs, after a week or so votes are tallied and than Linus can than declare the winner.

 

For a resale product I agree, it could have been done better. Maybe if the top ten were then pitched to Silverstone designers to whittle down to 2 or 3 to be voted on. But, although it will be going resale, I still think the primary client (boom, design language GET REKT ;)) is LMG. 


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For a resale product I agree, it could have been done better. Maybe if the top ten were then pitched to Silverstone designers to whittle down to 2 or 3 to be voted on. But, although it will be going resale, I still think the primary client (boom, design language GET REKT ;)) is LMG. 

 

LMG would buy like 10... at most 

 

Thinking of the thousands Silverstone could sell worldwide with the right design

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LMG would buy like 10... at most

Thinking of the thousands Silverstone could sell worldwide with the right design

Yeah, probably.


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Yeah, probably.

Crap, did I just change my stance in a discussion on the Internet!?!

Um, think fast!

Screw you! Your wrong! I disagree with you opinion therefor your a horrible person!

Aaaah... Balance is restored...


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Crap, did I just change my stance in a discussion on the Internet!?!

Um, think fast!

Screw you! Your wrong! I disagree with you opinion therefor your a horrible person!

Aaaah... Balance is restored...

Hahahaha lmao. Checkmate?

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So thoughts?

i'm working my way down the youtube video list, and today youtube decided to put linus at the bottom.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

i'm working my way down the youtube video list, and today youtube decided to put linus at the bottom.

ehh, skip ahead dammit :P

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ehh, skip ahead dammit :P

well, i watched. and i see why he picked it (over pat's design)

 

while pat's design is MUCH more sleek and understated, the design he picked is much more functional. if i had to pick a wall mounted headphone rest, if i had the choice, i'd pick one that could hold my hyperx cloud's microphone (and other accessories) as well.

 

yes, its very bulky, but its also -by far- the most functional one. and well.. its linus.. someone who wears socks with sandals clearly goes for function over form xD

 

the moment i saw the winning design i could picture 3-4 of them in my clouset, holding different headphones.

 

also, if you look at the metal render the guy sent in, its a VERY nice design, and its size may actually be an aesthetic choice over it being a downer.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

well, i watched. and i see why he picked it (over pat's design)

 

while pat's design is MUCH more sleek and understated, the design he picked is much more functional. if i had to pick a wall mounted headphone rest, if i had the choice, i'd pick one that could hold my hyperx cloud's microphone (and other accessories) as well.

 

yes, its very bulky, but its also -by far- the most functional one. and well.. its linus.. someone who wears socks with sandals clearly goes for function over form xD

 

the moment i saw the winning design i could picture 3-4 of them in my clouset, holding different headphones.

 

also, if you look at the metal render the guy sent in, its a VERY nice design, and its size may actually be an aesthetic choice over it being a downer.

 

Hmm, I still think it comes out from the wall too much. The final design is probably gonna stick out what 30cm? Not sure on the dimensions but's a slot. Most of the other design have half the depth.

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Hmm, I still think it comes out from the wall too much. The final design is probably gonna stick out what 30cm? Not sure on the dimensions but's a slot. Most of the other design have half the depth.

from what i've seen, both "rings" seem to be about 5-6cm forward, so totalling around.. 12-15cm? yes, its big, but its also VERY functional.

EDIT: thats 5 inches for imperial plebs.

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from what i've seen, both "rings" seem to be about 5-6cm forward, so totalling around.. 12-15cm? yes, its big, but its also VERY functional.

EDIT: thats 5 inches for imperial plebs.

 

No way, looking at my can's they are at least 10cm so that design would have to be more than that

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I didn't think any of them looked particularly exciting to be honest. 

 

Do you think a stand needs to be exciting?

 

Pleasing and functional imo

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