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yes I suppose I am judgemental in that way because I had hoped that humanity could evolve past using shiny baubles as sexual advertisements.. usually the exact kind of people who use such things have repulsive personalities and a broken moral compass. But that's just me, I guess that’s the world some live in. I like function over form.

the majority of times I have seen this gloating / showing off is between men with not a woman in sight


Just because some of the people here dont see enough function in this phone - doesnt mean others see it the same way...

I find it really funny... flashing newest titan or 290x or cooling block, etc. same day when it comes available is fine but flashing a phone is not anymore...

OCN = double standards
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Some people have more money than sense.
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Buttons? On the front of a phone? What is this 2004?
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You didn't read the rest of my conversation unfortunately. I wasn't suggesting any similarity other than the solar panel being effective as an additional power source, and it being the same sort of tech as on my watch.

Nowhere does my post read 'it can be run on the solar panel'

I did read.... the issue is that a solar panel in this case is virtually useless as an additional power source for this use case.

It adds complexity, cost, thickness, and light filtering for negligible real-world benefits.
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Not that it saves this phone any ridicule or makes it an actual worth while purchase (in my mind at least), but for those of you saying it'd have to be in the sun, it does say it can use non "natural" light.

Whatever happened to the idea of kinetic charging? I'm sure there would have to be crazy strides in efficiency of energy transfer, but I always thought that was kinda cool. Take a walk to recharge your phone. Or maybe just the concept that I can physically do something to help recharge my phone. Not that I feel helpless without my phone, but I like to feel like there's something I can do when something bad happens.
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Not that it saves this phone any ridicule or makes it an actual worth while purchase (in my mind at least), but for those of you saying it'd have to be in the sun, it does say it can use non "natural" light.

Whatever happened to the idea of kinetic charging? I'm sure there would have to be crazy strides in efficiency of energy transfer, but I always thought that was kinda cool. Take a walk to recharge your phone. Or maybe just the concept that I can physically do something to help recharge my phone. Not that I feel helpless without my phone, but I like to feel like there's something I can do when something bad happens.

Sprint is working on a prototype



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Whatever happened to the idea of kinetic charging? I'm sure there would have to be crazy strides in efficiency of energy transfer, but I always thought that was kinda cool. Take a walk to recharge your phone. Or maybe just the concept that I can physically do something to help recharge my phone. Not that I feel helpless without my phone, but I like to feel like there's something I can do when something bad happens.

Mostly it was left out because of size. The mechanism was too large to fit into modern phones (which compete who is the thinnest every round). It requires space which was reserve to the larger battery or one more antenna and such. And renewable battery from kinetic power might mean less dead battery phones, which leads to less batteries, mobile chargers and new phones being sold. Could be.

That said, I have a watch with kinetic power mechanism since 2004. Its decently slim (slimmer than the S2) and it cost me very little, and it still works great to this day. Even if I leave it off for awhile and it stops, I wear it for 2 days and it comes back to life like new.
On the other hand, my father's pricey limited edition watch dies every couple of years and replacing the battery because of the complex setup, cost a pretty penny.
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Wow @ all the hate.

I don't think Tag are trying to compete with Samsung and Apple here guys. They are taking Ferraris approach. Unique and quality. You don't need 600hp with a $300k price tag to get from A to B do ya. I think it looks nice.
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post #49 of 66
If they implement this technology into something like a smartwatch say for example the moto 360 that would would be pretty cool. As it stands though I don't see its use in something like a phone because we usually place those in our pockets, which if people haven't realized is pretty dark tongue.gif
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yes I suppose I am judgemental in that way because I had hoped that humanity could evolve past using shiny baubles as sexual advertisements.. usually the exact kind of people who use such things have repulsive personalities and a broken moral compass. But that's just me, I guess that’s the world some live in. I like function over form.

the majority of times I have seen this gloating / showing off is between men with not a woman in sight


Maybe a little harsh? Really does luxury and phone belong together? I dont think so. Titanium, laughable that's just a waste IMHO. Like its going to strap to the side of a rocket. Prepare for re-entry, Hello are we reaching, hello.
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I did read.... the issue is that a solar panel in this case is virtually useless as an additional power source for this use case.

It adds complexity, cost, thickness, and light filtering for negligible real-world benefits.

I agree, Why? Because most people have their phone in their pocket, or purse.
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