After Christmas, I bought myself a 500GB external harddrive. I’ve been wanting an external HDD for a while now, to store photos and videos. I picked this one up on sale for $145, after taxes. Not a bad deal. Anyway, for some inexplicable reason, the box bragged about the hard drive case being designed by F. A. Porsche.
Now, first of all, I’m not entirely sure what a sportscar designer is doing creating the look of an external hard drive. If I were the son of the inventor of arguably the most famous brand of sportscars in the world, I don’t think I’d be designing hardware cases that will end up sitting in the dark in some nerd’s basement.
Second of all, just look at the thing:
That’s it. That’s the design. A gray box. A gray box with some dimples on the top to stabilize another external HDD stacked on top of it and an LED on the front that’s far too small to be of any real use. Bravo, Mr. Porsche.
Somebody, somewhere, must be having a good laugh over this.