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Applewhite
Aug 16, 2014

IN THE GRIM BARKNESS
OF THE FUTURE
THERE ARE ONLY DOGS


Nap Ghost

It seems the trend in technology these days is to make everything curved or flexible. Take, for instance, the new LG G Flex:




For a TV, the benefit of a curved screen is (allegedly) to better conform to the curvature of the human eye, but it seems like with a phone the depth of field would be too close for the curvature to make a perceptible difference.

Is there any benefit to having a curved/flexible phone apart from novelty value?
I suppose it would be less likely to break under pressure, but it seems like the added cost of buying a flexible phone outweighs the minor benefit of protecting one from one's own absent-mindedness.

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awesome-express
Dec 30, 2008


i guess it's kinda cool and creates a potential future for floppy paper screens or something

mango sentinel
Jan 5, 2001

H O R N E Y


Better fits the butt curve in the back pocket.

Mental Hospitality
Jan 5, 2011

This is a front row seat to the greatest show on earth.

I'll wait for the LG G Sphere. Completely unusable, but it's a loving ball!

E: it could come with a neat little inductive charging station shaped like a baseball glove.

Mental Hospitality fucked around with this message at 02:25 on Oct 20, 2014

mango sentinel
Jan 5, 2001

H O R N E Y


TBH I would have grabbed the G-Flex over my HTC one if it were 1080p just because of the novelty.

Smythe
Oct 12, 2003

no meds = f4



Grimey Drawer

IN the future phones will be just a piece of floppy plastic and you can toss them around haphazardly and it's going to own

buglord
Jul 31, 2010




Buglord

Smythe posted:

IN the future phones will be just a piece of floppy plastic and you can toss them around haphazardly and it's going to own

My most anticipated feature of future phones is enough durability to not need a case.

Smythe
Oct 12, 2003

no meds = f4



Grimey Drawer

Avocados posted:

My most anticipated feature of future phones is enough durability to not need a case.

I don't put cases on my phone because I'm a dangerous fucker with a penchant for pwnage, OP. You can do the same if you put your neurosis in a case, heh.

Endless Mike
Aug 13, 2003

Get running
Start pumping your bunions, I'm coming
I'm the dumbest, who flamethrow your function to Funyons
Flame your crew quicker than Trump fucks his youngest
Now face the flame fuckers your fame and fate's done with



Come pre-bent, so it's definitely better than a Crapple iShit.

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012





Endless Mike posted:

a Crapple iShit.

lol!!!!!! wow,, im laughing so hard, how clever is this guy

carry on then
Jul 10, 2010

donut gravy boat


Oh, so YOSPOS moved over here now. cool.

Yeah the benefit to flexible screens is durability, the benefit to fixing a flexible screen in the same delicate glass as usual is marketing.

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star eater
Jan 1, 2006






Fallen Rib

Smythe posted:

I don't put cases on my phone because I'm a dangerous fucker with a penchant for pwnage, OP. You can do the same if you put your neurosis in a case, heh.

Someone once said to turn off the battery bar percentage to cure your autism and I did and it worked

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