Q1: Should our monitor have an ON-OFF indicator LED light? Please explain the comments below why and if YES what this light should communicate?
Yes. I want to be able to tell if my monitor is on and in standby. The light should indicate that the monitor is on…one color for on and one for standby.
Q2: Who is using more than one monitor? Time to raise your hand.
I am at work. I would love to get 2 spectrums but I don’t think I’llbe able to afford that.
Q3: If you are using more than one display what are your current pain points?
Cable clutter, different stands.
Q4: If we think of the port’s hub as a “unit” that can be moved and arranged around the display. Would this be something beneficial to your case? What are the PRO and CONS in your opinion?
I’m not really sure. Seems like more clutter and ports in the display would be better. Why build a port hub for this anyway if we’re going build Donald Dock?
Q5: What are the PRO and CONS of a hardwired power cable in your opinion?
PROS- Can’t loose it…but it’s pretty hard to loose a pwr cablefor a monitor. Better strain relief for the cable…but that can be mitigated on a removable cable by thoughtful housing design.
CONS- Can’t replace it, fixed length.
I think the best solution is to either build the AC adapter into the monitor or use a wall brick like the V…except low profile and 90° angle. This way the cord can be replaced and clutter is reduced.
Q6: What kind of peripherals would you see as a must-have to connect to the screen if we consider it as a “control center”?
That’s different for each user. I think it’s more important to enable users to connect the peripherals they need…so include the right ports. Personally, I would use a wireless charging pad, power output for charging other items like cameras and tablets, headphones, SD and MicroSD cards and flash drives. I do really like the idea of inductive charging in the stand.
Q7: Do you find yourself having the need to move your display? If so where and how do you move it?
Sometimes. If it was more portable I might move it more often. I throw a blanket or towel over the monitor and stand it up in the back seat of my vehicle with something supporting it.
I think a lot of these designs have crossover that can be utilized. My choices for Spectrum would be…slim/equal bezels, basic form language and color of Big V, multiple monitor design elements of Better Together(minus the port hub-put ports in the monitor), buttons along the bottom but set back from Clean Slate (Capcitive or Physical…I prefer a 4-way switch setup), optional stands based on Control Center and Carry Away, reinforced cable of Carry away (except removable), VESA mount, low profile wall AC adapter, On-Standby indicator light in pwr button. Build Donald Dock to compliment Spectrum, Quantum and the V but still be useful on its own. NO fabrics!
Of course, price is still a major factor for me and I want to see how that will factor in based on the available options.