In this post, we will talk about accessories! With Spectrum currently in the hands of the electrical engineers, we think its a perfect time for us to look at what you want to see on your desk around your awesome new monitor. Our goal for this post is to ask you what accessories you would like Eve to make.
We want to make all sorts of cool things, but an Eve branded set of kitchen knives might be a bit too far-fetched. Also, the accessories shouldn’t be more complex than the monitor itself! So let’s have a look at the process, and some ideas from our team to kick off the discussion!
The process is a lot like how we handle our usual projects: We collect your ideas, create polls to determine which ideas are most popular, take these to our suppliers for evaluation, and do our best to make your favorite choices a reality. Because these are intended as accessories and not as full crowd-development projects, R&D resources will be much more limited. We may for instance re-brand an existing cool product after adapting its look to fit Eve, but we’re not likely to create something from scratch or change any electronic or mechanical features. We’re not looking to re-invent the wheel, and sometimes even just offering a pre-existing product without any modifications (for instance offering the right USB-C charging cable) in our web store can help users get what they need.
Accessories specifically for Spectrum
The most obvious ideas that come to mind are accessories that specifically fit Spectrum. But also more generic monitor accessories can be useful to have on offer. If we offer the right kind of HDMI-certified cable, you don’t have to go and look for it. And nobody said we can’t custom-sleeve it to look awesome!
Examples include things like video- and other cables, vinyl skins, a wireless charger add-on, a VESA mount or multi-monitor mount, video adapter dongles.
Other computer- or desk accessories
Not every accessory has to be monitor-specific. You might just be looking for a keyboard and mouse that look great in front of your Spectrum, or cable ties to keep your desk tidy. Now, we know that we have some community members that are really enthusiastic about keyboards and mice, and have very specific requirements. We’ll definitely consider those for a later crowd-development project, for now we just mean a decent but simple office keyboard and mouse.
Examples include things like a keyboard and mouse, mouse pad, cable ties, USB flash drives or wall chargers, power banks, fans.
You may want to show off that you’re part of our community in other ways. In the past, we’ve already had some shirts available, but the possibilities are endless.
Examples include things like T-shirts, hoodies, caps, pens, mugs, beer- shot- and other glasses, phone cases, wallets, posters.
Let us know what you would like to see
We’re looking forward to seeing your ideas folks, so leave a comment! What accessories would you like Eve to create?