New Kickstarter Triangle Tablet Is Destined To Fail

Kickstarter has revolutionised product development, but with any revolution comes casualties. Exhibit A: the Pyramid Android tablet was funny when Dwight unveiled it on The Office — but who the hell would want one in real life? This Kickstarter project is betting that I’m wrong.

I’m not surprised by the grand total of $28 pledged to the project to date (of the $25,000 required). However, I’ll award points for an appropriately biting response to events like Apple’s obnoxious demand that Samsung design its tablets with:

• Shapes that are not rectangular with four flat sides or that do not have four rounded corners.

• Front surfaces that are not completely flat or clear and that have substantial adornment.

• Thick frames rather than a thin rim around the front surface.

• Profiles that are not thin relative to [Apple patent D’889] or that have a cluttered appearance.

Kind of like this:

But back to the triangle tablet. Here’s what it looked like in The Office. Would you buy one?

And here’s what the Kickstarter project hopes to achieve:

The funding for this project will be used to create an actual, working triangular tablet computer. Think of an iPad or Kindle Fire, but triangular.

Specs will be discussed as the project develops. The first individual to donate $5000 gets to pick the name for the tablet. I will be providing mock-ups pretty soon as well.

Yes, Android. What else?

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