OK, guys, let's talk
marketing, here. You got a great product, right? You don't see photo
frames with 128 MB of built-in memory every day. A USB port and a USB
host port, plus it takes most memory cards? Fantastic, fantastic. And
not only does it show photos and play slideshows, it plays MP3s and
videos. Whoa. I'm loving everything about this frame...until I get to the
ADS 7" LCD Digital Photo Frame? Are you trying to put me to sleep? Because I'll tell you: consumers can't spend money while they're asleep.
Now, I took the liberty of putting together some proposals for what to call this thing. Get a load of these:
AaaaaaFrame: you'd be first in alphabetical lists of photo frames. It's all about positioning.
Oculux-7even: never underestimate the power of mumbo-jumbo.
Pictur'd: apostrophes are hot right now. They're the new exclamation point.
Shayna's Window: have you guys considered the adult market? Lot of money in that, if you're brave enough.
Elihu N. Horsefeather's Great American Picture-Sound Apparatus: now that's retro.
TripToy 777: I can see this frame really catching on with the college stoner market. Those kids have money to burn, ha ha!
none of those ideas are any good. The point is, that name you have now
is better as a sleep aid than a marketing aid. It's a swell product.
But if you don't do something about that name, and fast, you're going
to wind up dumping them all on the Malaysian market, or putting them in
a landfill, or, God forbid, selling them on Woot.
Warranty: 90 days
6 in 1 media reader compatible with Secure
Digital Card (SD), Multi Media Card (MMC), Compact Flash (CF), Memory
Stick, Memory Stick Pro, and XD
Compatible with most digital camera JPEG images and motion JPEG files
128MB built-in memory
Plays MP3 music and supported video files
Automatic slide show
Holds up to 2,000 photos
Clear acrylic frame
User friendly on screen display
Panel Type: LCD/TFT
Resolution is 480×234 pixels
Brightness: 300 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio: 500:1
Surface Treatment: Anti-glare
Audio File Format: MP3, WMA
Video File Format: MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, DIVX
Internal Memory: 128MB
Built-in 20CH stereo speakers
Automatic slideshow with multiple effects
MP3 background music
Credit card remote control
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Automatic slide show with multiple transition effects and displays time
Includes AC/DC adaptor, Audio/Video cable, USB Cable, User Manual, and Quick Reference Guide
Second Place finisher in Derby #9, with 501 votes!
We wish we lived in a world that was more angular, that was made of flat blocks of color and crisp clear lines and tastefully arranged geometric shapes, instead of the mess of graidents and irregular curves that is the real world. Building complexity out of simple elements, this fall-heralding design is almost enough to make us not want to hibernate through the chill.
This shirt was designed by: Shirt.Woot user riffmaster18, riffing his way to a masterful #2 finish.
Wear this shirt: to illustrate the cycle of life, where the abundant life of summer begets the quietude of the fall. And to look totally hot while you're doing it.
Don't wear this shirt: if you're, like, 9 feet tall or weigh 600 pounds. It won't fit.
This shirt tells the world: "I had joy, I had fun, I had a bunch of leaves in the sun."
The people at Roshambo Winery like to have a good time. And they
don't particularly care about conforming to some narrow, ossified idea
about how a proper winery carries itself. So they give their wineries
names like the Rat and Obvious. They put on events like a Willy Wonka
costume party and a Drag Brunch and conceptual art shows. They even
named the winery after a children's game: Roshambo is another name for
the game also known as rock, paper, scissors, and Roshambo Winery hosts
the longest-running rock, paper, scissors tournament in America (the next one is
October 6 in Santa Rosa, Sonoma). It's all in the name of democratizing
the appeal of wine, and showing that wine and fun are not mortal
Problem is, sometimes people get the wrong idea.
They look at all the antics and assume that the actual wine must play
second tuba to the spectacle. These uncouth upstarts couldn't possibly
produce wine worthy of an educated palate! And besides, if Roshambo
convinces the great unwashed to put down their beer cans and pick up
glasses of wine, then being a wine snob will lose all its cachet.
let's hope so. See, as the scion of an esteemed California
grape-growing family, Roshambo owner Naomi Johnson Brilliant has the
skills to make the Roshambo mission more than just a cynical marketing
gimmick. She grew up among grapes on her grandfather Frank Johnson's
vineyard, innocently unaware that those grapes were hotly sought by
winemakers, and that Frank Johnson Vineyard was one of the first
vineyard-designated appellations. Wine isn't literally in Naomi's
blood, but we bet the two substances share some striking similarities.
pedigree is one thing. As Roshambo would be the first to tell you, what
really matters is what's in the bottle. And what's in this bottle of
Roshambo 2005 Rock, Paper, Scissors Merlot is as unpretentious and
engaging as a round of rock, paper, scissors. Currant and black cherry
cover everything, while mint and coconut cut through the nose, and
chocolate and vanilla break through on the palate. It likes pizza and
pasta, but really, it's up for whatever.
guttersnipe name, Roshambo 2005 Carignane "The Rat" managed to score
Double Gold Best of Class Winner at the 2006 Sonoma County Fair. While
your typical wine rat won't recognize the varietal, a few wafts of its
big, accessible framboise, smoke, and violet aromas is all the
introduction they'll need. It's red, but psst: try it lightly chilled.
Go on, the Wine Police won't arrest you.
It's an American
tradition to oak chardonnay, and it's a wine-snob tradition to turn up
one's nose at it. As you'd expect, Roshambo turns both traditions on
their crusty old ears. Roshambo 2004 Chardonnay "Imago" is fermented in
nothing but stainless (and flavorless) steel, so you taste the fruit,
not the tree. Instead of oaky butter, here we find crisp, tropical
flavors of white peach, pineapple, pear, and lemon zest. The "anything
but Chardonnay" brigade ignore it to their detriment.
the snobs snicker and the scolds scoff. Let the exalted grand poobahs
of the grape issue their fatwas against those who violate proper wine
decorum. Roshambo's heard it all before. Although lately, they're
hearing it less and less...
Roshambo Rock, Paper, Scissors 2005 Merlot
Vintage: 2005 Varietal: 100% Merlot Appellation: 100% Dry Creek Valley Alcohol: 13.9% pH: 3.85 Release Date: pending Production: 2,141 cases Wood: 100 pounds New French oak infused
Roshambo The Rat 2005 Carignane
Vintage: 2005 Varietal: 100% Carignane Appellation: 100% Angeli Vineyard, Alexander Valley Alcohol: 14.4% pH: 3.50 Release Date: 9/30/06 Production: 480 cases Wood: 100% neutral oak Roshambo Imago 2004 Chardonnay
VINTAGE: 2004 VARIETAL: Chardonnay APPELLATION: Sonoma County ALCOHOL: 13.9% RELEASE DATE: spring 2005 PRODUCTION: 4000 cases WOODS USED: never had it, never will.