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Jordan

Excellent post! I definitely agree that a lot of new products are stripping away too much just to look sleek and trendy.

Ken

It doesn't matter whether it is a visualisation, a product or a piece of software, nothing beats user testing. Give it yo someone who is a typical user and see if they figure it out. Even Apple who are pretty good at this, sometimes forget that their newer users have never used a tablet/computer/smart phone and put things in that aren't intuitive unless you've used an earlier model.

Nate

This is why I got the Jackery Giant+. The inputs are labeled, and when you press the button the 3 LEDS light up to tell you how much charge you have (they also blink when the device is charging to tell you how much it's filled up).

http://www.amazon.com/Jackery%C2%AE-Premium-Portable-12000mAh-External/dp/B00AANQLRI

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