During my experience at the San Francisco based Mike&Maaike design studio, I was involved in the development of what became the first non-mobile device in the Google Nexus product family: Google Nexus Q
The earliest iteration of Nexus Q was shaped like a rhomboid, and developed in parallel with the spheroid version. Same CMF specifications where set for both products.
“ The design team also tweaked the platform’s banana jacks, re-imagining an audio hardware standard first introduced in 1924. We couldn’t find any that looked good, they’re all gold and gaudy, with terrible detailing. So we had to do a custom one to make it look right ”
- Maaike Evers