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http://www.engadget.com/2007/08/24/trekstor-showcases-i-beat-blaxx-portable-media-player/

Someone really ****ed up on this one.

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Next on Larry King! Public reaction to the new music player, with special guest Rodney King (no relation.)

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Hey!...I get it.

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Hilarious! I literally have tears in my eyes. It's amazing that folks had meetings and threw out ideas and had focus groups and concluded this is a good name. Did they not ever say it? Unbelievable.
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Warrior
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Yeah, that's what I don't get. It's not just this specific product...I mean you gotta think for every bad movie, bad product, bad name, bad anything...these people sit down and talk about it, put hundreds if not thousands of hours into production and not ONE person in the dozens (or hundreds in movies) of people ever say "Uh, hey guys, this really really sucks."

The best example I got is that movie The Last Legion about the 'history of the sword in the stone' which they also call Excalibur...which were NOT the same sword. You'd think of the hundreds of people involved in the production of an Arthurian myth movie (even a bastardization of one) atleast ONE would KNOW THE BASIC STORY.

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I'm almost inclined to suspect a disgruntled employee, or possibly a whole team thereof.

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Law Bringer
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"I beat Blacks"?

In any case, I own a TrekStore i.Beat Joy, and I'm very happy with it. Indeed. ^_^

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Looks like the company that made it is based in Singapore. Maybe everyone (and I mean everyone) involved in its design was a non-native English speaker? At least, I hope that's the case.
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This is the worst I've seen in a long time. Maybe it caters to the crowd of people who have unconscious desires.

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Shaper
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Wow. That's just... wow.

Maybe they all were just illiterate. But I'd hate to be discussing the product and have someone walk in just in time to hear me say the name.

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quote:
Originally written by Redstart:

Looks like the company that made it is based in Singapore. Maybe everyone (and I mean everyone) involved in its design was a non-native English speaker? At least, I hope that's the case.
Given that "i.Beat" is about the most cheesy you can get on the scale of imitating brand names, that makes a lot of sense.

Which reminds me of the hilarity that was their user manual. Somebody set up me the iPod.

Edit: It was a present. And I'll bet it was already used when my sister got it two years previously. Walking around with hilariously crappy, outdated electronic gadgets is a fashion statement for me.

[ Thursday, August 30, 2007 12:38: Message edited by: root ]

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It could have been named for Dustin Hoffman instead. Imagine the celebrity line!

i.beat Paris
i.beat Hoffman
i.beat Pitt
i.beat Tyson

They could make a mint!

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Maybe the people naming this product had the right marketing idea: Instead of trying to break into the oversaturated high tech market in places like California, they are going for the underserved demographic in the deep south. How many high tech companies actually try to market specifically to KKK members? :P

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I'm sure that companies would go for it if it wasn't for the likely hood that lawsuits would break them. Perhaps they'll have more success next season with their next line of carbon neutral products: the iBeat "off" line.

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I understand the lewd part of the double entendre, but what does "carbon neutral" have anything to do with "off"?

And Singapore is known for its comparatively high standard of English comprehension, especially in international business. So if the i.Beat Blaxx name was really a mistake, it was an inexcusable one.

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Law Bringer
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It seems like no one noticed that the product color, black, when placed after the product name created that phrase. It probably made lots of sense in Singapore.
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I wonder if Miss Teen South Carolina was involved in the decision making.

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quote:
Originally written by Jumpin' Sarcasmon:

I wonder if Miss Teen South Carolina was involved in the decision making.
No, but they are considering hiring her for spokesmodel.
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quote:
Originally written by Garrison:

I understand the lewd part of the double entendre, but what does "carbon neutral" have anything to do with "off"?
It was a reach. I was trying to find something that fit. I figured that "off" could tentatively stand for "off the grid", in a figurative sort of way.

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Well, I suppose you get points for trying.

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I think that I get points for trying until someone else finds a better reason to stick "off" in that equation. Even then, I get some points. I could have just mentioned the possibility that a new product in the line could be named off without trying to explain why that might be. Perhaps that's what Eph means. Regardless, it fails to really matter.

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quote:
Well, I suppose you get points for trying.

If they get that from trying, they must of run on luck to get past childhood.

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iBeat donkeys take that

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