turning technology into art – Phandroid
Being a tech nerd has its pros and cons. The advantage is that you can get your hands on some of the best technology in the world. As someone who likes to be on the cutting edge of technology, that means I will end up having some of the most important technology in the world.
My love affair with technology started early in my life. Photos hiding in my family’s attic show Baby Spec dragging Game Boys of all variants, as well as the latest handsets. I’ve never been someone who cared about clothes or makeup. I was a tech nerd through and through. When I wasn’t playing games or browsing PC magazines, I was regularly bricking Nokias and finding ways to push the tech to its limits.
So it wouldn’t be surprising if the older I got, the more technology I accumulated. I was much better than my dad at getting rid of old technology that had served its purpose (and making a small profit from it). When I got my first home, I was still carrying around a significant amount of technology and old phones. I was determined, much to my ex’s dismay, to hang things on our walls as display items.
And that’s how the Tech Wall 1.0 was born! And as you can see, that leaves something to be desired. I had originally had many heavier items attached with heavy duty 3M tape or some sort of hook and loop system. But as you can see from the voids, some of the heaviest items, like the original Game Boy and Game Gear, didn’t survive the wall. The strips were failing due to the weight of the items, and since I didn’t want to break anything, I had to wonder if there was a better way to display all of my beloved items.
This is where Xreart comes in. Luckily, for those of us who love our technology and want to show it off in all its glory, there are better ways to do that than just sticking to the back of your devices and hoping for the best. .
What is Xreart?
Xreart Company is a photography studio specializing in “back in the day” product photography. It was founded in 2019 and since then they have a habit of producing top notch electronic item pictures and videos for their customers. In 2022, their crew is made up of a group of young photography enthusiasts, electronic connoisseurs and convinced that technology can revolutionize the world.
I had the Game Boy Color Yellow to look at for Phandroid and to say I’m impressed is an understatement.
It came in a sturdy black box with silver lettering and an embossed Xreart logo. The rigid carton contains the well-packaged square shadow box. It is surrounded by foam strips, which hold the item in place without compromising its safety or presentation when opening the carton. Once you take the shadow box out of its packaging, you will notice little things that show its attention to detail, such as the protective film on the glass that would protect it from scratches or glass breakage that may occur during transport. It has a solid black frame that highlights the components inside, and it immediately grabs your attention.
The Game Boy Colors shells are well preserved and immediately catch your eye as soon as you see them. It’s not just the back shell, but the front itself as well as its rear battery panel. Its components, from its screen to the membrane of the buttons and the d-pad, are disassembled and labeled. It can be hard to imagine, sometimes, what goes into our technology to make it work.
With the way the console and its components are laid out, you get a better idea of what exactly is going on in each device. Yet it’s laid out and labeled in a way that even tech newbies will appreciate and know what each component does and how it makes each device unique and special.
For me, one of the things I appreciate the most is the attention to detail in the layout itself. There is such a subtle yet very effective color scheme here. For example, there is a contrast in the motherboards ranging from deep green with the gold and silver flecks of the solder to light green, almost teal blue of the rest of the board, which is for the button membranes and of the screen .
You’ll notice that the teal color is also highlighted in the membranes displayed on the sides, while the buttons themselves are solid black. This allows the colors to complement each other and bring out the other colors playing in the components. For those who appreciate color, color theory, and how colors can complement and enhance things, you’ll know that Xreart knows what it’s doing when it comes to showing off the best of what these components have to offer.
You may be wondering if there are options available to those who may already be disassembling their technology, and to that, the answer is yes! Xreart offers a range of templates for layouts and components to buy so that if you find yourself with the right tools to disassemble your beloved gadgets, you can use their templates to help you lay things out and label them. appropriately. Their iPhone 4 layout is free on their website right now, and that gives you an idea of what to expect when taking things apart. They have other layouts available for a nominal fee (under $10 in most cases), so you can explore more options than just phone layouts.
You can check out all of these options and more at xreart.com and if you pick one, let us know what you got! We would like to know!