What should be included in packaging (was: Re: FreeRunner Pricing and PVT update)

Bobby Martin bobbymartin2 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 14 17:33:03 CEST 2008

I am one of those crazy people who use the neo 1973 as their everyday phone,
and I NEVER use the pouch.  Does any current every day user use the pouch or

I lost the stylus (it's way too cool; if you forget it at a restaurant or
something, you don't get a call asking if you want it back :-)

For me, the must have list would be just the charger.

However, to me this seems like a super-simple problem to solve!  By default
(after the 'goodies' release, of course), you just get the phone.  Anything
else may be useless junk to any particular customer, destined for a

By default, you just get the phone, but you are given a little list of all
the extras with a checkbox for each to see if you want it in your package.
They are reasonably priced, and shipped in the same packaging as the phone.
There is clear text that you will need a Neo specific charger to
automatically get fast charge, and that only a 2.5 mm headphone compatible
with X mobile phone will work.

Something like this:
    Your shopping cart:
        1 $399  Neo FreeRunner
    Would you like any of the following add-ons?
       [ ] $9.99 Wall charger  (the Neo can only "fast charge" from a Neo
compatible charger or a computer USB cable)  (*What is this?*)
       [ ] $3.99 USB to mini-A cable  (*What is this?*)
       [ ] $9.99 powered USB host cable  (*What is this?*)
       [ ] $2.99 cool Neo FreeRunner lanyard (*What is this?*)

Of course, I'm sure other answers seem just as obviously correct to others


Not providing SD card could take off taxes about private copy or other
> bullshits like that from RIAA and friends... as I said in a previous mail.
> To me charger should be provided, with stylus, headset and pouch at least.
> --
Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the
leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being
attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the
country to danger. It works the same in any country. — Hermann Göring at the
Nuremberg trials
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/attachments/20080414/b7f53b3c/attachment.htm 

More information about the community mailing list