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Poll: The Other Half Option 8 Contestant [answered]

asked 2014-01-20 23:16:18 +0200

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updated 2014-02-08 17:47:16 +0200

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If you are new here and want to learn more about polling here in Together, see this first:


The Other Half contest for Other Half Option 8 Contestant has ended and the winner chosen by Marc Dillon (@Marc) is:


with Ambience Light The Other Half idea!

Ambience Light TOH: Integrated fiberglass combined with LED so that the whole TOH or parts of it glow in adjustable colors. Could also be used as WakeUp Light

@mgbler 'sAmbience Light TOH idea is also available for voting in here: Poll: The Other Half of Dreams!: as the last option number eight!

Thank you for everyone in participating! Let's keep doing this Together!

Okay, as said in Poll: The Other Half of Dreams!:

there will be an option "number eight" Other Half which is currently missing. Meaning of this temporary poll here is set up to decide the last contestant aka option number eight.

One Other Half idea is selected among Together users as a "Together users favourite". Remember that the "Together users favourite" can be also "unrealistic" Other Half so use your imagination.

There will be an answer box "Together users favourite" where users can submit suggestions for "Together users favourite other half".

It has been confirmed by @eric that the head of Jolla SW development, Marc Dillon himself is choosing the "Together users favourite" Other Half so its time to bring on some good ideas for "The Ultimate Other Half".

@Marc said below: "Please keep them coming! This is getting exciting. Thank you all for your contributions and lets really show the world where innovation in mobile comes from, people like you!"

Slightly extended deadline :)

The deadline is now set! Last chance to post your entry by Thursday 6.02.2014 till 23:59 EEST.

I believe the time to make suggestions has now ended. Let's give @Marc the time he will need to choose his favourite and wait for the announcement of winner later!

Marc Dillon @Marc will announce his selection on Friday 7.02.2014

"Together users favourite" is also awarded a "special recognition", seen later in "Poll: The Other half of dreams!"

The Other Half Option 8 Contestant competition has ended. The winner is @mgbler with Ambience Light TOH idea!

Use comment box under answer "Together users favourite" to submit your suggestions.

PS. original idea was that the contest would be to choose one "option 8" from four different contestants, but according to the "change of plans" only one contestant/ final option 8 is chosen by Marc Dillon from Together users suggestions.


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The question has been closed for the following reason "the question is answered, an answer was accepted" by eric
close date 2014-02-08 22:33:41.651515


I must have missed something. What is this option number eight you're mentioning?

Tanghus ( 2014-01-20 23:54:47 +0200 )edit

@Tanghus you can also submit proposal for "Together users candidate" using the comment box if you like.

TimTTK ( 2014-01-21 00:13:52 +0200 )edit

@TimTTK I should have followed the link :P Thanks.

Tanghus ( 2014-01-21 00:24:41 +0200 )edit

@TimTTK: thanks for your suggestion but I'd rather not be partial upon selecting myself one of the proposals ;) Some good ideas are emerging very nicely! I think it's important to keep it as realistic as possible but hey, it's The Other Half of your dreams after all :D

eric ( 2014-01-21 11:15:40 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-02-07 23:25:55 +0200

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updated 2014-02-07 23:38:11 +0200

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Well now, what a fantastic set of stuff.

Here we go:
First, yp's Bluetooth speakers "SailDok" is my favorite overall, but its not a TOH. So…
I love the NAS idea of TimTTK, but we don't seem to really have the HW for that at the moment…
The crank idea was a favorite, but the capacity -vs- size of the crank might be challenging.
I love the Fisrt Aid/Medical OH from gordon_pcb_designer, but it is an idea we have had a long time. I am engaged to a diabetic, so there could be a lot of benefit here.

The one I would order (other than the keyboard, many of us want that), based on the TOH spirit and the "why didn't I think of that" would be the Ambience Light TOH/WakeUp Light.

So, I pick @mgbler, my pipo is off to you.

Ambience Light TOH: Integrated fiberglass combined with LED so that the whole TOH or parts of it glow in adjustable colors. Could also be used as WakeUp Light

Awesome contest people, everyone deserves a hug for participating. I would like to talk even more, but sorry it is a long long day here.

Talk to you soon <3

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@mgbler: Congratulations!
We will contact you soon. In the meantime please make up your mind between The Other Half Keira Black and The Other Half Aloe, you just won one :)

eric ( 2014-02-07 23:47:13 +0200 )edit

Congratulations to the winner from me!!! And a bigt thank you to all Jolla guys to have had this contest idea.. and a special thanks to Marc to have mentioned my proposal..

gordon_pcb_designer ( 2014-02-08 00:02:30 +0200 )edit

Congratulations for @mgbler from me too! I also want to also thank @Marc and especially @eric for making this possible :D. This is an amazing community and really showed some Together spirit from everyone to make this happen. So thank you for everyone. We can do it Together.

TimTTK ( 2014-02-08 00:12:12 +0200 )edit

Since this is now part of I close this to avoid confusion on votes... Thanks!

eric ( 2014-02-08 22:33:28 +0200 )edit

Thank you very much, I didn't even knew there would be a reward. I just ordered both TOH the day they came out ^.^

mgbler ( 2014-02-12 19:37:10 +0200 )edit

answered 2014-01-20 23:17:40 +0200

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updated 2014-01-21 13:05:09 +0200

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"Together users favourite" Use comments in this answer to suggest your favourite "Ultimate Other Half!" It has been confirmed that this "Together users favourite" Other Half is chosen by head of Jolla SW development, Marc Dillon himself.

Some randomly chosen good OH ideas from Poll: The Other Half of your Dreams! are also brought here to get to be as part of this "Together users voting" too. If you don't like your idea to be part of this voting, feel free to delete it from the list.


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give suggestions here on that what would be your favourite other half. Suggestion can be also "unrealistic" so no pressure even if it cannot be actually manufactured ;)

TimTTK ( 2014-01-21 01:10:23 +0200 )edit

"can be also "unrealistic": Slideable OLED TOH: OLED on both sides, one side with a very responsive 6 fingers keyboard over the full size with fully transparent but non-flat surface to give a tactile indication for the borders of the individual keys (on request, i.e. screen may also be used for other purposes, when no keyboard is required -- I expect that an OLED keyboard would be thinner than a mechanical one). Of course, combined with a wireless charger and a "liquid" battery that fills all space left due to design restrictions. ("Liquid" battery, i.e. one that can be produced to fit into any form and does not need to be a compact cuboid.) Of course, the keyboard should also give tactile feedback for hits, e.g. via vibration.

PS: 10 finger typing would be preferred, but will not be possible with the Jolla size.

jgr ( 2014-01-21 01:53:05 +0200 )edit

Foldable OLED TOH -- up to A4 size (or even larger). (That's what I am dreaming for notebooks for a long time already: Folding out the monitor several times and having an A2 (or larger) size monitor with probably 20 Megapixels at least.)

jgr ( 2014-01-21 02:14:12 +0200 )edit

@wirew0rm Says: "DIY-TOH for makers would be nice :-) simplest implementation would be just a spacious TOH with stable contacts to i2c, interrupt and power. a little bit fancier could include a pcb, maybe some arduino and power supply on it, this would also protect the phone at least a little bit."

TimTTK ( 2014-01-21 10:37:46 +0200 )edit

@hana Says: "Deep Blue TOH with stereo speakers"

TimTTK ( 2014-01-21 10:44:08 +0200 )edit

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