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Sony MZN10 Mini-Disc Walkman designed by a leftie???

Discussion in 'Headphones, Earphones & Portable Music' started by Gemini-Phoenix, Aug 14, 2005.

  1. Gemini-Phoenix

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    Ok, we accept that the Japanese are small, and have small fingers. We live with that, as it means we can have lovely small products whichdon't cause embarrasing bulges in our trouser pockets...

    However, looking at my MZN10, I decided that it must have been designed by a leftie ~ Or rather, a left-handed designer...


    Reasons for coming to this conclusion? Well, just take a look yourself...

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    The display is predominantly on the left. The record slider is on the left. The disc eject button is on the left. And most importantly, the Jog dial... On the left.

    That is the most annoying thing about this product. The Jog dial being on the left is so inconvenient ~ Unless you are left handed that is.


    The remote... When used in the position so that it is easy to read the text (Ie, as it is displayed in the picture) the Jog dial is again, on the left! The hold button is in easy reach of the left fore finger, and the play / RW / FF slider is in easy reach of the left thumb. :rolleyes:


    Anyone else had problems with this? Maybe with other products which seem to be predominantly left handed???
     
  2. AlexGarfield

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    never thought about it...i am right handed but i like to hold things with my left hand. with the nw-hd5 i sometimes hold it horizontal with my left hand
     
  3. Steven

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    Sony had been alternating between left/right hand for their MD players years ago. Now they're focusing on DAP and PSP
     
  4. ak47wong

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    Sumo wrestlers?

    Well I'm right-handed and I have an MZ-R90 and it's somewhat similar in terms of everything being on the left, but I've never had any problems using it...
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    The sony J6 mobile was also similar in respect that the Jog dial was on the left as well...

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    But that was bearable, as it was usable by a right haded person or a left handed person, with the dial being controlled by either the left thumb, or the right forefinger
     
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    People are still using minidisc?
     
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    I still have a hundred or so minidiscs I listen to on a regular basis
     
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    Interesting discusion. This might be a reason why sony built the HD5 with a screen that you can change the orientation of. But its probably just a gimmick really. Who honestly uses their HD5 horizontaly?
     
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    Hey, 1gb discs for £3, good line out/in, mic recording, small size
     
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    Aaah! MiniDisc. What CDs should've been ...
     
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    i do :)
     
  12. Gemini-Phoenix

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    You say that, but people who have recently upgraded from a HD1 / HD2 / HD3 will be more likely to use it in this orientation. Not everyone wants it to mimic an iPod you know.

    It was a nice idea though, and reminicent to the days when Atri Lynx's used to be able to perform a similar trick to accommodate left and right handed people.
     

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