When I was in NUS (National University of Singapore), every student could buy laptops at subsidised prices from it.
The white Macbook Pro was cool and I wanted it badly. It was at a time when compatibility for Microsoft office was a major concern to my peers. Hence, I was one of the extremely few proudly carrying the coolest laptop in town.
Fast forward a few years and I am adverse to buying any un-Orange product because every other person owns multiple devices of that brand.
I used a pink Sony note that everyone thought was too huge and cumbersome.
I used the BlackBerry passport which had a most intriguing shape.
And at present when no one is using BlackBerry, I am using the KeyOne with the most beautiful physical keyboard ever.
One personal lesson drawn out of using out of trend products is that I spend quite abit of time learning to adapt to non-standard interface. Hence, in the event of a tech crisis, I won’t die.