Picking a project code name is exciting, and this time around we have not one but three names to pick!
Project code names can say something about the goals of the project (The V was developed as Project: Pyramid Flipper, because the goal was to flip the corporate pyramid), or just funny (Project: Donald Dock is named after a certain Duckburg citizen, except… it’s a dock). They don’t have to be boring! We’re not stuck with the name, after all. The final name for the end product will be decided later
Here are some interesting code name suggestions we already have (there are more!):
Project: Genie (phenomenal cosmic powers, itty bitty living space)
Project: Diamond (strong but still looks great)
Project: Pluto (the smallest planet …or is it?)
We have a couple of suggestions for our mini-PC project, but we haven’t yet seen many ideas for the headphones or monitor. Help us out by posting your suggestions in the project topics, and we’ll bring the submissions up for a vote soon.
Related communities and media
Now that we know what product categories we’re going after, it helps to know a bit more about the product types we’ll be developing. So let’s list some of the valuable resources we can all tap into to broaden our knowledge and make the best choices during development!
To that end, I want to hear what other communities, media and YouTubers you follow for audio, monitors, mini-PCs and docking stations! Feel free to mention bigger ones too
For me personally I frequently read:
Vlad Savov from Verge for Audio
Display Mate, TFT Central and SID for monitors and TVs
Project “S” seems to be a little bit… boring… I don’t know. And the second word I almost cannot pronounce But I also miss some good idea.
For the monitor I maybe have another idea:
Like a portal to another dimension of light, colors, contrasts… It can be associated with “immersive” and somehow “futuristic”. And it would also start with “P” like Pyramid Flipper, Pluto, … Just a random idea
GamersNexus is probably the best technical review source on Youtube and I would love it for them to recieve preproduction models of the mini-pc for testing and feedback. Their work is great. I also watch Linus, Bitwit, Jayztwocents, pauls hardware, and hardware unboxed, and ocassionally tekeverything when Im looking at small form factor components or cases.
Project Genie is fantastic for the mini-pc project name and even for the product. Eve Genie has a nice ring.
Honestly I would go with simply calling them Headphones project, mini-PC project, and monitor project. With multiple projects going on, it would be quite hard to follow which is which, especially for new visitors.
I personally am not a very avid follower of audio products so I’d probably just see if techradar has an article of budget headphones, (I’m not big into audio, so I always cheap out in that department, I still am mainly using the earbuds that came with my phone). For general PC stuff I personally follow LTT, AustinEvans, Dave2d and Jayz2cents, but the only place I know that has done a lot of reviews on mini pc’s is an emulation hardware youtube channel called eta prime. I myself don’t follow any news outlets regarding monitor’s since that’s something that I cheaped out on after blowing the budget for my pc on the hardware, and I haven’t seen any monitors at a reasonable enough price to justify replacing my current one.
I follow MKBHD, Dave2D, David Zhang, Windows Central, Mobile Tech review, Mr. Mobile, (recently) Linus Tech Tips and Jim’s Review Room. They all have delved into different technology I feel so I wouldn’t limit a single item to any. And it would also be intelligent if you reached out to them to ask what they (people who have had experience with products from each of the upcoming projects) what they would like to see in a perfect mini pc, display, headphones, dock.
Earlier I posted, apparently on another thread, the name “Project Phoenix” for the monitor, but I guess it could be used for other things. I posted that as there is a segment of the anime “The Ancient Magus’ Bride” where Chise, the Bride, flies home with the help of 3 fire fae shaping around here a “Phoenix Bird” of fire flying above the clouds. With a decent monitor, the colors come out really cool! I thought the name and some good video would be a good marketing, though I’m a numbers guy, not a creative person by any means.
P.S. I hope I don’t get in trouble for posting stuff, idk how all that copyright stuff works.