despite marketing iPods with the name as a possessive 'i', there really is nothing here to instill the 'i' for imagination. What about 'my' style for my own iPod?
Winnipeg, MB (PRWEB) October 25, 2007
Mytego introduces unique products to customize and personalize the monotony of the ubiquitous apple iPod. Expressions of human creativity options are severely limited this year, once again, despite the new array of apple iPods hitting the shelves this fall and for the upcoming Christmas season. The design of the iPod is very technical; matte pastels, black and shiny, large clear screens and in some cases fewer buttons. A new iPod Nano, iPod Classic, iPod itouch, or the multifunction gadget the iphone, all have the same design, with nothing inherently unique about it, or personalized by the actual end-user. Mytego is providing the tools to allow people to distinguish their own iPod from the other millions of the exact same iPod out there.
Mytego President, Doyle Buehler, strongly believes in the ability to allow customers to truly personalize an iPod with their own style and flair, "despite marketing iPods with the name as a possessive 'i', there really is nothing here to instill the 'i' for imagination. What about 'my' style for my own iPod?".
While a few muted color designs have arisen from the throws of the apple factory, the failure to capture the artistic and creative side of each individual user is not entirely Apple's own fault -- all MP3 manufacturers like iRiver, Sony, Creative, etc. have all produced devices that are carried daily almost non-stop by everyone, and have become such an endearing part of each person's life, yet don't reflect any personal characteristics of style.
In light of this, what is slowly taking shape is people's desire to customize on their own, with their own personal iPods and other MP3 players. Vinyl skins have been the only tool that allows for this level of personalization, by putting general pictures and colors on top of the device itself as a thin printed adhesive film. Gaining popularity, skins can be found for a wider range of portable electronic products. Sadly, limitations still exist with most skin manufacturers with "premade" off-the-shelf designs as the skin designs have no real relation to what each customer wants or needs to truly reflect their own personal style.
However, Mytego, takes the design and manufacture of skins one step further with complete customer-designed and personalized skins for their customer's own iPods and other portable electronic devices. Colloquially called the "Tego" skin, mytego provides the on-line tools at mytego.com for all customers to design and create exactly what they want their Tego skin to look like, with absolutely no limitations except that of their own imagination. Users are able to upload images from their own computer or digital camera, use images from the online mytego image library, or create special designs with the online design tools. Mytego then manufactures each one specifically for that person, and ships it promptly to them, after which the customer simply applies it to their device. A Tego skin design reflects the true personal tastes and styles of each and every customer, as they created it entirely themselves. These are the new capabilities of the emerging trend of mass-customization and personalization; the ultimate choice of design and style by every individual person, regardless of what the electronic gadget designer, manufacturer and accessory maker produces.
What's on your skin? Mytego.com is the only company allowing customers the unique opportunity to design and style their own portable electronic devices to reflect each customer's own tastes and preferences, and stand out from the crowd. Its about personal choices. TEGO™ skins are precision cut, protective vinyl stick-ons that go on easy and come off clean, and are designed to fit exactly to any portable electronics. Any handheld electronic device from laptops, iPods, cell phones, and portable game systems can now have a TEGO™ skin for it, designed by the customer. Now, even other cooler stuff can have custom TEGO™ skins made, including board decks, and console game systems like the Nintendo wii, Sony PS3 and Microsoft Xbox 360. Each skin is designed online, in real-time, specifically by the customer, with their own images and designs. Mytego.com then manufactures each one individually, on-demand, and ships them direct to each customer to easily apply it to the outside of their device. In a world full of millions of the same black, white and other limited colors of electronic devices, TEGO™ skins show off the customer's inherent desire to have the power to personalize their own world with their own style.
Mytego.com is based out of Winnipeg, Canada and has licensed operations in Europe. Worldwide distribution of TEGO™ skins is accomplished through a unique, patented online design studio that operates in over 7 languages. Mytego.com is a world leader in innovative, on-demand, mass-customization and has developed a complete patented production system that allows for individual manufacturing with infinite customer choices, with similar economies of traditional mass-production manufacturing where the customer receives very limited or no choices for personalization.
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