anniversary edition products

Quite often a company will release a limited edition item to mark a product’s anniversary that is actually worse than the original. We trawled the web to find examples of well designed anniversary gadgets, including our favorite, the 300lb limited edition espresso machine that was used by the Pope. Vote on your favorite.


Posted by David Galbraith

 
Only available in Japan the Vaio TZ90 has an apple style chamfer-less keyboard and has a solid state drive. Something that will surely become increasingly standard. The body is made of carbon fiber.
If you want the kind of pen that signed such things as the Treaty of Versailles, then you need a Mont Blank.
Normally retro styling on an essentially new object looks awful, but the fact that the 50s styled Pentax looks handsome as a digital camera shows just how classic their original styling was.
Leica only made 500 of these titanium bodied M7s. Because people won;t be able to keep their hands off them, they have a special coating to prevent fingerprint marks.
The original James Bond watch as chosen by Ian Fleming and worn by Sean Connery. This 50th anniversary edition changes almost nothing, except the size of the number points and the color of the bezel.
Airstream looks as modern as the day when Airstream founder Wally Byam drove the length of Africa with his caravan of caravans, led by his own special edition gold trailer. The problem with the Airstream was that outside it was the thing that shuttled NASA astronauts to the launch pad in appropriately futuristic style, while inside it looked like a grandmothers’ underwear.

When I was an architect I spent hours and hours of my spare time building a 3d computer model and mockup of a modern interior. Finally that modernist dream has been somewhat realized with Christopher Deam’s interior. However the detailing and build quality are nothing like as good as the original exterior. Deam or someone else needs to have another stab at it.

Sony regularly released anniversary versions of its Walkman, from 1979 to 1999 until the cassette disappeared, rendering the original from of the product obsolete.
So where&#039;s the 30th anniversary Mac then?<p /><p />The 20th anniversary Mac was a smart looking machine with a Bose sound system, but it fittingly marked the end of one type of Apple style - with its more subdued business grays.<p /><p />Looking back on it, the early second coming of Jobs designs such as the translucent iMac and clamshell notebooks were not actually that great. Apple didn&#039;t really hit its stride until the cube.
“Ernesto Colnago’s Anniversary will be produced in only a limited number and is available only as a complete bicycle. Anniversary has been created in two versions; one version has the new Shimano Dura Ace 10 speed group personalized exclusively for Colnago, with the Colnago 50th anniversary logo on each component. Anniversary’s other version has Campagnolo’s 10 speed group with Campagnolo carbon fiber crankset.”
Victoria Arduino’s 300lb monstrously heavy and fantastically beautiful Venus Century Espresso Machine, centenary edition.
This is our favorite item in this list. It was made in a limited edition of 100 in 2005, the one pictured is number 34. Number 1 was delivered for the Pope’s own personal use. The Pope may not smoke dope, but the old one drank espresso.
Eames aficionados are the equivalent of Apple geeks but with furniture. This 50th anniversary edition of his classic lounge chair sources the original wood used for the veneer. Unlike most classic modern chairs, the Eames lounger is very comfortable.
For their 35th anniversary calculator, HP have just released this retro-styled but modern functioning calculator. and you can even switch between reverse polish or regular notation.
The Nikon F5 was the powerhouse of the SLR range. The anniversary edition was even more discrete than the original, dulling down the top plate and removing the annoying red stripe, on the body. It represents the zenith of the age of mechanical SLRs.
By Diamond, they mean diamond.

“No other material gets closer to the perfect behavior of a hypothetical tweeter dome, one of infinite stiffness and zero mass. Created by crystallizing a ‘carbon frost’ into the shape of the dome at temperatures approaching those of the sun’s surface, the diamond dome makes the sweetest-sounding tweeter you’ve ever heard.”


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