10 Tiny Design Details In Your favourite Tech Products That You Never Knew Could Matter So Much

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If you’re not immersed in the tech world, new gadgets, apps, and major updates can be confusing. 

It’s why we quickly became obsessed with a Tumblr blog called Little Big Details, which documents tiny details in tech products that help make them more accessible to the average Joe/Jane. 

Below are a few of our favourite little big details in tech. Some of the following were submitted to LBD. We came up with the rest on our own.

By the way, if you have a good detail to add, let us know in the comments!

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