7.09.2008

Beautiful Envy Packaging



Since we're taking orders on the new Envy 133 now, we thought it would be a good time to demonstrate the packaging and the contents that come inside the box. Our packaging expert Allison worked with our ID folks to design the Envy 133 presentation box to look somewhat like a Tiffany box. It lifts up like a hat box to reveal a wonderful presentation, including the Envy 133 wrapped in a microfiber polish sleeve.



Notice the top tray as it lifts out, underneath this tray are the other accessories.





So let's go through the accessories, below you will see the Voodoo Aura power connect, which includes two removable cables (just in case your power cable starts to fray after heavy usage - you don't have to replace the entire power supply, just the cable). By the way, when you hook up your Ethernet to the Voodoo Aura power connect the logo lights up to indicate when you have an I.P. address.

You'll also see the Voodoo Presentation Adapter - which is more than just an HDMI to VGA adapter. This little adapter slides into the HDMI port and automatically adjusts the display to support a projector - you don't have to lift a finger! Just plug the projector in on the other end and you're ready to present! Just be careful, too much Powerpoint can kill a person.

Lastly, you'll see our Voodoo ESATA Optical Drive, the cable folds under the device and hides in place.



Below you will see zoomed in shots of the carbon fiber. Although this is an engineering unit in the picture, the logo is NOT red on the actual unit. It's silver and chrome - and no, there are no options to how the logo can look or where it can go. It's always going to be our Voodoo Icon in silver and chrome. I should also mention the logo under the screen will also be in silver, not red.





Here are some zoomed in shots of the actual keyboard. The carbon fiber weave on the palm rest area is much finer than the outside panels. It's more of a micro-hexx design, and it's simply awesome.


34 comments:

kuro_neko003 said...

Nice! It's like getting jewelry or a really nice sweater :) (I've also received gourmet chocolates with a similar presentation style.)

Do the accessories have the same carbon fiber weave micro-hexx texture?

James King said...

I welcome any packaging, and I repeat ANY packaging, that allows you to get an item BACK IN THE DAMN BOX!

Sorry, just a pet peeve of mine.

S.J said...

I can haz Voodoo 3nvy?

The packaging is just as nice as the laptop... And I really like that fabric encasing for the laptop

Anonymous said...

hmmm... looks an aweful like the macbook air packaging

Psychology Degree by Dave said...

I like the packing, but I was hoping for more photos. I'm not terribly keen of the red "voodoo" logo under the screen, I wasn't hoping it would be more subtle like the Macbook Pro's.

Anyway, it's a stunning piece of kit, I can't wait to see one in the wild.

Rahul Sood said...

Anonymous said...

hmmm... looks an aweful like the macbook air packaging


Hmmm, you mean as in they both have 6 sides? Yeah, I know what you mean... It's, like, a box.

Thomas said...

when will it be sold at Harrods London?

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Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful piece of hardware. If it ran OS X I would be running to the store this minute to pick one up. I've always been a fan of apple design but I think this laptop just dated apple's offerings!!!

andre said...

It's a piece of art. Congrats for the great work. go HP and bitchslap apple in the face. They're not the only ones that can make pretty units.

andre said...

It is a piece of art. Congrats on the Great Job. go HP! bitchslap apple on the face.. they're not the only ones that can make pretty units.

marone said...

that is tooooo much!
-Drooling all over my Lenovo Laptop- that I wish I can chuck in garbage and buy a Voodoo.

Looks Exellent, it is a marvel of engineeering.

Junnie said...

should be better than MacBook's cracked casings --> http://www.flickr.com/search/?w=all&q=cracked+Macbook&m=text

which I apparently have right now.

lolec said...

Hey Rahul... really sexy package im in love with this product.
Just one question, is there any good reason for placing the power button in the keyboard? i use the delete key alot, and i always go for it at the upper right corner. i think its easy to accidentally turn off the computer while backspace or delete.... also, did you use any kind of keyboard customization so i can move the power key to the upper left , instead of esc which i never use? tx

Anonymous said...

your right that a dangerous placement for the power dude

tobeng said...

Very nice, i wonder how the linux support are for theses machines

Anonymous said...

i hope they don't ship the damned things like that lol

measa said...

Excellent as expected rahul. Nevermind the apple fanboys comments,this is clearly in another league. I will never have money to own one, but if i did, i would snatch one in a second. And not just for the fab looks. Cant w8 to see this chassis in announced future revisions. Good luck and keep those designers happy ^(im one so i can see they working very well).

Mandeep said...

Thats the nicest packaging i've ever seen for a laptop. Its a lot nicer than the packaging i got with my hp laptop which was just styrofoam in a cardboard.

Jayraj's World of Words said...

Hi Rahul,

what a machine & what a design. Master stroke. Like I said earlier, you are THE artist in the electronica mode... If I ever have da money, I'll pick this one with my eyes closed...

Hats off

Ciao

JAY

Riddham said...

The Weakest part of this dream machine is the Operating system

Anonymous said...

Very nice piece of hardware!

BTW: Firefox3 and static website backgrounds sucks, that's what noticed here again...

craig said...

Awesome Rahul!
Really nice job. If you had a 15" version I would have ordered one yesterday for work but I'm spending $4800 on an Alienware instead cuz I need the performance. I really want one of these.
Finally a Windows PC manufacturer that impliments good and innovative design. Thank you! This nocks the Apple fanboys down off their little soapboxes!!
Keep up the good work!
-Craig

Phil said...

The perfect finish to a fabulous laptop! Can't wait to get mine!

Well done to all at Voodoo.

Regards,
Nerve

Anonymous said...

Yes is scary the resemblance to Macbook OBE and Rahul's head is way to big so let's not make it bigger.

Phil said...

What's a Macbook OBE? I tried searching but can't find this one.


In what way does it look like a MacBook. I've heard it compared to a MacBook Air but they only really compare in terms of specs. Looks wise they are totally different. Oh I forgot, they are almost the same thickness, at one point.

And as for looking like a MacBook I don't where people get these ideas from. Maybe you should look at the Lenovo that obviously copied your precious fruit company too.

These people need their eyes tested.

hortizonen said...

So....this isn't maximummac.com and you don't sound intelligent either oh anonymous one. Don't let your shiny featherweight go to your head..is what i wanna say.

Locky28 said...

Excellent, I'm craving info on this thing so much. I'd also like to throw in the question about linux support as after having a play with the Splashtop Implementation and looking at some of HP's features in Vista I'll no doubt be throwing Ubuntu on it. Saving my bicci's now and getting ready to sell my Inspiron 1420 the minute this comes out!

Phil said...

get yourself ok thenextbench.com forums. There's a few of us there that are wondering about linux support. They won't officially support but the general concensus is that it should do. Guess we'll find out soon

Anonymous said...

To the guy that said he did not like the red logo under the screen, that is good because if you had read Rahul's post you would have noticed he said that the logo is going to be in SILVER... NOT RED. Next time try using your eyes and read instead of just complaining.

Anonymous said...

now its time to make the envy waterproof lol
http://golden-shellback.com/

Geji said...

Great job Rahul;
I'm waiting this kind of window base notebook for a long time.
Thin, light weight, awesome design, MS OS and should be HP brand.
Here it is.

Anonymous said...

beautiful.

- jonnywhat

Alexander Orange said...

It lifts up like a hat box to reveal a wonderful presentation, including the Envy 133 wrapped in a microfiber polish sleeve.

Notice the top tray as it lifts out, underneath this tray are the other accessories.


Funny how that sounds and looks identical to the way MacBook Air is boxed. Does Allison use Macs for design work? ;)

But in all seriousness looks like a great laptop, well done! Just wish you could have OS X instead of Vista.. Yet perhaps your Linux-based instant boot thing will eventually grow into a full OS that beats both of the above!