After too many years of software ruling the roost, hardware design is experiencing something of a renaissance.
Not everyone has what it takes to build a stunning product, but 2013 brought some designs that are, in a word, beautiful. Apparently companies have realized that their customers appreciate more than just boxes with rounded corners.
A design that looks terrific can, of course, come with a steep price. All those chamfered edges and superthin components cost a lot of money. The good news is that the slick designs set the standards for cheaper models to come. Apple's iPhone 5C, for … Read more