There’s something misleading and cheap about a gadget that pretends to have a metal body when it’s really made of plastic. It’s especially offensive when that treatment looks like brushed metal. The Seagate Wireless Plus portable hard drive makes this aesthetic error, but at least the sides and bottom have a more pleasant soft-touch finish. Samsung constantly attempts to make the sides of its phones appear chrome-like, going as far with the Galaxy Note 3 to include striations in the design that remind me of the "Star Wars" Landspeeder. But there’s no hiding the fact that it’s plastic.