The Rodney Dangerfields of Tech: 7 Brands That Deserve More Respect

No respect. They get no respect. No matter how many great products some tech companies produce, they just don’t get all the love they deserve from consumers, or from many of my colleagues in the press. As tech journalists and consumers adore Apple, gush about Google and celebrate Samsung, these tech enthusiasts also need to remember seven other innovative companies, all of whom deserve more attention for their innovations.

Avram Piltch
Avram Piltch
The official Geeks Geek, as his weekly column is titled, Avram Piltch has guided the editorial and production of since 2007. With his technical knowledge and passion for testing, Avram programmed several of LAPTOP's real-world benchmarks, including the LAPTOP Battery Test. He holds a master’s degree in English from NYU.
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  1. Phil T Says:

    This is a really great list (though I’m not sure Sony would be the first one I write). I would probably add Nokia, many people think that they are still stuck in the past when they have been making great innovations to the smartphone industry in the past few years.

  2. Dean S Says:

    Why is HTC having issues? At least for me, a former HTC owner, it’s precisely that “refined and attractive” chassis you like so much. Translation: no memory expansion or swappable battery. I went from a Samsung to an HTC, and while the chassis is better on the HTC, the frustration of no expandability and having to constantly worry about battery life drove me back to Samsung within months — even with it’s plastic casing. BUT I have 96gb of storage and can simply carry a charged battery in my pocket. Now my phone serves me rather than causes concern.

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