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Thoroughly Considered

A show about entrepreneurship, product design, and the ups and downs of running a small indie business. Hosted by Dan Provost, Tom Gerhardt, and Myke Hurley.

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4: How The Money Comes In

Tom and Dan talk with Myke about the routes they choose for people to buy their products, and how this can effect design decisions. They also give an update on the manufacturing process of the Apple TV Stand. Links and Show Notes Fulfilment by Amazon: Features & Benefits - Amazon Services Europe Apple TV Remote Stand – Studio Neat Studio Neat (@studioneat) | Twitter Gazette – Studio Neat

48mins

12 Nov 2015

Rank #1

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3: Onward

Tom and Dan talk a little about the failure of the Obi campaign, and what they learned from it. Then, they discuss their latest project, and their plans moving forward. Links and Show Notes The final Obi project update - Kickstarter Apple Watch Charging Clip | Studio Neat Blog Apple TV Remote Stand – Studio Neat CNC router - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Easy 3D CAD Product Design & Models | Autodesk Fusion 360 Apple TV Remote Stand on Vimeo Daring Fireball: Studio Neat: Apple TV Remote Stand The best Apple TV controllers, straps, and accessories (so far) | iMore

40mins

28 Oct 2015

Rank #2

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59: I’ve Always Wanted to Do a Bleep

Myke, Tom, and Dan check in with each other to see how business is going, then roll into a Dan’s Tech Corner about harpooned Magic Mice. Links and Show Notes: Support this show with a Relay FM Membership and join the Relay FM Members Discord. Moving Forward - Relay FM Dithering The Daily Update – Stratechery by Ben Thompson Buy Magic Mouse 2 for Mac in Silver - Apple Sonos Move Logitech MX Master 3 Wireless Mouse with Hyper-fast Scroll Wheel

42mins

20 May 2020

Rank #3

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8: Packaging

A trip to the Apple Store sparks a discussion on Packaging. The guys discuss the importance of good packaging, and why it’s important to delight your customers. Make sure to stick around for the aftershow, so you can hear why the iPhone box upsets Dan. Links and Show Notes Landmark Fonts | Hoefler & Co. Neat Ice Kit Packaging Neat Ice Kit Packaging Insert Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging Original Glif Packaging Glif Plus Packaging (bipod) Current Glif Packaging Cosmonaut Packaging V2 Cosmonaut Packaging V1 ULINE

50mins

28 Jan 2016

Rank #4

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57: Mashed in the Gears

Myke, Tom, and Dan chat about the latest Apollo updates, hiring part-time help, and the Theme Journal System Journal Notebook. Links and Show Notes: Support Thoroughly Considered with a Relay FM Membership Membership - Relay FM Cortex #96: Levels, Levels - Relay FM

38mins

19 Feb 2020

Rank #5

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58: Nothing Can Stop Us Now

Myke, Tom & Dan discuss all of their elaborate plans for April Fools this year. Just kidding, we talk about how the coronavirus is affecting our businesses and then iPad trackpads. Links and Show Notes: Support Thoroughly Considered with a Relay FM Membership The Pen Addict Live 2020: Atlanta and Dallas by NockCo — Kickstarter Weekly Podcast Data Amid the Coronavirus Crisis - Update through March 29, 2020 - Podtrac iPad Keyboards - Apple Thoroughly Considered #43: Mark One Updates - Relay FM Upgrade #291: The Ugly Potatoes Are Used for Fries - Relay FM In praise of the iPadOS 13.4 cursor - Six Colors

50mins

1 Apr 2020

Rank #6

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7: Work/Life Balance

This time Dan, Tom, and Myke share their thoughts about how they balance their work and their personal lives, as well as seeing how their businesses differ when it comes to office hours. Links and Show Notes REWORK: The new business book from 37signals. Seth Godin on the Big Differences Between an Entrepreneur and a Freelancer

47mins

8 Jan 2016

Rank #7

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5: The Holiday Season

This time Dan and Tom talk about the effect that the Holiday Season has on their business, and the decisions they make as a company to be ready for it. This episode of Thoroughly Considered is sponsored by: You can get 10% off anything at studioneat.com with the promo code HOLIDAYNEAT. Links and Show Notes Cards Against Humanity's Eight Sensible Gifts for Hanukkah Cocktail Rimming Tray | Studio Neat Neat Ice Kit | Perfectly Clear Ice at Home. By Studio Neat. Making the Remote Stand on Vimeo

33mins

25 Nov 2015

Rank #8

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6: Apps

This time, Dan and Tom talk about the apps they make, and why they have a rather unique strategy for building them. This episode of Thoroughly Considered is sponsored by: You can get 10% off anything at studioneat.com with the promo code HOLIDAYNEAT. Links and Show Notes Frameographer | Time-Lapse and Stop Motion Movies. By Studio Neat Simple Bracket by Dan Provost & Tom Gerhardt —Kickstarter Slow Fast Slow | Control the Speed of Your iPhone Video – Studio Neat Highball | Share and Collect Cocktail Recipes on iPhone – Studio Neat Weather Line TeuxDeux GifBoom Dark Sky

42mins

11 Dec 2015

Rank #9

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56: Are We About To Do a Gift Guide Episode?

The boys recommend some gifts for the holidays, with the caveat that they must have owned and used them for over a year. Links and Show Notes: Support Thoroughly Considered with a Relay FM Membership The Barista Express® KNIPEX - The Pliers Company. - Products Kai 7230 9-inch Professional Shears Scissors Brydge Keyboard for iPad Pro Zenni Patagonia Men's Nano Puff® Hoody The Folsom - The James Brand Instant Pot MICRO Soft Shell Thin Wallet – SlimFold Wallet

49mins

4 Dec 2019

Rank #10

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55: So Long, Neat Ice Kit

Tom and Dan chat with Myke about their decision to discontinue the Neat Ice Kit. Then, an update on the Mark One Apollo Edition and a photography centric Dan’s Tech Corner. Links and Show Notes: Support Thoroughly Considered with a Relay FM Membership Saying Goodbye to the Neat Ice Kit – Studio Neat Neat Ice Kit by Dan Provost & Tom Gerhardt — Kickstarter

48mins

30 Oct 2019

Rank #11

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54: Big Keynote Boys

Tom and Dan discuss with Myke what it was like to see the Glif on stage at an Apple keynote, then the 3 discuss Mark One Apollo and Theme System updates. Links and Show Notes: Support Thoroughly Considered with a Relay FM Membership The Glif featured in Apple's iPhone 11 Presentation Glif – Studio Neat The 18,000mAh Energizer phone-battery monster is an Indiegogo flop - The Verge Abstract: The Art of Design | Netflix Official Site Mark One: Apollo Edition Pen by Dan Provost & Tom Gerhardt — Kickstarter Cortex #91: An Episode Out of Time 4: Revenge of the Time - Relay FM The Theme System Material Dock | Studio Neat Pro Display XDR - Apple

37mins

1 Oct 2019

Rank #12

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53: LoveFrom Jony

The Studio Neat guys give an update on the Mark One: Apollo Edition, and then the three discuss products they hope Jony Ive designs with his new venture. Links and Show Notes: Support Thoroughly Considered with a Relay FM Membership Mark One: Apollo Edition Pen by Dan Provost & Tom Gerhardt — Kickstarter MagicDock by Steve Warren — Kickstarter I’m leaving Apple — LoveFrom Jony Ive | Financial Times The story behind LoveFrom, the name of Jony Ive’s company – Fast Company ‘Lovefrom Jony’ trademark filed as Ive exits Apple - 9to5Mac Pentagram — The world’s largest independent design consultancy STARCK Official Website - Enter Philippe Starck's universe | Starck fuseproject Jony Ive and Marc Newson design all-diamond ring for (RED) charity auction Jony Ive Helps Design the Most Gorgeous Leica Camera Ever | WIRED The (RED) Desk by Jonathan Ive and Marc Newson Target - Michael Graves Architecture & Design Montblanc M | Marc Newson Ltd Nautilus Retractable Pen | Marc Newson Check Out The Earliest Work Of Apple's Design Leader Jony Ive - Business Insider Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple's Greatest Products, Leander Kahney – Amazon Quartz Watches – Instrmnt Editorial: Five Things I Learned About Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive As A Watch Collector While Interviewing Him For The HODINKEE Magazine - HODINKEE Braun SK55 — Minimally Minimal

49mins

14 Aug 2019

Rank #13

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52: Apollo Edition

Myke, Tom, and Dan chat about the new special edition Mark One, available now on Kickstarter, as well as their collaboration to produce the Theme System Journal. Links and Show Notes: Support Thoroughly Considered with a Relay FM Membership Mark One: Apollo 11 Limited Edition Space Pen by Dan Provost & Tom Gerhardt — Kickstarter “The Theme System Journal” by Cortex Podcast. | Cotton Bureau Cortex #87: The Theme System Journal - Relay FM

37mins

16 Jul 2019

Rank #14

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51: Puppet Notebook

Myke, Tom, and Dan chat about the new Studio Neat product, Totebook! Links and Show Notes: Support Thoroughly Considered with a Relay FM Membership Totebook – Studio Neat Panobook – Studio Neat Dragonframe Glif Montage on Vimeo Studio Neat on Vimeo

42mins

28 May 2019

Rank #15

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50: Putting All Your Eggs in the Launch Basket

The lads chat about being in the right place at the right time, and then an extended Dan’s Tech Corner. (This episode was recorded before the hubbub with the Samsung Galaxy Fold screens). Links and Show Notes: Support Thoroughly Considered with a Relay FM Membership Apple cancels AirPower product, citing inability to meet its high standards for hardware | TechCrunch Material Dock | Studio Neat ‎Draw Something Classic on the App Store Studio Neat's Cosmonaut makes stellar iPad sketches | PCWorld A killer app for the Cosmonaut stylus – Marco.org How iPad app Paper Boosted Cosmonaut Stylus Sales Almost Tenfold - TNW Samsung Galaxy Fold Impressions! - MKBHD - YouTube THE FIRST Galaxy Fold - Casey Neistat - YouTube Samsung Galaxy Fold hands-on: more than a concept - The Verge - YouTube Huawei’s Mate X is the best first draft of a foldable phone - The Verge Xiaomi’s folding phone is the best we’ve seen so far - The Verge

49mins

22 Apr 2019

Rank #16

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49: Landlocked Jetskis

Myke and the Studio Neat lads discuss wrapping up Mark One fulfillment, revisions to Mark One, Myke’s recent Kickstarter success, and the new AirPods. (This episode was recorded before AirPower was canceled.) Links and Show Notes: Support Thoroughly Considered with a Relay FM Membership Mark One: A Minimal, Durable, Retractable Pen. by Dan Provost & Tom Gerhardt — Kickstarter The Pen Addict Live 2019: Atlanta and San Francisco by NockCo — Kickstarter Material Dock | Studio Neat Exclusive: First look at Apple's new AirPods-like ‘Powerbeats Pro’ truly wireless sport headphones - 9to5Mac

36mins

31 Mar 2019

Rank #17

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48: Assembly

Myke chats with Tom and Dan about what it means to handle the assembly for a growing number of their products. Links and Show Notes: Support Thoroughly Considered with a Relay FM Membership Grovemade Apple Is Planning 3-D Cameras for New iPhones in AR Push - Bloomberg F*** Everything, We're Doing Five Blades – The Onion

52mins

13 Feb 2019

Rank #18

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47: Seems Like a Nice Way to Live

Dan, Myke, and Tom reflect on 2018 and talk about what they want to achieve in 2019. Links and Show Notes Support Thoroughly Considered with a Relay FM Membership Thoroughly Considered #34: Goals and Plans for 2018 - Relay FM Profit First - Mike Michalowicz: Amazon Cortex #79: 2019 Yearly Themes - Relay FM “The Subtle Tee” graphic tee by Cortex Podcast. | Cotton Bureau Ryder Carroll - Relay FM Shop Graphic Tees, Hoodies, and More. | Cotton Bureau Cotton Bureau Plus - A white-glove merch partner for the internet’s biggest creative communities

45mins

16 Jan 2019

Rank #19

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46: The Only Way Out Is Through

Mark One updates, Material Dock updates, and — of course — a Dan’s Tech Corner. Links and Show Notes Support Thoroughly Considered with a Relay FM Membership Material Dock | Studio Neat Mark One – Studio Neat Jig (tool) - Wikipedia Small Fry: Lisa Brennan-Jobs: Amazon Myke at the Movies | "A Few Good Men" (Episode 41)

42mins

21 Dec 2018

Rank #20