What Fruit-based brands and devices are out there?

Gidster
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Has Apple's success inspired others to use fruit naming for their tech brands and products?
The discussion has been triggered by this thread where @Ajax is posting about the Wifi Pineapple!
I've also just posted about the Almond hub here and, of course, the Raspberry Pi is huge in the tech maker community. What other fruity tech is there out there?

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  • Ajax
    Ajax Member Posts: 35
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    As well as the WiFi Pineapple the same company sell the USB Rubber Ducky, Bash Bunny, Packet Squirrel, LAN Turtle and the Plunder Bug but no other fruit based hardware unfortunately.
    Gidster
  • Pooh
    Pooh Member, Beta Tester Posts: 674
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    I'm old enough to remember Apricot computers - long long since gone now, but surely it counts!
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  • Gidster
    Gidster London, UKMember Posts: 224
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    Pooh said:
    I'm old enough to remember Apricot computers - long long since gone now, but surely it counts!
    Definitely counts!
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    Gidster
  • Pooh
    Pooh Member, Beta Tester Posts: 674
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    Going even further back in time, Tangerine Computer Systems - the company that ended up releasing the ill-fated Oric-1. Oh how I used to love going to WH Smiths back in the day and writing a quick 3-liner on the Oric-1 to play the multiple number of audible zaps and bangs the Oric had pre-programmed inside the firmware!
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  • jacix
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    The Raspberry Pi's success has inspired other companies, both in product and name, like the more-powerful Banana Pi.  I'm just waiting for someone to come out with a Strawberry Pi, or better still, a Chocolate Pi!
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  • RichardJansma
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    Brands named after fruit was/is a tradition.... the founder of raspberry pi also told that the name also came from that tradition... here is a quote from him


    Ebden Uptown

    “Raspberry is a reference to a fruit naming tradition in the old days of microcomputers. A lot of companies were named after fruit. There’s Tangerine Computer Systems, Apricot Computers, and old British company Acorn, which is a family of fruit.”



    but what is the reason? Well I’m also an hypnotist and in my mind comes this reason.... fruits are fresh so people will have the feeling that the system is fresh and new.... also the color Ian important like the blackberry....


    in the old days black means high tech (this was stated by the blackberry founder as the reason why it was named blackberry)



    but what about the tradition? Well it’s been here since 70s and 80s.

    the main reasons that makes the choice of a fruit name to be.


    1. easy to remember
    2. I translation issues
    3. good adaptation
    4. fresh look at the product (as customer)
    5. and not bound to one type of product


    this is what I think to be the reason why brands use fruit names.




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    Richard Jansma

    Hypnotist, Master Magnetist, Dataist & Beliver of future technology!

    Yours Sincerely,



    Richard Jansma

    Hypnotist, Master Magnetist, Dataist & believer of future technology!

    Gidster
  • Gidster
    Gidster London, UKMember Posts: 224
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    So, looks like Apple was a follower, not a leader - as is so often the case. They just do it better
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    RichardJansma
  • Joe
    Joe Member, Beta Tester Posts: 54
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    But they still got stuck in a law suit with apple records who originally distributed The Beatles
  • Pooh
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    Just came across a "social media messaging" called Peach. Launched in 2916, rather unsurprisingly it seems to have hit rock bottom soon after launch and had been stuck on apparent life support ever since (it's been over a year since the last update to the iOS app...)

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