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Minimally Minimal

Minimally Minimal
So there we have it. I’ve reached my peak. This is it, the SK55 is my all time favorite product and there’s nothing in the world more important for me to share on this website than this. The Braun SK55, or the SK4 to be more specific, is in my opinion, the most important product in Braun’s history and therefore the most important product to the design of electronics today. It started everything. It’s what smacked us in the face and told the world that everything we were making was poorly thought out and conceived.

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