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  • Compared: AirPods Max versus Sony WH-1000XM5

    mpantone said:
    entropys said:
    Best thing about the xm5s is the still very good XM4s will be even cheaper.  And the XM4s fold up compactly.

    I can’t understand what value proposition there is for Airpods Max.
    While I've never tried any of the Sony cans or the AirPods Max, I'm wondering the same thing. (I own Bose QC25s which have gone unused since I acquired my AirPods Pro).

    Just looking at the numbers, the AirPods Max are 5 ounces heavier than the XM5s. That is a LOT of extra weight on your head.
    This where I’d give the advantage to the AirPods Max because of that mesh. It’s simply more comfortable to me and doesn’t produce a pressure point on the top of my head. 
    I don’t have hair and every other headphone I’ve tried, I feel that pressure point. My head btw is shaped like Mark Ellis’ on youtube.
  • Apple's iPhone 15 will be first with USB-C, claims Kuo

    jcs2305 said:
    For USB-C Magic Mouse, please have the charging port on the side and frontal. Currently I have 2 Magic Mouses because of the dumb charging port on the bottom. I wonder if that's Jony Ive's decision.
    I never got the uproar over this?  Plug it in for 2 minutes and go get some coffee or a drink of water stretch your legs B)

    A full charge takes as little as two hours, while a quick two minutes of charging is enough to give you nine hours of use before the mouse needs a refill.

    You would think that after a couple of times of having their mouse run out of juice, they would’ve learned their lesson by now. Maybe a repeating reminder every 10th week to charge your keyboard and mouse?

    Second observation, don’t they ever take a lunch break? Say 30 minutes charge during lunch will definitely get you through the day. 

    Such first world problems many of them have.
  • Apple Studio Display review: How badly do you want an all-Apple experience?

    entropys said:
    It definitely should come with the height adjustable stand as standard.  

    Another AirPods max.
    The Apple Cinema Display of old, never had an adjustable stand.
    The iMacs don’ have an adjustable stand.

    If adjustability is an issue for you, then getting the VESA option and mounting it on an arm is the way to go. 

    And what do the AirPods Max have anything to do with this?
  • Apple Studio Display review: How badly do you want an all-Apple experience?

    entropys said:
    I so wanted this display but given its documented problems and price I think I will have to settle for the 4K Dell ultrasharp with a USBc dock for home use. 27 or 32 inches and both have fully adjustable stands.

    it uses an LG display with new IPS technology that greatly improves contrast, and it is 500 nits. I can get two 27s for the price of one of these studio displays, and that is before buying an adjustable stand.
    The only documented problem with the Studio Display is the web cam and for that there will be a software update.

    It’s up to the user to decide if this item is of value to them. And no comparing 4K to 5K is a non starter.
    If 4K is good enough for you then go that route and save yourself some dough.
    If all you do is programming and MS Office type work, then the Studio Display is definitely overkill.
  • Mac Studio designed with customer feedback & Pro Workflow team feedback in mind

    Xavalon said:
    That you would pay a few k for a non upgradable studio seems non customer friendly to me. I mean you buy it, start using it in your workflow to find out you needed another configuration. 
    Have you ever considered the possibility that customers who’d buy this machine already know the configurations they need?
    I doubt that college freshmen is the intended audience for one of these.