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Littleted 10 March 2015 09:48 AM

Apples Watch and stuff
 
So whats the view then, I've been looking at them, 330 quid is for the sport version, i presume the internals are all the same, i can't justify 500 for a shiny metal one, batt life is suspect still at the claimed 18 that means any kind of hammer prob looking at 9.

New MAC BOOK looks sexy in Gold, they have gone for lightness as opposed to power , not too up on that new processor but its for work and no games i guess, not even as powerful as the AIR by the looks.


Like the Apple TV price drop will be buying a few of them now I'm slowly converting my gear to Mp4

JackClark 10 March 2015 10:14 AM

I've always said I'll go in low, space black ally with a black strap, very Swatch. I suspect I'll use it more than I think, then would love the Black Stainless next time. The battery life will have been stated conservatively, it's 72 hours of just telling the time. As with my phone I'll be charging daily and hope they do a dual socket charger.

The Macbook is an engineering feat, as you've said it's probably not fast enough for me to use as a work tool but I'm also probably kidding myself as I'm sat here using a 2008 iMac.

Devildog 10 March 2015 10:25 AM

I'm both an apple fan and I do like my watches, having a lot of the former gear and having spent too much on the latter, however:-

HOW F*CKING MUCH!?!?!?

820 to 860 for the all steel version is taking the piss. There are a lot of very nice watches out there for 900.

Assuming the internals are the same, Apple recon the sapphire crystal (you'd thnk Apple had just discovered it) and steel case is worth 170 extra?

Ouch..

Wife and I were both in the market for one, but its going to be hard to justify it at that pricing.

JackClark 10 March 2015 10:39 AM

You can get stainless steel for 479, which is still a chunk of change but it's not 820. If the price of the straps put you off then buy an adaptor, already available, and buy your own.

JackClark 10 March 2015 10:45 AM

I wish this one was 500 but straps are bloody expensive, not just Apple straps.

http://store.apple.com/uk/buy-watch/.../A&step=detail

So I'm getting this one

http://store.apple.com/uk/buy-watch/.../A&step=detail

DJ Dunk 10 March 2015 10:49 AM

Saw this earlier and it made me laugh :lol1:

http://i.imgur.com/LN4fiKo.jpg

How things have changed :D

JackClark 10 March 2015 10:59 AM

Caught that on reddit, pretty funny.

JackClark 10 March 2015 11:45 AM

Just to balance things out, the new MacBooks are really cheap, 2!

http://i.gyazo.com/e4a24ccdf9b20f23149eb5f5341d0f48.png

Littleted 10 March 2015 11:58 AM

think the watch uses a dock jack, some passive affair....hence the weird underside it has..

JackClark 10 March 2015 12:00 PM

It's a new style magsafe connector, must be USB on the other end.

JackClark 10 March 2015 12:01 PM

I'm guessing everyone's super happy that Apple are leading the charge, get it, on USB-C, that's got to be good in the long run but it's not magsafe and anyone that had their arse saved by it in the past is going to miss it.

dpb 10 March 2015 12:38 PM

That bloke needs to take some proper exercise , never mind what his watch gadget is telling him

Beef 10 March 2015 01:03 PM


Originally Posted by JackClark (Post 11642939)
I'm guessing everyone's super happy that Apple are leading the charge, get it, on USB-C, that's got to be good in the long run but it's not magsafe and anyone that had their arse saved by it in the past is going to miss it.

Must admit that's the one Apple invention I really, really wish was more readily available.

I see two outcomes:

1) They are planning to release USB-C cables that have a magnetic clasp somewhere through their length. Downside here is that non-Apple customers will buy them for use on non-Apple devices, and one of the Macbook USP's fades.
2) They're planning something else for MagSafe - but their challenge will be to maintain compatibility.

I wish they'd done a Tesla on this one and opened up the patent to everyone - would have been a hell of a PR coup.

JackClark 10 March 2015 02:08 PM


Originally Posted by Beef (Post 11642972)
Must admit that's the one Apple invention I really, really wish was more readily available.

I see two outcomes:

1) They are planning to release USB-C cables that have a magnetic clasp somewhere through their length. Downside here is that non-Apple customers will buy them for use on non-Apple devices, and one of the Macbook USP's fades.
2) They're planning something else for MagSafe - but their challenge will be to maintain compatibility.

I wish they'd done a Tesla on this one and opened up the patent to everyone - would have been a hell of a PR coup.

I'd assumed it was an open standard. Could be wrong.

Beef 10 March 2015 02:09 PM

I meant the magsafe part of it - pretty sure Apple own the patent on that bit of tech.

JackClark 10 March 2015 02:12 PM

Kind of, Surface has a magnetic connection too.

Beef 10 March 2015 02:13 PM

Hmm, good point - should have remembered that as I (well, the wife) owns one.

Did they license it perhaps?

JackClark 10 March 2015 02:30 PM

I doubt it, I expected every manufacturer to adopt magnetic connections, no idea why they didn't I doubt you could patent it.

JackClark 10 March 2015 02:32 PM

MagSafe works similarly to the magnetic power connectors that many deep fryers and Japanese countertop cooking appliances from the early 2000s have in order to avoid spilling their dangerously hot contents.[2]

From the wiki

Galifrey 10 March 2015 04:00 PM

http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/s...-2015031096087

Nuff said really

Littleted 10 March 2015 04:38 PM


Originally Posted by Galifrey (Post 11643088)

written by an Android editor...

lol

JackClark 10 March 2015 04:49 PM


Originally Posted by Littleted (Post 11643102)
written by an Android editor...

lol

Wearing a Moto 360, which is a bit ****.

Beef 10 March 2015 05:04 PM


Originally Posted by JackClark (Post 11643035)
I doubt it, I expected every manufacturer to adopt magnetic connections, no idea why they didn't I doubt you could patent it.

Oh well - got nuffin then; no idea why more manufacturers don't use it as it's a superb idea!

Puff The Magic Wagon! 10 March 2015 05:10 PM


Originally Posted by JackClark (Post 11642877)

Snap :luxhello:

Puff The Magic Wagon! 10 March 2015 05:12 PM

Just wish they were more than "Water Resistant" - stuck out on the end of my arm when riding my bike when its raining...

I shall be looking to get a nano coating for it methinks.

Galifrey 10 March 2015 06:23 PM

At least I am consistent, as I think all the smartwatches are ****, people who buy them are mugs haha

http://www.kitguru.net/apple/matthew...ple-watch-app/

Bit lame, kinda like a nag screen haha

JackClark 10 March 2015 06:46 PM


Originally Posted by Puff The Magic Wagon! (Post 11643127)
Just wish they were more than "Water Resistant" - stuck out on the end of my arm when riding my bike when its raining...

I shall be looking to get a nano coating for it methinks.

I think I read it was 30 minutes submerged, which is probably more like 4 hours which probably means you'll be fine, probably.

JackClark 10 March 2015 06:48 PM


Originally Posted by Galifrey (Post 11643166)
At least I am consistent, as I think all the smartwatches are ****, people who buy them are mugs haha

http://www.kitguru.net/apple/matthew...ple-watch-app/

Bit lame, kinda like a nag screen haha

Not really, plop it in a folder with the other apps you don't use and you'll never see it till you need it. Simple really.

stevebt 10 March 2015 07:02 PM

I think the watches are a waste of time, I got the galaxy gear neo bought for me for xmas and I don't think I have worn it once. I even tried an activity tracker and stopped using that after 7 days as it was a pain wearing it all the time.

andy97 10 March 2015 07:12 PM

I have the Omate. I have stopped using it even though it would last 2 days and be full stand alone device. I hear apple watches can last as little as 3 hrs if you use it as a phone! Waste of time and money


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