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“It Just Works”

4 years ago from , Design at Blush

It just works

40 comments

  • Pablo Stanley, 4 years ago (edited 4 years ago )

    I had to use my older MacBook Pro to be able to get this pic since I still don't have the SD card dongle. COURAGE :)

    31 points
    • John PJohn P, 4 years ago

      why did you buy it.

      13 points
      • Rolando MurilloRolando Murillo, 4 years ago

        Same thoughts here.

        Also, people seem to forget that an older gen of MacBook Pros would basically be the same picture without the dongles: lot's of cables connected to MacBook Pro, except the latter would be thicker and more chunky.

        3 points
  • Adam RasheedAdam Rasheed, 4 years ago

    You do realize that most of these are peripherals are going to be USB type c within a year right? The same happened when Apple started using USB for keyboards when the rest of the world was using I/O inputs. Constantly berating the choices Apple has made is a bit circle-jerky and doesn't contribute to the design community at all.

    28 points
    • Pablo StanleyPablo Stanley, 4 years ago (edited 4 years ago )

      I know, Adam. I mean... I bought the damn thing. That doesn't mean I can't have a bit of fun of the current situation, though.

      49 points
    • Vlad Micliuc, 4 years ago

      Maybe they will, but I don't plan to change all my stuff in one year. The change is too drastic. Maybe 2 usual and 2 type c would've led to a smoother transition.

      And if they are so confident on changing the trends, why not use a type c for iPhone 7 too. It's just ridiculous that you need a dongle just to connect it to your new MacBook.

      3 points
    • Laurens SpangenbergLaurens Spangenberg, 4 years ago

      Yeah, let's dump and rebuy all of our keyboard, mice, cameras, displays...

      5 points
    • Alfred BeckmanAlfred Beckman, 4 years ago

      Yepp. Replacing perfectly functioning devices just because it requires a dongle seems like a responsible way to meet the future. #irony

      2 points
    • John PJohn P, 4 years ago (edited 4 years ago )

      most of these are peripherals are going to be USB type c within a year right

      Holy shit that's a hell of an optimistic prophecy.

      You honestly think within a year Wacom et al will ship a USB-C Cintiq? To satisfy THE LATEST VERSION OF ONE LAPTOP, FROM ONE MANUFACTURER when a massive number of their customers are not even working on laptops let alone apple ones.

      4 points
  • Matthew KosloskiMatthew Kosloski, 4 years ago

    How do you like the touch bar? Is it useful or just a gimmick?

    20 points
    • Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, 4 years ago

      This. Curious.

      2 points
    • Rolando MurilloRolando Murillo, 4 years ago

      There are bunch of reviews already that basically come down to this: depends on the app. For some, it's useful. For others, not so much. It will all depend on how app designers take advantage of it and understand the users.

      I definitely forsee an interesting future for the Mac, so not a gimmick.

      (This is all without having actually seen one in person so I may change my mind.)

      1 point
  • Jonathon HalliwellJonathon Halliwell, 4 years ago

    Nice dongle collection. Do they have names?

    12 points
  • Brennan Smith, 4 years ago

    Beat the shit out of it

    9 points
  • Andy MerskinAndy Merskin, 4 years ago

    Would ya look what we 'ave here!

    5 points
  • Yay N, 4 years ago

    I ordered one of these from Satechi to my new Macbook Pro (which I haven't gotten yet obviously...) This actually will make my everyday docking a bit easier. Currently I plug in five cables to my old Macbook Air every morning when I get to the office.

    4 points
  • Stuart McCoyStuart McCoy, 4 years ago (edited 4 years ago )

    Oh my god, you need to use a dongle to connect a device...wait for it... that you were already going to connect to your computer. The horror. How dare Apple not force everyone to make their devices completely wireless. I get people dislike dongles but you were going to connect all this shit to your computer regardless, so who cares if you need to add a .3m dongle to make it happen. You make this sound like it requires a degree in astrophysics to complete the task. And WTF?!? You connected a DVI or VGA device to your MBP because? You were going to need a converter for this anyway so it's safe to say this doesn't really count. If Apple waited for manufacturers to convert everything to USB-C we'd be waiting for a very long time. I for one applaud Apple for pushing standards forward.

    3 points
  • Alim MaasogluAlim Maasoglu, 4 years ago

    Yo guys need to chill.

    2 points
  • Nacho ToledoNacho Toledo, 4 years ago

    Shit, I just realized the headphone jack is on the right side now? :(

    1 point
  • Jason BeatonJason Beaton, 4 years ago

    Those stickers tho. Gotta get me a sketch sticker

    1 point
  • Dakoda Reid, 4 years ago

    Why not connect all that to the cinema display and run one adapter? (honest question lol)

    1 point
  • Dani SanchezDani Sanchez, 4 years ago

    Ah hell no.

    1 point
  • Account deleted 4 years ago

    What devices are connected? I'm guessing one of them is an Apple Cinema Display. And the black one on the right is probably a printer?

    How about the serial port? Who uses those nowadays?

    1 point
    • Pablo Stanley, 4 years ago

      Left: - Cintiq 21 - Thunderbolt Display .

      Right: - Headphones - USB to Cintiq - USB to iPhone + Power .

      3 points
      • Daniel WearneDaniel Wearne, 4 years ago

        Can't you run your USB devices off the thunderbolt display ports?

        4 points
        • Ix TechauIx Techau, 4 years ago

          Well sure, but then the picture wouldn't have been as funny. ;)

          7 points
          • Pablo Stanley, 4 years ago (edited 4 years ago )

            Fors some reason the thunderbolt display doesn't recognize the USB from a Cintiq, so I do have to connect it directly to the computer. But yeah, the iPhone USB is totally unnecessary on the computer but I still need to use that port for power :)

            0 points
  • David ThornDavid Thorn, 4 years ago

    "The most powerful and versatile port ever."

    1 point
  • Mikk MartinMikk Martin, 4 years ago

    Wondering why hasn't anyone asked this before – Do you miss the tactile "esc" button?

    0 points
  • Jake FlemingJake Fleming, 4 years ago

    Made me chuckle :)

    0 points
  • Ryan MackRyan Mack, 4 years ago

    Lots of peripherals you have there. Until everything switches to USB-C next year, why didn't you at least get a single, nice, and tidy hub?

    0 points