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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm more concerned about the reports of image retention.

Samsung, LG, and Sharp are reportedly making the screens. Based on this issues with the first generation rMBP, I would say pray that your rMini comes with one from Samsung.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also decided to go with the iPad Air over the Retina mini. Just based on the size,weight, specs, and screen quality. In fact, I bought one yesterday at Target during their Black Friday sale for $379.
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Grasshopper wrote:
I also decided to go with the iPad Air over the Retina mini. Just based on the size,weight, specs, and screen quality. In fact, I bought one yesterday at Target during their Black Friday sale for $379.


Congrats, they are very nice indeed.
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Congrats, they are very nice indeed.

I'm a very happy camper. My only complaint after a couple days would be with the overall speaker quality. I don't think the speakers sound as full as the 2nd-4th generation models, which is surprising with them only having one speaker. I also think the bottom fire direction might have something to do with it
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Bandit Bill wrote:
Congrats, they are very nice indeed.

I'm a very happy camper. My only complaint after a couple days would be with the overall speaker quality. I don't think the speakers sound as full as the 2nd-4th generation models, which is surprising with them only having one speaker. I also think the bottom fire direction might have something to do with it


Being they were never that great to begin with, that's a pretty minor gripe... especially with all the bluetooth speaker options etc.

About the only time I've ever had an issue with the iPad speakers was when we were camping last summer. It was raining hard and we wanted to watch a movie in the tent. It was impossible to hear the movie. I tried cupping my hand around the back and that helped.

http://www.thesoundbender.com/products/soundbender

This is a cool product, similar to cupping your hand on the back if you need some extra sound in a pinch. It's a bit cheesy, but I sure wish I had one when I was camping.
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Bandit Bill wrote:
About the only time I've ever had an issue with the iPad speakers was when we were camping last summer. It was raining hard and we wanted to watch a movie in the tent. It was impossible to hear the movie. I tried cupping my hand around the back and that helped.

http://www.thesoundbender.com/products/soundbender

This is a cool product, similar to cupping your hand on the back if you need some extra sound in a pinch. It's a bit cheesy, but I sure wish I had one when I was camping.

I saw something similar to that at Bed Bath and Beyond once.

I've often wondered why someone doesn't do something like that with a case. Where the speakers are given some extra room and ported out to the bottom. So at least your hands don't mute them out if they are covered.

To be honest, a device like the Nexus 10 probably has the best speaker placement and design. I guess when you really think about it.
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