I wasted $1,000 on old junk at the Apple Store!

Snazzy Labs
5 Mar 202431:23

Summary

TLDRIn a humorous and engaging video script, the narrator takes viewers on a journey through Apple's store, highlighting some of the most bizarre and outdated accessories still being sold. From a USB SuperDrive unchanged since 2008 to a $700 set of wheels for a discontinued Mac Pro, the narrator humorously critiques these products, questioning Apple's rationale for keeping them available. The script also showcases some truly outdated items like a 30-pin dock connector cable, as well as more practical yet overpriced accessories like a dual USB-C charger. Through witty commentary and real-world demonstrations, the script entertains while exposing the peculiarities of Apple's product lineup, leaving viewers pondering the company's reasons for retaining these relics.

Takeaways

  • 😲 Apple still sells outdated and obsolete accessories like the USB SuperDrive from 2008, which is now essentially broken on newer Macs.
  • 🔒 Apple continues to offer the Mac Pro Security Lock Adapter for the discontinued 2013 Mac Pro, despite the product being discontinued years ago.
  • 🪥 The Liven Wave toothbrush, sponsored in the video, is presented as a premium and well-designed alternative to high-end electric toothbrushes.
  • 📷 The Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter, once useful for iPad Pros, is now largely irrelevant due to the shift towards USB-C.
  • 🛵 The $699 Mac Pro Wheels accessory is criticized as being unnecessarily expensive and over-engineered for a simple set of wheels.
  • ⚡ The 30-pin Dock Connector cable, now two generations outdated, is still being sold in Apple Stores despite being obsolete.
  • 📶 Apple's 35W Dual USB-C Power Adapter is praised for its design but criticized for being overpriced and lacking in advanced features.
  • 🎧 The iconic iPod earbuds (EarPods) are still sold by Apple, despite being outperformed by cheaper alternatives and wireless earbuds becoming more prevalent.
  • ⚡ The MagSafe 1 to MagSafe 2 adapter, released in 2012, is still available, allowing compatibility with older MagSafe chargers and accessories.
  • ❓ The video questions whether Apple has truly reconsidered its in-store product portfolio, given the continued availability of many outdated and seemingly unnecessary accessories.

Q & A

  • What is the purpose of the USB SuperDrive that Apple still sells, and why is it considered outdated?

    -The USB SuperDrive is an external disc drive that Apple launched in 2008 to provide CD/DVD support for the ultra-thin MacBook Air, which lacked an internal disc drive. It is considered outdated because it has remained unchanged since 2008, lacks Blu-ray support, and has compatibility issues with Apple's latest M-series Macs due to power management concerns.

  • Why does Apple still sell the Mac Pro Security Lock Adapter, even though the Mac Pro it was designed for is discontinued?

    -Apple still sells the Mac Pro Security Lock Adapter, which was designed for the 2013 'trash can' Mac Pro, even though that model was discontinued in 2019. The adapter allowed users to physically lock the cylindrical Mac Pro enclosure to prevent tampering or theft. It's an obsolete accessory that Apple should have discontinued long ago.

  • What makes the LIVEN Wave toothbrush unique, and how does it compare to other premium toothbrushes?

    -The LIVEN Wave toothbrush is designed to mimic Apple's product packaging and aesthetics. It features a unibody design, pressure-sensitive button, and both oscillating and ultrasonic vibrating bristles. The reviewer claims it performs equally or better than high-end Sonicare toothbrushes while offering better value.

  • What is the purpose of the Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter, and why is it significant?

    -The Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter allowed iPad Pro users to connect USB devices like cameras and drives with USB 3.0 speeds. It's significant because it demonstrated that Lightning was capable of USB 3.0 transfer rates, contradicting the claim that its USB 2.0 speeds were a limitation that necessitated the switch to USB-C on iPhones.

  • What are the Mac Pro Wheels, and why are they considered overpriced?

    -The Mac Pro Wheels are an optional accessory for the 2019 Mac Pro that allows users to add wheels to the cylindrical enclosure for mobility. They are considered overpriced at $699 because they are essentially just heavy-duty caster wheels, and many users felt they should have been included with the Mac Pro's high base price.

  • Why does Apple still sell the 30-pin dock connector cable, even though it's now two generations outdated?

    -Apple still sells the 30-pin dock connector cable, which was used on iPods, iPhones, and iPads until the switch to Lightning in 2012, likely for legacy compatibility with older devices that some users may still own. However, the cable's design and technology are now severely outdated.

  • What is the difference between the regular 35W Dual USB-C Port Compact Power Adapter and the international version that Apple also sells?

    -There is essentially no difference between the regular 35W Dual USB-C Port Compact Power Adapter and the 'international' version sold by Apple, except that the international version has a removable plug for use with different outlets worldwide. However, the reviewer considers the international version unnecessarily larger and less compact.

  • Why does Apple still sell the EarPods, and how do they compare to other wired and wireless headphones?

    -Apple still sells the EarPods, the wired headphones that were included with iPhones and iPods, likely for users who prefer wired headphones or as a low-cost option. However, the reviewer notes that while the EarPods were decent for bundled headphones, they are outperformed by many affordable third-party wired and wireless headphones available today.

  • What is the purpose of the MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter, and why is it still sold by Apple?

    -The MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter allowed users to use older MagSafe 1 power adapters with newer MagSafe 2-equipped MacBooks. Apple still sells it to maintain compatibility between older MagSafe 1 accessories and newer MagSafe 2 devices, even though MagSafe itself has been discontinued in favor of USB-C charging.

  • What is the reviewer's overall assessment of Apple's decision to continue selling these outdated accessories?

    -The reviewer feels that while it's better for Apple to have more product options than not enough, the continued sale of these severely outdated accessories raises questions about whether Apple has properly reassessed its in-store product portfolio in recent years. He sees some of these accessories as unnecessary relics that should be discontinued.

Outlines

00:00

🔧 The Ancient Apple USB SuperDrive

This paragraph discusses the outdated USB SuperDrive that Apple still sells in its stores, despite being unchanged since its launch in 2008 with the original MacBook Air. It highlights the drive's history, design, and compatibility issues with newer Apple Silicon Macs, questioning why Apple continues to sell such an obsolete product.

05:00

🪥 The Liveen Wave Toothbrush: Apple-inspired Design

The paragraph introduces the Liveen Wave toothbrush, a product sponsored by the video creator. It praises the toothbrush's premium design, which draws inspiration from Apple's packaging and aesthetics. The creator highlights the toothbrush's unique features, such as its oscillating and vibrating bristles, pressure-sensitive button, and cost-effective replacement heads.

10:01

🔒 The Obsolete Mac Pro Security Lock Adapter

This paragraph focuses on the Mac Pro Security Lock Adapter, an accessory designed for the now-discontinued 2013 'trash can' Mac Pro. The creator expresses disbelief that Apple still sells this outdated and visually incompatible product, questioning the reasoning behind its continued availability.

15:03

🛵 The Iconic 30-Pin Dock Connector Cable

The paragraph discusses the iconic 30-pin dock connector cable, which was used in iPods, iPhones, and iPads until the transition to Lightning in 2012. It provides a historical overview of the cable's development, features, and evolution over time, highlighting its versatility and eventual obsolescence.

20:04

🎧 The Enduring EarPods Wired Headphones

This paragraph covers Apple's EarPods wired headphones, which have remained essentially unchanged since their release in 2012. The creator compares their sound quality and microphone performance to other headphones, acknowledging that while decent, they have been surpassed by more affordable options. The continued availability of EarPods in both Lightning and USB-C versions is noted.

25:04

⚡ The Evolution of MagSafe Power Adapters

The paragraph delves into the history of Apple's MagSafe power adapters, from the original MagSafe 1 to the redesigned MagSafe 2. It explains the technical details of how the connectors work and the issues that led to the redesign. The creator also discusses Apple's decision to maintain compatibility between versions through an adapter, which is still sold in stores.

30:05

💭 Concluding Thoughts on Outdated Apple Accessories

In the concluding paragraph, the creator reflects on the experience of purchasing and examining these outdated Apple accessories. While acknowledging the benefits of having a wide product selection, they question whether Apple has truly reconsidered its in-store product portfolio in recent years, given the continued availability of such dated and obsolete items.

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Keywords

💡Cutting Edge

Cutting Edge refers to the latest and most advanced technological developments or innovations. In the context of the video, it is used to describe the perception that Apple's products are often considered avant-garde and ahead of their time. For example, the script mentions the original MacBook Air as being 'a bit ahead of its time' when it launched in 2008.

💡USB SuperDrive

The USB SuperDrive is an external optical disc drive released by Apple in 2008. It allowed MacBook Air users to access CDs and DVDs, as the laptop lacked a built-in disc drive to maintain its slim design. The video criticizes the SuperDrive for being an outdated and overpriced accessory that Apple still sells, despite its lack of Blu-ray support and compatibility issues with newer Apple Silicon Macs.

💡30-pin Dock Connector

The 30-pin Dock Connector was a proprietary connector used by Apple on iPods, iPhones, and iPads until the introduction of the Lightning connector in 2012. The video highlights the longevity of this cable, which is still sold in Apple Stores despite being two generations outdated. It provides a historical overview of the 30-pin connector's evolution and its various functionalities over the years.

💡MagSafe

MagSafe was a magnetic power connector introduced by Apple for its MacBook laptops. The video discusses the different iterations of MagSafe, from the original MagSafe 1 to MagSafe 2, and the issues faced with the first version's pogo pins. It also mentions a $10 adapter sold by Apple to allow MagSafe 1 accessories to work with the redesigned MagSafe 2 connector.

💡EarPods

EarPods are the wired earbuds released by Apple in 2012, replacing the iconic white earbuds that came with iPods and iPhones. The video acknowledges the EarPods' improved sound quality and inline microphone compared to the previous earbuds. However, it also suggests that even better audio quality can be found in third-party earbuds at a similar price point.

💡Mac Pro Wheels

The Mac Pro Wheels are an optional accessory for Apple's high-end Mac Pro desktop computer. The video expresses disbelief at the $699 price tag for these stainless steel wheels, which allow the Mac Pro to be easily moved. It highlights the premium and well-engineered design of the wheels, while also questioning the justification for such an expensive accessory.

💡Power Adapter

The video discusses two power adapters sold by Apple: the compact 35W dual USB-C port adapter and its larger, international variant. It criticizes the international version for being unnecessarily bulky and overpriced, suggesting that users should opt for the more compact adapter and purchase separate travel adapters if needed.

💡Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter

This adapter, released by Apple in 2016, allowed iPad Pro users to connect USB devices, such as cameras and storage drives, to their tablets. The video praises its ability to transfer data at USB 3.0 speeds, despite the limitations of the Lightning connector. It also highlights the adapter's potential for supporting USB 3.0 on future iPhones if Apple includes the necessary hardware.

💡Mac Pro Security Lock Adapter

The Mac Pro Security Lock Adapter was an accessory designed to prevent unauthorized access or theft of the 2013 Mac Pro (often referred to as the 'trash can' Mac Pro). The video questions the necessity of still selling this accessory, as the product it was designed for has been discontinued for several years.

💡Obsolete Accessories

A recurring theme in the video is Apple's practice of continuing to sell accessories for outdated or discontinued products in its retail stores. The script highlights various examples, such as the USB SuperDrive, 30-pin Dock Connector cable, and Mac Pro Security Lock Adapter, criticizing Apple for not updating or discontinuing these products in a timely manner.

Highlights

Apple still sells the USB SuperDrive, which was introduced in 2008 with the original MacBook Air, and it remains unchanged and incompatible with some newer Apple Silicon Macs.

The Mac Pro security lock adapter, designed for the discontinued 2013 Mac Pro, is still sold in stores despite being outdated and unnecessary for current products.

The liveen Wave toothbrush, sponsored by the video, is praised for its premium design and features that rival or surpass expensive alternatives like Sonicare brushes.

The lightning to USB 3 camera adapter, once useful for the iPad Pro, is now obsolete as newer iPads and iPhones have transitioned to USB-C.

The Mac Pro Wheels, priced at $699, are highlighted for their premium build quality but criticized for their exorbitant cost.

The 30-pin dock connector cable, outdated by the Lightning and USB-C connectors, is still sold in Apple Stores, despite being two generations behind.

Apple's 35W dual USB-C compact power adapter is praised as a nice charger, but the international version sold in the US is larger and less convenient.

The iconic white EarPods, included with iPods and iPhones until the AirPods, are still sold by Apple, despite being outdated and inferior to many affordable alternatives.

The MagSafe 1 to MagSafe 2 adapter, released in 2012, is still sold in Apple Stores, allowing the use of older MagSafe 1 chargers and accessories with newer MacBooks.

The video highlights the disconnect between Apple's cutting-edge reputation and the outdated, overpriced, and sometimes low-quality accessories still sold in their stores.

The video raises questions about Apple's failure to update or discontinue certain product lines, potentially due to a lack of thorough portfolio review in recent years.

The presenter expresses frustration with Apple selling ancient and crappy products while charging premium prices, contradicting their reputation for innovation.

The video showcases a range of accessories, from the outdated SuperDrive to overpriced Mac Pro Wheels, highlighting the need for Apple to reevaluate their product offerings.

The video praises the liveen Wave toothbrush as an excellent, premium alternative to expensive Sonicare brushes, offering equal or better performance at a better value.

The video criticizes Apple for selling the Mac Pro security lock adapter for the discontinued 2013 Mac Pro, questioning the logic behind offering such an outdated and irrelevant accessory.

Transcripts

00:00

apple is often considered Cutting Edge

00:01

ahead of the game but I just got back

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from my local Apple Store with a $1,000

00:06

charge applied to my credit card and

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everything that I bought is ancient and

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crappy and bizarre why did they still

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sell some of this stuff let me show you

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what I got and what better place to

00:18

start than with one of the oldest things

00:20

that Apple still sells in the Apple

00:21

Store the USB superdrive so in 2008

00:25

Apple launched the original MacBook Air

00:27

it had this grandiose unveiling that you

00:29

probably remember Steve shops pulled it

00:30

from a manila envelope it was an

00:32

incredible demo and frankly a bit ahead

00:35

of its time I mean the MacBook Air was

00:37

kind of largely a failure until the 2010

00:39

redesign part of that was thermals part

00:41

of that was the generalized form factor

00:43

but a big part of it was that in order

00:46

to fit it inside that amazingly small

00:48

envelope they had to ditch the disc

00:50

drive which in 2008 was still a pretty

00:52

bold move so Apple needed some way to

00:55

offer some sort of CD or dvd support now

00:59

somewhat futuristic and what they talked

01:00

about at the keynote was something still

01:02

available in Mac OS 10 today remote disc

01:05

which allowed you to use a separate Mac

01:07

or PC's disc drive and then access the

01:10

contents of the disc remotely over the

01:13

network via Wi-Fi on your MacBook a it

01:16

was kind of cool but the reality is

01:18

people that were working with lots of

01:19

discs just opted to use Apple's USB

01:22

superdrive instead this thing oh this

01:25

thing has been in its package Lan so

01:27

long I just ripped the tab clean off

01:29

this is actually quite a throwback I

01:31

mean look at the gray Apple logo and all

01:34

of this old stuff they've still got

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plastic on this which is not been a

01:38

thing in apple packaging for quite some

01:40

time now look at this you even have like

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a textured pole tab that's crazy so

01:45

there we

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go launched at $79 and this thing is

01:50

still $79 it has been unchanged

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literally since 2008 it's made out of

01:57

aluminum looks very very handsome but

02:00

other than that I mean there's not much

02:02

to it there's a uh little rubber pad

02:04

here on the bottom so that it doesn't

02:06

slip around it's of course slot loading

02:08

rather than tray loading and wow look at

02:10

this there's a usba a port in general

02:14

but it's got this wrapped

02:16

connector that doesn't want to come off

02:18

okay there you go you see the single

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usba a port was and continues to be a

02:24

problem you see with pretty much every

02:27

external disc drive that has shipped

02:29

before and since this thing it shipped

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with two usba headers because the power

02:34

draw required to spin up a disc and then

02:36

power moving laser typically draws more

02:38

than the 5 Watts which is typically the

02:41

maximum supported but since Apple makes

02:43

both the computer and the drive they can

02:46

do some power management magic to make

02:48

this thing work and allow the drive to

02:50

draw more and well it kind of worked I

02:53

mean famously this thing did not work

02:55

with hubs and docks and displays because

02:57

it broke typical Convention of USB

02:59

Behavior but it always worked plugged

03:00

directly into a Mac until Apple forgot

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about it on my Mac Studios usba a port a

03:07

brand new computer from Apple that's

03:09

supposed to handle presumably an

03:11

accessory still sold in the Apple Store

03:13

it errors out saying that it has

03:15

insufficient power to calibrate the

03:16

laser and then when I go in Mac OS 10 to

03:19

dismiss that dialogue window it just

03:21

blanks out entirely I figured that these

03:23

issues were probably just Macos itself

03:26

having issues burning all recordable

03:28

media because honestly who doing that

03:30

nowadays but no because I went to Best

03:33

Buy bought some cheap old Blu-ray Drive

03:35

and it works perfectly without any

03:37

software or drivers better than Apple's

03:39

own Super drive that's slow and doesn't

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support Blu-ray yada y this thing hasn't

03:43

been a good value for years and now that

03:46

it doesn't support Blu-ray and it's

03:47

legitimately broken on most Apple

03:49

silicon Macs it's time to just kill it

03:51

Apple get rid of it this is literally

03:53

the oldest skew that they carry in the

03:55

Apple Store 16 years without an update

03:58

and it shows it's piece of

04:01

crap this next one is literally insane

04:05

I've been doing YouTube for 15 years

04:07

okay but I took a 2-year break living

04:09

overseas away from technology and when I

04:11

returned I spent some cold Hard Cash

04:12

that my YouTube channel had earned in my

04:14

absence to buy a wait for it

04:17

2013 Mac Pro what a mistake uh the trash

04:22

can hasn't been available for sale for 7

04:24

years now parts and accessories for the

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trash can haven't been available for 6

04:28

years and yet still today you can buy

04:31

this in stores the Mac Pro security lock

04:35

adapter look at this thing this thing is

04:37

so old the plastic has yellowed there's

04:39

no sunlight in Apple Stores so this

04:41

thing has just been slowly wilting away

04:44

on a shelf and I'm going to open it now

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it's

04:48

$49 and I seriously don't know if I can

04:51

open this it's like oh my goodness it's

04:54

like welded shut there we

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go

05:00

there it is $50 for this little chunk of

05:02

metal it's got a pull

05:05

tab oh yeah there we go and there it is

05:09

this little nugget what is this and how

05:12

does this work well let me show you this

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is my 2013 trash can Mac Pro one of the

05:18

cool design elements that you might not

05:20

remember is that you could slide this

05:22

lock over and unveil the computer you

05:24

could open it up that's obviously a

05:26

problem if you're a school or a business

05:28

that wants to prevent people from a

05:29

fiddling with the machine or B stealing

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it all together and so this thing is

05:34

literally a security lock I've never

05:36

used one of these so I don't know how it

05:38

works there you go maybe oh that's kind

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of

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sketchy oh that

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sound oh that sounds bad okay you slide

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that into the fan Inlet

06:01

oh oh this doesn't sound like I should

06:03

be oh I didn't lock it down all the

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way it's not

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H oh there we go oh my gosh oh my

06:15

goodness that is difficult to

06:18

do okay it's on and then what you would

06:20

do is take a Kensington compatible lock

06:24

you just stick it in there you twist it

06:25

to lock it into place and then nobody

06:28

can open the machine anymore cuz it's

06:29

locked into place and uh then you could

06:31

also tie it down to a desk or a table so

06:34

that nobody would steal it why why does

06:38

this still a even exist and B being

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actively sold in stores it doesn't the

06:43

metal doesn't even match like this is

06:45

like aluminum and they kind of tried to

06:47

make it like a little space gray but it

06:49

doesn't match the beautiful Darth Vader

06:51

look of the trash can why what is this

06:55

apple doesn't make a toothbrush but if

06:56

they did it' be this this is the liveen

07:01

wave today's sponsor and look at this

07:03

packaging uh needless to say I think

07:06

heavy inspiration has been borrowed from

07:08

Apple and that's not even just in the

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packaging which look at this these pole

07:12

tabs it's identical this is so premium

07:15

the box is beautiful let's pull the lid

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off oh yeah look look at this this is

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like this is Johnny IV he made this look

07:26

at that beautiful recycled Packaging it

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literally is there's a symbol right

07:31

there okay I I mean look at this I have

07:35

to admit I already unboxed one of these

07:36

two months ago I've been using this

07:37

toothbrush for a while now but doing

07:39

this again just makes me giggle like I'm

07:41

surprised there's not stickers in here

07:43

this is exactly the same and look at

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this this is where your toothbrush heads

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are

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located that is beautiful and premium

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and recycled and look at this this cable

07:54

packaging not only is this cable

07:56

packaging literally like exactly the

07:58

same as look at this

08:02

um okay they used adhesive there which

08:05

Apple wouldn't do that but the cable

08:08

braiding is like identical and the

08:11

connector this looks like mag safe like

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literally the same look at

08:17

[Laughter]

08:20

this okay so as mentioned I've been

08:24

using this toothbrush for a couple of

08:26

months and it has replaced my very

08:28

expensive Sonic Air not only does it

08:31

ultrasonically vibrate equally if not a

08:33

little bit harder which basically no

08:35

ultrasonic toothbrushes on the market do

08:37

that's why I've stuck with the Phillips

08:39

so long but it also oscillates check

08:42

this out up to 60° I push the power

08:48

button it vibrates but also oscillates

08:51

which means you don't have to move it up

08:53

and

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down these bristles are soft tapered

08:57

they're very easy on your your gums and

09:00

this button is amazing so I have mine

09:03

this one is mine it's um it's been

09:05

dropped a couple times so it's seen

09:07

better days but it's got this pressure

09:09

sensitive button not capacitive pressure

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sensitive and when I say not capacitive

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that means that when your fingers are

09:16

wet it'll still work like that's metal

09:19

check this

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out I don't know how they do it cuz this

09:23

thing is completely unibody there's no

09:25

gaps no holes and that's one of my

09:27

favorite features there's no moo on most

09:30

toothbrushes you know this little Gap

09:31

here and you get all that nasty little

09:34

crusty so gross and you have to pull the

09:36

head off and clean no this thing is

09:38

tapered such that water gets in there

09:40

and it just completely pulls it away I

09:41

haven't cleaned this base forever I love

09:43

it okay there is an iPhone app on this

09:46

thing that lets you choose the intensity

09:48

of the cleaning modes and what cleaning

09:50

mode you'd like to select there are

09:51

three that are pre-programmable and most

09:54

importantly these heads are not a scam

09:58

unlike other toothbrushes on the market

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you get three of these for just 10 bucks

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and if you want six of them you can get

10:04

them for as little as 17 it's $79 for

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the ABS version um this thing is a great

10:11

value the performance of this I think is

10:12

equal to the nicest Sonicare brushes on

10:14

the market the battery again I haven't

10:16

charged this I mean it's low now but I

10:18

haven't charged this in over 2 months

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and when you need to you just plug it in

10:22

Via mag saave for 2 hours and you're

10:25

good to go for many many months more it

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comes in plastic it comes in alum and it

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comes in of course stainless steel for

10:31

$99 it is incredible value it is a

10:34

beautiful toothbrush and it literally

10:37

makes Johnny IV

10:39

weep this is probably my favorite

10:41

accessory sold in stores because

10:43

basically only three iPad Pro skes ever

10:46

supported it this is the lightning to

10:49

USB 3 camera adapter apple and Camera

10:53

adapters have been a thing for like a

10:55

very long time actually going back to

10:57

the dawn of the iPod

10:59

okay this thing is cool the idea was

11:02

that you could plug in cameras and other

11:04

USB accessories that would ingest data

11:07

into the photos app um originally it was

11:09

a kind of usb2 very small looking dongle

11:13

I think I have some one somewhere I'll

11:15

put it if I can find it they actually

11:17

still sell the original adapter today

11:19

and they sell the similar SD card

11:21

adapter you take your camera you plug it

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in ingest the photos in your photos app

11:25

or into your iPod and you're done but

11:28

when the iPad had pro- shipped in 2016

11:31

and the files app in 2017 it was clear

11:34

that more speed more power and more

11:36

compatibility was needed so this thing

11:39

was released and despite being named

11:42

camera adapter that's selling it short

11:45

it can do a lot more first of all there

11:47

is lightning power in that doesn't just

11:49

charge your iOS device but also supplies

11:51

power for devices plugged into it for

11:54

stuff like USB mics and audio interfaces

11:57

and when you are transferring literal

11:59

files be them from like an SD card or a

12:03

USB drive or from your camera itself you

12:05

can do so with usb3 speeds thanks to the

12:09

high-speed controller found on the a9x

12:11

and a10x Fusion S so's uh lightning

12:15

being restricted to USB 2 was often

12:17

cited as the reason that Apple moved to

12:19

USBC on the iPhone but this proves that

12:22

wrong years and years prior USB 3

12:25

existed for lightning so long story

12:28

short I suspect that when the iPhone 16

12:30

gets the iPhone 15 Pros a17 s so that

12:34

USB 3 will come with it but that s SOC

12:37

is named the A7 Pro will they put the

12:41

a17 pro with the usb3 controller on the

12:43

regular iPhone maybe not but if it

12:46

doesn't I am totally going to rail Apple

12:49

for it because they've had usb3 on iOS

12:51

devices since 2016 and they better not

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get rid of it okay this is the only

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thing on this list still designed for

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current generation products but I

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couldn't not talk about it I recently

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sold my 2019 Mac Pro like literally

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weeks ago which is a shame because I

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would like to show how these work

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because I could never justify or afford

13:12

them but uh yeah that's right it's the

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Mac Pro Wheels you say can't afford them

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could just some wheels for some a

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computer how much could they cost

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700

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$700 $699 bucks these things cost so I'm

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expecting an amazing unboxing

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experience okay we've got this pouch

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we've got the documentation and check

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this out it's a QR code to learn how to

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install the Mac Pro Wheels that's

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certainly with a

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video

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uh they included two of them on accident

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well I mean I guess they're like $700

13:54

might as well give them two QR codes

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this is nice

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paper Maybe it could have been $698 if

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they didn't include that okay here they

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are you have this beautiful of course

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little cardboard insert here and there

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they are the Mac Pro

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Wheels I've never seen these in real

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life like at least not touched them

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let's pull one

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out oh my goodness it is difficult to

14:22

State how heavy these things are this

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might be almost as heavy as the Apple

14:27

Vision Pro which is really which is

14:30

really heavy Let's uh where do you oh

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here we go we can unpeel this little

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cotton right here protecting the

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stainless steel that is found underneath

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wow that's very extra and then uh you've

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also got a little plastic nib

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here okay let's see how nice these

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are yeah these are super nice okay so

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this whole stainless steel and it is

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stainless steel like massive piece of

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metal is all one unibody structure so

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the only moving parts are this top part

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which spins so nicely is that friction

15:10

based no there's roller bearings in

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there cuz of course there are and then

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each side has its own little rubber and

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it's a very hard rubber but yet it is

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grippy and soft um has its own wheel

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what this allows you to do is basically

15:26

torque Vector to give you a super super

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tight turning radius look at this you

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probably could put a car on these wheels

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um it is amazing it is stupid I mean

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these have no business being this

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expensive uh it frankly should have just

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come with them I mean come on the Mac

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Pro's $6,000 what I would like to see is

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how easy or difficult it is to actually

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install them wow look at that you've got

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a little Chuck for a for a nice impact

15:56

driver uh probably don't use that

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although I don't know maybe that's what

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it's designed for cuz it's got a little

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impact driver bit here and then there is

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of course um a little hex key on the

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other end that you would use to remove

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the feet from your Mac because this is a

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professional product Apple trusts you

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the end user to upgrade something that

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is found on the outside but you do have

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to access the actual screws from the

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inside and you might recall from my tear

16:23

down it was actually pretty darn

16:25

difficult to get access to those hex

16:27

screws so I would be interested to see

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if these were actually very easy at all

16:30

to swap out I would bet they were kind

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of a pain in the butt they offered to do

16:33

it in store I believe for a while if you

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bought the kit from them H in any case

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these should not be sold in stores

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anywhere not because they're not still

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functional with the current generation