Thread: MagicWand Device
03-08-2011, 01:03 PM #16
But now that I'm learning that the MagicWand is made of "silver-colored" plastic...not sure I want to pay $29.95US for this!!! I wasn't too crazy about paying this price when I thought it was made of aluminum...but PLASTIC...ughh!! Maybe $10-$15 bucks for plastic.
03-08-2011, 01:17 PM #17
I just came across this review of the MagicWand by MacWorld:
Twelve South MagicWand Review | Macworld
...it appears that MacWorld just reviewed it back in February, 2011. They confirm that it is a piece of "aluminum-colored plastic"!
In the review they also reference other devices for "coupling" or combining the Apple bluetooth keyboard & Magic Trackpad...made of wood, plastic, or aluminum. Here's the aluminum one:
...not exactly the most "elegant"...but the only choice made of aluminum. And it isn't cheap...costing $129 dollars + $10 shipping...YIKES!!!
p.s. Here's a 2nd review:
...of course it's a positive review (no critical mention of it being expensive for a piece of aluminum colored plastic). Just goes to show how some reviewers just "suck up" to vendors to get a free sample!!!
p.p.s The MacWorld review is more "fair & balanced"...in that it does mention at least 3 drawbacks of the MagicWand.
03-08-2011, 01:24 PM #18
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^^^ As much as i agree with you whole heartedly, in the last 20 mins i have been thinking about it this way . . . .
IS there another device out there that will fill the gap i am looking for ???
No not as yet there isnt.
So im thinking in the next 'x' amount of weeks if i cant find anything i will go ahead and purchase it. The plastic part does seem to work perfectly in the Video and safarisurfer also stated that it works the way intended, so if i purchase it and as i said fills the gap i want it to fill then Yes ill be happy.
For me $30 is a packet of smokes and a cpl of coffee's and if i can spend $30 on something that will aid in my death i think i can justify something to make my life happier and easier when im relaxing
But that is me.
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03-08-2011, 01:31 PM #19
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03-08-2011, 01:47 PM #20
Compared to the amount technology & cost of materials in the Apple bluetooth keyboard & the Magic Trackpad...each of these devices (in comparison to the MagicWand) should probably cost $500 each! Yes I know that there's a "volume sold" issue here...and cost of design & development...I'm just saying.
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