First Ring Daily 573: The Band Isn’t Getting Back Together

Posted on March 4, 2019 by Brad Sams in First Ring Daily, Podcasts with 3 Comments

On this episode of First Ring Daily, the band has played its last song, Paul has some weather, and USB is a mess.

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3 responses to “First Ring Daily 573: The Band Isn’t Getting Back Together”

  1. jasecutler

    Sadly... Apple does not do Thunderbolt 3 on all it's laptop design:


    • Macbook 12" only has USB 3.X, no thunderbolt.
    • Macbook Pro 13" base model only included thunderbolt on two of the USB-C ports.



  2. Stoicjim

    I stopped using my Band two weeks before the cutoff date for getting the refund...literally two freakin' weeks. I also bought a 950XL and a month or so later they offered a two-for-one deal (buy a 950XL and get a 950 free) and I again was ineligible by two weeks. Sigh.

  3. drewidian

    It's too bad really. MS had all of the pieces to make a truly impressive ecosystem, Between HealthVault, the Band, Xbox, Outlook and Skype they could have put together a package to see to the medical community. Imagine getting checked into a hospital with a Band (one that locked on your wrists) that could monitor your heartbeat, sleep patterns, etc. If there is an issue, a nursing station and the nurses on duty get either a text message or notification on their devices if there is an issue. An Xbox in each patient's room with a Kinect camera could be used for Physical therapy, Doctor's calls, examinations, entertainment, etc and because you could plug in a headset to the controller, you don't have to disturb your roommate(s). I still think MS should make a remote with a microphone so you could change the channels without having to yell across the room, but hey... I could even see MS sending an Xbox One home with a Kinect for house calls, Physical Therapy, Doctor/Nurse calls etc. They were the only ones to have the full ecosystem at the time and in some ways still do. There's a ton of capability, I don't know what the road blocks or legal issues are, but it would seem to me that there was a lot of potential here.

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