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Discussion in 'Pyra News' started by EvilDragon, Dec 17, 2017.

  1. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    I guess the minimum setting which is completely off wouldn't generate EM hum, but I don't wear hearing aids so I wouldn't be sure.

    These last two posts have been about hearing aids, not headphones by the way. They have a little 'T' setting which is explicitly designed to pick up the EM frequencies generated by a coil in the earpiece of telephone sets for example - I didn't think you were meant to use it in general use, but I guess once you've set it on it might be a bit of a faff turning it off again.

    As far as I've heard, the Pyra is supposed to use a higher frequency to illuminate its backlight. I'd guess this would result in a higher tone in your hearing aid, and if that's hypersonic to you then that would not be a problem.
     
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  2. rygD

    rygD Nihilistic Mystic

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    I have wanted to be a cyborg since I was pretty young. Since then I have learned that it isn't all as cool as it might seem. EM interference to hearing would suck. Is this a common problem, or is the Pandora somewhat unique?
     
  3. FIQ

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    I use the telecoil setting for "headphones" designed to work with hearing aids. Something like this (but this exact one isn't what I use): https://www.rehabmart.com/include-mt/img-resize.asp?path=/imagesfromrd/har-lt-la166 listen neckloop_personal listening system accessories.jpg&newwidth=340&height=255
    I use it on my Pandora and my phone a bunch. Meaning that the EM buzz from the screen can get rather irritating, especially at lower brightness levels. It's only really an issue when I use "headphones", otherwise I can simply just disable telecoil.
    And no, with the display completely off, there is no issue -- when I said lowest brightness, I meant "min brightness but with display still on".

    The Pandora is the only device I own which has an issue like this (Not saying my other devices has no EM buzz, but any such noise is so silent that it's only really noticeable if I hold the device straight to my ear).
     
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  4. levi

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    Oh I see, so it's a neck-borne coil that plugs into any headphone socket, making your hearing aids become your headphones as long as you use the T setting? Yeah it's a shame if the Pandora backlight is also broadcasting noise that gets picked up with that setting.

    Does stereo work well with that gizmo, out of interest?
     
  5. Djoga'Ro

    Djoga'Ro moonstruck

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    Come on now @levi, you didn't even try to answer this one yourself(, assuming the gizmo shown in the provided picture is what we're talking about). ;P
     
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  6. levi

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    Woop woop! This is your four minute warning*; seek cover now. There is important NEWS incoming.



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    More like four days than four minutes, more likely, but whatever
     
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    TWO MONTH WARNING, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!
     
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  8. Wrath Of Khan

    Wrath Of Khan Soul soother...

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    Odds of next news post being titled Mass production...
    Place your bets...

    But its one step closer. Um... Keep the faith, defeat the hate....? Ignore me... everyone does...

    A few months more methinks. I am a second batcher. Anyway everyone knows that the second batch is significantly more illustrious than the first... maybe...

    I will be happy nonetheless to muck about with the pyra when it finally arrives.
     
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  9. Silent-Hunter

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    As much as I would love that, if the next news post is in a few days it probably won't be that. He still has to receive the new prototype boards and test them before ordering the mass production.
     
  10. kracken34

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    Such a newspost would be awesome, but I strongly doubt it. Still think, ED needs a bit more time. But I believe a positive newspost would be extremely helpful in the light of the upcoming "rival" GPD Win 2 in order not to lose ground.
     
  11. JDTAY

    JDTAY Half Pepperoni, All Cheese

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    Guys, I used my connections to get a hold of a draft for ED's upcoming newspost. It includes the following:

    A smiley.
    Another smiley.
    Yet another smiley.
    And about three or four smileys after that.

    Suffice it to say, this is about average news. I was kinda hoping for more smilies, but these things take time. >_>
     
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  12. Swordfish II

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    I hope there are cases in EDs hands
     
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  13. Djoga'Ro

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    EDward Casehands? Doesn't sound that intriguing. :)
     
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    Followed by a 2 months estimation time.I looked at a newspost from 3 years ago and it was still about case revisions.
     
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  15. FBnil

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    Guess I'll wait 2 more months...
     
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    I just looked at a couple of old picture of my Pandora from when I use to still have one, man I really miss using the Pandora, I really hope the Pyra comes out soon and that all pre-orders get's delivered quickly.
     
  17. rygD

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    I saw one of those recently, too. The upcoming year was expected to be the year it was released. I will wait as long as it takes.
     

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