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jvezina posted on Fri, Mar 6 2020 3:56 PM

The FCC has released information about the table version

https://fccid.io/TTU-HALOTABLE

Have a nice day,

Jean

 

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I saw the Halo at my dealer on Saturday, and although I was already intrigued since the first leaked video it didn’t disappoint at all, knowing that some people do not like it.

I would have a very limited use-case for my BS1, as my other B&O products are too old, but I still want to have one. That it is a great achievement.

There is probably no good rationale explanation why one would spend ca 700$ on a volume remote control. I am now having tough discussions with the FS (wife), as she states ‘you buy Halo I say Hejdå (goodbye) Big Smile

And then my dealer came up with the great idea that I need a Core as well for my BS9000 😀

I love his enthusiasm.

“I have to work on my core” I tell my wife in return Smile

To be continued, and please do see the Halo IRL it is amazingly cool.

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Answered (Verified) Sandyb replied on Mon, Sep 13 2021 9:05 PM
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Which is why I have cut out any B&O control from my music / radio listening - only the speakers remain.

Roon is my control interface - if I must use an iDevice, then at least Roon's interface and software work extremely well - and at times the Linn app(s) too, as I have a Linn streamer / DAC in my main room. The Linn app even shows me a lot of my podcast feeds from TuneIn!

Yes, Roon and a Linn streamer is expensive, but newsflash, so is B&O.

The Halo's design / form factor limits how useful I can ever get.  The screen is too small for searching / browsing in the end. Which implies it was only ever going to be a volume control and starter for predefined experiences. Fine for those who are happy with just that. But with the Moment gone, they're telling you to use your phone / tablet for everything else. In which case, if I am generally constantly having to use my iPad for example, what use is a 700 pound / euro volume dial?

 

 

 

Severed_Hand_of_Skywalker:

The Moment was proof that B&O has no Clue when it comes to software and is why I am so scared to buy a halo now with the "promise" that it will be more useful in the future. They couldn't even get the Moment to work with base features after 2 years of trying. 

 

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Millemissen:

beojeff:

My second Halo arrived today. While setting it up, it occurred to me that B&O did not include a wall socket adapter. I know there are may reasons for not including it, such as country universality. Still, for $900....

This is not about the money/the price - it’s about e-waste.

But, they could have included a voucher for a free charger in order to let the costumer make the decision.

MM

Right. You could use one of your extras Apple (and every other class brand) gives EVERY time you buy a product from them. They force the customer to make the decision whether or not they need the charger they paid for. 

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Stan replied on Wed, Sep 30 2020 11:14 PM

Millemissen:

This is not about the money/the price - it’s about e-waste.

But, they could have included a voucher for a free charger in order to let the costumer make the decision.

MM

Rumor is the new iPhone will not include a wall charger or ear phones.  Samsung did not supply ear phones with their recent Note 20/Note 20 Ultra (although you could request them through support).  

The companies say it's about e-waste, but I think it's also about $$$.  If it wasn't about $$$, they'd make it easy to get one "on request" (like Samsung did with their headphones... although I don't know how long that deal will last)

 

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Razlaw replied on Wed, Sep 30 2020 11:17 PM
Finally have tracking info on my Halo. The more I read about it, the more eager I am to get it.

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I still don’t have chargers left over, i also don’t buy phones every year so maybe that’s why 😂 so i’d still like it to be included too or atleast have the option of getting one

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Razlaw:
Finally have tracking info on my Halo. The more I read about it, the more eager I am to get it.

Excellent! Which color did you get?

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Excellent! Which color did you get?

Silver, or I guess the correct term is natural. Table version with charger.

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Razlaw:
beojeff:

 

Excellent! Which color did you get?

 

 

Silver, or I guess the correct term is natural. Table version with charger.

I look forward to seeing photos of it in your home.

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Razlaw:
beojeff:

 

Excellent! Which color did you get?

 

 

Silver, or I guess the correct term is natural. Table version with charger.

FYI, once you unbox the Halo, it won't make the initial "wake up" just from sitting on the charger -- even though it comes fully charged. You have to actually plug the USB cable directly to the Halo to start it. After that, you can use the charger. I was perplexed at first as to how to turn it on. Also, the necessary software upgrade takes awhile and you'll think the Halo has gone dead for awhile. You just have to be a little patient.

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What of the microphone switch that appeared in photos in the FCC filing, but was absent in the first photos after launch?

Does the device still have a microphone?

Is there a software mic switch instead of the hardware switch?

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Razlaw replied on Thu, Oct 1 2020 12:38 PM
beojeff:

FYI, once you unbox the Halo, it won't make the initial "wake up" just from sitting on the charger -- even though it comes fully charged. You have to actually plug the USB cable directly to the Halo to start it. After that, you can use the charger. I was perplexed at first as to how to turn it on. Also, the necessary software upgrade takes awhile and you'll think the Halo has gone dead for awhile. You just have to be a little patient.

Thanks!

Hoping to get it Saturday. Tracking now shows an “exception”, so yet another delay.

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Duels replied on Thu, Oct 1 2020 4:02 PM
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Duels:

Absolutely Beautiful Mr Anderson.

+1

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+1 

And your pictures are gorgeous too.

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I wouldn't wish too hard for a wifi remote control. Control4 recently came out with one (actually acquired an existing company and re-engineerd it) and it's been enough trouble that we've stopped selling it. Had the same issue with Savant. They require network fiddling that few other devices do. I long for the days of good reliable IR.

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