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Gylen
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Push 2 without Power perfectly useable!

Post by Gylen » Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:29 am

I've noticed a few comments about how Push 2 without AC power is too dim and not useable via use alone. I was a bit annoyed as I enjoyed using Push 1 on the sofa but I ordered 2 regardless.

Just tried it out tonight and if anything, it's brighter than my Push 1 was! This is into a 2015 MacBook Pro running off battery (so not even mains power to the computer). I'm well happy with that!

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Just thought I'd mention it in case it's putting anyone else off.

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Re: Push 2 without Power perfectly useable!

Post by starving student » Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:36 am

hey is everybody's Push 2 like this , that would be awesome?

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Re: Push 2 without Power perfectly useable!

Post by Syver » Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:33 am

Can't answer for everybody but mine is very much usable without the power plugged in.

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Re: Push 2 without Power perfectly useable!

Post by starving student » Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:42 am

beautiful, another feather in Push 2's cap

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Re: Push 2 without Power perfectly useable!

Post by sowhoso » Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:49 am

ha!

another case of don't believe everything they say on the internet

lol

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Re: Push 2 without Power perfectly useable!

Post by Tarekith » Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:02 am

That certainly looks a lot brighter than mine without the PSU, that's for sure!

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Re: Push 2 without Power perfectly useable!

Post by starving student » Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:33 am

hmmmmm so what gives?

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Re: Push 2 without Power perfectly useable!

Post by thomashalp » Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:18 am

mine seemed a lot less bright...
gonna check again tonight

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Re: Push 2 without Power perfectly useable!

Post by Tarekith » Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:39 am

The downside of pictures, hard to tell absolute brightness. Here's mine plugged and unplugged for comparison:

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Gylen
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Re: Push 2 without Power perfectly useable!

Post by Gylen » Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:48 am

Agreed, especially with iPhone autoexposure but I can promise you that those are very similar to the perceived brightness as I was looking at it (I adjusted the exposure comp in the phone to match what I was seeing).

I wonder if it's related to the USB port in some way? That's why I mentioned the computer it was plugged into - perhaps different machines are somehow giving different amounts of power to devices?

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Re: Push 2 without Power perfectly useable!

Post by sowhoso » Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:53 am

I thought all USB have similar power spec

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Re: Push 2 without Power perfectly useable!

Post by Tarekith » Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:22 am

Using a 2014 MBP here.

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Re: Push 2 without Power perfectly useable!

Post by thomashalp » Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:33 am

my macbook is also ancient (2011 or something)
and definitely getting tarekiths results

Gylen
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Re: Push 2 without Power perfectly useable!

Post by Gylen » Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:08 pm

Hmm, probably not related to computer age then...

I had to wait a while for my Push to come into stock - I don't suppose they made any changes to the hardware?

For comparison's sake, this is mine plugged in - it's SUPER bright (so much so you can see how my phone has under-exposed the area around the lit buttons) and this was shot after dark but in a lit room:

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Essentially, this doesn't look much different to the unplugged photo but the darkness of the surrounding image should help you see how much brighter it is.

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Re: Push 2 without Power perfectly useable!

Post by thomashalp » Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:21 pm

damnnnnnnn

would be very good if ableton can chip in on this,
if i could have paid the same but could have gotta a unit that would work perfect without the ac adapter :|

i'd kill for 1 cable less lol

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