MacVoices #24047 – The First Few Days With The Apple Vision Pro (2)

The second part of our MacVoices Live! discussion about the Apple Vision Pro fins the panel of Chuck Joiner, David GinsburgBrian Flanagan-ArthursMarty JenciusMark FuccioJim ReaGuy Serle, and Eric Bolden talking about keyboard experience, using the device with the Mac, and audio options and performance. Accessibility, single loop vs. over-the-head straps, weight considerations, productivity, and even comparisons to Meta’s headsets are included. (Part 2)

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Show Notes:


0:02:02 Syncing Bluetooth Keyboard with Apple Vision Pro
0:04:39 Connecting Issues and Rebooting iMac
0:06:04 Using Vision Pro for Multitasking and Native Apps
0:08:02 Adjusting Window Sizes and Font Visibility
0:10:17 Placing Screens Anywhere and Customizing Window Placement
0:13:41 Using External Battery Packs to Power Vision Pro
0:15:23 Testing settings and guest mode compatibility
0:16:54 Panoramic pictures and personalized features
0:18:26 Experience with Juno app and potential issues
0:19:18 Camera Blurs When Covering Mouth or Nose
0:21:06 Traveling with AirPods on a plane
0:22:39 Alternatives to AirPods for noise cancellation and comfort
0:23:26 Dual Loop Band Comes with the Set
0:24:12 AirPods 2 and AirPods 2 with USB Charging Case Comparison
0:26:03 Controversy around Working with an iPad
0:28:44 Challenges with Facial Recognition and Unlocking Devices
0:29:42 Discussion on the Weight of the Apple Watch Bands
0:31:13 Adjusting the Solo Loop Band for Comfort
0:31:51 Comparison between Apple Vision Pro and Competitors
0:33:33 Different functionalities of Meta and Vision Pro


Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitterby email at [email protected], on Mastodon at @[email protected], and on his blog, Trending At Work.

Brian Flanigan-Arthurs is an educator with a passion for providing results-driven, innovative learning strategies for all students, but particularly those who are at-risk. He is also a tech enthusiast who has a particular affinity for Apple since he first used the Apple IIGS as a student. You can contact Brian on twitter as @brian8944. He also recently opened a Mastodon account at @[email protected].

Mark Fuccio is actively involved in high tech startup companies, both as a principle at, or as a marketing advisor through his consulting practice Tactics Sells High Tech, Inc. Mark was a proud investor in Microsoft from the mid-1990’s selling in mid 2000, and hopes one day that MSFT will be again an attractive investment. You can contact Mark through Twitter, LinkedIn, or on Mastodon.

David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65 and on Mastodon at @[email protected].

Dr. Marty Jencius has been an Associate Professor of Counseling at Kent State University since 2000. He has over 120 publications in books, chapters, journal articles, and others, along with 200 podcasts related to counseling, counselor education, and faculty life. His technology interest led him to develop the counseling profession ‘firsts,’ including listservs, a web-based peer-reviewed journal, The Journal of Technology in Counseling, teaching and conferencing in virtual worlds as the founder of Counselor Education in Second Life, and podcast founder/producer of and Currently, he produces a podcast about counseling and life questions, the Circular Firing Squad, and digital video interviews with legacies capturing the history of the counseling field. Generally, Marty is chasing the newest tech trends, which explains his interest in A.I. for teaching, research, and productivity. Marty is an active presenter and past president of the NorthEast Ohio Apple Corp (NEOAC).

Jim Rea built his own computer from scratch in 1975, started programming in 1977, and has been an independent Mac developer continuously since 1984. He is the founder of ProVUE Development, and the author of Panorama X, ProVUE’s ultra fast RAM based database software for the macOS platform. He’s been a speaker at MacTech, MacWorld Expo and other industry conferences. Follow Jim at and via @[email protected] on Mastodon.

Guy Serle, best known for being one of the co-hosts of the MyMac Podcast, sincerely apologizes for anything he has done or caused to have happened while in possession of dangerous podcasting equipment. He should know better but being a blonde from Florida means he’s probably incapable of understanding the damage he has wrought. Guy is also the author of the novel, The Maltese Cube. You can follow his exploits on Twitter, catch him on Mac to the Future on Facebook, at @[email protected], and find everything at


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