MacFrogger: To be fair, that idea came from Chris Breen and Kelly passed it on to me. But I like the idea. Low key, gets the product out there in connection to Apple Watch, but doesn't slow down the Apple Watch parade.
palenoue: Good one! And you may well get that wish in 2020.
Alternatively: "It's About Time."
Bob: Thanks. I too blinked when I saw the original price for three bulbs. I'm very much wanting to experiment, and I'm also trying not to care. $199 is still crazy. But at least you have me warming to the idea.
Because of the spacing of the shims, the iPad won't drop in with a portrait mode alignment. However, if really necessary, one could mount the iPad on a vertical stand and place the Brydge underneath, still linked by BT.
wab95: I like the idea of the iPhone morphing into a hub that subsumes all that the iPhone did, just as in your iPhone/iPod analogy. All the rest: great stuff! Thanks for your insights, as always.
ctopher: I use SwiftKey in basic mode without word predictions. No login required. And no uploading of my text. It's still worth it in that mode.
Lee: Nice find!
MacFrogger: That's a great point. Come to think of it, Microsoft, champion of privacy and security, should have been able to exploit the situation better. I've tried to review a Windows Phone, but got nowhere with Microsoft.
BurmaYank. How about a Fresnel lens effect? Just pondering.