Streets of Rage 4

I bought this for the Nintendo Switch and it’s delightful. The graphics are beautiful, the controls handle like a Streets of Rage game, the difficulty is challenging and it has a cracking soundtrack.

★★★★☆

First impressions after a few weeks with AirPods Pro

Having owned the first generation AirPods for a couple of years and found them to be a terrific (and convenient!) piece of kit, I decided to upgrade to the AirPods Pro primarily for their noise cancelling functionality.

  • The headphones are quite tricky to take out of the case as it’s hard to get a grip on the slippery plastic.
  • The AirPods Pro case doesn’t seem to be as sturdy as the AirPods case. The “landscape” orientation of the case doesn’t feel quite right in the hand.
  • I’ve found the Noise Cancellation mode to be good and Transparent mode works a treat.
  • The force sensor took some getting used to: both using the press and press-and-hold actions. It still feels a bit awkward. I miss the AirPods’ double-tap action on the headphone to pause (etc).
  • I wish the stalks were a little longer: it would make them easier to take out one’s ear and a larger surface area to use the force sensor.
  • The headphones are comfortable to wear for extended periods, more so than the first generation AirPods.
  • Having gotten used to having the first generation AirPods case in my pocket all the time, the larger size AirPods Pro case is quite noticeable.

Pusha T ‘DAYTONA’ 1 Listen Album Review

Entertaining review of Pusha T’s new LP: Daytona:

DAYTONA is a rush, a “fourth quarter, game tied with two minutes left to play” kind of rush. There wasn’t a single moment my eyes weren’t wide open. Each time I tried to lift my jaw up off the floor, another highlight caused it to drop. I feel like my ears were dipped in lighter fluid and each song was a lit match.

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