Surface Duo Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Microsoft' started by JoeS, Oct 2, 2019.

  1. jnjroach

    jnjroach Technology Strategist Super Moderator

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    Here is the updated work from home with the Surface Duo taking the note taking duties -

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  2. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    It's the matryoshka of displays.. Question, is that loop on the right a ring light for better lighting during Teams video calls? And if so do you like it and if so do you have a link? I just got one that I'm not happy with.
     
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    jnjroach Technology Strategist Super Moderator

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    It helps even out the light on Team, Chime and Meet calls (we work with all 3 as customers), it's a cheap one -

    Amazon.com: LED Ring Light 10" with Tripod Stand & Phone Holder for Live Streaming & YouTube Video, Dimmable Desk Makeup Ring Light for Photography, Shooting with 3 Light Modes & 10 Brightness Level
     
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  4. Chris_Kez

    Chris_Kez Reformed Lumia Fan

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    If you segregated those profiles to separate screens then flipped it all the way open you'd have a Surface Mullet (business in front, personal in the back). :p
    The main reason I keep separate devices is I like the freedom of leaving the work phone at home and not having that stuff follow me around. That said, I do miss being able to see my work calendar now that COVID has thoroughly scrambled work and home time. We use G Suite and Google no longer seems to let you share your calendar unless you make it public. On a related note, I love the new Outlook feature that lets your work calendar pull in free/busy status from your personal calendar.
    Once a Lumia fan, always a Lumia fan.
     
  5. desertlap

    desertlap Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    I've seen a couple of actual Google employees using the Duo with Duo. They refer to it as the " Duo Squared"
     
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  6. daddyfish

    daddyfish Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Was this review already posted here? (did not feel like scrolling through 10 pages again :rolleyes:)
    Personally found this perhaps the best review so far I think considering it also compares dimensions with other phones, aspect ratio, pen comparison test, MS gestures etc:


    , nice comparison shot with the Pro X
     
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  7. jhoff80

    jhoff80 Pen Pro - Senior Member Senior Member

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    Yeah, my Pixel 4 XL has a 2x optical zoom, but over the weekend I was taking photos at 8x that look better than the Duo at 1x.
     
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  8. negative1

    negative1 Retro Surface fan

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  9. Bishop

    Bishop Keeper of Odd Knowledge Senior Member

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    Feel free to double check my work folks. Here are my notes from trying to find the most comprehensive voice commands solution for SDuo:

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    Microsoft picked a hell of a time to deprecate Cortana. She once would have done it all. While using the iPhone, I used my outlook.com account for the iPhone's Mail and Calendar apps and installed the Outlook app. Siri would handle it all, and it would populate on my MS apps. [EDIT: Google Reminder app no longer has to be installed as a separate app; reminders appear on Google's calendar but don't appear on the Outlook calendar even when the Google account is added to Outlook.]

    Alexa? I don't have a single Echo product - anywhere. Am I really going to add ANOTHER voracious data sucker to my phone? Somebody talk me off the ledge...
     
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  10. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    Great review Lisa. Thanks as usual.

    When my aaaa battery in the Go2's pen ran out I took the opportunity to go look at the Duo. What a beauty it is!
     
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