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Apple's upcoming Vision Pro headset is powered by an external battery pack that attaches with a cable. For customers who want to use the headset on the go without pockets or a backpack, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman today said that Belkin is planning to release a clip that allows the battery pack to be attached to clothing.

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Belkin will begin selling the clip when the Vision Pro launches in the U.S. on February 2, and Apple will also offer it, according to Gurman.

Belkin offers a range of Apple-endorsed accessories, including iPhone screen protectors, MagSafe charging stands, a Continuity Camera mount for Macs, and more. Many of its accessories are available on Apple's online store.

Apple says the Vision Pro can provide up to two hours of battery life overall, and up to 2.5 hours for 2D video playback, on a full charge.

Article Link: Belkin Expected to Sell Battery Pack Clip Accessory for Apple Vision Pro
 
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HobeSoundDarryl

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How often do you see any of the many using a laptop on planes carry it to the bathroom and then back to their seat? How about iPads? iPhones in active use as someone goes down the aisle?

This thing is not glued to a user's head. When one needs to roam, put it away, just like putting away a laptop, iPad or iPhone. When back at the seat, pull it out- just like pulling out any of the other devices- and resume use. I do not and cannot envision this oft-imagined world where many people are basically living in Vpro at all times. But even if others do, the battery life isn't there to allow it anyway... unless someone is also carrying roughly 7 spare batteries too (to cover all approx. 16 hours in a typical day).
 

CharlesShaw

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This clip is unnecessary because Apple, by making iPhones larger and heavier every year, has trained us to happily hold objects of the same size and weight in our hands.
 

CharlesShaw

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I’m sure I’m not the only one wondering if it’s possible to power the device connected directly to a wall outlet without the battery pack.
 
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I’m just hoping there’s some sort of emergency battery inside, so it can stay alive between swaps of battery packs. Some sort of barebones, nothing but a grayscale scene with a “critical battery - connect to power” message or something.

Enough to save the state for a few minutes so it doesn’t kill whatever game/movie/activity you were doing if it dies midway through.
 

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I’m just hoping there’s some sort of emergency battery inside, so it can stay alive between swaps of battery packs. Some sort of barebones, nothing but a grayscale scene with a “critical battery - connect to power” message or something.

Enough to save the state for a few minutes so it doesn’t kill whatever game/movie/activity you were doing if it dies midway through.
It would make sense that there’s a small built-in battery or else firmware updates could be disastrous if the cable became disconnected. Of course, this is all armchair speculation, but it’s just impossible not to speculate.
 
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I suppose this is the most Apple thing to do. The battery is just a smooth pebble with no way to hold it because that would make it look less like a jewel. If you want to add ugliness and practicality you can go to another company and pay more. Like it or not that definitely sounds like Apple.
 

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It would make sense that there’s a small built-in battery or else firmware updates could be disastrous if the cable became disconnected. Of course, this is all armchair speculation, but it’s just impossible not to speculate.
It makes you wonder; if this thing requires a battery pack, how on earth is Apple going to be able to release a pair of smart AR glasses in the future Since presumably this is their end goal? Even in 10 years time, I can’t fathom how it’s going to be possible unless there’s some kind of insane breakthrough in battery tech by then.
 

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I suppose this is the most Apple thing to do. The battery is just a smooth pebble with no way to hold it because that would make it look less like a jewel. If you want to add ugliness and practicality you can go to another company and pay more. Like it or not that definitely sounds like Apple.
It’s insane they released a product that requires a battery pack in the first place. IMO the product as a whole is very un Apple
 

CharlesShaw

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It makes you wonder; if this thing requires a battery pack, how on earth is Apple going to be able to release a pair of smart AR glasses in the future Since presumably this is their end goal? Even in 10 years time, I can’t fathom how it’s going to be possible unless there’s some kind of insane breakthrough in battery tech by then.
Agreed. It looks like it requires a battery of the size that could run a MacBook Air or an iPad Pro, so our fantasies about lightweight, discreet eyewear indeed seem more like science fiction.
 

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I’m sure I’m not the only one wondering if it’s possible to power the device connected directly to a wall outlet without the battery pack.
It might be possible, the close-up below shows a cutout around the cable that could indicate that it's a regular USB-C connector stuck flush into the battery pack:

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But maybe that's just "design" and the cable is really fixed to the battery pack. The other end is a proprietary connector in any case.
 
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By 'on the go' I expect they mean 'sitting in an airplane.' I don't think anyone seriously plans to move far with the AVP, but the haters are going to have a field day lol
You underestimate the ability for people to look like total jackasses and make sure you know they are wearing goggles that nearly cost them $4k. I guarantee you within the first 24 hours of this thing coming out people will do it, and eventually someone is falling down some stairs or getting caught on an escalator.
 

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You guys thinking it’ll be $50 are not thinking like Apple. It’ll be $129 and be solid titanium but with platinum coated mirror finish with laser engraved Apple logo and more laser engraved customizability. Also, it’ll clip onto your pants with a neodymium rare earth magnet. You heard it here first, folks.
 
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