I'm writing at marius.ink these days—I hope to see you there! ☺️

March 19, 2024

I’ve Started a New Blog

Why, when I have a perfectly good one available right here? Because change is healthy. It’s nothing dramatic, just a change of scenery and a simpler outlook.

You can read more about why on the new site—I hope you’ll join me there. It’s a new RSS feed too, so if you want to keep seeing stuff from me you’ll want to add the new link to your feed reader. This site isn’t going anywhere, I’ll just no longer be posting here.

Read More → digital lifestyle link
January 1, 2023

Are we being good ancestors?

There’s a question that keeps echoing in my mind: are we being good ancestors?

Read More → digital lifestyle
November 3, 2022

11 days with the Apple Watch Ultra

There’s nothing wrong with the Apple Watch Ultra. Not even the stuff I expected to take issue with ended up bothering me.

It’s a premium smartwatch that improves upon older models in almost every way, and introduces a new category for Apple’s wearables family. I’m excited to see them further differentiate it in future generations.

But for now, I didn’t end up keeping mine. As much as I enjoyed wearing it, it doesn’t provide $1,200 CAD of additional value over my old but reliable Series 4.

Read More → review technology
June 13, 2022

AirPods Max vs. Sony WH-1000XM5: The Definitive Comparison

I returned my first pair of Apple’s AirPods Max because of comfort issues shortly after publishing my review. I ended up buying a second pair within a few months, though, because I missed their sheer sonic prowess.

After a bit of stretching to ease their clamping force, the AirPods and I got along much better. The combination of headband design and spacious ear cups does a good job of distributing their (significant) weight in a way that allowed me to wear them for extended periods of time. They’re no Bose, but I no longer need to take breaks every half hour or so to avoid discomfort.

More recently, Sony released the latest in their long-running line of flagship ANC headphones, the WH-1000XM5. I ended up buying a pair and, over the past little while, I’ve been meticulously comparing them against my AirPods Max to see which headphones I prefer.

These are my findings.

Read More → review music technology