The Game of Trojans that Apple’s Root Network Wins

The Game of Trojans that Apple’s Root Network Wins

By:   Dwight Gilbert Jones, Poort Design   The recent release of Apple’s HomePod has drawn comparisons with the apparent dominance of Amazon’s Echo/Alexa devices, and with Google’s Home Max speaker and online Assistant. The consensus seems to be that...

The Kitchen Phone Returns, With Superpowers

By Dwight G. Jones, Poort Designer A DESIGNER’S BLOG ABOUT ‘MODERNIZING’ 1955 KITCHEN PHONES As the transition from land lines to cellular phones continues, the kitchen phone is gradually disappearing, with no obvious replacements. Cellphones have a...

Premium Audio for Poort Hubs

The news that Sonos will support Air Play2 now means that an iPad Poort gets one more major audio partner, when 200 Million (uninvited) legacy iPads join the smart home shakedown. Eventually users may realize that they don’t have to buy into the contrived...

A Marine iPad/Poort

An iPad/Poort for Navigation For Poort design work, I designate my 34′ trawler as a “research vessel’ to investigate iPads as an emerging MFD ‘standard’.  The idea is to have the Poort secured near the diesel’s instrument panel, and also be portable up to...