The detachable cable would be great. That’s the one thing I worry about with mine. The fact it is USB C yields little value right now. USB C ports are more limited than A if you have multiple peripherals as very few items chain and the same for hubs. Yes you can switch C to A with a single cable, but they are more expensive and all USB C cables appear to have more significant length constraints.
The stand doesn’t look like it is as adjustable as the old one, so that’s a negative. But, I guess you could create your own adjustable stand.
The face plates don’t interest me, but I’m sure you could get a decal created and put on a 3D printed face plate for the v1 if that was something you wanted.
The new software has been out for a while and works perfectly well with the v1 deck.
Overall I see no driver to upgrade. This is a release just to freshen the product line, not advance it.
I see it the same way. If you were going to buy one before, absolutely the updated model is better purely because you can swap the cable out (the 32 button I have came with USB C to USB A, and that’s how I’m using it!). But I feel zero urge to upgrade, the magic is all in the software anyway.
Yeah, I’m not sure what the whole turn it face down on the desk thing is for. Admittedly, most nights, my Streamdeck is plugged into my work PC, but on that there’s no reason to need to put it face down for any reason ever. If it is a lit up thing, on my PC, I get my personal screensaver up for a bit, then it goes blank and does not appear to give off any light, or allow anyone any sort of access to my computer.
Why do you need to turn it face down? Does it not sleep with your Mac? Are you not sleeping your Mac? If not, maybe you could have Keyboard Maestro switch your profile when you lock the screen or something. With no context, it seems odd to me to have to physically adjust the Streamdeck orientation over night.
Just to clarify, the Mac app works fine. As I said, the iPhone app works fine and reflects the changes I make in the Mac app. The problem is that the SD does not respond when I plug in the SD to the USB port. I just installed PB 3, but can’t check it until I get home (I’m at the office and the SD is at home).