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Speck Mac Hard Shells

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Misc. Tech, PC / Laptop

Speck Pinstripe CaseSpeck has announced their new SeeThru and Fitted cases for the MacBook, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. The fabric-covered, form-fit hard shell covers with rubber feet are available in several styles and colors and protect your Mac against dirt, bumps, and bruises. As with most of Speck products, the covers are snap-on and off with access to keyboard, drive and ports. Each will carry a price of $69.95 to $99.95 and the company says they will add additional designs in the future.

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Unboxing Live 043: Aluminum & Glass MacBook Pro

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Features, Laptop, Videocasts

Sure, we’ve already put up a MacBook Pro 2008 unboxing gallery, but we figured there might be a few of you out there who’d want to see the unboxing action in video form - so here it is. We bring you a look at the newly redesigned MacBook Pro, which launched just a few days ago. In case you missed it, the MacBook Pro now has an aluminum unibody enclosure, a glass display (which means, glossy - not matte,) and even a glass single-button trackpad.

If you’re wondering how these stack up to the older models, be sure to check out our MacBook and MacBook Pro redesign comparison video.

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Newegg Apple deals

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Hot Deals

I’m sure that more than a few of you have heard of Newegg, the online shopping site that is superb for great prices on hardware. However, what you may not know is that they offer really good prices on last-gen hardware whenever new MacBooks or MacBook Pros are released. Case in point, these Newegg Apple deals. See? $700 off of a brand new MacBook Pro, with the option of a matte screen - better jump on that! Of course, if Apple hardware isn’t your thing, you can hit our forums, where we list tons of Newegg promo code and coupon deals.

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Apple Spill Detection Waterproofs Your MacBook Warranty

Posted by Patrick Phelps Categories: Apple, PC / Laptop

MacBook Liquid Submersion Detection

Spill your morning coffee on your MacBook and then take it in for covered warranty service? Those days are ending; water damage is obviously a violation of the AppleCare warranty, and the new MacBook and computers, introduced last week, include what cellphones have had for years: Liquid Submersion Indicators, which alert technicians to water damage. Located under the keyboard and near the trackpad, the sensors change color when exposed to a liquid. Once these sensors are activated, there is no way to undo the process, so you’re just gonna have to fess up next time, so please - no more Shirley Temples near the hardware, okay?

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Bleeding Edge TV 294: MacBook, MacBook Pro redesign comparisons

A few days ago, at the , the company unveiled their newly redesigned (gallery) and (gallery) portables. We were able to get our hands on the new MacBook and MacBook Pro, and in this video, we compare each to their last generation counterpart. That’s right, we put the white MacBook up against the newer aluminum MacBook, compare the older MacBook Pro to the new one, and to top it all off, we bring in a for comparisons sake as well. Hit the video to get a look at all the aluminum and glass unibody goodness.


Unboxing Live 042: Aluminum MacBook

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Features, Laptop, Videocasts

We’ve already hit you guys with the MacBook unboxing gallery, showcasing the brand new redesign for ‘s non-Pro notebook. In case you missed it, the MacBook now sports an aluminum enclosure, a glossy glass display, and even a glass trackpad. The old-school white one is still available, but really, those are now an afterthought. We unbox the new aluminum MacBook in this episode of Unboxing Live, so sit back and hit play to get a look at the goods.

We’ve also got another video in the works, comparing the new model to the older model, over on Bleeding Edge TV.

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MacBook aluminum unboxing gallery

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Features, Galleries, Laptop

MacBook 2008 powered on

Two days ago, revealed their redesigned s and s during their . We were able to track them down, and now have our hands on the new goods. First up, we bring you an unboxing gallery for the newly redesigned MacBook. It’s made of aluminum, and looks like a miniature MacBook Pro. The screen is glossy, and it no longer has a built-in FireWire port. We will have video up soon, but in the meantime, check out the MacBook 2008 unboxing gallery.

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Apple updated MacBook Air with NVIDIA graphics, more storage

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, PC / Laptop

MacBook Air upgrade

During this mornings notebook event, announced that the MacBook Air was getting a bump in some of its specs. First and foremost, the Air is getting updated to the new NVIDIA 9400M graphics chipset, which should be a nice upgrade. Even better, if SSD is your thing, you’ll be pleased to know that a 128GB solid state drive is now available, along with a standard 120GB drive if that is more your thing. microDVI has been replaced by a mini DisplayPort, which we are seeinc across the board with Apple. You can grab the base model for $1799, or go with the SSD model with 1.86GHz Core 2 Duo for the lowered price of $2499 (that one is due in November.)

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Apple notebook event this Tuesday

Apple Notebook Event

has just announced that their next event will be taking place this coming Tuesday (read: five days from today), confirming rumors that October 14th would be the day that new notebooks would be unveiled. The company sent invitations to select media this morning, with a graphic of a notebook featuring the sub-heading “The spotlight turns to notebooks.” So, what should you expect to see? Well, if the rumor mill is correct, we’ll see updates across the board in the MacBook and MacBook Pro lines, including a new manufacturing process that sees the notebook casing carved out of a single block of aluminum. There are also rumblings of a true from Apple as well, possibly launching in the $800 range.

As always, take these rumors with a grain of salt - but as we’ve seen with recent and news, the latest Apple rumors have pretty much come to fruition.


New Name, Better Gadget Pouches: Hard Graft Dapper Collection

hardgraftiphoneWorking Class Heroes, the brand known for their minimalist felt gadget pouches, has returned with a new name and a brand new collection. Now known as Hard Graft, the new Dapper collection has been unveiled and three new designs have been added to the Hard Graft repertoire. Still constructed of high quality wool felt and leather, the Dapper collection features pockets reminiscent of those found on jeans, just big enough for an iPod or . And the collection now features three new pouch styles, two created specifically for the and the iPhone and a new Laptop Wallet featuring snaps along the open end.  Prices for the entire collection range from 19 to 89 Euros and Hard Graft’s online store is open for business.

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