Review: Willow Designs Expandable Mac SlipCase

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Date: Tuesday, July 1st, 2003, 00:30
Category: Luggage, PowerBook 12-Inch

Willow Design Mac SlipCaseA recent addition to the Willow Designs line of PowerBook bags, is the Expandable Mac SlipCase for the 12-inch PowerBook G4. After two weeks of traveling, I have nothing but good things to say about this bag. Its compact profile and sturdy construction make it idea for negotiating crowds and public transportation situations.
The padded shoulder strap gives the bag extra stability to “stick ” on your shoulder. And the bag gracefully stays in position atop a wheeled suitcase – which is more than I can say for my other PowerBook bag. It is even compact enough that it could probably fit under the airplane seat in front of you with another bag.


NEC Develops Notebook Fuel-Cell Battery, is Apple Next?

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Date: Tuesday, July 1st, 2003, 00:41
Category: Accessory, Any Laptop Computer

According to a Reuters article NEC is developing a long-life fuel cell for notebook computers:

Japanese chips-to-computers giant NEC said Monday that it has developed a small fuel cell that will dramatically improve the battery life of notebooks and that the company aims to test on the market within two years that.
The fuel cell would enable notebooks to operate for 40 consecutive hours, or around 10 times the life of regular lithium-ion batteries, a company representative said.
The company is locked in fierce competition with domestic rivals such as Toshiba, as well as United States and South Korean rivals that are rushing to bring fuel-cell technology for notebooks to the mass market.
NEC aims to test the market in 2004, introducing a notebook that has a built-in fuel-cell battery with a life of five hours, the representative said.

MacEdition claims that Apple is actively pursuing Fuel Cell technology for future PowerBooks…