Now you can get the world-famous Mighty Mouse without the tail. With its Bluetooth technology, the wireless Mighty Mouse gives you complete freedom of movement with no cable clutter. It features the popular Scroll Ball that lets you move anywhere inside a document, without lifting a finger. And its laser tracking technology allows it to work on more surfaces with greater precision.
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The new Wireless Mighty Mouse (MA272LL/A) features laser tracking as opposed to the optical tracking found in Wired Mighty Mouse (MA086LL/A). Also, the tech specs for the Wireless Mighty Mouse say “one or two batteries, you decide.” I guess you can run it on a single battery?
In the May 6th filing, Apple provided both interior and exterior photos of the device, which it referred to as both “M6″ and the “Apple Bluetooth Mouse” in accompanying documents.
Based on the photos, M6 is aesthetically equivalent to Apple’s current USB Mighty Mouse peripheral, sans the USB cable. It requires a Bluetooth enabled Mac, Mac OS X 10.4.6 or later and a USB mouse and keyboard (which are used for setup purposes), according to a draft of a user manual also made available through the FCC.
The mouse will also function as a multi-button scrolling mouse with versions of Mac OS X earlier than 10.4.6, the documents state, though other features will be disabled.
The finest professional stand made for PowerBooks is now available for the MacBook Pro and MacBook. The completely re-designed Kamas stand from Power Support of Japan has an adjustable ledge that allows a CD/DVD disc to be inserted while on the stand and fits all models of Apple’s MacBook Pro (15″ and 17″) and MacBook. It also fits all sizes of PowerBook G4′s and iBook G4s and G3s.
- Front ledge adjustable so if you change ‘Book models, you no longer need a new stand.
- Front ledge has silicone insert.
- Special built-in heat sink and thermal pad
- Silver and black
Available online exclusively from MacImports for US$119.
Contributed by: Bill Fox
Yep, Dell has released their first ExpressCard to work on Verizon’s EV-DO broadband network. This card–labeled the 5700 Mobile Broadband ExpressCard–is simply a rebranded Novatel XV620. It will be available on Dell’s site later this week for around $180.
A while ago someone sent me this insulated notebook case. The cool thing about it is that it’s lined with sand-like substance that works great as an insulating blanket between a hot notebook (like the MacBook/Pro) and the lap. It’s heavy and kind of reminds me of the lead blanket that the dentist lays over you before taking x-rays.
I use it and a Podium Coolpad when using my MacBook Pro on my lap – despite Apple’s warnings to the contrary. The problem is that I don’t know who the manufacturer is. If you do, get in touch with me and I’ll update the story.
iLap from Rain Design, Inc. is a sure winner when it comes to combating the heat problem. iLap is made out of aluminum with sand-blasted and silver anodized finished. It is designed for PowerBooks and MacBooks.
iLap (US$50-70) ships in a well-packaged box that reminds me of a new MacBook. It is worth every penny when it comes to using it for those big projects that demand hours upon hours to finish. It is so well designed that the heat problem doesn’t faze you.
Testing it for the last two weeks was a breeze. It made life a lot easier. With a velvet cushion in front and a swivel base allows for the perfect elevation for your MacBook on your lap. To the point you can take your MacBook with you to bed (remember to shut it off before dozing off) or your favorite chair.
iLap comes with four plastic tabs to allow for even more protection from sliding. It really is the perfect solution to the heat and one that I would highly recommend to other MacBook/Pro and PowerBook owners.
BareFeats has posted a review of the LaCie Little Big Disk bus powered notebook RAID box running on a MacBook Pro 17″ and PowerBook 17″. They tested the one with dual Hitachi 7200 RPM 100GB notebook drives and compared it to the Wiebetech bus powered UltraGB+ and their own “home rolled” miniRAID.
RadTech is now shipping their full-size Bluetooth desktop mouse, the BT600 (US$60). The BT600 is a rechargeable Bluetooth five-button and scrolling mouse that is easily paired with the Mac. After that it’s, well, a mouse. Bluetooth peripherals (specifically keyboards and mice) offer unprecedented freedom for notebook users that are tired of plugging and unplugging peripherals from their machines each day.
… But not from Apple. XtremeMac’s MicroMemo digital voice recorder (US$80) allows you to record CD quality (44 KHz/16-bit) digital audio into your iPod video and is a highly anticipated accessory. The MicroMemo will be shipping in mid-June according to the vendor. Stay tuned for a review when it becomes available.