MacMice has released the iPerch, a new acrylic stand for Apple laptops. The US$39.95 is more rugged than similar competing stands, so it’s possible to type on the computer while it’s on the stand — and the stand is sturdy enough to support Apple’s new bohemeth PowerBook G4 17″.
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ALIGN="right"/>Apple’s Think Different yo-yo power adapter was badly
designed for travel. When I purchased my original TiBook, I immediately
relegated it to home use and got a Madsonline adapter (US$76). Long a
favorite of the PowerPage, it was small and painted silver to match the
Ti. The current Apple rectangular white adapter (US$79) is a much
improved design with colored LEDs, a removable power plug and optional
AC cord, so what more to ask for in a power adapter?
I finally took the plunge and purchased a Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, but it created a problem all its own. How could I make it communicate with my (non-Bluetooth) Titanium PowerBook? After searching (and I mean SEARCHING), I finally found a USB Bluetooth adapter (dongle for those in the UK) that I felt worthy of my PowerBook. UPDATE: We’ve uncovered some issues with this adapter. Read More…
Lucille is a new PowerBook AC adapter by Madsonline introduced at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference last week in San Francisco. The new adapter supplies 65 watts of power so it will charge the PowerBook 15 and 17-inch but it also adds two really nice features: a FireWire and USB port on the side allowing you to carry less power bricks when traveling. Read More…
The best iPod form factor for the gym is the smallest – translation: the iPod shuffle. I first resisted the iPod mini but turned into an iPod mini convert after using it at the gym. Although the iPod shuffle desperately needs a display, at only 0.8 ounce, it is perfect for the gym. My favorite case for the iPod shuffle is the Action Jacket from DLO Direct, a cool neoprene case and armband combination. The included belt clip rotates 180 degrees and a clear vinyl screen protects the iPod controls from sweat. Pick up the DLO Action Jacket for US$24.95 from everythingiPod.com.
Engadget: Aight, people, we?re not gonna lie to you and pretend these things weren?t rather unfortunately named. Still, they promise Bluetooth integration between your iPod, your phone, and your ears, which is potentially a good thing no matter what they?re called. When the phone rings, the iMuffs pause your tunes and answer the call, allowing you to speak through the integrated microphone. They charge by USB and reportedly will go for about 12 hours between charges.
SLAPPA Distribution has just released a brand new storage case for the iPod mini – the SLAPPA ShockShell Case (US$34.95, Pre-order for US$24.74). SLAPPA guarantees the ShockShell case will protect your player under normal wear and tear. They even drop tested the iPod from three feet while in the ShockShell case. “SLAPPA has successfully tested the ShockShell cases in more extreme conditions, where we have thrown, tossed and flung iPods while in the ShockShell cases, and the player has come out unscathed and fully functional.” Naturally this type of abuse is not condoned or guaranteed
Digital Lifestyle Outfitters (DLO), inventors of the DLO TransPod and other accessories for the iPod, today announced the DLO Flip Clip Snap-on clip for the iPod shuffle. The DLO Flip Clip secures the shuffle to a belt, shirt, bag – anywhere you choose – with a spring loaded clasping system that points the shuffle controls and headphones right-side up. The DLO Flip Clip is available immediately for US19.99 at the Apple store nationwide, other major iPod retailers and online at www.dlodirect.com. I have been using one of these bad boys for about a week and find it perfect for using a shuffle at the gym. The clip attaches to the innovative cap and still allows easy access to the shuffle’s power switch.