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OWC Phones, Live Chat Temporarily Closed

Thursday, April 24th, 2014 | Author:

Globe-Phone-OrderOther World Computing will temporarily shut down its Customer Service phone and Live Chat services Thursday, April 24, from 6:50 p.m. to 8:50 p.m. CDT in observance of a company-wide employee meeting.

You may still place orders online by visiting our website at www.macsales.com during this time. We will promptly re-open our phone lines and Live Chat support at 8:50 p.m. Thursday, April 24, and resume normal operational hours.

We sincerely apologize for this brief inconvenience and hope our customers have a safe and happy day!

Category: OWC Unplugged

Every Day Is Earth Day With Patented OWC Packaging

Thursday, April 24th, 2014 | Author:

OWC Green PackagingEarth Day may have officially been celebrated on Tuesday, but here at OWC we try to treat every day like it’s Earth Day. One way that we do this (well, one of several ways) is with our unique green packaging for shipping, some of which OWC recently received patents for.

We showed you back in September how the OWC Shipping Team designed a more efficient solution for our packaging of hard drives and optical drives. Our team was able to come up with a universal hard drive cushion that can accommodate either a 3.5” hard drive or, by reversing the cushion, can accommodate a 2.5” hard drive. The cushion is not only reversible and made out of recycled newspapers, but also allowed us to shrink the box by 10 percent and is also compostable. And being dual-use with densely nestable design, our hard drive caps also reduce our storage space and transportation needs while being produced in North America, reducing costs which results in savings being passed to customers.

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Category: green

Keep Your Screen Looking Great With NuGuard KXs

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 | Author:

PR_KXs1213Now is the time to see if my wife is a regular reader of the OWC Blog. While she is the loveliest person I’ve ever met, she seems to have some sort of hatred of her iPhone. If you ask her if she loves it, she will certainly tell you that she does. But watch her for a day, and you will see her drop it an uncountable number of times and just like buttered toast, it always lands face down.

Until recently, it was both the toughest and luckiest iPhone 5 that had been produced. It took fall after fall and avoided major damage, but I always flinched and turned away when I saw it falling to its possible death each time. But then OWC came out with the NuGuard KXs Screen Armor, so I picked one up, went home that same day and slapped it on her phone. Article Continues…

Celebrating The Big And Small Steps On Earth Day

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 | Author:

GreenRainbowWe’ve talked a lot about Other World Computing’s major environmental initiatives here on the OWC Blog.

We have told you about our LEED certified corporate headquarters in Woodstock, Ill. We’ve also given you a look at our on-site Vestas V39-500 kW wind turbine (our NuGuard KX case got an even closer look at the turbine). And our more recent efforts include installing a solar panel array on the roof of our Austin facility.

These are all pretty big steps in our efforts to be as environmentally responsible and green as possible.

But not all steps need to be big to make a difference. In fact, some smaller steps can sometimes fall under the radar. And on this Earth Day we thought we would highlight one of our “smaller” steps.

OWC Margaret recently took the initiative to start a “snack garden” planted in raised beds on the perimeter of the patio to make OWC’s already green campus a little bit more so. And Margaret expects the small garden’s containers to provide healthy snacks for OWC’s all-purpose room until winter arrives. Article Continues…

Category: green

NewerTech Debuts NuGuard KXs Screen Armor for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Smartphone, Ultimate Screen Protection Without Sacrificing Functionality

Monday, April 21st, 2014 | Author:

PR_KXs_GalaxyS4Newer Technology Inc. announced today its new NuGuard KXs Impact X-orbing Screen Armor for the Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone. Screen protection against accidental impacts and scratches comes without sacrificing functionality or adding bulk, and is available in two coverage options – Full Size and Case Friendly. Triple layer, ultra-thin, hyper-advanced energy X-Orbing protective layers offers incredible scratch, shatter, and impact protection without impeding the display or affecting the screen’s touch sensitivity or clarity.

Available in ‘Case Friendly Size’ and Full Size Options

The NuGuard KXs for the Samsung Galaxy S4 “Case Friendly” design leaves a small gap around the edges of the screen for a perfect fit when paired with the NuGuard KX case for the Samsung Galaxy S4 and most other cases. The Full Size protects from top-to-bottom and side-to-side across the entire screen. Article Continues…

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