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OWC Announces 25th Year Kickoff Sweepstakes Winners

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 | Author:

Back in November, Other World Computing announced that it would kick off its 25th year of providing award-winning products, service, and support to the Apple community and tech industry with a special ‘25th Year Kickoff Celebration’ sweepstakes. A lucky 25 randomly chosen participants would receive a high-performance OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro bus-powered portable storage solution featuring 1.0TB of storage and FireWire 800/400 and USB 3.0/2.0 interfaces.

So, nearly three months and almost 6,000 entrants later, OWC is ready to announce the list of winners of the sweepstakes!

Congratulations to these lucky participants: Article Continues…

Category: OWC Unplugged

Taking Extreme Performance to Heart at CES

Friday, January 18th, 2013 | Author:

Elite, Extreme, Pro…those are just a few of the descriptive terms found in many of our products’ names. We use them because we push the envelope past what’s commonly available because we know that’s what you’ve come to expect from us.

While the OWC Blog is mostly centered on news about products, Mac teardown tips & findings, and industry news, we do occasionally cut loose and have some fun. But, that fun is also taken to the extreme to honor that “work hard, play hard” phrase.

Most nights at CES, the OWC team eats dinner right after the show closes and then we hit our rooms to do, as I say, our “day jobs”. This year, I knew I had to make some time to make one night an extreme adventure. Article Continues…

Get Complete Confidence With NuGuard KX Money-Back Guarantee

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 | Author:

When it comes to maintaining your technology investments, we believe that you should have the utmost confidence in a protective accessory purchase. And there’s no piece of technology built for everyday use that is more at-risk than your cellphone.

Between accidental drops, scratches and other damages, your phone needs constant, long-lasting, and highest level protection to keep it functioning and looking great for years. That’s why we’re offering a 30-day money-back guarantee with the Newer Technology NuGuard KX protective case for the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4/4S.

If you’ve seen our extreme videos, you know we put the military-impact test certified NuGuard KX thru some demanding tests to prove that you’ll get the best protection for your investment. The NuGuard KX features a unique Hyper-Advanced X-Orbing gel that will keep your iPhone safe from extreme drops, scratching, and wear and tear that comes with everyday use.

So go ahead, experience the OWC Difference for  yourself  risk-free by protecting your iPhone with a NuGuard KX.

See What’s In Store For Macworld | iWorld Expo

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 | Author:

Just because the busy 2013 edition of the International CES is in our rear-view mirror doesn’t mean it’s time to rest for Team OWC. After introducing a bevy of new products at the expo last week in Las Vegas, we’ve already begun preparation for Macworld | iWorld expo!

The expo will run from January 31 to February 2 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, and Other World Computing will be there in Booth 401 showing off all the new products that we announced at CES, and much more. If you plan on attending, free expo passes are still available so you can get a up close and personal look at our new items such as:

Power2U 20 Amp model (Plus, if your phone or USB device is running low on power, you can charge up while you chat!)

Mercury Viper

• NuMount Pivot wall mount and desk mount

• NuGuard KX

• Pad Protector mini

All these will be on display along with many existing storage and accessory products from OWC and Newer Technology. And we’ll also be showing our video of a NuGuard KX-protected iPhone surviving an extreme drop from our on-site wind turbine.

So stop by and see all the new tech goodies while talking all things Mac with our expert tech team!

Category: New @ OWC

My First Two Days With Data Doubler, Mercury SSD

Monday, January 14th, 2013 | Author:

By Aaron Sumner, Guest Blogger

I just replaced my MacBook Pro’s original 350 GB hard drive with a 240 GB solid state drive from Other World Computing, installed with the Data Doubler bracket.

While I was at it I figured I’d go ahead and install a fresh copy of Mountain Lion on the new drive (upgrading from Lion on the old drive). I’m almost two days into the upgrade and wanted to share my experiences so far.

First off, some rationale: Why upgrade my drive instead of my computer, and why go with a Data Doubler instead of just swapping the drives? First off, while I admittedly covet the 13-inch Retina Display, I was hoping to get at least another year out of my old Core 2 Duo-based model. I’ve had the RAM maxed out since the day I bought it, so the next feasible update was a faster and/or larger hard drive. I’d initially thought about swapping the stock drive with a solid state drive and putting the stock into an external enclosure, but realized that would mean having to tote an external drive around whenever I wanted access to my photos or music. Not ideal. I also thought about just dropping as large of a hard drive as I could buy into the laptop, but figured that wouldn’t get me anywhere in terms of speed. Article Continues…