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The Other World – Episode 56

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 | Author:

Category: The Other World

August’s Garage Sale offers up some “Stellar” Savings.

Monday, August 13th, 2012 | Author:

Every year, between August 11 and August 13, the Perseid meteor shower reaches its peak, filling the sky with streaks of light. So long as it isn’t cloudy, it’s truly an exciting show to watch.

Just as exciting are the great deals we’ve got for you in this month’s Garage Sale. Here’s just a sampling of what’s available this month – and you won’t even need a clear sky to enjoy it!

As always, items are “first come, first served” and of varying limited quantities, so you’ll want to act quickly. Quantities are limited to that which is on hand and items automatically count down and ‘disappear’ as sold out. Sorry… no rain checks.

NewerTech Announces NuScribe 2-in-1 Touch Screen Stylus and Pen

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 | Author:

Newer Technology, Inc. announced today the NuScribe 2-in-1 touch screen stylus and pen. Offering fluid and precise navigation, drawing, sketching, note taking, page turning and more; the NuScribe is an ideal companion product for users of touch screen products such as the Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.

Two Writing Tools in One Convenient Design
NuScribe delivers the best of digital and traditional writing tools in one convenient design. Its precision formed, soft rubber nib glides effortlessly across touch screens for easier, more enjoyable navigation, drawing, sketching, note taking, even turning pages from Apple iBooks App downloads. Unlike an oily fingertip input, the NuScribe ensures a smudge-free, easy-to-view touch screen. When the setting calls for traditional pen and paper, the NuScribe’s twist-barrel operation reveals a smooth ball point tip with fluid ink coverage comparable to business-class writing instruments. Article Continues…

Category: Press Releases

OWC Returns from CES 2011

Monday, January 10th, 2011 | Author:

Well, CES 2011 has now come and gone, and the OWC crew is back and recovering from what we can only call a very successful show!

The big news of the show, of course, was the the announcement of the new OWC SSD models. Those who didn’t believe the video got to see that same test run in-person, just to prove that there’s no trickery going on. We even had one gentleman check out everything at the Terminal level, just to make sure that all the process we had running on one machine were the same as on the other. Of course, it passed all tests; we don’t have to resort to fakery because our product is just that good!

Of course, the new SSDs weren’t the only hits at the booth. The new OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro Dual mini and the NewerTech Guardian MAXimus mini got lots of attention, as did their big brother, the Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2. Our iPod, iPhone, and iPad accessories brought people of all kinds to OWC, many of whom had never heard of us before. The big hit, though, had to be the OWC Data Doubler; it seemed that the OWC crew could hardly keep the MacBook Pro with the Data Doubler in it put away in the display case.

Of course, just as we set up the SSD test in the booth so you didn’t have to just take our word for it, we also have a list of all sorts of media people who stopped by, saw what we had to offer, and give their own take on it: Article Continues…

Category: Industry News

Welcome iPadders!

Thursday, April 8th, 2010 | Author:

OWC web site on iPadIt’s been only 5 days since the iPad launch, with one of those days being a holiday, and the iPad has quickly made an impact on OWC’s site traffic by accounting for 1.23% of macsales.com traffic. Granted, it’s not surprising that we got some iPad traffic as we’ve been part of the Mac community since 1988, but the amount of traffic we got so quickly was surprising nonetheless. One neat tidbit is that we got very light iPad traffic pre-launch as well, likely from reviewers and perhaps Steve Jobs himself – it’s possible right? Hi Steve.

Being the OWC Web Manager I’m always looking at the customer experience, and I must say Apple did a phenomenal job with Safari on iPad. Using the iPad you get the same full OWC web site featuring: memory for nearly every Mac made, external / internal storage, accessories, software, cables, batteries, adapters, tips, and install videos, for your Mac, iPod, iPhone, and now the iPad. All supported by OWC’s US-based on-site experts from our LEED Platinum Campus in Woodstock, Illinois powered 100% by our wind turbine.

Our videos worked without any modification… just press play! For all the hoopla over not being able to view Flash-based video, OWC customers weren’t impacted at all since we’ve used QuickTime friendly video codecs from the start for all our videos.  (Note to other web site managers: there’s other video formats out there… just re-export your vids, it’s not a big deal.)

On iPad the OWC web site just works, but now you get to experience OWC with the gorgeous iPad display with its superior font rendering, along with the future of computing that is Multi-Touch.

One caveat: anywhere we say “Click here” on the site… feel free to interpret that as “touch here” ;)

Of course we expect the iPad numbers to grow as more people are exposed to this paradigm of computing and we’ll welcome you all with open arms and a fully working web site.

Let’s iPad!

Category: New @ OWC