With the growing use of iPads in the classroom and Apple’s Education Event which concluded today, OWC’s focus on education applications is timely. Other World Computing will demonstrate at Macworld | iWorld 2012 Conference and Expo next week how schools can protect their iPad investments with its GripStand Station and GripStand cases. The GripStand Station is a Plug and Play storage, charging and syncing solution for technologically savvy classrooms as well as office, retail, healthcare, and other multiple iPad user environments.
Designed specifically for use with NuGuard GripStand 2 and GripStand protective iPad cases (sold separately), the GripStand Station allows iPad tablets to slide easily and securely into one of eight bays to store, charge and sync. The new, made-in-the-USA GripStand Station and other unique Newer Technology products will be demonstrated in Other World Computing’s (OWC’s) Macworld booth #513, in San Francisco’s Moscone Center. Article Continues…
Other World Computing announced today that its Mercury Aura Pro Express 6G SSD was named a finalist in the Consumer Storage Device category of the Storage Visions 2012 Visionary Products Awards program. The awards program, being held January 8, 2012, at the 11th annual Storage Visions Conference at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, recognizes companies advancing the state of the art in storage technologies utilized in consumer electronics, the media and entertainment industries, and visionary products for the digital content value chain. Article Continues…
It’s been about a month from their debut, yet the OWC Mercury Aura SSD family is still collecting accolades like kids collect… well… whatever the current collectible craze is.
This time around, we’ve got a great review from ZDNet on the OWC Mercury Aura Pro Express SSD for the 2010 MacBook Air. They liked that there was finally an option that increased the capacity of the MacBook Air enough that it could be used as a primary machine. I think this quote from the article says it best:
“…it’s the best upgrade that you can get for the MacBook Air.”
You can find the full review on the ZDNet site.
Next up, the folks over at StorageReview.com took a look at the Mercury Aura Pro 1.8” SSD, which is primarily for the netbook and ultraportable market. However, it is also nearly identical to the OWC Mercury Aura Pro MBA (the main difference being the MBA version’s custom connection cable), so owners of a 2008-2009 Air may also find it interesting.
They put the Aura through a battery of tests and benchmarks and came away plenty impressed. They were so impressed, in fact, they gave the Mercury Aura Pro 1.8″ their Editor’s Choice award.
You can see the full battery of tests and read the full analysis at the StorageReview.com site.
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Well, another Macworld Expo has come and gone. While Apple isn’t a live presence any more, OWC has taken up the hardware torch and managed to keep things hopping with our new OWC Mercury Aura Pro solid state drives.
When it comes to upgrading your 2008-2010 MacBook Air, the only upgrade avenue you have is to replace the internal drive with something faster. OWC’s Mercury Aura Pro line of SSDs allows you to upgrade your MacBook Air’s internal drive to a super-fast, Sandforce-based SSD, which provides not only a tremendous speed boost, but also offers consistent performance over time due to the wear-leveling technology in all OWC SSDs.
But enough about the Auras themselves; we’ve had plenty to say about them already. It’s time to talk about all the love the Mac media community has given us.
Let’s start off with the big guns – the “Best of Show” awards. The OWC Mercury Aura Pro Express for 2010 MacBook Air won three of these prestigious honors:
- One from Macworld magazine, host of the Expo, themselves.
- One was in the form of a 2011 Mac|Life award from the magazine of the same name, who “can’t wait to get our hands on these babies.”
- The last was from Notebooks.com, who gave us their “Best Mac Hardware Upgrade” title and noted that “the blazing fast data transfer rates and higher capacity make the MacBook Air even better.”
And that was just the tip of the iceberg. Article Continues…