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Father’s Day Guide: The Bookworm Dad

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 | Author:

Father’s Day is tough. Gift ideas are not easy to come by … and let’s face it, dad isn’t much help. So this year we’ve decided to go all out for dad’s big day. In this series leading up to June 16, we’ll give great gift ideas for all types of dads.

If you were like most kids, you loved it when your dad would read to you. Great memories are made while drifting to sleep when he’s reading The Hobbit aloud … and of course doing all of the voices.

Now with his handy iPad, dad has the option to read thousands of different books (that require thousands more voices) right at his fingertips. Unfortunately, even dad isn’t immune to a tired arm while holding his iPad. But with a Newer Technology GripStand, discomfort is no issue.

The GripStand is the perfect multipurpose tool for your dad’s iPad or iPad mini. Its unique handle makes holding an iPad easy for hours on end, so he will remain comfortable even during those marathon reading sessions. And should he need to put it down, the handle doubles as desktop stand that swivels 360 degrees and allows for positioning at virtually any angle for viewing. The convenient handle can also be rotated to use as a hook to hang the iPad and turn it into the ultimate picture frame.

With its hard plastic shell and shock-absorbing rubber inner liner, the GripStand will also protect dad’s iPad against accidental drops or whatever other dangers he or his children may pose. Does he have an Apple Smart Cover? The GripStand will still fit seamlessly!

So if your dad loves to use his iPad to read to his kids or just loves to read in general, the GripStand is the perfect gift. Give him the kind of comfort that will keep him happily reading for years to come.

Bonus ideas for the bookworm dad: NewerTech NuGreen LED lamp, BookWedge pillow

Be sure to bookmark the OWC Blog and look out for our great gift ideas for the DIY dad. Have a dad who is always on-the-go? We’ve got you covered.

Be Efficient with the NuGreen LED Desk Lamp

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 | Author:

It’s human nature to constantly be looking for ways to be more efficient and improve ourselves. It’s why we invent things like the Ab Belt so we can not only achieve a six-pack, but do it while gnawing on a burrito. Okay, so that may not be the best example of efficiency, but you get what we mean.

And while we continue on this quest to become focused, cool, and efficient, there’s a desktop lighting solution out there that is already all of that and more. The NuGreen Flexible Neck LED Desk Lamp is so cool, it doesn’t even have to try. No, seriously—the NuGreen doesn’t emit any heat, so you don’t have to worry about heating up the room or accidentally touching it and acquiring a borderline third degree burn.

The LEDs in the lamp last up to 45,000 use hours—a life much longer than your average goldfish (note: not based on scientific fact but rather traumatic childhood memories). And not only is it energy efficient, but the bulbs are recyclable because they contain no mercury.

The light emitted by the NuGreen is similar to natural daylight, so you can stay up all hours of the night and be surprised when you realize it’s 5am and you’ve done nothing but watch cat videos on YouTube.

Another impressive feature about the NuGreen is the great value. While comparable lamps can run over $100, the NuGreen is only $57.99. And just like freshly baked cookies and puppies in little sweaters, people love the NuGreen! It’s been called “a great solution for people who need a good task light” by The Gadgeteer, and described as a “great choice for a desk lamp and perfect to illuminate even the most eclectic PC gamer’s domain” by Game Usagi. And that’s just a sampling of the wonderful feedback we’ve received.

No matter who you are or what you do, the NuGreen is the best way to illuminate your desk space so you can clearly see that “To-Do” List and choose to ignore it anyway. Well, look on the bright side—at least one thing about you will be efficient—your NuGreen Desk Lamp.

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CES Highlights OWC Products In Green Guide

Thursday, January 10th, 2013 | Author:

It may not be spring yet, but that hasn’t stopped the folks here at Other World Computing from feeling especially green this week.

Aside from our Platinum Certified green headquarters in Woodstock, Illinois, OWC also strives to make products that have a minimal environmental impact. And a new feature shared with media and attendees at this year’s International CES exhibit – the 2013 International CES Green Guide – recognizes some of OWC’s “green” innovations.

Among the products featured in the 2013 International CES Green Guide are the Newer Technology Power2U AC/USB Wall Outlet and the NuGreen LED Desk Lamp. The Power2U was featured for its Smart Power design only that outputs enough charging power required by the attached device and spring-loaded Safety Shutters that turn power off to the USB ports to eliminate “vampire” energy draw when a connecting cable is removed.

The NuGreen also was highlighted for its efficiency. The NuGreen uses only 3.6 watts total power, saving both money and the environment. The NuGreen’s LEDs last up to 45,000 use hours – up to 22 times longer than tradition bulbs – and can be recycled because they contain no mercury.

The International CES Green Guide a self-guided tour of each exhibit hall to highlight the green and environmentally-friendly products, and OWC is one of just a handful of companies out of thousands in attendance to be featured. The technology-related trade show began Jan. 8 and runs through Jan. 11  at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas.

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