Much of the country has become all-too acquainted with a relentlessly frigid villain this winter that goes by the name of… polar vortex. Even saying it can send a chill down your spine.
But the polar vortex hasn’t just reminded us that we need to look out for our friends and family members during cold weather. It’s also reminded us that we need to protect our other loved ones – our tech devices.
If you’ve left your devices exposed to extreme cold for even relatively short amounts of time, it’s always advised to let them come to room temperature before use. This also goes for items that have been newly delivered in below freezing temperatures – as tempting as it is to put them to use immediately. Article Continues…
Thursday, February 6th, 2014 | Author: OWC Mason
Lesa Kertz has been a graphic designer at OWC for three and a half years. She is one of the veteran employees that made the move from Woodstock, Ill. when the company opened its Austin, Texas office in late 2012. Lesa sat down with OWC’s Women in Tech Blog to reflect on her career with OWC and talk about her goals for the future. She also opened up about how and why the landscape for women in the tech industry is improving so rapidly.
What was it that first attracted you to the tech sector?
Actually, I didn’t really know much about the tech industry before working at OWC. I didn’t really set out to work for a tech company; I just wanted to work for a company that was making a difference. I found that at OWC. Having an insider’s view of what’s coming next for the tech industry is an extra benefit. Article Continues…
It may be cold here at OWC headquarters here in Woodstock, Ill., but our first Garage Sale of the year is anything but.
Less is more is the theme of this month’s batch of deals as we’ve marked down some of the hold overs that may simply have gone missed. And we’ve activated about 20 new clearance/garage items just to keep it interesting.
Here are just a few of the highlights:
- Limited selection of 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB modules/kits for Macs:
Memory from $2.50 including 2GB from $17, 8GB DDR3 Kits for $67
- USB 3.0 HD 3.5” Encl $1.30, Portable $3.50, FireWire from $27.50
Desktop Models for 3.5″ up to 4TB, Laptop 2.5″ for up to 2TB HDD/SSD. Cables Included!
- Intel 240GB 6Gb/s 520 Series Cherryville 2.5” SSD $288 $159
- Apple 2.5″ 160GB 5400RPM SATA HD for Mac mini, Laptops $22.50
- Apple 3.5″ 640GB HD $39 for G5, Mac Pros, or Enclosure
- Save 61% on NuGuard KX ‘Protection, not Bulk’ for iPad Air @ $35!
- External Plug & Play Drives for Mac (and PC): 1TB $69, 4TB from $139!
- CalDigit USB 3.0+eSATA PCIe Combo Card for MacPro $149.95 $127.50
- Data Doublers & Drive mounting Kits for 2.5″ Drives $79.95 $23
- Save 59% on NewerTech NuMount Wall, Desk Mounts from $159 $65!
- Laptop Accessories from $7.99 + Move’ Em on BookEnds Docking Stations from $239 $19! Article Continues…
Friday, January 31st, 2014 | Author: OWC Mason
The switch has been flipped. OWC’s Austin facility is officially harnessing the power of the sun. The company began installing a solar panel array on the roof of its Austin facility in late 2013 and completed it shortly after. The project not only solidifies OWC’s reputation as a leader in utilizing green technology, but it also explains why the tech firm has fit in so well since it expanded into Austin.
There are so many reasons to love Austin that it’s no wonder so many people and businesses want to call it home. OWC is one of a plethora of thriving companies that took a look at the social and business environment in Austin and said, “Yeah, I want some of that.”
OWC founder and CEO Larry O’Connor explained very simply why he decided Austin would be the best place to expand his Woodstock, IL based tech firm. “People want to be in Austin,” said O’Connor. Article Continues…
The Mac officially turns 30 today, and Apple is celebrating in style with great home page imagery and cool Timeline and Your First Mac sections of the website. Of course, there’s also an awesome Apple video that celebrates the 30th birthday event.
Obviously, we’re huge “Mac heads” here at OWC, and we couldn’t be happier that the Mac has hit this major milestone. Many of us, and our customers, lived during the revolution and remember its launch. While some of us, and those newer to Mac, were born after 1984 and recognize that without the Mac, much of what we do today in computing would be vastly different. Just imagine if point and click didn’t exist, or if the Palm Treo was still the best “smartphone” around (iOS comes from OS X). It really is difficult to fathom. Article Continues…