Newer Technology, Inc. announced today The Pad Protector mini, a stylish, lightweight leather folio/carrying case for the Apple iPad mini. Available in choice of red, black or cognac color top grain leather, The Pad Protector mini keeps the iPad mini protected and looking like new while providing enhanced typing/viewing comfort and complete access to all ports and controls. Available immediately, The Pad Protector mini has an MSRP of $44.95 and will be shown in Other World Computing’s booth #5812, LVCC North Hall, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which begins Tuesday in Las Vegas, Nevada. Article Continues…
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Newer Technology, Inc. announced today The Pad Protector 2, a stylish, lightweight leather folio/carrying case for the Apple iPad 2. Available in choice of rich red, black or cognac top grain leather, The Pad Protector 2 keeps an iPad 2 protected and looking like new while providing enhanced typing/viewing comfort and complete access to all ports and controls.
Combines High Style and Practical Functionality
The Pad Protector 2 features a luxurious leather cover that discreetly fastens with high-powered, slimline magnets that wake the user’s iPad 2 up when the cover is opened and put it to sleep when it is closed. The sleek design includes front and rear camera cutouts for unobstructed images. In addition to supporting vertical and horizontal viewing, the cover also functions like a “kickstand,” providing both comfort and stability when typing. Article Continues…
Has Apple become the Big Brother they rebelled against in 1984? How large should the role of tech be in education? Has internet privacy gone the way of the dodo? Join us as we shake out the answers to these and other burning questions in this month’s episode.
OWC Radio is a monthly, forum-based podcast focused on the events and happenings in the Mac community. This week’s hosts are: OWC Grant, OWC Chris S., and OWC Mike H.
With the proliferation of laptops with built-in trackpads and optical mice that can mouse over just about any surface, not many people think about the surface they use their mouse on.
Things aren’t always as they appear.
When metal-surfaced mouse pads started to make their appearance, we got a lot of requests to start carrying them. Based on a number of reviews and brand requests, we chose a popular manufacturer and started working with them.
Unfortunately, the quality left much to be desired. Scratches on the top surface were the norm, and I even saw one with severe bands of discoloration on a supposedly “gray” surface. More disturbing, though, were the rough chunks out of the edges of many of the pads. One of our IT department staffers even managed to cut a finger open on one of them.
“Okay,” we thought, “maybe this was just a bad batch.” So, we contacted the manufacturer.
“No,” was the reply to our inquiry, “those pads are 100% salable, and of our highest quality.”
I’m not an engineer, but I have countless hours of experience working with precision-cut metals; back before I became “OWC Chris S.”, I worked at my family’s suction filter business. I won’t bore you with the details, but one of my jobs was checking in fittings that we used in these filters. If we’d received parts with this level of relative quality, the whole batch would have been rejected and sent back. As I see it, if it isn’t good enough to stick in the oil tank of a backhoe, it isn’t good enough for someone’s desktop.