Other World Computing announced expert upgrade recommendations for Mac users anticipating the new hardware and software Apple announced at this year’s WWDC in San Francisco. As Apple enthusiasts begin to take ownership of the latest MacBook Air models, and prepare for the forthcoming OS X Mavericks release and the much-anticipated 2013 Mac Pro refresh, OWC is formulating support solutions for current Mac owners and those planning to purchase a new Mac.
New MacBook Air offers much faster flash storage
Testing in the OWC Labs revealed that while the form factor has not changed, internal hardware has been given a major upgrade. Apple is the first to adopt and incorporate high-performance storage that has completely replaced the use of SATA storage in the new MacBook Air models. In addition, OWC testing is already showing performance of over 700MB/s. The OWC engineering team is already busy exploring both internal and external upgrades geared for the MacBook Air. Furthermore, OWC expects to see PCIe (PCI Express) storage to be implemented in all future Mac models, with the Retina MacBook Pro models to be next in line to receive this upgrade. Article Continues…
Newer Technology, Inc. announced today the NewerTech GripBase Podium floor stand for securely elevating the Apple iPad 2, 3, 4 and iPad mini to provide for maximum user viewing comfort in any setting.
Take Convenience of iPad to New Heights
The NewerTech GripBase Podium eliminates leaning over, neck straining, and/or eye squinting by raising an iPad from a viewing height of 38 inches to nearly five feet, offering 360 degree rotation for portrait or landscape viewing modes, and positioning an iPad at virtually any angle for maximum viewing comfort. The GripBase Podium easily attaches to the included protective GripStand case for iPad 2, 3, or 4 models or the GripStand mini case (not included), which holds an iPad securely while still allowing full access to all controls and connections. The GripBase Podium is also compatible with all previous generation GripStand cases.
Heavy Duty Base Provides Stability
Keeping the GripBase Podium securely grounded is a heavy-duty, plastic coated 12.55-pound base. Besides being nearly impossible to tip over, the GripBase Podium can be used confidently in active, crowded, and/or unpredictable settings, and its ribbed twist lock prevents extension shaft slippage. Should the unit need to be repositioned, it slides easily without marring or scuffing floors. Article Continues…
Newer Technology, Inc. today announced today that its NuGuard KX, a kinetic energy X-Orbing protective case for iPhone 4/4S/5 models, is a finalist in the “New Product or Service of the Year – Consumer Electronics” category of the 2013 American Business Awards. As a finalist, Newer Technology will ultimately be awarded a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award during the ABA awards ceremony held in San Francisco this September.
Newer Technology Selected As Finalist From More Than 3,200 Entries
More than 3,200 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for this year’s competition in categories including the New Product or Service of the Year – Consumer Electronics category. More than 100 business professionals nationwide chose finalists during preliminary judging in April and May. Later this month, 10 specialized judging committees will determine Stevie Award placements with the results announced in September.
Newer Technology, Inc. announced today the NewerTech NuGuard GripStand mini for safer transporting, easier viewing, and more secure handling of the Apple iPad mini during mobile or desktop use. Available in black, the accessory offers iPad mini owners one of the most flexible and affordable combination protection/viewing solutions available.
Two Options to Choose from to Get a Grip On iPad mini Display Needs
The NuGuard GripStand mini is available as a standalone product or as part of a value priced bundle. The bundle includes the GripBase desktop accessory that locks into the GripStand mini’s case to provide a fully adjustable viewing angle in landscape or portrait modes along with 360 degree rotation. The wide, weighted footprint ensures the GripBase will remain stationary on a desk, even in high traffic areas.
Newer Technology, Inc. today announced the miniStack MAX, is now available in DVD/CD only read/write optical drive models for computer users that don’t require the Blu-ray functionality other miniStack MAX models provide. As the only four-in-one external drive, optical drive, SD card reader and USB powered hub solution on the market, the miniStack MAX supports multiple interfaces for Plug and Play storage of entire music, photo and video libraries, as well as burning backups via the internal optical drive, with new and legacy Macs or PCs.
Sized for the Mac mini, Ideal for Any Computer
Elegantly designed with an aluminum finish body and glossy black top, the miniStack MAX matches the size of the Mac mini for a stackable, seamless look. The miniStack MAX also provides Plug and Play ease of use with any Mac or PC that has an available USB 3.0, USB 2.0, FireWire 800, FireWire 400, or eSATA port. With its “quad-interface” versatility and ultra-compact form factor, the miniStack MAX delivers cross-platform portability, enabling users to move easily among multiple Macintosh computers and laptops and virtually any Windows -based computer with a USB, FireWire, or eSATA port. Article Continues…