The first time I put on the Synapse (which Tom Bihn sent to us in an electric purple called “Plum”), Robbie called from across the office, “So you finally joined Prince’s New Power Generation?” Sigh. All kidding aside, finding a great bag for your MacBook is challenging. Messenger bags are stylish, but lugging a full one around all day can get tiring. Tom Bihn’s Synapse is a compact backpack that’s easy to carry, fits a MacBook, and offers a well-thought-out design that’s a step above your average backpack. And it’s available in many other shades--assuming that you don’t actually want to be mistaken for The Purple One, that is.
A MacBook is one beautiful slice of technology, and it deserves only
the most stylish accessories. With its graceful curves, the BookArc
stand from TwelveSouth sleekly holds and displays your MacBook, MacBook
Pro, or MacBook Air while also reducing its footprint on your desk to
only 10x4 inches.
Sure, the unibody MacBooks have longer-lasting batteries. But for many,
those improvements came at too high a cost--no swapping of spare
batteries can be a lethal limitation. But for the folks at Sanho, it
presented a dreamy business opportunity, and their line of batteries
delivers the plug-and-go power that many of you crave, though you’ll
pay a premium for it.
If you’ve never experienced the sinking feeling in your stomach when
you realize your laptop has been snatched, we hope you never have to.
The best defense is still to never leave your ’Book unattended, but if
you absolutely have to, a theft-resistant bag like PacSafe’s InfoSafe
can help keep it out of the clutches of evil.
Even if Apple does go with any of the various lame name choices
currently being bandied about (iTab and iSlate and iGuide all pale
beside iPad), everyone is expecting something amazing. And if the
former president of Google China can be believed, it's everything the
hype has been saying it will be.
The only MacBook left standing isn’t some neglected also-ran. With this
redesign, Apple gave its most modest notebook nearly all the power and
the style of the 13-inch MacBook Pro. For $999 ($200 less than the base
13-inch Pro), the white MacBook has nearly the same specs, minus the
FireWire port, SD card slot, IR sensor, and backlit keyboard--and the MacBook has a bigger hard drive: 250GB to the base Pro’s 160GB.
Yes, messenger bags are stylish. But after several years of schlepping our MacBooks and their accoutrement around in one, we were ready for something easier to carry. Backpacks--and laptop versions in particular--certainly aren’t known for being particularly fashion-forward, but we are pleased with Evolution’s sporty good looks, as well as its full complement of pockets.
Depending on where you live and work, it can seem like the
Internet is everywhere. But sadly, a good Wi-Fi signal can be lacking
when you need it most--and the days of open home–Wi-Fi networks are
mostly gone, as even your mom has figured out how to lock down her
network. But with Verizon’s MiFi in your pocket, you can access the
Internet from just about anywhere.
Fatigued of tablet rumors yet? Some of us are. Then something comes along that really jazzes us up.
first these whispers started out rather vague, with conflicting sizes
and hardware specs, but as the year closes out specifics are starting
to coalesce. Is it a secret too big to keep or is it the bandwagon of
rumor-mongering? Only time will tell. While we wait, let's follow along.
a recent RBC IQ/ChangeWave survey, a cool quarter of people who bought
a computer in the last 90 days bought a Mac laptop. The back-to-school
push, along with some Mac price cuts, and a new operating system, as
well as the iPhone 3G S, are expected to be behind Mac's best showing
since last year.