Everyone, from the most serious business user to the biggest Netflix junkie, needs to stand the iPad up sometimes. A dedicated stand, like the übercool Fixie from Incipio, provides more stability than a Smart Cover, but be forewarned that your relationship with it might hit a few snags in the beginning.
Your Mac may look nothing like it did back in the '80s, but retro is in and enterprising companies are finding all kinds of ways for us to relive the past. Take for instance the news this week that SimCity is returning to the Mac, or even ThinkGeek's new Padintosh case for the iPad, both which hail from a bygone era. Old or new, we've got something for everyone in today's news recap for Wednesday, August 15, 2012.
Some great deals this week and some big pocketbook savings on some refurbed MacBooks. You want a machine that's only five months old and five hundred off the asking? Well, we gotcha covered. You want retro style for your iPhone, a deal on a whopping 64GB iPad 2, and the best software bundle deal on the net? Well, then saddle up, pardners, cause we got what you're looking for.
This is going to be a biggie. Steam is having their annual Summer Sale when the prices just go nuts around there and everything is deep deep discounts. Go checked it out! Plus, see what kinds of deals on cases and refurbs and everything else we have for you this week.
Whoa, some pretty good deals on MacBook Airs, but you have to get off your duff and go get them. None of this sitting around ordering over the interwebz and sitting back and waiting for it to arrive on your doorstep. On the plus side, you get to walk out the door with a brand spanking new laptop and get started playing with it right there on the spot. Score.
Everyone knows Moleskine as the ubiquitous black hardcover notebook for writers. The company has managed to make itself relevant in these digital times by releasing a plethora of products to cater to everyone, including LEGO-themed notebooks for kids, travel notebooks for jet setters, and notebooks with watercolor paper for artists. But with the prevalence of tablets and eReaders, many users may be picking up their iPad before they reach for the Moleskine. For that reason, Moleskine has released a Digital Shell Case that's mean to house your iPad or Kindle and carry your writing materials.
If your kids are going to be using your lovely Apple gear, you may as well protect it. And maybe you can pick up a new toy or two while you’re at it. We've picked out 8 of our favorite iOS toys for kids. Some you can control with your iPhone, and others just make your iPad easier to cuddle with. One thing is for sure: all of the things featured turn your iOS devices into kid-friendly gadgets.
Remember when hardcover books had canvas covers? Well, they don't make them like that anymore, and with ebooks rising in popularity you might as well outfit your iPad as an old book. Right? That seems to be the trend. Cygnett's Alumni canvas case for iPad feels exactly like one of those books, and protects your tablet, too.
Bet you never thought your iPad could do origami, did you? Well, with the Incipio LGND Hard Shell Convertible Case, it can! This folio-style case lets you fold up its suede flaps into a fabulous little stand for your iPad. There are magnets on either side of the flaps and the back of the case to pin it all together, so you don't have to worry about origami that won't stay put (I think they call that cheating in some circles). Fold the flap over one way to type, and the other to stand up the iPad and watch LOST, like I've been doing since I got this case.
Griffin's Passport for iPad Foilo turns your iPad into a classy affair. The Folio opens up like a book to reveal the iPad hidden underneath, which is strapped in by four elastic bands securing each corner. Inside is lined by microsuede, which feels soft to touch and keeps the iPad screen smudge free. Another strap on the Passport's backside keeps the Folio sealed together.