How Apple could ever think that the four USB 2.0 ports on an iMac or Mac mini would be enough for all of the digital cameras, external hard drives, and iOS devices in our lives is beyond us. MacBook users are even worse off. Two USB ports? Seriously? Fortunately, there’s a cure to the too-few-ports blues: the Satechi 12-Port USB Hub. It’s powered, lightweight, and wicked useful.
Typically we have a super bumper crop of deals and price cuts to highlight, but it seems that late summer doldrums are plaguing our favorite sources of chopped tags. Could it be the tech and accessory industry holding their breath for some kind of announcement pending? Nah, couldn't be. We've still got some honey sweet deals inside, so let's see what we can do for you.
This week was the case of lots of cases. In fact, that seemed to be where all the good cost cutting action was. Sure, there were tons of App Store deals over the holiday, but this isn't our app price drop, this is solid merchandise you can hold in your hand. And what's better to hold in your hand than a slick case protecting your devices? Let's have a look at some of these.
It's a bundle kind of deal week. We won't lie to you. There's some cool hardware and some nice accessories to pimp out your iOS device, but the real steals are in software bundles that kick some serious butt.
Hello, the 80s are calling! Give 'em a listen with this novelty case that'll be sure to get plenty of laughs. Looking for something a little more serious? Well, how about some serious savings on some killer hardware and software? Yeah, we thought you'd like that.
We've got cases and apps and a whole lot more on sale for you this week. If you're looking for some great headphones for just a fraction of the cost, you've come to the right place. Yeah, you're looking at an iPhone case over there...
In addition to this week's MacBook Air update, Apple has also released firmware updates for the early 2011 MacBook Pro and the mid-2011 Mac mini. The software update provides support for Apple's Thunderbolt Display, as well as enables Lion Internet Recovery. You can get your update through Apple's Support Downloads page.
Add the MacBook to the long list of things Apple has killed off. Toss it on the pile, alongside floppy drives, ADB ports, and (soon, we’re betting) optical drives. While the death of the MacBook was shocking at first, what’s even more shocking is to realize that the SSD-equipped MacBook Air is Apple’s new budget laptop. It’s the sexiest, smallest, and yep, the cheapest too. But the Air isn’t the only thing Apple has overhauled. Their starter desktop has also gotten a makeover. The 2011 Mac mini now sports a Core i5 processor, but like the laptop line, Apple has trimmed some of the fat -- in this case, the optical drive.
The new Mac mini is certainly a gorgeous portable powerhouse, giving users the chance to have the capabilities of a Mac desktop all at a pretty affordable price. With that though, to get it to be a full fledged Mac, you need to outfit it with some new gear, be it a monitor, keyboard, mouse, or perhaps some sweet new speakers. Check out some of the offerings to get you started, and perhaps help you decide further if the latest Mac mini is right for you and your budget.
We finally got ahold of the brand spankin' new Mac mini and MacBook Air. While the specifications were already very impressive -- a bump in performance with its updated processors and the inclusion of the new Thunderbolt i/O port -- the deal is absolutely sealed when you get ahold of one of these beautiful babies. The MacBook Air is light and easy to weild, and while the Mac mini is a little heavy out of the box, its sleek, brushed metallic chassis had us instantly infatuated, and we couldn't wait to pair it with the new Thunderbolt Display. Click through for your own 360-degree view of both the MacBook Air and Mac mini.
Oh, and can you tell what they both have in common? Okay, we'll tell you: neither have an optical drive!