When Paper by 53 first appeared in the App Store, its beauty was in its simplicity. Unlike other iOS drawing apps, it didn't try to emulate a desktop workspace by cramming a bunch of features onto a small screen; with an elegant set of digital tools, it redefined our expectations of art in the Multitouch era. In many ways, Pencil is the perfect complement to Paper's singular style.
Can you hear how good this week's deals are? We hope you can because we've got some amazing deals on speakers and headphones for you, along with our usual assortment of refurb Macs too, if you're more interested in a computer than a sound system. Well, don't just sit there, get checking out these deals.
One of the knocks we hear against Apple products pretty often is that they're expensive. Sure, they aren't as inexpensive as $200 netbooks, but they're also not hastily designed, shoddily manufactured garbage you throw away in 2 years either. But there are ways to crack that price issue a little, and with this week's refurbs, we've got the week's lowest price, base models of all the flagship Macs just ripe for your wallets. iOS products tend to land a lot closer to the same market prices out there, but if you want some cheap gear for them, you've come to the right place.
So apparently there's yet another Apple event next week and most people suspect it's iPad-related, with the possibility of a few surprises thrown in. We wondered ourselves, based on this week's refurb pricing, if there might not be an Apple TV update thrown into the mix (it's the lowest we've seen the price in memory). Meanwhile, we've got some big screen laptop action and more in this week's slice-a-rama.
We've got a bevy of refurb Macs for you back-to-schoolers who want a great laptop at a great price, but we've also got a handful or three of accessories to protect the rest of your Apple gear. Or to turn a decent attempt at drawing on your iPad into an awesome one. That and more after the jump.
Artists are increasingly turning to the iPad for their latest creations, so it should be little surprise to find that longtime drawing tablet maker Wacom is now jumping into the stylus market with an iPad-specific offering.
Sometimes you want to stay grounded at your desk and this week's Mac refurbs will do the trick at some very nice prices that leave you some walking-around money. Of course, sometimes you need portability, and these brand new MacBooks can fill that void at great prices too. And if you need some accessories, well, you know we've got those to spare.
There's a great idea behind Adobe Ideas--simply whip out your iPhone or iPad, and you can draw vector illustrations of your own at will, all without the cost of spending a small fortune on Adobe Illustrator. Until now, it's largely been limited by its reliance on touch-based input, but creatives can now use a stylus with the freeform app as of the newest patch and take advantage of options for stroke smoothing, exponentially increasing its usefulness.
Great things come in small packages, so this week's refurbs are all about Apple's line of nearly hockey puck shaped objets d'art that not only look good, but pack a wallop to boot. The accessories have taken over! These deals are going like hotcakes which makes sense given their size and these price cuts.