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.
Let's take a look at the Mac lineup and see what the barest-bones, cheapest devices we can score might be. You're looking to take a plunge on a Mac and leave Windows behind? Here's how you can make the transition for a little less than buying the newest models.
Need a stylus? If your answer is "meh, not really, but sort of, I guess," let me submit that maybe you'd get some good use out of a stylus, but you're probably not gung-ho enough to drop $30 on one. Luckily our favorite destination for dirt-cheap cables-n-more, Monoprice.com, sells this great pen-slash-stylus for under $7.
Last week we featured a whole lot of Mac minis to put some serious computing power in a small package into your hands. We're going a little bigger this time around on our refurbs, plus we've got some sweet accessories for your mobile devices. So come on inside where the living--and the shopping--is easy.
Did you think we'd end out the year without one last deal go-around? Well, we can't say there's anything as crazy good as last week's super price chopped iPhone 5s, but this week does have its special treats. What are they, you ask? Well, go find out, why don'tcha?