I've been a Mac fan for many years now, to the point where we're an all Apple household with three MacBooks. Jeanne has a 2010 15" MacBook Pro, while I have a 2014 13" MacBook Pro with retina display and a 2011 13" MacBook Air. The MBP has been my main workhorse for Gadgeteer reviews and Photoshop work, and the [...]

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Adding more file storage to a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air usually means hanging an external hard drive off a USB port, plugging in a USB flash drive or inserting an SD card. All these ways will work just fine, but they aren't the most elegant solutions. Dangling an external drive from your laptop when you're [...]

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Only a few years ago, my personal computer was a large tower unit that took up way too much space in the corner of my office (aka Gadgeteer HQ). That computer had all sorts of peripherals attached to it including a monitor, mouse, keyboard, speakers, external hard drive, scanner, printer and more. These days I prefer a 13" Macbook Pro [...]

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The PNY StorEDGE is a flash memory card that fits in the SDXC slot of the 13-inch MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Pro with Retina display and provides extra storage without the extra weight or bulk of a traditional USB hard drive or even USB thumb drive. Unlike other solutions that you plug in, [...]

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The Cooler Master ARC stand helps you tidy your desktop by placing your Macbook Pro in a space-saving vertical orientation when you're using an external display, keyboard, mouse, and other peripherals. When you're not using the ARC with your MBP, you can use it with your iPad. A smaller slot will hold the tablet in [...]

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j5create's new Wormhole Station JUH320v2 will let users easily drag and drop files and copy/paste text between PCs, and Apple computers via a simple USB connection with speeds of up to 480Mbps. It also allow users to connect a laptop or tablet to desktop computers and share keyboard and mouse inputs. Other features include an Ethernet [...]

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Does your MacBook double as your desktop workstation, requiring you to manually plug in a full-size monitor, keyboard, printer, external drives and other peripherals every time you sit down to use it?  Henge Docks has come up with an elegant solution.  Slide your MacBook down into the Henge Docks Docking Station and bam, you are up [...]

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Did you buy a brand new MacBook Air and want to keep it as clean and pretty as the day you unboxed it? NewerTech understands and has just announced their NuGuard keyboard covers for the MacBook Air, MacBook and MacBook Pro. Made of silicone and available in Black, White, Pink, and Red,  these covers protect against key wear, [...]

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Ok.  Anyone who has read the Gadgeteer knows that I love laptop bags.  I have no idea why…some people collect stamps… I collect laptop bags.   I have two sizes of computers… my large Dell and my 10.2 inch Acer Aspire One Netbook.    I’m a writer so I lug my laptops around with me everywhere and [...]

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Check out the Book-Book Mac notebook cover available from Twelve South -- disguise your Mac as an old-world book.  Then put it in a bookshelf and amaze your friends with your non-tech living room.  Ok, well, it's just kind of cool. [Via SlipperyBrick]

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Do you use your 15" Macbook as your primary computer and wish you had an attractive and useful way to expand its capabilities? How about the DeskBook Pro docking station from Zemno? It adds 7 USB ports, 3 Firewire 800 ports, 1 Firewire 400 port, 1 DVI output, 1 ESATA data, 1 ESATA powered port, [...]

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Let's go natural and earthy! No, I am not talking about getting naked and rolling around in the dirt. ;) I'm talking about an earthy (looking) sleeve for your laptop. These sleeves from ColcaSac are being sold as MacBook sleeves, but other laptops will fit in them too. Let's check it out. ColcaSac offers several [...]

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BookArc MacBook stand


More companies have been producing accessories that attempt to seamlessly integrate with the functionality and aesthetics of Apple's MacBook line (that "Mac Factor"), such as the mStand.  Behold the BookArc from Twelve South, which lets you to "turn your laptop into a desktop."  The BookArc holds your MacBook in a vertical orientation providing a smaller [...]

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You can never have too many cases and bags, I always say! I tend to shy away from frilly, and lean towards clean and utilitarian.  These two items from Toffee are for the MacBook Air I just bought. When I first opened the box, I was greeted with the intoxicating leather aroma.  Nothing like it!  [...]

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Remember the review I wrote recently of the Pogo Stylus for the iPhone? Ten One Design's latest creation is the Pogo Sketch. It appears to be longer than their stylus and is being marketed for use for both the iPhone and multi-touch Macbooks. You can use the Sketch to...ummm... sketch things on the Macbook trackpad. [...]

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