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Woolnut MacBook sleeve review

REVIEW – Sleeves and covers for laptops abound. No matter the size, shape, or model, you can probably find a cover that gives you padding for your “ultrabook” design laptop. What many folks want, however, is something that shows their personality, their style. If you’re a MacBook user who loves wool, leather, and natural finishes …

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Julie’s gadget diary – My MacBook has to go to the hospital

ARTICLE – Sadly, my 12-inch MacBook is sick and needs surgery. It’s suffering from a debilitating SKD (Stuck Key Disease). Yes, it’s one of the 1000’s, maybe millions of Apple MacBooks with the newer generation keyboards that are obviously flawed due to their thinner mechanisms that are susceptible to breakage. I’ve been dealing with a …

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DockCase MacBook sleeve with built in USB C hub review

I love my 12″ MacBook that I bought as a refurb from Amazon a couple years ago. It’s the perfect size and the perfect weight for everyday use and especially for travel. I actually downsized from a 13″ MacBook Pro just to get a smaller and lighter machine. But downsizing also meant that I would have to …

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Toffee slim leather MacBook or iPad sleeve review

As a gadgeteer, I love computers and gear, but I also love carrying those gadgets in nice cases to protect them. Toffee is no stranger as a brand to the site, so I was finally able to get my hands on a nice looking leather sleeve for my MacBook Pro.  The Toffee slim leather sleeve …

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Apple quietly introduces its new MacBook leather sleeve

Friday while many of us, including myself, were pre-occupied with staying up late or getting up early (depending on which time zone you’re in) in hopes of scoring the newest iPhone, Apple quietly introduced another new product. In fact, it’s the first of its kind ever made by Apple. The new Leather Sleeve for the …

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Galen Leather MacBook sleeves review

I am a total sucker for nice leather gear and fine woodworking. I find the old world craftsmanship and artistry very appealing in today’s disposable world. So when Julie asked if I’d like to review some handmade items from Istanbul, Turkey I jumped at the chance. In this case, Galen Leather is a small leather …

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Pad & Quill’s Cartella case puts the “book” in MacBook

Handmade in Minnesota with traditional book bindery techniques, the Cartella Slim case for the 2016 13″ and 15″ MacBook Pro from Pad & Quill, makes your Apple laptop look and feel just like a hardbound book. The Cartella Slim case has covers made from archival quality buckram linen cloth. A specially developed residue-free 3M adhesive …

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Pad & Quill Valet Luxury Laptop Bag for MacBook 12 review

It has been awhile since I’ve had the opportunity to review anything from Pad & Quill. They have recently released a new line of minimalistic bags engineered to carry your MacBook and a bit of EDC gear in old world style. For this review, I’ll be reviewing the Valet Luxury Laptop Bag for MacBook 12, an …

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Vaja Leather Suit for the 15″ MacBook Pro review

I have reviewed several of Vaja’s Leather Suits over the years. All perfectly fitted for each of my Apple laptops and constructed with some of the finest materials available. Each Suit was handcrafted by artisans who created a, for lack of a better word, piece of art to protect my various MacBooks. And the Leather Suit for …

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LEGO + Macbook cover = Geek dreams do come true

Check out the Brik Books Build-On Macbook Cover. This LEGOtastic cover from ThinkGeek is a grey baseplate that snaps onto your Macbook without using adhesive and is compatible with LEGO, Mega Bloks, and KRE-O building bricks. You have to supply the bricks and the Macbook. Compatible and non-compatible versions listed below: 11″ Macbook Air (A1465) …

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Marble’s not just for countertops now

If you love the look of rich marble, but you don’t like the faux marble look, you’re usually limited to using marble in your house.  Now you can also use real marble in these MIKOL cases for your MacBook, iPad, or iPhone 6/6 Plus.  The iPhone cases incorporate a piece of natural marble in the …

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Julie’s gadget diary – I’ve been cheating on my MacBook with a Dell XPS 13 (part 1)

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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Expand your MacBook Pro or MacBook Air’s file storage with a micro SD card

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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