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I'll give Targus' Lap Lounge for iPad 2 (http://bit.ly/qL6Ytz) this much: at least it's a new take on iPad accessories (if an imperfect one), and it's rare I see much innovation in this area. The Lap Lounge is an US$49.... Read more »
If you're like me, you have a half-dozen remotes for your AV equipment in the living room -- and half of them are hiding at any given time. Griffin Technology and Dijit Media have partnered to create the Beacon... Read more »
By 'Doctor Dave' Greenbaum Macware’s Disk Tools Pro (http://macte.ch/aqv1N) is an excellent all-around utility for maintaining, optimizing and protecting your Macintosh hard drive. The suite of modules is an excellent... Read more »
Dockem (http://www.dockem.com) is a an universal phone and tablet wall mount that works with just about any smartphone (including the iPhone) and tablet (including the iPad). It offers a solution for displaying, storing... Read more »
By 'Doctor Dave' Greenbaum Although I’m usually a huge fan of Otterbox products (http://www.otterbox.com), the current iteration for the iPhone 4 has been disappointing. The new “Reflex” case (US$44.95) for the iPhone 4... Read more »
iHome's SD63 retro-style, hi-fidelity stereo headphones (http://www.ihomeaudio.com/SD63/) are cool looking, but didn't sit on my noggin especially well and lacked some oomph in the bass department. The SD63 headphones... Read more »
By Jay Nelson The text-handling tools in Photoshop are mostly adequate, assuming you know which fonts you want to use and have them activated. But what if you’re exploring and you want to try combinations of fonts that... Read more »
If you're an audio/video enthusiast (and who isn't these days?), Akitio's (http://www.akitio.com/) Taurus Mini Super-S provides an easy-to-use, reasonably priced (US$199), 2.5-inch, dual bay SATA enclosure, compact in... Read more »
WaterField Design (http://www.sfbags.com)'s Smart Case doesn't bring anything dramatically new to the MacBook Air market, but offers good-looking protection for the ultra-sleek laptop. The Smart Case is made of an... Read more »
If you're considering the US$129.99 iSound Portable Power Max (http://macte.ch/K38or) back-up battery, ask yourself two questions: Am I regularly running out of juice on my iOS devices? Do I need to charge more than one... Read more »
Posted by Greg Mills Back a few years ago, I invested in Dreamweaver and bought a manual the size of the New York City yellow pages required to understand how to do things with it. I built a few web sites with that... Read more »
Posted by Greg Mills It has been rumored for a while, that there was some sort of collaboration going on between Apple and Nuance, the Speech to Text company. Speech to Text is something that has been the fodder of... Read more »
Recently, I began ripping my entire DVD collection to save for viewing on my Mac. I have a BIG DVD collection and that requires lots of storage, which is where Western Digital's (http://www.wdc.com/en/) newest... Read more »
Even with the arrival of Lion and its LaunchPad app and other goodies, Yellow Lemon Software's FolderGlance (http://www.scsc.no/products/folderglance/), a utility for browsing files and folders, is still a sweet... Read more »
If you need to extend and connect your Mac to a second (or even third) display, Kanex's (http://www.kanexlive.com) mLinq offers an easy, not-too-costly (US$99) way to do it. It's an USB-to-HDMI adapter that supports... Read more »
By Laurie Excell Nikon (http://www.nikonusa.com) has answered the call of FX (full-frame) camera users to provide a lens comparable to their ultra-popular NIKKOR AF-S 18–200mm f/3.5–5.6G VR II DX-format lens with their... Read more »
Recently, I installed a Wi-Ex (http://www.wi-ex.com/index.aspx) the zBoost Metro YX540iP iPhone Signal Booster in my home to improve cell phone reception for my Verizon network. It added an extra bar to my signal, but... Read more »
It's rare that I get my hands on a truly "different" iPhone case, but I have with Twelve South's (http://www.twelvesouth.com/) first accessory for iPhone 4 owners: the US$59.99 BookBook. It's a pocket-sized wallet --... Read more »
If you've been having problems with the sharp edge on your MacBook Pro where you press your arms and hands below the keyboard you'll want to check out the US$8 Guardstrip (http://guardstrip.com/). It will save wear and... Read more »
If your iPad 2 sports a Smart Cover, it's half-way protected -- the screen is safe, but the back of the tablet remains exposed. The Joy Factory (http://www.thejoyfactory.com) has a great solution in the US$29.95... Read more »
By Laurie Excell For the active photographer who needs a portable light solution, Photoflex (http://www.photoflex.com) has introduced the US$549.95 OctoDome nxt: Extra Small Location Kit. Included in a single, easy-to-... Read more »
The Lombard Sleeve (http://macte.ch/8qqSI) is a well designed MacBook Pro sleeve at a fairly reasonable price (US$64.99). It's lean and sports a designer-styled exterior on both the front and back panels that's highly... Read more »
If you've got the moolah and want to turbo-boost your Mac, Other World Computing's OWC Mercury Electra 6G SSD will fulfill your need for speed. It's a consumer/prosumer-targeted SandForce Driven SATA Revision 3.0 6Gb/s... Read more »
I’ve test driven -- and reviewed -- ToughTech products before, but I’m revisiting the product line now due to the recently added ability to take advantage of WriteLock technology. In fact, all the ToughTech storage... Read more »
By Steve Baczewski Nik Software (http://www.niksoftware.com) recently released Silver Efex Pro 2 (US$199.95), updating their powerful black-and-white conversion software with impressive new features and special... Read more »
 
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