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Tag Archives: MacBook

Leather Lined Wooden Laptop Case

Leather Lined Wooden Laptop Case (Images courtesy Rainer Spehl)
By Andrew Liszewski

We know the feeling, you’ve just dropped a cool grand on a brand new MacBook, but the only options at the Apple Store for protecting your investment are uninspired neoprene and microfiber sleeves. So if you can hold off for a few days, or more likely a few weeks, you can contact Rainer Spehl who’ll make you one of these truly impressive wooden sleeves complete with a leather lined interior. If you think it looks expensive then your instincts are spot-on since the largest version, which accommodates a 17-inch MacBook, will set you back almost $350 (€260) plus an extra ~$60 for shipping if you live outside of Europe.

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BassJump Subwoofer Complements Your MacBook’s Built-in Speakers

BassJump (Image courtesy Twelve South)
By Andrew Liszewski

The built-in speakers on the Apple MacBooks aren’t that bad, though like with most laptops, they don’t reproduce the mid to low frequencies as well as a home stereo would. So the BassJump is essentially a portable subwoofer specifically designed for the MacBook that complements its built-in speakers with a bit of extra bass. It connects to the laptop with a single USB cable which is also used for power, and it includes its own software which blends the sound coming from the MacBook’s speakers with the bass coming from the subwoofer to produce an overall fuller, richer sound. $79.99 from Twelve South.

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BookArk Keeps Your MacBook Looking Stylish When Hooked To A Monitor

BookArc

By Chris Scott Barr

It’s rather apparent that Apple tends to spend a lot of time crafting their products to be appealing to the eye. Even if you’re not a Mac fan, you have to admit that they look good. As such, a lot of Mac users will go out of their way to make sure that their workspace looks just as good as the computer they’re using. If you’re one of those people, and you tend to use your MacBook as your primary desktop, then you might find some appeal in this BookArc.

This BookArc is a stand for your MacBook (regular, Air and Pro all work) that keeps it out of the way while it is hooked up to an external monitor. Since Apple places all ports on one side, you can situate it so that all of your cables are hidden and out of the way. If you only desire to use a single monitor, and are obsessed with style, then this $50 plastic stand might be for you. Personally, I can never have enough monitors, so I prefer a stand that actually lets me use the built-in screen.

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Just Mobile MacBook Cooling Bar – In Rod We Trust

Just Mobile Cooling Bar For MacBook (Images courtesy Amazon)
By Andrew Liszewski

Having trouble with your aluminum MacBook getting too warm? For just $41.22 from Amazon you can solve the problem with the Just Mobile Cooling Bar, or as I and the rest of the world like to call it, a machined aluminum rod. On the plus side it matches the MacBook’s finish, give or take, has a series of rubber grip rings to protect it from scratching the underside and even features “convenient cable management” which as far as I can tell is really just a notch cut into one end of the rod. But on the downside it costs $42 and people like me will make fun of you if we see you using it in public.

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