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DYMO DiscPainter & Desktop Mailing Solutions Cover Your Labeling Needs

There are a few things you should never do, and for digital folks, top of the list is to never, ever, ever use labels on your CDs or DVDs. Enter DYMO, which just brought out the DYMO DiscPainter, a dedicated disc printer. While we are discussing DYMO, we should mention their DYMO Desktop Mailing Solutions, a unique combination label printer and U.S. Post Office approved USB scale.

Harris Fogel, Posted 12/20/2007

Techshell & Gelaskin wants to keep your MacBook, MacBook Pro, or PowerBook G4 looking pristine!

Ah ... the little elves of Jonathan Ive's Industrial Design Department labor away under Santa Jobs' and Santa Ive's guidance, creating ever more beautiful creations that are the objects of the lust that is the hallmark of Apple's ID mantra. Those designs are gorgeous yet fragile finished products. It doesn't take much to mar the finish on a beautiful new MacBook Pro, or scratch the screen of an iPod. With Techshell's new rubberized shells, or Gelaskins beautiful graphics, you can protect your Apple laptop and keep them looking good at the same time.

Harris Fogel, Posted 12/20/2007

Seiko SLP Label Printers, Speed and Versatility for your Mac!

A few years ago at Boston MacWorld (boy, that dates us!), we met with Seiko Instruments, USA who were introducing a new label printer that was Mac-compatible. At the time, it was an important announcement for the Mac market, since not that many folks were making Mac-compatible devices, especially in the small business segment. Since then, Seiko has continued to improve the software, adding additional features to their SLP printer line, which stands for Smart Label Printer. Their commitment continues with the introduction of the Seiko SLP 440 printer.

Harris Fogel, Posted 12/20/2007

VisibleDust & Delkin Devices Rid Your Sensor Of Dust

One of the biggest annoyances and problems for Digital SLR photographers is that tiny, almost invisible bits of dust on the sensor can result in enormous amounts of time "de-dusting" the images after a shoot is over. While applications like Adobe Photoshop Lightroom have some automated tools to help with the removal of dust that is already on the image, what your mom told you holds true: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In this review, we look at the approaches taken by VisibleDust and Delkin Devices to help rid your sensor of dust.

Harris Fogel, Posted 12/20/07

The Fujitsu ScanSnap S510M Scanner Makes It Easy to Scan in a Hurry!

A few years ago we interviewed Fujitsu about their ScanSnap automatic document feed scanner. At that time we said it was one of those rare devices that worked exactly as it should, right out of the box. We loaded the software, plugged in the scanner, and without even a look at the manual, we were off and running, making scans quickly with incredibly high quality. They have updated the scanner since then, and the Fujitsu ScanSnap S510M has improvements in speed, quality, and expanded feature set for the software.

Harris Fogel, Posted 12/20/2007

The TrekPod & TrekPod Go Do Triple Duty For A Photographer On The Go

If you have ever been hiking and wanted a tripod to stabilize your photos, but didn't want to lug along extra pounds of photo equipment, you haven't had much choice. The TrekPodand TrekPod Go look like well-constructed walking sticks, but the bottom section opens up James Bond-style to reveal a small tripod, and the top has a screw thread to match a camera base.

Harris Fogel, Posted 12/20/2007

See More Networks With the Wi-Fire from hField Technologies!

If you have a PowerBook G4 or a MacBook Pro, then you know that their lovely metal cases are great to look at, but suffer from substandard wi-fi performance. There are some products that promise to improve upon this, but apart from an external PC or Xpress card wireless card, none of them have been worth the hassle in our opinion. So, when we were sent the Wi-Fire from hField Technologies with the promise of vastly improved Wi-Fi connectivity, frankly we were skeptical.

Harris Fogel, Posted 12/20/2007

Blue Raven Maestro 1070 iPod Audio System

While Blue Raven is a new name to the Mac community, it has been around for 23 years yet only recently entered the retail space. The first product of theirs that we looked at was a competent iPod battery replacement kit, but this review is concerned with their iPod audio system, the Blue Raven Maestro 1070.

Harris Fogel, Posted 12/20/2007

ShowerPik Keeps Your Teeth Healthy and Clean With the Technology of Water Pressure!

Contrary to what you may assume, not all the products reviewed at Mac Edition Radio require electricity! In fact, here is something that outperforms similar products that do need voltage! I was so impressed, I felt it deserves mentioning here. A few years ago I visited a friend of mine, and in his bathroom I noticed an interesting Waterpik-type device attached to his showerhead. When I asked about it, he told me that yes, it was a shower-operated product, the Oral Breeze ShowerPik, and had been recommended by his dentist. 

Harris Fogel, Posted 12/20/2007

XtremeMac’s Tango Dances Up Some Great Sounds On A Budget

A couple of years ago XtremeMac entered the Mac platform with a vengeance, entire lines of iPod accessories, earphones, and cases, all carefully designed, and marketed. Last year they showed a new audio system, the Tango, but it was in short supply. Luckily not only is it now easily available, it might be one of the best bargains on the block.

Harris Fogel, Posted 12/20/2007