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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

Texting all parents: U shd get ur kids Kajeet cell phns KWIM?

Each year, the world becomes more high tech, cell phones become cooler, and kids get more technology savvy. This leads to those savvy kids wanting to keep up with the latest in cellular communication. A great solution is a Kajeet cell phone. Kajeet was founded with this simple idea: give kids a cell phone they’ll enjoy, without parents worrying about activation fees, contracts, and other junk like that.

Thomas Fogel, Posted 12/20/2007

Archival Gold CDs & DVDs from Delkin and Verbatim, plus Delkin’s New FireWire 800 Card Reader 39

Last year, we highlighted Delkin Device's eFilm Express Card 34 compact flash adapter for ExpressCard Slots as a must-have accessory for anyone with a MacBook Pro and a digital camera that takes Compact Flash cards, Delkin Devices, Kingston, Ridata, and others now make ultra high-speed memory cards, which can download data in a hurry, provided that you have a high-speed way to transfer that data. Delkin Devices' new FireWire 800/400 UDMA CompactFlash Reader-39 is a great solution. Once you've created your masterpieces in digital data, the big concern is how to archive it and on what media. Here is a quick lesson in the basic differences between some optical media choices available including the Delkin Devices Archival Gold Media and Verbatim's UltraLife Archival Gold media.

Harris Fogel, Posted 12/20/2007

Combat “Package Wrap Rage” at the Holidays, or Year-Round, with Open It!

There are few things as infuriating as the high-tech protective plastic packaging that encases many of today's products. And since some of the products we discuss are victims of this overdone packing, what better product to review than one designed to safely open them? Meet your liberator, the Open It!

Harris Fogel & Nancy Burlan, Posted 12/20/2007

OtterBox Lets You Frolic In The Waves With Your iPod!

There are few things that electronics like less than water. Get most electronic equipment wet, and it's pretty much the end of life for that device. So, what to do if you crave your music when playing near water or bashing the slopes on a snowboard? What if you plan on taking your iPod, MacBook or laptop to places that would normally instantly void the warranty? We would recommend you start your journey toward water with a case from OtterBox. We tested a variety of their iPod cases as well as their laptop case, and found them pretty much indestructible.

Harris Fogel, Posted 10/26/2007

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