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Television-to-go with Pinnacle TV for Mac HD Stick

Set sail for television viewing on land, in your RV, or aboard your boat with the Pinnacle TV for Mac HD Stick. Powered by Elgato’s EyeTV® Lite software, the TV for Mac HD Stick allows you to transform your Mac into a fully functioning digital and analog television receiver, complete with a miniature remote control. Hey, what else do you need but a cold beer and a bag of chips and you’ll be ready to watch your favorite shows and never miss a big game on live TV!

Jane Cooper, Posted 12/20/2007

New Bags from LowePro and Norazza Make Carrying Your Cameras a Cinch

Anyone who has ever had to cart cameras and accessories on a day trip, a pro shoot, or a cross-country vacation knows that a good case can't be underestimated. And instead of making our lives simpler, the shift to digital photography has only increased the need for a good case, one that protects and serves, so that your equipment is ready when you are. The LowePro Vertex 200 AW and SlingShot 200 AW are new camera cases that are worthy of a careful look.

Harris Fogel, Posted 12/20/2007

Review - EA’s Need For Speed: Carbon - for the Mac

I race down a canyon with my speed being at least 70 mph, trying to stay on the road. My opponent crashes into me purposely, making me swerve. I hit him accidentally, driving off the road and into the canyon. My heart pounding, I step away from my keyboard, and get myself a Coke. Thankfully, I’m not really old enough for a driver's license, and I had only been playing EA's new racing game for the Mac, Need for Speed: Carbon.

Thomas Fogel, Posted 12/20/2007

LapWorks Laptop Desk Futura Keeps Your Lap and Laptop Cool

Apple's switch to Intel processors is great for performance, price, and feature set. And if you have ever tried to work with a MacBook or MacBook Pro on your lap, you know that the laptop can also double as a pizza oven, making your lap the beneficiary of all that heat. Heck, my MacBook Pro runs so hot at times I'm going to start using it to press my shirts! Fortunately, the folks at LapWorks don't want to get burned either, and their Laptop Desk Futura took the heat off!

Harris Fogel, Posted 12/20/2007

Earphones for the Discriminating Ear from Etymotic, Shure, Future Sonics, iSkin, & Skullcandy

We have listened to a large number of earphones and headphones, a few of which actually drop the term "audiophile" with varying degree of accuracy. One thing is clear, we should be encouraging more people and manufacturers to move away from the Apple inspired earbud design. Why? It's not a problem with the sound quality, but rather the need to crank up the volume to hear the music clearly over the din of outside ambient noise. In this review we consider some new earphones, the Etymotic ety8, Shure SE 310, Future Sonics Atrio, iSkin Cerulean F1 & TX+RX, & Skullcandy Icon.

Harris Fogel, Posted 12/20/07

The Wacom Cintiq 21UX Combines Tablet and Display Technology Into One Amazing Package

I've been using a Wacom tablet for over 15 years, starting with their ADB-based ArtZ tablets. There have been other tablet entries into the market over the years, but none have stuck, and Wacom rules the roost. And for good reason - each iteration of the line offers more sensitivity, tilt, and options. But the ultimate tablet is the Wacom Cintiq 21UX tablet, which bonds a tablet to a high-quality LCD display.

Harris Fogel, Posted 12/20/2007

Distribute Your iPod Throughout your House With The iPort FS

There are a lot of wonderful docks for your iPod on the market, but the iPort FS is unique in that it is but one component in a larger integrated system to distribute audiovisual content throughout your home.

Harris Fogel, Posted 12/20/2007

Keyspan TuneView Puts Your iPod’s Controls Back In Your Hand!

Anyone who has used a remote control with their iPod, know that they all have one thing in common: you can't actually see what you are controlling. Not so with the new Keyspan TuneView for iPod remote control and docking station. Attach the dock to your stereo and the video out to your TV, and insert your iPod, and turn on the TuneView, and you have the screen from your iPod on the TuneView's remote which has its own color LCD screen.

Harris Fogel, Posted 12/20/2007

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

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