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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

eMedia's Guitar Method Version 4 Brings Expert Guitar Instruction to Your Home!

Set the stage: I am in front of a monitor, about to perform some awesome licks. I leap into a wicked guitar solo and start it off pretty good. Then comes the really fast part and I mess up so many chords. I clench my guitar neck in frustration and try the song again. No, I'm not playing Guitar Hero. Instead, I'm actually playing real notes and chords written for guitar, on my actual instrument, with the help of eMedia's Guitar Method Version 4.

Thomas Fogel, 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

Lights! Camera! Game on! Become a movie studio mogul with The Movies from Feral Interactive

I love movies, and I think they're great to watch. I also love acting in movies, and directing is fun, too. But would you ever want to run the studio? Feral Interactive has brought us The Movies, where you can create and run your own movie studio, starting when movies where first invented.

Thomas Fogel, Posted 9/09/2007

Aspyr Media’s The Sims Life Stories: Girl meets boy in the big city … the rest of the story is up to you!

Control. Sometimes just the mere mention of that word can send certain people into a haze. But deep down inside, everybody wants it. Aspyr Media's new release of The Sims Life Stories gives you control of the fate of two people: Riley and Vince.

Thomas Fogel, Posted 8/28/2007

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