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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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