GripBase/GripStand 3 Review

On August 13, 2012, in Cases, iPad 2, Review, Stand, Tablet, by Curt Blanchard

NuGuard GripStand 3 / GripBase bundle
Manufacturer: NewerTech
MSRP: $59.99 (Street: $39.99)
GripStand 3 / GripBase bundle

When you are out and about, your iPad requires a case or a protective sleeve of some kind. However, when you are home or at the office, your iPad lies unprotected on your desk or coffee table. NewerTech has a great solution for times like these. The GripStand 3 securely contains the iPad (3rd version*), offering excellent protection from scratches or even an occasional drop as it is lined with a rubbery foam to cushion blows.

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Take a Stand

On May 22, 2012, in Macbook Air, Review, Stand, by Rich Lefko

Take a Stand.

If your home office is anything like mine you never have enough desk space. When I finally get around to clearing things off my desk it doesn’t take very long before new things appear. Sometimes I think empty space on my desk becomes magnetic and attracts new stuff that accumulates. My problem is where do I put my MacBook Air, iPad, and iPhone, when I get home from work or travel? Maximizing the desk space you have is key to getting the most use. Laying my MacBook Air, or iPad flat takes up a lot of valuable space. So why not stand them up?

Here are products that might help you reclaim some of your valuable desktop space.

For your MacBook Air:

BookArc for MacBook Air
Company: Twelve South
Price: $39.99

The BookArc is an aluminum stand that holds your MacBook Air (MBA) in a closed upright position. The slot that holds your MBA is covered in soft silicon and is a snug fit as you slip your MBA into the slot.

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“Stuff” for your MacPro

On January 10, 2012, in Features, by Rich Lefko

If you own a MacPro, like me, then you know that this is Apple’s most expandable Macintosh computer though there have been rumors as of late as to whether or not Apple will continue to manufacture them. I think not building some kind of expandable Macintosh computer would be a mistake. Apple needs one model of computer that can be customized by the user.

The current MacPro model can hold up to four internal hard drives, you can add PCI Cards, and you can even install a second optical drive. The geek in me loves to play with all of these options, if for no other reason, just because you can.

Today we are going to look at a variety of “stuff” for our MacPro.

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The Guardian MAXimus mini

On June 7, 2011, in Hard Drive, RAID, Review, by Rich Lefko

Guardian MAXimus mini
Company: newertechnology
Price as tested: $229.99
NewerTech – Other World Computing

Are you backing up? Do you have enough storage for your laptop, or your Macintosh computer? How about portable storage? Can you move your storage around if you need to?

I have a solution for all of these and it it is called the NewerTech Guardian MAXimus mini (Abbriviated here as GMM) from NewerTechnology.

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NewerTech iPad Products

On November 16, 2010, in Cases, iPad, Review, Video, by Elisa Pacelli

NuVue Clear Screen Protector
Price: $9.99
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NuGuard Leather iPad Case
Price: $19.99
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Two Display Adapters Reviewed

On June 15, 2010, in Macintosh, Review, by John Nemerovski

Mini Display Port + USB Audio to HMDI Adapter
Company: NewerTech
Price: $50

VGA with Audio to HDMI Converter/Scaler + VGA adapter
Company: Atlona
Price: $119 + price of VGA adapter

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NewerTech MAXPower Wireless USB 2.0 Stick Adapter and Extension Cradle
Newer Technology

Price: $52.99

I know what you’re thinking. Why would I need a wireless USB stick adapter when I have an airport extreme card built into my Mac? Let me list a few reasons why the Newertechnology MAXPower Wireless USB 2.0 Stick Adapter & Extension Cradle (MAX) might be worthwhile to you:

1) You have an earlier Mac that doesn’t have an Airport Extreme card (AEC).
2) Your current AEC only supports 802.11b or 802.11g protocols (MAX includes 802.11n support) and you want the speed 802.11n provides.
3) The network you want to connect with has a weak signal (You get up to 4x greater range with the “n” protocol).
4) The card in your current Mac is not working.

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Five iPhone Audio Accessories
Company: NewerTech
Prices: $8 – $20

Special thanks to John “Nemo” Nemerovski, who assisted on this review.

iPhone Headphone Jack Adapter
Price: $8

For a small amount of money you can buy this small adapter that opens your iPhone’s non-standard recessed jack to an enormous quantity of non-iPhone headphones, earphones, and earbuds. If you are happy with the earphones that ship with the iPhone, or if you already own special-plug compatible headphones, you won’t need this adapter. But if you own or want to buy a set of incompatible headphones, you’ll need an adapter such as this one. It’s flexible, almost weightless, with a good fit at each end. This product is excellent value for a simple solution. A slightly thicker cable would make it more robust.

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miniStack v3 500 GB

On September 10, 2007, in Hard Drive, Macintosh, Review, by Rich Lefko

miniStack v3 500 GB
Company: NewerTech

Price: $249.99

Are you looking to add external ports and more storage to your home office set-up? Then look no further than Newer Technologies miniStack v3. This unit works very well with a Mac mini, but other Mac users will also find this unit a worthwhile addition.

The miniStack v3 measures 6.5” square x 1.5” tall. It has a ring around the top that allows the mini to sit right on top. With no logos, except on the top, the clean, brushed aluminum band around the unit, which matches the Mac mini, is all that you see. I think a Mac mini would look nice perched on top. The only thing visible on the front is a blue LED that flashes as the drive is being written to/from.

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Guardian MAXimus 500 GB

On August 20, 2007, in Hard Drive, Macintosh, Review, by Rich Lefko

Guardian MAXimus 500 GB Model
Company: NewerTech
Price: $429.99

The very first article I wrote for MYMAC.COM was about the main internal hard drive (HD), in my G5 Mac, failing and what I had to do to replace it. I was backing up, but due to a variety of reasons, I had not backed up that drive for several weeks. While I got back about 98% of my “stuff,” I still lost some pictures and other items I wish I had not lost.

Nowadays, I religiously back up my internal HD every week. I live by the following mantra, “It’s not IF the HD will fail, it’s WHEN.” All things mechanical will fail at some point. However, I wish I could back up more often, and the process I use does take a little time. I clone my drive to two separate external HDs, which is why I am always on the look out for a better process.

NewerTech recently introduced the Guardian MAXimus RAID series of drives for backup and performance storage.

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USB 2.0 Universal Drive Adapter

On February 6, 2007, in Review, by Knot Gullible

USB 2.0 Universal Drive Adapter
Company: Newer Technology, Inc.

Price: $24.95

If you’re like me, you have a collection of old hard drives.

I’ve been using Firewire externals since forever, and $29 USB enclosures from compass since I got my G5 tower. Carbon Copy Cloner happily backs up my Documents folder (You DO keep your desktop clean, don’t you?) onto the hard drive named “USB” every morning at 4 a.m.

Every Saturday, I swap out the drives and put that week’s in the fire safe.

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