Macally iPhone 6 Plus Cases
Company: Macally
Price: $8.99 – 16.99

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Having released iPhone cases going back to the original iPhone, Macally has a rich history and a deep knowledge of making protective and decorative cases for the iPhone. They were one of the first companies this time around with a full line of cases for the all-new iPhone 6 Plus. We will be looking at five different models, which come in a variety of colors.

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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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About Curt Blanchard

I’m a Mac user from the beginning with a background in graphic design, product design, photography. I’m a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Illustration. I spent much of my professional career designing consumer products in ceramics, glass, and metals by working on-site with European and Asian manufacturers. I am currently an officer at Tucson Macintosh Users Group and a reviewer in the Amazon Vine program.

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Twist360
Review

On April 27, 2012, in Cases, iPad, Stand, Tablet, by Curt Blanchard

Twist360
Company: Bracketron, Inc.
Price: $39.95
Bracketron Twist360

Bracketron’s Twist360 has four spring clips to securely grip the iPad (as well as many other tablets and e-readers). With the device attached, the iPad can be propped up on a table or other flat surface. The 4-inch ring on the back can be adjusted to a comfortable viewing angle. This ring also rotates so that the iPad can be viewed horizontally or vertically. It is encased in silicone so it doesn’t slide and it also serves as a comfortable carrying handle.

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About Curt Blanchard

I’m a Mac user from the beginning with a background in graphic design, product design, photography. I’m a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Illustration. I spent much of my professional career designing consumer products in ceramics, glass, and metals by working on-site with European and Asian manufacturers. I am currently an officer at Tucson Macintosh Users Group and a reviewer in the Amazon Vine program.

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NuCube Vertical Stand for Mac mini
Review

On March 26, 2012, in Mac mini, Review, Stand, by Russ Walkowich

NuCube Vertical Stand
Company: Other World Computing
Price: $35.99 MSRP

When I purchased a new 2011 Mac mini several months back, it replaced an older Mac that had to sit on the floor under the desk in my office at home. The new Mac mini was definitely smaller size-wise and was now proudly sitting on top of my desk. The one thing I soon discovered was that with everything else that I had on my desk, even the Mac mini was eating up space.

About Russ Walkowich

Russ Walkowich is the longest contributing member of MyMac, starting back in 1995. He has served as writer, author, editor, and spiritual guide to a tribe of MyMac Founders in all that time.

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Fat Gecko Mount and Accessory for iPad
Review

On November 10, 2011, in Adapter, iPad, Review, Stand, by Steve Hammond

Fat Gecko Mount and Accessory for iPad 2
Company: Delkin
Price: $36.74 U.S. for the mount and $20.99 U.S. for the iPad accessory

Delkin Fat Gecko Mount is a suction cup arm that can be used to attach a small camera to a smooth surface. With the iPad Accessory mount (available for either iPad 1 or iPad 2), you can attach your iPad anywhere.

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About Steve Hammond

Steve is a computer geek, and he has been for many years. He has studied computer science for 15 years, with a college degree in computer science, a backchelor degree in computer with a minor in mathematics, and a Master degree in computer science. In high school he was initiated to computer on an Apple II, then his parents bought him a Commodore 64, then a Mac Plus. But in computer science, DOS and Windows PC were used mostly, so he switched to the dark side for a while. In 2000 he began doing some photography, then discovered iPhoto which make him come back to the Macintosh in 2002. Since, he became a Mac geek again and he sure won't turn back to the PC.

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The HandStand iPad Case
Review

On May 19, 2011, in Cases, iPad, Review, Tablet, by Mike Breed

The HandStand iPad Case
Company: Hub International, LLC
Price: $49.95 USD for all models

There are times when I wish I had another hand when working with my iPad. Let’s face it, it’s pretty tough to multitask while trying to hold onto an electronic device that cost upwards of $500. I have no desire to risk breaking it. Hub International may have the answer to the problem of how to hold your iPad securely while trying to grab a cup of coffee or do other work while holding onto your iPad. The HandStand is an novel idea in iPad cases that becomes an extension of your arm as you work.

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About Mike Breed

Writing for MyMac.com since August of 2009, Mike Breed is an Earth Science and Biology teacher at Chenango Valley High School in Binghamton, New York. He is currently acting as the Science Department Chairman in his school district as well. Mike has received numerous grants to incorporate Apple products into the laboratories and activities of his students, with the hopes of adding a new element of learning to the teaching of science in a demanding learning environment. A lifelong resident of Cortland, New York, Mike enjoys spending time with his family when not busy with his duties at school. An avid fan of the Macintosh platform, Mike also spends a great deal of time reading and working from his iPad and iPhone, where he is reading his way through the entire chronology of Star Wars novels. Mike is also passionate about fishing and enjoys spending time each weekend fishing with his father on the waters of central New York State’s Finger Lakes.

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iPad Accessories Roundup — STANDS — simple, elegant, or elaborate?

By Guest Reviewer Jackie Richards, and John “Nemo” Nemerovski

Loop Stand for iPad
Company: Griffin Technology
Price: $30
Product web page

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About John Nemerovski

John "Nemo" Nemerovski is MyMac's Reviews Editor. He is a private and small group personal technology tutor in Tucson, Arizona, USA, with an emphasis on iPad and iPhone training, plus basic computing, digital photography, and Photoshop. Nemo is an accomplished music instructor on keyboard and guitar, and an expert artisan bread baker. If you are interested in writing reviews or requesting a product review on MyMac, contact him: nemo [ a t ] mymac [ d o t ] c o m.

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By Guest Reviewer Jackie Richards, and John “Nemo” Nemerovski

BTKeyMini
Company: Macally
Price: $100
Product web site

Keyboard Socket
Company: Waterfield Designs
Price: $15
Product web site

Keyboard Slip
Company: Waterfield Designs
Price: $29
Product web site

Macally’s innovative BTKeyMini is a combination Bluetooth iPad keyboard with a stand that doubles as a protective cover shell for the keyboard. Jackie Richards thinks the stand could be less severely upright in its sole position, or somehow variable.

Jackie keeps her iPad in an iFrogz rubber sleeve that needs to be removed for the iPad to rest in Macally’s BTKeyMini stand. She doesn’t like having to slip this rubber cover off and on. Jackie was “very leery” of this stand, but she likes the way it covers and protects the Macally iPad Bluetooth keyboard.

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About John Nemerovski

John "Nemo" Nemerovski is MyMac's Reviews Editor. He is a private and small group personal technology tutor in Tucson, Arizona, USA, with an emphasis on iPad and iPhone training, plus basic computing, digital photography, and Photoshop. Nemo is an accomplished music instructor on keyboard and guitar, and an expert artisan bread baker. If you are interested in writing reviews or requesting a product review on MyMac, contact him: nemo [ a t ] mymac [ d o t ] c o m.

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Review – mStand

On December 18, 2008, in Book Review, Macbook, by Russ Walkowich

mStand
Company: Rain Design

Price: $49.90 ($5 off special pricing- $44.90 through December 25th)
http://www.raindesigninc.com

I’ve been using my MacBook (late 2007) more and more lately but I found myself getting tired and the edge of my palms getting sore from the sharp edges of the MacBook. I put a foam wrist rest up against the edge of the MacBook and that alleviated a lot of the problem but I wasn’t satisfied as I still found myself looking down at the display. Now with all the typing I was doing, I found myself stretching, getting up and moving around more before I resumed typing. Rain Design and their mStand to the rescue.

Made from one piece of aluminum, Rain Design’s ergonomically designed laptop stand is stylish, solid and built for the MacBook and MacBook Pro, though it will take any other laptop if you happen to use another manufacturer’s laptop. (Trust me, as I actually used it with a Dell laptop,not mine, to test it out) The mStand is designed to match up with the sand blasted and anodized look of a MacBook or a MacBook Pro but it still looks great with an older white or black MacBook. The mStand is tilted which brings the screen up about 6 inches and now allows one to view the screen on a more level height than just resting it on a desktop or your lap. You don’t feel as tired when you are working with it as you do when the laptop is down lower.

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About Russ Walkowich

Russ Walkowich is the longest contributing member of MyMac, starting back in 1995. He has served as writer, author, editor, and spiritual guide to a tribe of MyMac Founders in all that time.

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