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Apple releases a software update for the Apple TV

Moments after Apple’s iOS v7.1.1 was released, Apple unveiled their latest software update to the Apple TV box set. The v6.1.1 update doesn’t offer new features to Apple TV, it simply provides a few bug and software improvements. Users can, however, look forward to getting more video streaming services to their Apple TV devices, as Apple has added new channels such as A&E network, The History Channel, and Lifetime.

Rapoo releases wireless touchpad keyboards

Rapoo announced two new wireless touchpad keyboards today: the E9080 and E9180. Both keyboards feature a sleek, aluminum exterior, scissor key structure, and integrated touchpads to offer a comfortable, cable-free typing experience. And with the E9080, users will also get the convenience of a number pad.

Review: You can’t refuse the STM Bags leather sleeve for MacBook Pro

Sometimes you just don’t need that much from your MacBook sleeve. Scuff protection? Scratch protection? A classic look? If that’s it, then the STM leather sleeve will do the job. I recently used it on a trip from Cleveland to Hong Kong, and as a way to keep my MacBook Pro safe, it was perfect, but only because I carried them inside a backpack.

TwelveSouth launches first wooden MacBook stand: BookArc möd

The BookArc möd is designed to blur the line between furniture and office equipment, and depending on what color you like, it can channel either Ikea post-modernism or ’50s Danish modern. Whether your office features a luxurious Eames lounger chair or some garage-sale [easyazon-link keywords="Poang chair armchair cushion" locale="us"]Poäng chairs[/easyazon-link], the BookArc möd will look right at home.

Seen @ Macworld: Fujitsu ScanSnap SV600

Fujitsu was back at this year’s Macworld Expo showing us their new SV600 overhead scanner. Designed for items that just won’t fit in a flatbed or through a sheetfed scanner, the SV600 provides a truly different take on scanning.

The 10 most insane Bluetooth speaker designs at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair

I’ve come across some absolutely marvelous Bluetooth speaker systems this week, both in design and functionality. Passing by the booths and sampling the audio, I’ve heard so much Asian pop music that old-school Avril Lavigne was actually a nice respite at one point. But I kept at it, because I never knew when another speaker set designed to look like a crimson aquatic mammal balancing a beach ball on its head was waiting at the end of the aisle.

Seen @ Macworld: Bass Egg

Music is portable, headphones are portable, but so far good speakers have remained stubbornly stationary. The Bass Egg made a big impression at this year’s Macworld expo, pumping out huge sound with powerful bass in an easily portable package.

Rapoo T120P wireless mouse review

Rapoo makes several models of wireless mice, but today it’s all about the T120P. This particular model uses a USB receiver to accommodate the 5G wireless transmission. This keeps the mouse from the 2.4G wireless range to keep Bluetooth interference to a minimum. This uses one of USB ports, but a docking station or USB hub can fix that problem fairly quickly.

Kickstarter Find: The Micro 3D Printer

3D printing offers the ability to create virtually any object, but the cost and complexity of most 3D printers makes them impractical for home use. Enter the Micro by M3D, a printer that’s billed as the “first truly consumer 3D printer.” The Micro’s premise is simple: 3D printing that doesn’t require the fiddly calibration and complication of larger printers, making it ideal for home use. The printer was just launched on Kickstarter, and even though its original funding target has been succeeded by a ridiculous margin, there are still some great rewards available.

Seen @ Macworld: Connected Data Transporter Sync

The Connected Data Transporter Sync eschews the built-in hard drive of the original Transporter, it instead gives you the flexibility to plug in any USB hard drive. This removes the 2TB limit of the original Transporter’s 2.5″ laptop hard drive, meaning you can store even larger files, backups, or just more digital stuff in your own private cloud.

Review: Satechi 4-port USB 3.0 Premium Aluminum Hub

The Satechi 4-port USB 3.0 Premium Aluminum Hub is housed molded aluminum with a rubberized pad on the bottom to keep the sliding to a minimum. You get a USB connector to plug into your computer, a 9.5” cord (integrated) to give you some elbow room, and a nice housing with four USB 3.0 ports. Don’t panic yet; the ports will also handle USB 1.1 and 2.0.

Seen @ Macworld 2014: Henge Docks for all things Apple

Whether you want to dock your iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, iPad mini or your MacBook, Henge Dock has a solution for you. The new Gravitas units for your handheld devices (iPod and iPhone) are real heavyweights, while the Horizontal Dock for your MacBook Pro it provides all the native connectivity of your laptop with a few extras, and it looks good doing it.