Modbook, the company that creates Mac-like tablets, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to support the new Modbook Pro X that is based on the 15-inch Retina Macbook Pro. The $150,000 campaign will enable users to send their own machines to the company so they can be converted for $1,999. Alternatively, for $3,999, customers can make reservations for complete systems coming directly from Modbook.
Just last month, Apple revealed a 21.5-inch iMac for the low cost of $1,000. Now, judging from an image on the Apple support page, it seems the company could be gearing up for a refreshed 27-inch iMac release. Though details are sketchy, this large-screened desktop computer could be available on the market sometime in the near future.
Is it too early to think about going back to school? Yes? Maybe? Regardless, it’s not too early to think about new speaker equipment, and that’s why we’re giving away an Ultimate Ears UE Boom wireless speaker to one lucky AppleTell reader. The specific model is the UE Boom – Jettison Edition, a limited run designed by skateboard artist Don Pendleton, worth $199.99.
The updated Retina MacBook Pros Apple announced Tuesday are essentially a minor speed bump, bur are perhaps perhaps significant in clearing the decks for Apple to devote full attention to a widely anticipated announcement deeper into the year of a completely new 12-inch MacBook Air design with a Retina display, no internal cooling fan, and no trackpad button.
On Tuesday, Apple quietly added new channels—Fox NOW and CNBC—to the media streaming Apple TV. The new channels will offer rich video content to all of their viewers, including live and on-demand content. CNBC brings all of their financial news broadcasts to Apple TV, while FOX NOW will include full-length TV episodes of their most popular shows
The MacBook Pro with Retina display laptops have been officially refreshed with more memory, faster processors, more upgrade options, and a cheaper price. As has been rumored, the 15-inch model now comes with 16GB memory standard, along with a 1TB flash drive upgrade option.
A photo of an Apple Store chart has surfaced that suggests the company may have plans to launch a slightly modified line of 15-inch Retina MacBook Pros that will come with 16GB of RAM standard, as well as faster Haswell processors. The photo purportedly comes from Apple’s Chongqing store in China.
Griffin’s Wired Keyboard for iOS devices offers full iOS key functions and tactile feedback with the added advantage of a cord that makes connections and disconnections quick, easy, and positive, with no Bluetooth pairing required. The Griffin Wired Keyboard is available in 30-pin or Lightning connector versions, and connect to the iDevice (iPad, iPhone or iPod touch) via the docking port.
Ultimate Ears has released a few limited-edition runs of their UE Boom wireless Bluetooth speaker, the latest of which is a collaboration with artist Don Pendleton. Continuing the company’s aim to blend people’s passions for music, design and art, the limited-run Jettison Edition is designed with Pendleton’s distinct organic cubist graphic style.
Back to school. Three little words that are a delight to the ears of parents and the sound of unending doom to kids everywhere. Time is drawing near to get everything in place for the upcoming school year, and that may mean making sure everything is clearly marked and easily identifiable. Or, maybe you just want to organize your own life/work. In that case, Epson’s LabelWorks LP-600W label printer offers complete portability, allowing you to get organized anywhere that needs it.
If you’re looking for a portable speaker that comes at a fair price, be sure to check out the iHome iBN27 bluetooth stereo speaker. I couldn’t ask for better sound quality at this price point; the bass and treble combine for good sound quality in a compact system that’s designed for portability.
Remember back when office desks had ashtrays built right into them? Me neither, although I’m told they existed. It maybe won’t be long now before they have air purifiers built into them, so I guess we’re making progress. If you’re having trouble writing that into your contract, the Satechi USB Air Purifier and Fan should hold you over.