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Kickstarter Find: StandStand portable standing desk

Pledge and stand up for health!

Kickstarter Find: Easel laptop stand

Show some support if your neck is tired of being cramped.

Experience VertiGo from WaterField Designs

That’s “Verti” as in vertical, and “Go” as in carry your MacBook somewhere.

Review: Out and about with the JiLL-E Tablet Messenger bag

I’ve always been happy with my wallet. I see women cramming everything they need for the day inside a purse, and I’ve considered myself lucky that my essentials can be shoved into my back pocket. With iPhones and iPads, however, that’s no longer the case; I need a backpack or laptop bag. With the JiLL-E Tablet Messenger bag, however, women can get get by with what they’re already used to.

Catalyst unveils waterproof sleeves for tablets and laptops

Back when I went to school, no one carried around laptops (which barely existed) or tablets (which didn’t exist). What did exist was rain and snow, and we surely had plenty of that. If you find yourself in the same environment this school year, but with $1,000 of technology to carry around, you may want to check out Catalyst before heading back to school.

Yes, there are MacBooks for price-sensitive buyers

You can get a new Windows laptop for less than $649 or even $499, but those who argue mainly on up-front price when it comes to computers have always epitomized for me Oscar Wilde’s observation about “people who know the price of everything and the value of nothing.” I consider myself a value cheapskate rather than a purchase price cheapskate, a persuasion that has kept me buying Apple computers for the past 22 years.

Apple launches back to school promotion for Mac, iDevice purchases

Apple has launched its Back to School Promotion as the school year shopping season kicks-off. Students who purchase Mac models (except the Mac mini) are eligible to receive a $100 gift card, while iPad and iPhone buyers are entitled to a $50 gift card.

Report: 12-inch MacBook Air release coming in Q3/14

Citing a DigiTimes report, Christian Today’s Azalea Pena notes that Apple’s fixing to release a new 12-inch MacBook Air to be built by longtime Apple collaborator Quanta Computer. However, Digitimes’ anonymous sources have not heard any additional changes coming to the 11- and 13-inch MacBook Air products, which received a mild upgrade recently.

Rumor: New 12-inch MacBook Air to enter production

Apple will begin mass production of its 12-inch Macbook Air in the third quarter of this year, according to a new report from Digitimes. The production line sources responsible for the Digitimes report have not provided any information about changes to the other Macbook Air models, so Apple may only be working on this individual laptop.

Review: STM Sequel small laptop shouder bag

For my purposes, laptop shoulder bags cannot be small enough. I don’t want to be able to cram everything I could possibly need into them, I just want efficiency with the items I actually need to put in. A laptop (of course), my iPad and iPhone, and perhaps some business cards, a pen/pencil, etc. Obviously, we all want different things out of our laptop bags, but if you’d rather yours be svelte than accommodating, the STM Sequel is well worth a look.

Review: Waterfield Designs Outback Solo for Macbook Air

The Outback Solo for Macbook Air is one of the best cases I’ve used from Waterfield Designs, especially because it strips down the case/bag experience to the bare essentials. Those bare essentials—my iPhone and Macbook—are key items in my average work day, and most times are the only things I need.

Is the non-Retina MacBook Pro still a sensible laptop choice?

It was not without some twinges of disloyalty that I chose a 13-inch Haswell MacBook Air over the still-available non-Retina 13-inch MacBook Pro for my Mac system upgrade last fall. I consider the 13-inch aluminum unibody MacBook/MacBook Pro to be the best value Apple laptop for non-power users ever made (and perhaps forever