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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.

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.

Kickstarter Find: Modbook Pro X conversion for 15″ Retina MacBook Pro

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.

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MacBook Pro update clears agenda for 12″ MacBook Air unveiling

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.

MacBook Pro with Retina Display gets updated

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.

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Chart hints at launch of upgraded 15-Inch Retina MacBook Pros

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.

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.

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.

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

Review: iSkelter Slate Mobile AirDesk

With its warm bamboo, crisp lines, and Apple-specific design, the iSkelter Slate Mobile AirDesk is a portable desk that turns any chair into a full-featured desk, and looks like Apple designed it. It lifts up your laptop to a more ergonomically correct height and keeps both your lap and computer cooler, which makes using a laptop on your lap a more pleasant experience.