The Rough Rider Leather Messenger is all about maximizing space and carrying all of your digital devices in style. The bag is made of very high quality leather and waxed canvas (two of my favorite materials for products like this), and when you’re walking around with the bag (or running for the bus or train) the strap system keeps all of your stuff close to your body so it doesn’t move around too much.
I’m sad to see the old unibody machine go; I’d prefer to have an on-board optical drive, and I’m not convinced that the speedier access, silence, and shockproofness of solid state data storage are worth the trade-off in drive capacity one has to give up, but I didn’t put my money where my mouth is when I upgraded to a 13-inch MacBook Air last fall.
Apple is celebrating Thirty Years of Mac in a number of countries around the world, taking its 30th anniversary Mac homepage to other countries around the world. Late Friday, a Japanese blog Kodawarisan noticed that Apple had taken the Thirty Years of Mac homepage and mini-site and translated it into Japanese.
Before you brush off that headline as a simple but fine example of clever wordplay, know that I do think it’s a fantastic idea to literally show some skin this Valentine’s Day. I’m all for the romance and the sweet, sweet lovin’ and whatnot. More relevant to AppleTell, however, are skins for your Mac, iPhone and iPad products, and both DecalGirl and Slickwraps are offering some specials.
My first Mac was a Mac mini, but the first one I ever used was the translucent, candy-colored iMac that was available in nearly every elementary and junior high school in New York City. As a matter of fact, the first computer I ever touched was a Mac, and I’ve never gone back. The fact that Apple made Macs available in schools helped me decide whether I was going to be a Mac or PC user, and I guess my choice is obvious.
Apple’s Macbook Pro is one of the best laptops Apple has to offer, and with its aluminum design and glass display, you can’t cover it up with just any case. Instead, it requires something like a Pad & Quill Cartella case with its excellent combination of wood and leather. Pad & Quill uses the highest quality leather with a Baltic Birch wood frame to hold the Macbook in place. The Cartella comes with two outer leather color combinations: bonded whiskey and black colored leather.
Nothing accents an all-aluminum Macbook more than a culmination of high quality leather, waxed canvas, and wood crafted into an insanely high quality product. Pad & Quill goes above and beyond in developing its products, and The Sleeve for the 13″ Macbook Pro/Air is no different. It builds upon every other product that PQ has to offer, and their quality and craftsmanship never wanes.
Those seeking a good deal on a new computer can now buy a refurbished 2013 15″ Retina Macbook Pro at Apple’s Online Store. Apple typically adds its latest MacBooks to the refurbished store after the company begins to receive malfunctioning units and fixes them up for sale. The company also offers the refurbished units as replacements for customers that come to the Genius Bar with a defective unit.
Two-hundred dollars difference (or $250 in Canada) just doesn’t seem like an unbridgeable gap. So, is there really a rational case for keeping the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro lines separate any more, especially if the Air gets a Retina display with its next round of updates as many continue to predict despite being disappointed on that hope last June? Both MacBook families having Retina panels would further blur the line separating Air and Pro.
The Gambit 17 Laptop backpack has pockets, zips, ties, and pouches for just about anything you could wish to carry, all wrapped up in well cushioned padding and super soft fleece to keep your gear safe. And it’s got so much room I was able to fit not only my electronic gear but also clothing and souvenirs during a recent trek across India.
Altego advertises the Polygon Sunfire’s “clean angular lines” and endorphine-inducing “aggressive looks,” but the real genius of this bag are the myriad thoughtful details that make it a great hauler for your MacBook, iPad, and other gear. I used the Polygon for over a month as my primary commuter bag, and I found each of the bag’s features to be well thought out, genuinely useful, and, most crucially, perfectly suited to the task at hand; helping me schlep all my stuff.
There really isn’t much you can say about a Macbook sleeve beyond protection and the style which are important with all cases, bags, or other accessories. It’s a good thing C6 creates a number of products with the same high quality materials that it includes in its backpacks and laptop bags. The attention to detail on this case is what strikes you most, followed by the excellent choices of color combinations. The C6 neoprene zip sleeve for the Macbook comes in 12 different color combinations, including the classic C6 orange and olive green color.