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Kickstarter Find: UNITI Stand for iMacs and monitors

There’s a right height for your monitor, and your iMac or Cinema Display may not be at it. Adjusting your chair to hit it can leave you sitting uncomfortably, but staring down or up at your monitor can hurt your posture. The solution is a monitor stand. I’ve used and reviewed a few here at AppleTell, most of which concerned themselves with either looked good sitting under Apple products or with providing additional functionality. The UNITI Stand, now on Kickstarter, seems concerned with both.

Are A-Audio Headphones the best that $299 can buy?

I ask not because I’m about to present the answer, but because A-Audio claims to already have the answer, and they say, “Yes.” Their claim that headphones have become little more than a popular fashion accessory can certainly be backed up by watching any sports-related press conference these days, and they’re looking to provide a better balance between fashion and performance with the A-Audio Legacy headphones.

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A Mac in your pocket?

Will there ever be a Macintosh so small you could carry it in your pocket—but still connectable with a wireless mouse, keyboard, and AirPlay monitor, to provide a full-featured OS X desktop experience? There are practical lower limits on how small it is sensible to go.

WaterField Designs announces Franklin Tote

Somewhere between the structured placement of the laptop bag and the open expanse of a messenger bag is the need for a bag that is easy to carry around but has enough room for a day’s worth of items and accessories. It’s quite possible that bag is the newly announced Franklin Tote from WaterField Designs. This naturally-tanned, full-grain leather and nylon bag stows “… everything needed for busy day of innovation or recreation.”

Review: Sennheiser Momentum on-ear headphones

With their Momentum line of on-ear headphones, it seems Sennhesier is looking to create an entire movement, not just a set of quality cans. I think they’re succeeding on both counts. The Momentum on-ear headphones offer excellent audio with a style that’s more about your personal tastes than those of whoever’s logo is on the side.

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 releases software update for Apple TV

With Apple updating OS X: Mavericks and iOS 7.1.2 in the last couple days, it’s not surprising they also updated the Apple TV OS, now at v6.2. According to Apple, this minor software update improves performance and bring a few bug fixes.

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.

JBL launches Reflect Sport and Synchros E-Series headphones

The new JBL Synchros E-Series headphones—whether in-ear to around-the-ear—combine JBL engineering with innovative features for every way of listening. The JBL Synchros Reflect and JBL Synchros Reflect BT in-ear headphones raise the bar on sport headphones with high-performance audio

Kickstarter Find: MOS Reach gives you power everywhere

Although we’re heading towards the golden age of wireless, we’re not quite there yet. Many of our devices still require outlets to charge, and that means often having to go out of your way to reach them. On the floor, behind beds, under your computer desk…reaching them can be a pain. That’s where the MOS Reach comes into play.

Review: Hippus HandShoe “gripless” ergonomic mouse

The HandShoe ergonomic mouse from Hippus NV is designed to track around your mousepad guided by just the weight of a relaxed hand. Designed over two years of field testing and refinement in close cooperation with two medical universities, the HandShoe Mouse can help minimize stress associated with devices that must be gripped while orienting the mousing hand and arm.