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.
Previously available mostly via online retailers, this new partnership between V-Moda and Best Buy’s Magnolia home audio stores gives listeners a chance to try out V-Moda’s slick designs and super sound quality in person. High end headphones are certainly a worthwhile purchase, but it can help to try out something this expensive before you commit.
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.
Traditional headphones utilize tiny speakers to pump sound straight into your ear canal, but UK-based Damson audio is going a slightly different route with their Headbones. Just launched on Kickstarter, the Headbones let you use your noggin (or, more specifically, your skull bone) to deliver sound without jamming speakers directly in your ear.
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.
The Korus V400 and V600 offer incredible sound and amazing wireless capabilities thanks to their proprietary SKAA wireless protocol. They’re definitely on the premium end of the market, but if you’re looking for top notch wireless audio these speakers should definitely be one of your considerations.
One of the best things about having a Thunderbolt compatible Macintosh is…well…using it. That sounds stupid, yeah, but for many of us, that Thunderbolt port is often left empty, due largely to the a relative lack of Thunderbolt hardware and the general cost that accompanies the hardware that is available. Western Digital’s My Passport Pro includes such a cost, but if you’re looking for speed and functionality, it’s completely worth it.
Microlab has announced a new 2.1 channel speaker system: the FC60 BT Desktop Nearfield Speaker. This is a speaker system designed to handle multiple audio inputs, including Bluetooth streaming. Just listen, Microlab said, and that’s exactly what we did.
I’m big on the proper placement of a monitor. Next to getting a decent chair, it’s the most important aspect to setting up my workstation; a couple of inches up or down can make a major difference in how long I can comfortably work (or play) on my iMac. As such, I’ve had many monitor stands in my day, and one of the most useful I’ve ever tried is the Satechi F1 Smart Monitor Stand.
Just as earlier reports and rumors stated, Apple today has made it official by acquiring Beats Music and Beats Electronics for a whopping $3 billion. The purchase price of the two companies was approximately $2.6 billion, with approximately $400 million that will be vested over time. According to the official press release from Apple, the acquisition includes Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre joining the Apple team.
WaterField Designs suggests a Mac Pro and Mac Pro Go Case combo will make the ideal rig for travelling gamers, developers, video editors and any others who prefer to take their systems with them, and miss the late, lamented 17-inch MacBook Pro.
Everybody has a podcast. Even if you don’t think you do, you’re wrong. Search iTunes and you’ll find you’ve already made 50 episodes of The Custom Mayonnaise Review and guested twice on Doug Loves Movies. But as podcasts become ubiquitous, the production standards get higher. The internal mic on your laptop won’t cut it; you need a mic that can make it sound like your living room is a studio. Enter the Apogee MiC 96k USB microphone.