Other World Computing (OWC) http://www.macsales.com, a leading Mac and PC technology company, announced today that it is the first to offer up to 3.0GB of expansion memory for Apple MacBook laptops — 50% more memory than the 2.0GB maximum factory installed option. MacBook users will love the opportunity for improved performance for audio/video, photo, 3D modeling applications, and more, where the extra memory really makes a difference in their computer’s performance. 3.0GB Memory Upgrade options are also compatible with Apple MacBook Pro and Apple iMac Intel based systems.

In addition to being the first to offer this memory, OWC memory also costs less than half the price of factory installed and is easily user installable with a FREE online video installation guide and a LIFETIME Advance Replacement Warranty (vs. other manufacturer’s limited 1 year warranty). Consumers can also get Trade-in Rebates of up to $55 per module on their existing factory memory (PC5300 DDR2 SO-DIMM).

For more information or to order OWC memory up to 3.0GB for the MacBook, MacBook Pro, and iMac, visit: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/memory/Apple-Intel-DDR2

Altec Lansing is raising the bar – and the antenna – with its latest creation in its line of iPod speaker systems. The iM600 is purposefully engineered to deliver the highest audio performance and offer the broadest feature set in its portable speaker class.

It has a full complement of features that comparably priced systems don’t currently offer: built-in FM receiver, remote control, sound field expansion and an on-board rechargeable Lithium-ion battery that offers over seven hours of battery life. And with 16 watts of power, the iM600 throws out some serious sound with the crystal-clear quality that Altec fans have come to expect.

This impressive package of features and sound is ultra portable, folding to the flat size of a small book. When fully opened, the iM600’s slight footprint is the perfect audio solution in the home or office where space is at a premium.

SFX Sound Field Expander technology enhances the stereo listening experience by widening the sound field at the touch of a button. Custom-built, dual 2-inch neodymium drivers outperform rival products with smooth lows and razor-sharp highs.

Every inch of the iM600 is designed to offer complete flexibility and control. Convenient fingertip controls compliment the iPod docking station that flips open and closed for easy storage in your backpack or travel bag. The wireless remote features full iPod song navigation and speaker controls as well as FM scan and four FM presets. If you prefer to keep your iM600 on your desk or nightstand, you can charge your iM600 battery with the AC power supply and have it double as an alarm clock when used with an iPod.

While made for iPod, the iM600 is compatible with any portable audio device via the 3.5mm auxiliary input jack. The inMotion iM600 will be available March 2007 for $149.95 (MSRP) in consumer electronic stores and online at www.alteclansing.com.

TOM BIHN, a company that designs and manufactures laptop bags, backpacks, messenger bags and briefcases in its Seattle, Washington factory has introduced the Ego, a new mid-size messenger bag designed to fit the 13″ MacBook and 15.4″ MacBook Pro laptops with the optional Brain Cell hard-sided laptop case. Among the unique features of the Ego is an interchangeable front stripe available in over 24 different colors and fabrics that allows the user to continually customize the look of their bag.

The Ego — http://www.tombihn.com/page/001/PROD/TBP/TB0830

The Ego was designed by Tom Bihn and is manufactured by the highly-skilled sewing crew in TOM BIHN Seattle, Washington production factory, where all TOM BIHN bags are made.

On the front flap of the Ego is an interchangeable strip of fabric available in over 24 different colors and materials that allows you to customize the color combination of your bag. Strip colors include
Reflective, Cork, Wasabi, Kelly, Deep Blue, and Crimson. Limited edition strips are currently available in Mod Italian, Yellow Vinyl, Gold Bamboo, and Crimson Bamboo, with other colors and materials to be added in the future.

Newer Technology, Inc. (NewerTech) http://www.newertech.com, the leading developer of PC, Macintosh and iPod performance upgrades and accessories, announced today the slim NuPower ViDEO+ rechargeable battery Pack for the iPod Video, with the lowest priced/longest battery life on the market for only $49.99. The NuPower ViDEO+ battery pack attaches to the iPod Video to significantly extend iPod run-time for a whopping 80 hours of music listening or 16 hours of video viewing – or over 5 three-hour movies on just one charge!

Bring on Your Next Trip – Enjoy your iPod Video Anywhere You Go without a Power Outlet

The lightweight NuPower ViDEO+ is priceless wherever you go — on an airplane, beach, or anywhere you’d like to relax with your iPod Video without worrying about finding a power outlet to enjoy your music and video. “NuPower ViDEO+ battery pack is great to bring on a vacation or business trip for hours of continuous uninterrupted entertainment on even the longest international flight, layover, or delay,” said Lawrence O’Connor, President & CEO, NewerTech. “NuPower ViDEO+ makes sure you’ll never run out of power in the middle of your favorite video or song.”

Developed by NewerTech, the first company to offer a complete line of internal battery replacements for the Apple iPod line, NuPower ViDEO+ also doubles as a portable charger, delivering up to three charges to the iPod Video’s internal battery. NuPower ViDEO+ includes the battery pack, stand, docking station, and belt clip for the freedom to take your video and favorite tunes wherever you go. When you finally need to recharge the NuPower ViDEO+, simply attach an iPod charging cable (included with your iPod Video) to power up.

Just place the battery pack on the back of your iPod Video and push down to connect. For the iPod Video 30GB model, use the included spacer pad for a snug fit. You can also attach the included belt clip around the sides of your iPod Video for portable convenience. Press the power button and an LED will illuminate to indicate Power On and Battery Charge Status.

Leading technology solutions provider Other World Computing (OWC) today announced lowered pricing on its award-winning Mercury On-The-Go SATA HD FireWire 800/400 + USB 2.0 line, with new prices as low as $157.99.

Visit: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/firewire/on-the-go

When you need up to 200GB worth of fast, convenient, fully bootable, portable storage, ready to plug-and-play via the interface of your choice without external power adapters, the OWC On-The-Go series brings it to you. OWC Mercury On-The-Go portable storage solutions, recognized with top review ratings, editor’s choice honors, and gear-of-the-year recognitions, are EMC Backup Certified, providing the best performance and reliability for demanding audio/video, backup, music, photo, and more, in a pocket-sized package weighing less than 12 ounces.

New pricing for Mercury On-The-Go 2.5″ SATA HD Based FireWire 800(400) +USB2.0:
80GB 5400RPM w/ 8MB Buffer remains $157.99
80GB 7200RPM w/ 8MB Buffer remains $199.99
100GB 7200RPM w/ 8MB Buffer was $249.99, now $219.99 $30 Drop
120GB 5400RPM w/ 8MB Buffer was $199.99, now $179.99 $20 Drop
160GB 5400RPM w/ 8MB Buffer was $269.99, now $229.99 $40 Drop
200GB 4200RPM w/ 8MB Buffer was $379.99, now $339.99 $40 Drop
For complete On-The-Go pricing, visit: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/firewire/on-the-go

ifrogz CES/Macworld Recap

January 17, 2007

ifrogz news from the week was as follows:

  • ifrogz announced its new “30 design combos in one” multipacks. Each multipack contains one of our Wrapz (the main case component), three Bandz of different colors and 10 pieces of reusable Wheel Art that adhere to our clear plastic Screenz. All 16 themed multipacks will be available at the end of the month.
  • The ifrogz Tadpole — the world’s first and only video iPod case for kids — will soon begin shipping with a bundled set of child-friendly headphones.
  • ifrogz introduced the new Bullfrog heavy-duty, extra-rugged iPod case.
  • ifrogz announced its silicone Shuffle Bandz and genuine leather Shuffle Strapz. These are the first accessories of their kind available for Apple’s brand-new, ultra-small iPod shuffle.
  • ifrogz launched the Rana: an upscale, unconstructed Italian leather pouch for iPods or other personal electronic devices.

Find the products on their website www.ifrogz.com

Axiotron, Inc. together with its strategic partner and exclusive US Distributor Other World Computing (OWC) today unveiled the ModBook, the first ever Mac OS X tablet computer solution on January 9th, at the Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco. Initial suggested retail prices begin at $2,279.

The Axiotron ModBook is an after-market hardware modification solution of the Apple MacBook notebook computer, adding true pen input, a new 13.3″ wide screen LCD and an optional Global Positioning System in a tough, satin chrome plated magnesium top shell, while keeping all the powerful features of the MacBook base system. With the award winning Mac OS X and its built-in Inkwell handwriting recognition, up to 2GHz fast Intel Core 2 Duo processors, the integrated iSight camera and the CD/DVD combo drive, the slate-style Axiotron ModBook is the ultimate companion for applications and situations where a keyboard only gets in the way.

The Axiotron ModBook is immediately available for pre-orders in the US and Canada through an exclusive strategic-partnership arrangement between Axiotron and Other World Computing. Customers purchase the ModBook conversion, the MacBook configuration they wish converted, and the full warranty-backed conversion service of OWC – all through www.macsales.com/modbook. Every ModBook solution purchased through Other World Computing includes a 1 year OWC warranty, which can be extended to up to 3 years.