Review: CoolerMaster Gear

2012-08-28 19.01.13

Jas Pro – Stretch  Using a laptop flat on your desk isn’t the best for your posture, unless you have a secondary monitor. Using a stand can bring the screen up to a proper eye level. I’ve recently started using the Cooler Master’s Jas Pro for my MacBook Pro, and it makes a big difference. Made out of aluminum to match current Apple products, the stand is lined with soft rubber along the important edges that will touch your MacBook. The front tab holds the computer, and is plenty big to accommodate even an ancient …

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Wake Up Folio by Cooler Master

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Like the idea of the iPad’s Smart Cover but decided it doesn’t provide enough protection? You want a full protective case for your iPad with Smart Cover capabilities? Cooler Master’s Wake Up Folio case may be what you are looking for.

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Cooler Master ARC Review

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I just received Cooler Master’s ARC stand for MacBooks, MacBook Pros, and iPads. It’s a device that allows the placement of a MacBook or MacBook Pro in a vertical position while using your notebook in what is called “clamshell mode” (using your notebook with the display closed and attached to an external monitor) or it can be used as a stand for an iPad. The ARC stand is “arch-shaped” (my wife thinks it looks like a “Taco-Shell”, which kind of makes it fun), has a deep wide slot along its …

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Review: Cosmonaut pen for iPad

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The Cosmonaut is a capacitive stylus that was launched to much hype last Spring on Kickstarter. Created by the same guys that made the Glif tripod adapter for the iPhone. Its creators promised an unparalleled writing experience on the iPad, but does it live up to the hype? Let’s find out…

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Review: Sparrow

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A shiny new Mail client for OS X has been making the rounds recently — Sparrow for Mac. Sparrow first caught a lot of attention last year when the initial public beta was released. I have to admit, I was quite skeptical after a first look: it seemed like a weird rip-off of Tweetie for Mac combined with everything I disliked about the Gmail web interface. But the final 1.0 release has really won me over. Sparrow gets rid of the visual clutter caused by lists of folders, unread count badges …

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Review: Sony NEX-3

I recently was given the opportunity to test Sony’s new NEX-3 camera – a compact camera featuring a full-sized APS-C sensor. This is a similar concept as the Olympus E-P1 I reviewed last year, but features an even smaller body with a larger sensor. Sony were kind enough to loan me a NEX-3 for a fortnight recently, so I’ve put this intriguing new camera through its paces.

Review: Olympus E-P1

Author’s note: This is a review of the Olympus E-P1 provided to me for one week to review on Mac-Forums & my personal blog Jetplane Journal. Thanks go to Olympus for the opportunity to take their latest & greatest for a spin. Introduction In general, most people choose one of two types of cameras: Simple point & shoot cameras (P&S) that are extremely small, but don’t offer manual adjustment options – or complex & large DSLRs, which offer full control over nearly every aspect of your image. But the size …

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Review: Belkin 7-Port USB Hub Plus

Belkin’s latest version of their popular 7-port hub has been redesigned and adds cable management features. This review will take a look at the changes, design and performance of Belkin’s latest offering for USB junkies. Design The first thing you’ll notice is the design Belkin has chosen for this hub: Its rectangular shape means it’ll take up less space on your desk than previous versions, while retaining the two top ports – useful for USB memory sticks and similar devices. The top ports are also spaced out a bit, so …

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Review: Things – a stylish task management app for OS X

Things, a task-management application for OS X, debuted this year at Macworld after a lengthy public beta. Despite being Cultured Code‘s first foray into the world of task management apps, Things is an extremely polished, attractive app – but does it actually make you more productive? UI & Design Cultured Code really nailed the visual presentation of Things: The UI is very “mac-like” and looks very nice. Features are easy to discover and UI elements are easily identified. The list view Things uses to display your tasks feels as though …

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