updated 07:25 pm EDT, Fri September 28, 2007
OWC lowers RAM prices
In brief: We have reviewed the iPod Classic, the BizCard reader, and the Bum Back Pack, OWC has lowered pricing on various RAM modules, a new tool for managing iTunes duplicates has debuted, and there's a new black backpack case for MacBook Pros ... We have posted a review of the iPod Classic, Apple's update to the veteran player that now sports massive storage capacities of 80GB and 160GB. We tested the 80GB model. Two changes are immediately noticeable when you handle the iPod classic. First, the front surface is no longer made of plastic or Lucite, but is anodized aluminum. It has an extremely durable feel, and may be more aesthetically appealing, plus seems like it is impossible to smudge the surface.
NewSoft BizCard reader reviewed
We have posted a review of BizCard Reader from NewSoft, which aims to help you organize those hundreds of business cards you collect at meetings and exhibitor-filled expositions and shows. The idea is to scan the cards, which breaks down the information into logical fields you can use to organize and store the cards digitally. The BizCard Reader is so light that the plugged in USB cable can move the whole unit across your desk.
Bum Back Pack reviewed
We've also posted a review of a BBP case that combines both a backpack and messenger pack into one unit that uses a convertible strap. The ergonomically designed bag lets you carry the weight in the pack much lower than you might expect, hence the manufacturer's name. BBP stands for "Bum Back Pack"), though that's a bit of a misnomer, as it's really placed on your lower back, not your butt.
OWC lowers price on iMac, MacBook RAM modules
Other World Computing (OWC) has lowered pricing on their 1.0GB-4.0GB Memory Modules and Memory Kits for Apple Intel iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini models. The OWC 2.0GB Memory Kit (two 1GB modules) is now priced at $70, OWC's 1.0GB Memory Modules are priced $35, 2.0GB Memory Modules at $100, and 4.0GB Kits (two 2.0GB Modules) at $200.00.
Dupin 1.0 for iTunes duplicates released
Doug's AppleScripts for iTunes has released Dupin v1.0, the iTunes duplicates manager. Dupin is an application that assists with locating, sorting, filtering, and deleting duplicate tracks in iTunes. It allows users to quickly find all sets of duplicate iTunes tracks based on your choice of criteria, select the "Keeper" tracks from among a number of duplicates automatically using a variety of versatile filtering options, purge duplicate tracks from iTunes and send files to the Trash and manage intentionally duplicated tracks.
Boa.XM MacBook Pro case debuts
The Boa.XM is a new case for the for 15" and 17" MacBook Pros. Sleek, Award-Winning, Professional. It has a rigid frame laptop compartment with 0.5" high-density foam padding and plenty of room to cradle your laptop, books, folders, accessories, and more. There is also a music player pocket with water-resistant grommet and super-soft lining, as well as a 1.5"-wide removable seatbelt nylon hip strap, weather-resistant fabrics. The case is priced at $132.