updated 03:05 pm EDT, Wed October 3, 2007
REAL World registration
In brief: The wireless Apple Bluetooth keyboard is shipping, REAL World registration has been opened, a GUITAR RIG 3 demo version is now available, the iPhone is featured in a new TV show, and the Boa.XM MacBook Pro case has debuted ... Purchasers of the Apple wireless bluetooth aluminum keyboard have received notifications that their units have shipped from the factory and will arrive shortly. Meanwhile, the Apple Store still shows a ship time of 1-2 weeks. The keyboard is priced at $80 and features an ultra-thin anodized aluminum enclosure with low-profile keys. It also has function keys for one-touch access to a variety of Mac features such as screen brightness, volume, eject, play/pause, fast-forward and rewind, Expose, and Dashboard.
REAL World registration opened REAL Software announced that registration for REAL World, the REAL Software User Conference, is now open. The conference is scheduled to take place at the Omni Hotel in Austin, TX on March 19-21, 2008. This conference will feature multiple session tracks with over 40 sessions that are presented by REAL Software engineers, users and experts. Conference Pricing has been set at: $600 for Early Registration (valid through December 12, 2007); $700 for Advanced Registration (valid through February 12, 2008); $750 for Late Registration (valid through March 19, 2008)
GUITAR RIG 3 demo version now available
Native Instruments has announced that a demo version of the GUITAR RIG 3 software is now available. The digital guitar studio now offers more amps and effects, powerful new live features, a completely reworked tone library complete with improved preset handling, and a redesigned Rig Kontrol pedal board with optimized control and audio interface functionality. Both a "Kontrol Edition" with foot pedal and a software-only "Software Edition" of GUITAR RIG 3 are available.
iPhone featured in new show
The new TV series Moonlight features an iPhone, which is used by the Internet reporter to take pictures and more. As noted by one poster to the Apple Discussion boards: "The iPhone was a star in the new tv show Moonlight on Friday night. I just noticed that Moonlight is a freebie right now on the iTunes Store. Good chance to see the iPhone on a fiction show and a good tv show to put on your iPhone to watch and to show to others. "
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.