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Case manufacturer Waterfield Designs has unveiled the custom-fit Magic Keyboard Slip, Keyboard Socket and Keyboard Travel Express to hold the new smaller and thinner Apple Magic Keyboard. Ready for the new Magic TrackPad 2 as well, WaterField has also announced a new custom fit TrackPad Slip and Socket case.
Accessory maker WaterField Designs announces the refined Zip Brief, created to protect and showcase the new 12-inch Apple MacBook. The Zip's internal pockets cradle the MacBook on one side and accessories on the other, and offer an angled front pocket that can hold a smartphone, wallet or commuter pass. The exterior combines leather with waxed canvas or ballistic nylon. TSA-friendly, the Zip can be fully opened for airport security while contents remain safely secured. The Zip Brief can be pre-ordered now for $180, with shipping starting at the end of March.
Mobile accessory manufacturer Griffin Technology has announced the Griffin WatchStand, the first accessory in their new line of products for Apple Watch. This simple display dock provides a safe, secure place to charge Apple Watch when it's not being worn. WatchStand displays Apple Watch on a sleek pedestal, and can be placed on any nightstand, tabletop or desktop for convenient nightly charging. WatchStand houses the Apple-provided MagSafe charging cable in an angled cradle that keeps it ready to charge at all times. WatchStand's weighted base has a home for a phone as well. Griffin's WatchStand will be available this summer for $30.
Just in time for Father's Day, WaterField Designs has unveiled their new fine leather Finn wallet. This is the ultimate wallet for securely carrying cash, credit cards and even a cell phone. Electronista has two to give away, read on to learn more about this wallet, and how you can enter to win.
A new version of Adblock Plus for Android has become available. The revised app, including changes to configuration options and a visual overhaul, now includes an update system separate from the Google Play marketplace that it previously used before being banned. Users will have to sideload the latest version through the Adblock Plus website.
Less than 24 hours after the new iPhone has been announced, more cases have been unveiled for the device. The new cases range from the utilitarian Bulldozer from Cygnett, to the luxury offerings from Italian leather company Orbino. Most cases are available for preorder today, and will ship by the beginning of October.
For a lot of people an iPad by itself is a luxury, never mind the sheer number of accessories you can buy for one. That makes the products WaterField creates even more extreme -- not only are they handmade in the US, they're often crafted with material like real leather, which is safe to call overkill if all you care about is protection. Recently the company put out the Muzetto Outback, a variant of its existing leather Muzetto bag. Although the Outback comes in several different sizes like its sibling, we tested the 10-inch size, which is aimed at tablets and netbooks.
MacNN is giving away a WaterField iPhone wallet to one lucky reader. The WaterField iPhone wallet fits the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 as well as the iPhone 3GS. This wallet retails for $39, but read on to find out how you can win one.
Just a day after Apple launched its new MacBook Air models, three company's have launched protective accessories for the device. TOM BIHN has launched its Cache Sleeve for the 11-inch MacBook Air, offering 360-degree protection for the Air. The sleeve has 6mm thick foam padding and a brushed tricot interior lining to protect the MacBook. The exterior is laminated four-ply Taslan and the case closes using a flap instead of Velcro. The case ships in early November in black or grey for $30.
Waterfield Designs has released its iPad Wallet for iPad users who want to carry a Bluetooth keyboard with them on the go. The wallet incorporates two scratch free, lightly padded internal pockets that keep a userís iPad and keyboard separate, but secured. It also includes a stretch back pocket that can store a power supply unit.
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Samsung still not recommending Windows 10
Nearly a year after release, Samsung support is recommending that owners of its PCs not upgrade to Windows 10. In an email exchange with UK Samsung technical support and an individual in need of help getting Wi-Fi to work, the support representative wrote that "honestly speaking, we don't suggest installation of Windows 10 to any Samsung laptop or PC and we are still coordinating with Microsoft regarding to this matter" and "the Drivers that we have on our website are not yet compatible to the latest version of Windows." Samsung will update users when there are no more compatibility issues with Samsung hardware and Windows 10. Microsoft has no meaningful comment on the matter. http://bit.ly/1PgrJcx
T-Mobile offers 'tourist' plan
A new plan from T-Mobile is launching on June 12, and will offer visitors to the US a flat-rate $30 plan that offers a free US SIM, 2GB of high-speed data, and 1,000 minutes of calls good for a three-week period. The plan will work with any unlocked GSM-compatible smartphone, and is advertised as "unlimited" data (but speed will slow down after the first 2GB). The plan does not automatically renew, but can be manually renewed for those staying longer. It also comes with unlimited international texting to some 40 countries, but does not offer any international talk minutes at all. http://t-mo.co/1TI1Pe9
First hardware RAID 10Gbps USB 3.1 controllers
Marvell today announced the Marvell 88RC13xx family of high-performance RAID storage controllers with a full set of features that include eight 6Gbps SATA ports, four lanes of PCI Express 3.0, and a 10Gbps USB 3.1 device port with Type-C connector support. The move paves the way for high-performance USB-C UASP hardware RAID multi-drive arrays, utilizing the full bandwidth of USB 3.1. http://bit.ly/1P0JBmb
Tama debuts adapters for Lightning-only iPhone
Predicting an iPhone without a standard 3.5mm headphone, a Chinese accessory maker has released three Lightning-to-headphone-adapters ready should Apple pull the trigger on what would be a controversial decision. The three adapters, picked up by Macotakara, includes two models that simultaneously support charging an iPhone over microUSB while the user also continues to listen to music. Rumors have suggested that Apple will eventually drop the 3.5mm jack on one of its next-generation iPhones, although it is not clear whether it will be in the 'iPhone 7,' due this year, or a future model. In the interim, the Tama Electric Lightning-to-headphone adapters offer little particular utility. http://bit.ly/1P0sYXM
French Google tax raid evaluation could take years
The data retrieved from the Paris raid on Google's headquarters by French police could take months or even years to analyze, according to a prosecutor assigned to the case. Authorities seized dozens of files and related data that recorded Google's financial transactions in the country with a view to lodging a claim for unpaid taxes by the Internet search giant. Although Google has denied any wrongdoing, it must complete all of its sales contracts in Ireland, where it is incorporated. If French authorities sifting through the documents seized in the raids discover that any of its French sales transactions were completed locally, it could be subject to further action, including fines. http://reut.rs/1P0n8G2
Trade-up program expands in Europe
Smartphone users in France, Italy, and Spain will have until at least August of this year to trade in old iPhone, Windows Phone, or Android models at Apple Stores, and put the reward towards a new iPhone -- thanks to an expansion of Apple's trade-in program into those countries. The money given for the trade-in must be applied towards a new iPhone on a two-year payment plane, and traders must qualify under a credit check as part of the program. Interested customers can apply for the trade-in at their nearest Apple Store. http://bit.ly/1qPsldD
NBCUniversal adds Bravo, Syfy, E! to Apple TV
NBCUniversal has launched three new apps channels for Apple TV users. Bravo Now, Syfy Now and E! Now brings users access full seasons of current and past episodes of most of NBCUniversal's catalog. The Bravo Now app includes shows like "The Real Housewives of New York Cit," "Below Deck Mediterranean," comedy "Odd Mom Out" and "Top Chef." The Syfy Now app offers up shows like "The Magicians," thriller "12 Monkeys" and the reality show "Face Off." The E! Now app serves up shows like "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," "Botched," "#RichKids of Beverly Hills," Caitlyn Jenner's "I Am Cait," and "WAGS." While some content is free, most content requires users to authenticate via their cable satellite or telco TV provider. http://bit.ly/20K4Pea