Items tagged with skin

Ever since Darth Vader started appearing on MacBooks in coffee shops, we’ve had a thing for creative laptop skins. Nordic, a small design firm, has an unusual new skin for fans of leather: Onanoff, which is a leather skin that attaches to the laptop with an adhesive film. Thanks to the adhesive, Nordic was able to keep the skin extremely thin. In fact, it’s thin enough that you can put a strip of the skin on the inside of the laptop to make a leather wrist rest. You can pick up a skin for the bottom of your laptop too, if you want the complete look, but the skin that matters most is... Read more...
Need some extra external storage? Can't deal with yet another "plain" enclosure? Iomega is right there with you, today introducing a new line of external storage devices that have style like no other. In fact, we can't recall if we've ever seen a truly "skinned" external hard drive, but that's exactly what Iomega is offering. The new line of Iomega Skin branded hard drives are only available in 500GB sizes, with three different designs being sold. All of 'em are pretty radical, so those who prefer classic styles probably won't be interested. They're all powered by a USB 2.0 port, and they'll be... Read more...
Apple recently went superslim with their MacBook Air notebook, which they famously demonstrated by slipping it into an interoffice envelope. Now they're following it up with upgrades to their more conventional MacBooks and MacBook Pros. They've utilized Intel's 45 nanometer scale Core 2 Duo processors for the heavy computational lifting with low power consumption.The new MacBook Pro features the latest Intel Core 2 Duo technology with up to a 2.6 GHz processor with 6MB of shared L2 cache; up to 4GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM memory and up to a 300GB hard drive, plus NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics... Read more...
Panasonic has been working on a new approach to the design and production of litium-ion batteries that seems to have solved the pesky problem of having them burst into flames from time to time. The battery is protected from overheating by the addition of a heat-resistant insulator to the battery cell. Normally, a li-ion battery would only have a thin separator between the cathode and the anode that could easily be punctured by a short-circuit. And as we are now painfully aware, short-circuiting batteries can sometimes lead to bad things such... Read more...
Good morning and happy Friday to you.  The hardware news front is a little quiet today, but we pulled together a few items worth the read.  Check out two flavors of Mushkin RAM, then wrap it up with a new monitor from Creative that is worthy of your attention.   Mushkin PC2-4200 DDR2 Low Latency Kit @ Viper Lair: "We were quite pleased with Mushkin's PC2-4200 3-2-2-8 as it performed reliably and was quick as well. We did hit some hurdles in overclocking past DDR2-667, but in that case you would be better served by their PC2-5300 kit. Other than that, Mushkin doesn't package... Read more...