Artist Susan Kare is known for her design of the system icons used on the original Apple Macintosh. In addition, she created the Cairo “dingbats” typeface, which can now be enjoyed on one of Areaware’s woven 50″ x 70″ blankets, crafted from 100% organic cotton. Available in black/white, green/pink, or grey/yellow.
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Do you have an Apple TV? Tired of staring at that boring black box sitting on your TV stand? Elago’s clever cover transforms Apple’s set-top streaming box into a retro gaming system. The Super Famicom-inspired silicone cover is strictly cosmetic, but it looks awesome. Elago also makes a matching cover for the Apple TV remote.
They’re not cheap, but Apple’s $549 over-the-ear wireless cans sure look slick. We haven’t heard them yet, but Apple touts ultra-low distortion sound with deep bass, accurate mids, and crisp highs. A 10-core audio processor cancels outside noise, adapts sound based on fit, and enables spatial sound. Available in five colors.
Scendo’s true-wireless earbuds offer the unique ability to be stored on the MagSafe mounting point on the back of the iPhone 12 (and presumably future iPhones). They slide securely into their magnetic charging case, which provides up to 45 hours of playtime. A stick-on case mount is included for other phones as well.
The 13” MacBook Air deserves an equally well-designed sleeve to keep it secure. Amsterdam’s Mujjo crafted just the thing, a sophisticated asymmetrical envelope-styled Macbook Air & Pro Sleeve carry case. Made with an upscale combo of heavy-duty felt and full-grain, vegetable-tanned leather flap with a one-snap closure.
Despite being just 3.3″ tall, Apple’s smart speaker kicks out room-filling 360º sound. Its spherical mesh enclosure looks great, and it works as a wireless audio system, voice-based smart home controller, and personal assistant for up to six different people. To protect privacy, it ONLY listens when you prompt it with “Hey Siri.”
Macally’s slimline aluminum keyboard looks great with modern Mac computers, blending in a retro typewriter vibe with its circular and oval keys. It’s optimized for use with MacOS, and includes numerous Mac-specific shortcut keys. Plus, it’s a bargain compared to the price of Apple’s venerable wired keyboard.
Separated by a travel ban, The Slow Mo Guys’ co-host Gavin Free goes solo without his buddy Dan Gruchy in this abridged episode. With the help of Phantom Flex 4K camera and a Laowa probe lens, Gav decided to see what’s actually going on when an Apple Watch ejects water from its speaker ports after going for a swim.
Give your Magic Keyboard and Magic Trackpad 2 a clean new look with Purpose Made Products’ desktop docks. It provides a smooth and integrated look to Apple’s input devices, and adds a resting place for your wrists while typing. Available in white or black to match your keyboard and trackpad. Made from durable PVC foam.
Since iOS 13.4, you can connect trackpads and mice to an iPad, making them more viable than ever as a laptop replacement. Heckler’s iPad Stand puts your tablet at just the right height for work and Zoom calls, and also is great when using MacOS Sidecar for a second screen. They also make a matching MacBook stand.
This super-deluxe housing for your Apple Watch features an mechanically-textured titanium case with one of four finishes: Raw Titanium, Black PVD, Gold PVD, or Aurora – a hand-torched design that shimmers with color as the light catches it. Each comes with a durable FKM rubber strap. Fits the 44mm Apple Watch Series 5.
TwelveSouth’s protective skin sets give your laptop a whole new look, with wraps to cover the top, bottom, palm rests, and key caps of your MacBook. They come in aqua, black, coral, forest green, and deep rose color schemes. Currently available for the 13″ MacBook Pro (USB-C model), but keep an eye out for other models.
Philip Lee and Classicbot expand their series of retro tech-inspired figures with an adorable take on the original iPod, named “iBoy.” This little guy comes with removable magnetic arms and legs, and a pair of headphones for him to wear. While there are no electronics inside of iBoy, he does have delightfully clicky buttons.
Apple’s premium tablets get a speed upgrade with the A12Z “Bionic” chip and Gigabit-class LTE, along with 12mp wide and 10mp ultrawide cameras, and a LiDAR scanner for enhanced augmented reality. The pricey new Magic Keyboard adds a trackpad, backlit keys, and a “floating” design with an adjustable viewing angle.
If you long for the days when the MacBook Pro had a good keyboard and plenty of ports, check out this Grade-B refurbished 13.3″ system, with a 2.5 GHz Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and 500GB of storage. This 2012 model has a Thunderbolt port, two USB 3 ports, a Firewire port, and a SuperDrive. Bargain-priced in The Awesomer Shop.
Want an iPad cheap? While this iPad Mini 3 isn’t the latest tech from Apple, it’s still a great little system, with a 2048×1536, 7.9″ retina display, 16GB of storage, Wi-Fi, and unlocked cellular connectivity. This brand new in box system is 52% off its original price in The Awesomer Shop.
This refurbished 2011 Mac Mini isn’t going to win any speed records, but it’s a cheap way to pick up a great little computer with lots of ports. It’s got a 2.3GHz Core i5 CPU, 8GB RAM, 500GB HD, and measures just 7.7″ square by 1.4″ tall. Grab one today in The Awesomer Shop.
Grab a bargain on a refurbished 2015 MacBook Air that makes a great second computer. It has a 1.6GHz Core i5 CPU with 2.7GHz Turbo Boost, 128GB SSD, a 1366×768 display, and runs for up to 9 hours per charge. This refurbed model comes with a satin black case. Save an extra 20% with code 20SAVE20. (Expires 1/2 @ 12:30pm PST)
Need a spare computer, or something for the kid’s room? Grab a certified refurb 21.5″ iMac. This previous-gen machine has an Dual Core i3-2100 3.1GHz CPU, 4GB RAM, and 250GB HD. This is the thicker, 2011 model, which means easier repairs and upgrades. Save an extra 20% with coupon code GREENMONDAY20 (Expires 12/10/19)
Apple shows off the filmmaking capabilities of the iPhone 11 Pro with an action-packed holiday short. While the visuals are impressive, it helps that the guy who directed it is David Leitch, famed stuntman, co-director of John Wick, and director of Deadpool 2. We’d love to see this in 4K and without YouTube’s compression.
Santa’s sleigh will be filled with Apple Watch 5s and AirPod Pros this holiday. Hopefully he’ll also distribute Mophie’s 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Pad, a top accessory to solve charging cord headaches and tabletop overcrowding. This Qi-compatible unit quick charges an iPhone, AirPods, and Apple Watch at the same time.
Yohann’s elegant wood laptop stand puts your Apple MacBook or MacBook Pro at a more ergonomically-correct height and angle, while adding a beautifully-sculpted work of art to your desktop. Made in Italy from either walnut or oak wood. Save 20% on Black Friday with code FRIDAY20.
This stand gives artists the ideal work surface for Apple’s tablets. The 20º angle and flush borders improve ergonomics and comfort for your wrist and arm. It has fold-out legs, a charging port, and a pencil cradle. They’re molded to each 2015 to 2019 iPad model for a perfect fit, and 2018+ iPad Pros hold in place magnetically.
The new MacBook Pro can be had for the first time with a 16″ display. The screen has a crisp 3072×1920 resolution, while the keyboard has been upgraded for better feel. It comes with a 2.3GHz or 2.4GHz 8-core Intel Core i9 CPU, 1TB to 8TB SSD, 16GB to 64GB RAM, four Thunderbolt 3 ports, and an AMD Radeon Pro 5500M GPU.
The latest version of Apple’s wireless earphones introduce active noise cancelling into the mix, using a pair of microphones to reduce unwanted sounds both outside and inside of your ear. They fit snugly in-ear and come with tips for various ear sizes, and are IPX4 water and sweat resistant. Available 10/30/19.
Give your Apple AirPods a fun new home with elago’s retro-look case cover, inspired by the original 1984 Macintosh computer. The silicone wrapper features the iconic “hello.” cursive lettering on its screen, and is done up in classic beige. Compatible with wired or wireless charging cases.
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