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Deal: Apple Magic Trackpad 2

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Apple’s Magic Trackpad 2 offers a fast and easy way to interact with your Mac, and it’s on sale now in The Awesomer Shop. This smooth trackpad has an edge-to-edge glass surface and can detect various MacOS control gestures through multitouch. It’s also got four force sensors that can detect how hard you’re pressing.

Logitech MX Mechanical Mini Keyboard for Mac

Logitech MX Mechanical Mini Keyboard for Mac

Logitech’s compact keyboard features mechanical keys in a Mac-specific layout. Unlike some more flashy models on the market, this 75%-layout keyboard features a clean, purposeful design, devoid of gaudy RGB lighting or extraneous knobs. It connects wirelessly via Bluetooth and comes in either Pale Gray or Space Gray.

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Beetle Pro Airtag Case

Beetle Pro Airtag Case
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Give your Apple AirTag a proper home on your keychain or backpack with this unique case from Supcase. It has an angular, futuristic look and is made of durable silicone with elevated bezels to protect your Airtag from drops and scratches. It hangs from a matching carabiner clip with a carbon-look accent. Save big on a 4-pack.

Refurb Deal: Apple iPad 7th Gen

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Want an iPad but don’t want to pay retail? This refurbished 7th-generation (2019) iPad is a steal at under $250. It’s got a crisp 10.2″ display, an A10 Fusion processor, 10-hour battery life, and 32GB of storage. Grab this deal today from The Awesomer Shop before it’s gone.

Apple Watch Ultra

Apple Watch Ultra
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The Apple Watch Ultra is built for extreme adventures, with military spec durability. It has a 49mm titanium case with a flat-screen and sapphire crystal. Its larger battery means 36 hours between charges, and its dual-frequency GPS offers waypoint marking and backtrack features. Night mode makes it easier to read in the dark.

Home Hard Cider Kit

Home Hard Cider Kit
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We love a tart and boozy apple cider. This kit has all you need to turn fresh apple cider into hard cider, including dry yeast, a glass fermentation jug, racking cane, tubing, a clamp, a screw-cap stopper, an airlock, and sanitizer. Includes supplies for three 1-gallon jugs of 7% ABV cider, and you just need more yeast to make more.

Metal AirTag Carabiner

Metal AirTag Carabiner

Apple’s AirTags help keep track of your possessions. Give this useful gadget a proper home on your keychain or bag with one of Saegusa’s metal carabiner clips. They’re made in Japan from a single piece of stainless steel, brass, or Duralumin aluminum alloy – the latter coming in a black, green, or navy anodized finish.

CheatKard Tech Reference Cards

CheatKard Tech Reference Cards

CheatKard is back with another series of useful and visually-appealing reference cards. These ones are focused on computer software, including Adobe, Microsoft, and Apple apps, plus the complexities of Regular Expressions. Each one is made from a flexible fiber composite with real gold plated accents.

Shargeek Retro 35 Charger

Shargeek Retro 35 Charger

Shargeek’s adorable USB-C charger pays tribute to the classic Apple Macintosh computer. The palm-sized charger looks like a tiny Mac and cranks out up to 35-watts for charging laptops and other gadgets. Its screen displays a Happy Mac icon with color backlighting to indicate charging status.

Throwboy Woven Mac Throw Blankets

Throwboy Woven Mac Throw Blankets
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Geeky pillow maker Throwboy teamed up with the Mineola Knitting Company to create a colorful series of throw blankets inspired by classic Apple Macintosh imagery. The 50″ X 60″ throws are woven from recycled cotton and polyester, and feature images of the MacOS startup face, the iMac G3, and the 5th-gen iPod.

Mac Studio Shield Case

Mac Studio Shield Case
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The powerful Mac Studio is small enough to take on the road. Waterfield’s handcrafted Shield case offers protection and style when transporting your precious Mac. It’s made from full-grain leather and ballistic nylon or waxed canvas and has a padded interior lined with a soft cashmere-like material. A shoulder strap is available too.

Portable Mac Mini

Portable Mac Mini

If you want a portable Mac, you can pick up a Mac Book. But Scott Yu-Jan wanted something with better reliability. So took his M1 Mac Mini and converted it into a portable by creating a 3D-printed bracket that holds the computer and an iPad Mini for its display. Now, if only the computer ran on batteries…

Candy Dispenser iPhone Case

Candy Dispenser iPhone Case

To celebrate the purchase of his new iPhone 13 Pro Max, Matty Benedetto of Unnecessary Inventions wanted a case that nobody else has. So he got to work designing, fabricating, and assembling a case that not only protects his phone but can launch pieces of candy into his mouth. He’s gonna need a bigger pocket.

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Mac Studio + Studio Display

Mac Studio + Studio Display

The latest Mac for creative pros is small, but faster at most things than a Mac Pro. It can be configured with a 10-core M1 Max or 20-core M1 Ultra chip, and has multiple USB-C, Thunderbolt 4, and USB-A ports for connectivity. The 27″ 5K Studio Display has a 12MP camera with a 3-mic array, 6-speaker audio, and more.

Making the Mac Mini More Mini

Making the Mac Mini More Mini

As it is, the current-gen M1 Mac Mini computer is pretty compact for how powerful it is. But thanks to its thermal efficiency compared to the old model, it’s built into a case that’s bigger than it needs. Quinn Nelson from Snazzy Labs stripped down his Mac Mini and created a new enclosure that’s 78% smaller in volume.

The Evolution of macOS

The Evolution of macOS

Apple released its first Macintosh computer back in 1984, running one of the earliest graphical user interfaces for personal computers. The guys at Nobel Tech put together a retrospective of every version of the Macintosh operating system, from its first public release, System 0.97 to the latest version of macOS 12, Monterrey.

If Modern Apps Ran on macOS 9

If Modern Apps Ran on macOS 9

macOS X and its successors have been around since 2001, but those of us who used Apple’s computers in the 20th century remember even earlier versions of the operating system. Designer Michael Feeney imagines what it might have been like if today’s apps ran on the more primitive user interface of macOS 9.

A Dozen Eggs

A Dozen Eggs

Apple asked filmmaker Michel Gondry to show off his creativity and the cinematic capabilities of the iPhone 13 Pro. Armed with a dozen eggs, he created this lighthearted short film that plays with our expectations through a series of practical effects, clever editing, and illusions.

Woo Cycle AirTag Bike Mount

Woo Cycle AirTag Bike Mount
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Losing your bike to thieves is the worst, and the chances of recovering a stolen bike are slim. Give yourself a fighting chance to get your bike back and catch a crook with Woo Cycle’s AirTag mount. It hides discretely on the frame of your bike and provides a weatherproof home for your Apple AirTag so you can track your bike’s location.

Backbone Mobile Game Controller

Backbone Mobile Game Controller
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The Backbone adds console-quality thumbsticks, buttons, triggers, and a D-pad to your iPhone. The controller cradles your phone and connects via the Lightning port for lag-free input, and it’s perfect for game streaming services. For a limited time, new members can grab a free 3 mo. subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

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The iPhone Before the iPhone

The iPhone Before the iPhone

The first iPhone was released in 2007. But it was far from the first attempt to create a touchscreen smartphone. Slidebean explains how an Apple spin-off called General Magic helped lay the groundwork for modern smartphones back in 1994. While their ideas had promise, they made a few critical errors which did them in.

Pelican Voyager iPhone Case

Pelican Voyager iPhone Case
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Apple’s iPhone 13 has dropped. Before you drop that fragile $1000 phone put it in a protective case that means business. Pelican’s clear, four-layer Voyager case is tested to military standards to protect against impact, dust, shocks, and 18-foot drops. Comes with a swivel-clipped holster that converts to a kickstand.

Apple MagSafe Duo Charger

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Apple’s wireless MagSafe Duo Charger can charge both your iPhone 12 and Apple Watch simultaneously. Depending on the wall charger or battery you attach, it can deliver up to 14 watts to the iPhone 12 for super-fast charge times. Save 20% in The Awesomer Shop.

Cairo Throw

Cairo Throw
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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.

Apple AirTag Protector Case

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If there’s one problem with Apple’s AirTags, it’s that they don’t have a built-in way to hang them from a keychain or a bag. This accessory makes it easy to attach your AirTags to various objects, and offers a degree of added protection thanks to its strong thermoplastic and polycarbonate shell. Comes in black, grey, or red.

MacOS Handheld

MacOS Handheld

That iPhone in your pocket is as powerful as many earlier Macintosh computers, but iOS still doesn’t have all of the capabilities of MacOS. Ike T. Sanglay Jr. built this custom Hackintosh portable that’s capable of running MacOS Big Sur. It was built using a Latte Panda Alpha single-board computer, and has 8GB RAM, and a 240GB M.2 SSD.

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