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Apple Vision Pro Teardown

Apple Vision Pro Teardown

We’ve seen a bit of how Apple builds its Vision Pro headset; now we’ve got a detailed look at its insides thanks to iFixit. In this video, Lead Teardown Expert Sam Goldheart painstakingly disassembles the $3499 gadget, carefully prying off its glass front and removing countless screws, brackets, and cables. Check out more detailed photos in iFixit’s blog post.

Making the Apple Vision Pro

Making the Apple Vision Pro

Whether or not you think the spatial computing tech in the Apple Vision Pro headset will take off, it’s an impressive piece of hardware. Apple gives us a rare glimpse into the modern manufacturing techniques used in crafting the device, including custom-cut and bent glass, an engineered fabric band, and a precision-machined aluminum bezel.

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iPhone Ringtone Ballad

iPhone Ringtone Ballad

The iPhone has lots of ringtones and alarm sounds to choose from, but the old iOS 7 opening ringtone is still the most memorable. Musician Tony Ann took that familiar tune and ran with it, transforming it into a lovely little ballad to play on the piano. The sheet music is available for purchase on Musicnotes. (Thanks, Rob!)

RayCue Retro USB-C Docks

RayCue Retro USB-C Docks

Most USB-C docks are pretty nondescript. But RayCue’s retro docks borrow their looks from the OG Apple Macintosh. The 128K Dock looks like a 1980s Mac, and packs USB-A, USB-C, HDMI, Ethernet, and headphone jacks. It’s also a Bluetooth speaker, a memory card reader, and a digital photo frame. The simpler Pocket dock looks like a tiny Mac keyboard.

OnTrack Titanium AirTag Armor

OnTrack Titanium AirTag Armor
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Protect your Apple AirTags with this handmade titanium armor from Titan Talon Tool Co. The triangular scales are held together with stainless steel hardware and have an attachment point for a lanyard or split-ring loop. An opening on the back lets you change batteries without tools.

How Apple Recycles iPhones

How Apple Recycles iPhones

Given the environmental impact of making electronics, Apple wants to make more of its tech using recycled and recyclable components. Fully Charged Show host Robert Llewellyn toured an Apple facility to see its Daisy recycling robot. It can identify 23 different iPhone models and tear them apart to extract their materials.

Folder Colorizer for Mac

Folder Colorizer for Mac
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Give your Mac a visual upgrade with Softorino’s Folder Colorizer. The app lets you combine images, icons, and colors on your Mac’s folders to help identify their contents. It can even suggest relevant images on your system based on the folder’s name. It’s also available as part of Softorino’s 15-app Universal License.

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Making a Mac Pro Mini

Making a Mac Pro Mini

While it’s been surpassed by machines running Apple silicon, the Mac Pro is still a powerful computer. It’s still quite large. The Wrench put the computer’s cheese grater case through the shrink-ray (3D printer) and created a Mac Pro Mini. His version has less robust LattePanda 3 Delta brains and runs Windows, but it’s still a neat build.

Waterfield Essential Crossbody Tall Bag

Waterfield Essential Crossbody Tall Bag
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The latest version of Waterfield Design’s Essential Crossbody bag can hold a 14″ MacBook Pro, 13″ MacBook Air, or a 12.9″ iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard. The bag is lightly padded and has two interior pockets and an exterior zipper pocket. It’s made from 1680 denier ballistic nylon with a colorful accent stripe and YKK zippers.

Trashbot 2.0 Stationery Set

Trashbot 2.0 Stationery Set
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Apple fans, here’s a fun addition to your desktop. Classicbot’s Trashbot 2.0 Stationery Set includes a Macintosh Finder-inspired metal whiteboard, along with Trashbot and Errorbot figures, as well as folder, floppy disk, and mail icons with magnetic backs. It also includes 100 sticky notes that look like computer windows.

HiRise Pro MacBook Stand

HiRise Pro MacBook Stand
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This sturdy aluminum laptop stand from Twelve South gets your MacBook up off your desktop. Its adjustable piston lets you change its height by up to six inches, while textured silicone on its arms keeps laptops from sliding around. It also has a cutout in its base to hold Apple’s official MagSafe phone charger.

Proper No. Twelve Irish Apple Whiskey

Proper No. Twelve Irish Apple Whiskey

Proper No. Twelve infuses its smooth Irish whiskey with real apple flavors for a crisp, sweet, and bright flavor. It has a delightful apple fragrance and comes in an easy-to-drink 70-proof. It’s quite sweet straight-up, so we suggest combining it with ginger beer and lime or other spices and citrus for a well-balanced cocktail.

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INVZI MagHub 2 iMac 24 Dock

INVZI MagHub 2 iMac 24 Dock

Enhance your 24″ iMac’s connectivity with INVZI’s USB-C docking station. It adds a pop-out enclosure for a compact M.2 NVMe or SATA SSD, two USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, a USB-C port, SD and MicroSD readers, and a Gigabit Ethernet port. It’s made from sturdy aluminum and is perfectly sized to fit the current-gen iMac.

Apple HomePod 2nd Generation

Apple HomePod 2nd Generation
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Two years after Apple discontinued its HomePod speaker, it’s back with a new model. It has a high‑excursion woofer 4-inch woofer, five beamforming tweeters, and five microphones, and automatically adjusts to your room. It’s now compatible with the Matter smart home protocol and supports spatial audio with Dolby Atmos.

Through the Five Passes

Through the Five Passes

Apple and director Peng Fei celebrate the Chinese Year of the Rabbit with a story about a young man’s love of opera and his dedication to his craft even in the most challenging times. The vibrant take on Through the Five Passes was shot on the iPhone 14 Pro and is a great showcase of its cinematic capabilities.

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.

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.

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