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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

NightWatch Dock for Apple Watch

NightWatch Dock for Apple Watch
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If you’re like us, you like to use your Apple Watch in Nightstand mode so you can check the time while in bed. The NightWatch charging dock improves upon this idea by magnifying the watch’s display through a spherical lens. A gentle tap wakes the watch, and integrated sound channels amplify its alarm.

AirTag Rugged Armor Key Fob

AirTag Rugged Armor Key Fob
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Spigen’s keyfob gives your Apple AirTag tracker a handsome and substantive place for keeping track of your keys. It features a zinc alloy clip that doubles as a bottle opener, a webbed nylon strap, and a sleek AirTag holder with matte black and faux carbon fiber accents. If you prefer real carbon fiber, check out Nimalist’s case.

The All-Star Mac Bundle Ft. Parallels Pro

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Upgrade your Mac’s abilities with this suite of five useful applications at a bargain price. For just 50 bucks, you’ll get Parallels Pro for running Windows apps, FastestVPN for private browsing, BusyContacts to manage your contact list, Moho Debut for creating 2D animations, and PDFChef for managing PDF docs.

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Soundform Connect AirPlay Adapter

Soundform Connect AirPlay Adapter
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Belkin’s handy accessory can add any set of speakers, receiver, or amplifier to your Wi-Fi network, enabling AirPlay 2 remote streaming from Apple devices. The box has digital optical and a 3.5mm audio connectors, and outputs CD-quality audio. Pre-order now for the June 2021 release.

2021 Apple iPad Pro

2021 Apple iPad Pro
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The new iPad Pro runs on Apple’s 8-core M1 system on a chip. It now supports Thunderbolt and adds studio-quality mics, an ultra-wide FaceTime camera, and more. Notably, the 12.9″ model is getting Pro Display XDR tech, previously only in Apple’s $5000 display. Local storage now maxes out at 2TB, and cellular models get 5G.

2021 Apple 24″ iMac

2021 Apple 24″ iMac
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The new iMac comes in seven colors. It has narrower bezels and a flatter screen and offers color-matched mice, keyboards, and trackpads. It runs on Apple’s fast and efficient M1 chip with eight cores. It has a 24″ 4.5k retina screen, a 1080p FaceTime camera, a 3-microphone array, six speakers, Dolby Atmos, and more.

3-in-1 Apple Watch & Lightning Charger Cable

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This multifunction charging cable can charge up to three Apple gadgets at the same time. It has two Lighting connectors and an Apple Watch-compatible magnetic connector too. It measures 1.2 meters long, and comes in a variety of colors. Grab one today in The Awesomer Shop.

iOS Old School Icons

iOS Old School Icons
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Artist Ben Vessey created this awesome set of icons that transform iOS devices into a classic Apple Macintosh. The set includes more than 110 monochrome pixel icons in dark and light themes and six wallpapers. While the set covers many popular apps, Ben also offers a premium edition that includes five custom app icons.

Elago T4 Apple TV Case

Elago T4 Apple TV Case
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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.

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