SchwarzTech
30 August 2006

Review: MacAlly iKeySlim

As the Mac mini does not come with a keyboard or mouse, many companies are offering products to fill this gap rather than letting you give Apple your money. MacAlly has taken the laptop-keys-on-a-regular-keyboard design of the iceKey, dropped the price, and simplified the design in the iKeySlim.

24 August 2006

News: Apple Battery Recall

Hot on the heels of Dell’s battery fiasco, Apple has issued battery recall affecting over 1 million PowerBook and iBook owners…this also affects people who have replacement batteries in their iBook G3s. This news item includes the entire press release.

23 August 2006

Review: Tom Bihn Imago

The Tom Bihn ID is a pretty nice messenger bag, especially if you have to carry a lot. What if you want something a little smaller, say, for just your laptop, a few papers, and an iPod? Most people would buy a generic laptop case, but many times the messenger bag component is left out. The $85 Imago is essentially the ID’s “little brother”, but offers a design that might appeal to the younger crowd and is available in two “types”—Yin and Yan.

16 August 2006

Review: Krusell Classic for Motorola L7

We’ve reviewed numerous iPod cases over the years, but what if you want to carry other devices, like mobile phones? There’s always the generic cases from the “big box retailers”, or the OEM products, but what if you want something else? We had the chance to try out Krusell’s Classic case for the Motorola SLVR L7.

15 August 2006

Review: Marware SportSuit Sleeve for iPod video

We reviewed Marware’s SportSuit Sleeve awhile back, and since then, the iPod’s headphone jack has been moved, video functionality has been added, and the device is considerably different than previous versions. Because of this, the SportSuit Sleeve has also seen a redesign.

7 August 2006

News: The WWDC 2006 Keynote One-Paragraph Report

Well, it looks like WWDC came and went and many things came out as people expected. The Mac Pro replaced the Power Mac G5, while utilizing a similar enclosure, but having much more power. Leopard was previewed, and the unexpected item was that the XServe got an update.

4 August 2006

Review: Pacific Design Action II Backpack XL

We’ve reviewed a number of backpacks for Apple’s notebooks, ranging from hardshell models to huge carry-everything-including-the-kitchen-sink models, and things in between. This time, we had the opportunity to try out Pacific Design’s Action II Backpack XL, a $50 backpack that is designed to serve as both a standalone backpack and a computer bag.

2 August 2006

News: Our Triumphant Return

Okay—the title is a bit cheesy, but we’ve been gone for awhile, and I know you were getting sick of seeing the splash screen and wondering if we’ve just been sitting around doing nothing. Well, rest assured that we’ve spent every free moment during this “vacation” working on what’s surrounding this text…the newest version of SchwarzTech.