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With the release of the MacBook Pro, the world went crazy. Okay, so maybe just hardcore Mac fans but it still caused quite a stir. Now, the new MacBook in both black and white is starting to make me question things and makes me want to throw my seemingly old 12-inch iBook away. The 13-inch beauty comes equipped with iLife ‘06, a glossy 13.3 inch screen, and the Front Row feature which allows you to navigate around with a remote among other things. This laptop is also perfect for iPod owners who want to match their iPod’s with their laptop. Personally, I think the black MacBook is gorgeous and requires a second look. So all you PC users out there, take the time out and think about getting a Mac. Not only does it function well, it looks damn fine. The MacBook starts at $1099.
When it comes to design everyone knows Apple has their shit together. There are few corporate companies out there that that can match the style and design that Apple products have. However, there are times when the default white or brushed metal just isn’t what you were looking for. So if you want to really stand out, check out ColorWare. ColorWare has plenty of ways to customize and color your iPod or MacBook Pro, and for all those not cool enough to use a Mac, they also customize Dell products.
Update :: Just found another site that gives you even more freedom to customize your laptop by allowing you to submit your own design to have printed on your laptop. The site is called (very unoriginal name) Pimp My Laptop.
Over the past few years I have slowly gotten into the the worst habit of hitting my alarm clock snooze button a ridiculous amount of times in the morning. The people at Lexon have manufactured the “On Off” alarm clock for people like me who have trouble simply turning off their alarm and waking up. Instead of having the option of hitting a huge snooze button, and trying to find a tiny off button, the “On-Off” alarm designed by Nina Tolstrup is turned on and off by simply tilting it from side to side. The clock is super-stylish and comes in six different colors.
There are few things in this world I would give my iPod up for, it may as well be surgically attached to my hip. However, Apple’s unwillingness to add certian features such as built in FM transmitter and voice recorder to the iPod really gets to me sometimes. For these very reasons other players such as the colorful Creative Zen Vision:M could very well begin to catch the attention of people with my same frustration. Past players by Creative haven’t really seemed worthy to replace my iPod, but with the Vision:M’s features like playing video and displaying photos, storing 30GB of media, built in FM transmitter and voice recorder, and a price of only $299.99 I may have to rethink my next media player purchase.
For all of those who own a laptop and are sick and tired of carrying around some lame-ass leather brief-case-lookin-thing that could have been a “hand me down” from your grandpa, InCase is here to save the day. Last month while I was in Denver I got the chance to visit the Apple Store there and they had a bunch of these bags there. I fell in love. Unfortunatly they didn’t have this little baby featured above. InCase also makes a lot of other fresh bags for iPods, Guitars and more. I am gonna be sportin’ one of these next paycheck for sure.
This is one of the coolest things I have seen in awhile. Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails has just released his latest single as an Apple Garage Band file, and is available to download here. He is encouraging people to download the file and remix and tweak the track. Apparently he has been wanting to do something similar to this for some time now, but it looks as though Apple’s consumer level technology is making it possible. Talk about being able to connect with your favorite artists on a whole new level. Mad props to Trent, this is brilliant!
[via Cool Hunting]
BeatPort is an online music store that is dedicated entirely to electronic music. The site is great for finding harder to find artists and includes a good variety of genres including house, techno, DnB, breaks, chillout and hardcore. Overall I think this is a great little site, and just browsing through it for a few minutes I found many tracks I liked and wanted to download. The tracks are easily previewed and there is no additional software needed to download. However, I couldn’t find anywhere to purchase full albums, which leads me to believe they are primarily catering to the “digital DJ” who is in search of single tracks. Another problem I had is the prices of their songs, still a little high at $1.50 per track. Beatport is making a valiant effort and is worth a look, but it’s still no iTunes.
[via: Cool Hunting]