In the face of mounting rumors of financial difficulties and credit restructuring, Newer Technology has lowered prices across most of the product line. Users can save on processor upgrades, an array of USB products, as well as the popular FireWire 2 Go card. Newer has also announced an upgraded version of the system level freeware processor tracker, Guage Pro. Version 1.0.1 allows users to measure cache, processor, and bus speeds. According to Newer:
The estimated street price for uDrive, the USB floppy drive for Apple iMacs, iBooks, PowerBooks and other USB equipped Macs, has dropped $10 from $99 to $89. The estimated street price for the uHub 7-port powered USB hub is also $89, down from $109. FireWire 2 Go has declined $10 from $149 to $139.
Pricing for MAXpowr G3 500/1MB/250 and MAXpowr G3 ZIF 500/1MB/250 has dropped from $749 to $699. The MAXpowr G4 350/1MB/175 is now priced at $599, down from its previous $699.
The MAXpowr G3 300/1MB/200 will no longer be produced, making the 400/1MB/200 the entry-level G3 upgrade. The MAXpowr G3-L2 upgrade that installs into the Level 2 cache slot is also out of production. Finally the BookEndz for the 1998 PowerBook G3 will no longer be produced.
Gauge PRO provides system specifications including CPU type and speed, backside cache size and cache bus speed, system bus speed as well as temperature and memory performance measurements. A memory test is also included to assist users with more complete diagnostic capability. Gauge PRO is essential for anyone with a processor upgrade as well as anyone who manages multiple Macs and needs a tool to instantly provide system statistics. Gauge PRO ships with all Newer Technology MAXpowr G3 and MAXpowr G4 upgrades and is available to everyone at no charge.