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Scratching the Surface: Sapphire vs Glass Apple Watch

3:45 PM, May. 1st, 2015 · John Martellaro · Particle Debris

It's a tough decision. Pay more for an Apple Watch with a sapphire crystal. Or settle for Ion-X glass and hope it won't get too badly damaged over the next year. The fact is, people's wrists end up in the oddest places and can get banged about. Consumer Reports does the science and scratches the surface of this quandary.

USB-C Flash Drive for MacBook to Ship in June From Patriot

2:45 PM, Apr. 28th, 2015 · John Martellaro · Cool Stuff Found

Patriot Memory of Fremont, CA has announced a USB-C Flash drive for Apple's new MacBook (and Chrombook Pixel). It won't ship until June, but right now it looks to be cool because it has a USB-C connector on one end and a standard USB 3 connector on the other. This is clever and will make the drive exceptionally helpful for transferring files from older Macs to a MacBook. It has a metal exterior and will be available in 32 and 64 GB capacities. Pricing has not yet been announced.