Storage firm Drobo recently launched its first generation of Thunderbolt-enabled products. The new Drobo 5D includes 5 drive bays, Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 ports, and an optional mSATA SSD bay in a package that offers fast performance. Read on for our full review and benchmarks of this powerful black box.
The OWC Helios Thunderbolt Chassis is one of the first devices to fully realize the potential of Thunderbolt. The sleek device allows users of any Mac with a Thunderbolt port to access a multitude of PCI Express cards, including SSDs, FireWire and eSATA port adapters, and professional audio & video capture cards. Read on for our full review and benchmarks.
1Password has long been a must have app for secure password and sensitive information management on the Mac, but while the iPhone and iPad versions have been handy, they always felt limited compared their desktop counterpart. AgileBits addressed those limitations in 1Password 4 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and -- for the most part -- brings the iOS version inline with its big brother on the Mac.
The new OtterBox Defender case is designed to protect the iPad mini in extreme conditions. A polycarbonate interior with padding, a tough silicone back, a built-in screen protector and an outer polycarbonate shield -- which doubles as a versatile stand -- all combine to create a case for a seriously rugged environment. Plus the materials are first-rate, and it looks great.
The Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for the iPad fits over the face for travel and opens to create a stand and keyboard. The design is elegant, the keyboard is terrific, but there are just a few compromises and limitations. Overall, it's still a great product for the price.
The Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation Duo supplies 6,000 mAh of power for just about anything. Just don't expect it to do magic. David Winograd has spent a month with it and takes a good look in this in-depth review
Fantastical from Flexibits is already a popular app for the Mac because it makes easy work of adding events to several popular calendar applications through its built-in natural language engine. Now it's available for the iPhone and iPod touch, but does Fantastical for the iPhone live up to the expectations the Mac version sets? Read on to find out.
Incipio's Next Generation Polymer soft shell case for the iPad mini comes in attractive colors, has a matte finish for a good grip, is easy to install and remove and comes with a screen protector.
The Brydge is a high-quality aluminum keyboard and stereo speaker unit into which you slide your full-size iPad and then link via Bluetooth. The combination is like turning your iPad into a small MacBook Air. For those who need this kind of duo, it's a first-class way to go. Preview: You will want one.
The Speck FitFolio case for the iPad mini is a folio case that closes book style and protects all sides of the mini. The flexible cover folds and provides for several different viewing angles. The vegan-leather or fabric outer material comes in nine solid and patterned colors. This case is solid but not exceptional and has some annoyances.
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