How to Avoid Becoming Powerless

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

If you suffer from FOROOJ (Fear of Running Out of Juice), Dr. Mac has the cure (and it’s not “more cowbell…”)

Apple Should Scrap Leather if Its Serious About The Environment

· Charlotte Henry · Link

Apple is always keen to tout its environmental credentials. However, Adam Oram at iMore makes a really good point. If the company wanted to really improve the impact it has on the environment further, it would stop using leather.

One aspect of Apple’s product lineup no one appears to be looking at, though, is the use of leather. Environmentally, leather is extremely damaging, and it’s surprising to me that Apple has not pursued more eco-friendly alternatives. Apple has a long history with leather, having made a variety of accessories. Right now, in Apple’s product lineup, it has several leather items, including iPhone cases, folios, and sleeves, Apple Watch bands, iPad Smart Covers, MacBook sleeves, MagSafe wallets, and AirTag key rings. These are all supplementary to its hero products, but they are often sold as add-ons when picking up a new phone or tablet.

Nomad Updates Base Station Mini Charger With MagSafe

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Nomad has updated its Base Station Mini wireless charger with a Magnetic Alignment attachment for MagSafe. It combines a sleek, modern design with a high-power 15W Qi coil to wirelessly charge any of your Qi devices. With magnets built into its padded leather charging surface, alignment for all of your MagSafe-enabled devices is intuitive and easy. Features: Magnetic padded leather surface; up to 15W wireless power; USB-C power input; ambient light sensor dims LED’s at night

Nomad Updates Base Station Mini Charger With MagSafe

Otterbox Releases MagSafe Mobile Gaming Clip for Xbox

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Otterbox’s newest addition to its line of gaming accessories is the Mobile Gaming Clip for MagSafe. Featuring one-handed angle adjustment and tilt for non-stop gaming comfort, this Xbox phone clip is designed for seamless interaction with Apple MagSafe technology and to ensure zero interference with your Xbox controller functions. US$39.95

Otterbox Releases MagSafe Mobile Gaming Clip for Xbox

YouTuber Takes Apart Apple’s New MagSafe Battery Pack

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

YouTube channel ChargerLAB posted a video on Thursday showing the insides of Apple’s MagSafe battery pack. It shows a dual-cell battery design as well as some of the heat dissipation technology it uses. “Hello everyone, welcome back to ChargerLAB. We all know that Apple has released the MagSafe battery pack for iPhone 12 series. We bought it immediately after it began to sell. So, today, we gonna bring the teardown of this latest apple’s power bank to you.”

YouTuber Takes Apart Apple’s New MagSafe Battery Pack

Fjorden iPhone Camera Grip Launches on Kickstarter

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Fjorden is a professional, pocketable iPhone camera grip. It’s compatible with MagSafe iPhones like the iPhone 12 series, and there is a case for non-MagSafe iPhone 11 models. Here are some of its features: Two-Stage Shutter Button – Just like your real camera: Half-press to focus, full-press to capture the image. Customizable Control Dial – Easily adjust exposure, shutter speed, ISO, portrait mode aperture, manual focus, and other parameters without changing your hand position. Multi-Function Button – You choose what it does: Trigger portrait mode or selfie mode, select flash mode, or switch between other custom settings. Zoom Lever – Quickly switch between iPhone lenses, or smoothly zoom in and out.

Fjorden iPhone Camera Grip Launches on Kickstarter