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Speck CandyShell iPhone 6 Cases

October 1st, 2014 1 comment

Speck CandyShell iPhone 6 cases

The iPhone 6 is here and so are the CandyShell cases by Speck Products. Speck’s CandyShell cases are some of the most popular for iPhones and for good reason. All the cases have perfect cutouts for the iPhone ports and camera. The buttons are covered and easy to use. And even though all the cases have “military-grade” protection, most of them don’t add a lot of bulk.

Here’s an overview of the four Speck CandyShell cases for the iPhone 6 (4.7″):

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Sennheiser Momentum Ivory Edition Headphones

March 26th, 2014 2 comments

5 Stars

Sennheiser Momentum Ivory

The right pair of headphones can make an appreciable difference in how much you enjoy your music. Bad headphones can make even the best songs sound like crud. But a nice pair will encourage you to close your eyes and lose yourself in the music. The Sennheiser Momentums do a great job of that with a subtle style and beauty.

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Tech21 Impact Trio iPhone 5/5s Case

November 17th, 2013 No comments

4 stars
Impact Trio

The Impact Trio is a one-piece case for the iPhone 5/5s by Tech21. Armed with Tech21’s D3O polymer, the slim, slip-on case protects your iPhone while looking good.

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Onanoff Leather Skin for the MacBook

September 4th, 2012 1 comment

4 stars

Onanoff Leather Skin

There are plenty of options available for MacBook owners to protect their investment. One of them recently caught my eye. The Onanoff Leather Skin for the MacBook Air covers your Mac in a leather skin, helping not only protect, but to also provide some color and personalization to your MacBook.

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Color Splash Studio

June 18th, 2012 No comments

Color Splash Studio Splash Screen4 stars

When looking through the App Store, one thing is abundantly clear, there is no shortage of photo apps for iOS devices. Some apps are a huge hit and do a great job, while others aren’t as fortunate — be it regarding the former and/or the latter. I recently was sent a review copy of Color Splash Studio to see how it stacked up. Read on to find out more.

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LunaTik LYNK

June 8th, 2012 No comments

5 Stars

Minimal, a company who saw tremendous success on Kickstarter with its LunaTik and TikTok designs, hasn’t stopped creating. The latest product, the LunaTik LYNK, takes the iPod Nano wristwatch craze to another stylish level. I was fortunate enough to get the LunaTike LYNK on my wrist recently, and have to say I’m impressed. Having owned the LunaTik Blackout since its release, the LYNK takes on a good product and turns it into a great product.
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Corsair 8GB SODIMM Mac Memory Kit (CMSA8GX3M2A1066C7)

June 30th, 2011 17 comments

5 Stars- techdad

Corsair mac memory

     

Does your Mac only have 4GB of RAM? Upgrading the memory in your system is still one of the quickest and easiest ways to boost its performance. Buying it from a memory company instead of Apple will save you TONS of money. Though, unlike high performance desktop memory, there aren’t as many distinguishing factors when considering which SODIMM to buy. Pretty much all the major manufacturers have similar stated performance specs, so why would you choose Corsair’s Mac Memory Kit over the others?

PROS

  • Great price
  • Tested at Apple’s compatibility lab
  • Proven reliability
  • Excellent support
  • Lifetime warranty

CONS

  • Hard to remove from packaging

Corsair Mac Memory Packaging

INSTALL & MEMORY TEST

Installing the Corsair Mac Memory kit in a 15-inch MacBook Pro was quick and easy, though I struggled a little bit trying to remove the modules from the plastic packaging. The memory was immediately recognized by OS X and everything ran quickly and smoothly. Rember verified the memory size, type and speed.
Rember RAM details

The Corsair kit also passed memory tests with flying colors.

Rember test pass

RELIABILITY, VALUE & SUPPORT

The timing for the CMSA8GX3M2A1066C7 is 7-7-7-20, which is the same as the kits offered by the other manufacturers. So then why would you consider the Corsair memory kit over the others? The most obvious is price. The Corsair kit has a very competitive street price. Did you know that Apple charges $400 for an 8GB memory kit?!

What might be less obvious is that the Corsair kit has been tested at Apple’s compatibility lab. This ensures that the memory you buy has actually been tested to work with Apple’s products. Though I’m sure that kits by other manufacturers have been tested for compatibility, the fact that Corsair went through the trouble of testing their memory at Apple, provides extra peace of mind and tells me that Corsair is willing to go the extra mile for their customers.

Additionally, Corsair’s top notch support is always something to consider. Sure, like Corsair, many memory makers provide lifetime warranties, but how good is their support and how simple is the RMA process? If your Corsair memory goes bad, getting a replacement takes just a few short steps and their turnaround time is very reasonable. If you’re in a hurry, you can even request an advance replacement (provided that you give them a credit card #, just in case you don’t return the defective memory).

SPECS

Density 8GB (2x4GB SODIMM)
Speed 1066MHz (PC3-8500)
Timing 7-7-7-20
Type DDR
Format SODIMM
Pins 204
Voltage 1.5V
Warranty Lifetime

 

CONCLUSION

You can buy memory for your Mac from anybody, but why would you? You’d might as well get it from a company known for high-performance, reliable memory, who actually tested their memory at Apple’s lab. The 8GB Corsair Mac memory kit is a terrific value and I recommend it to anyone looking to maximize their Mac’s performance without sacrificing reliability or top notch support.

Available from Amazon.com.

* Review unit provided by Corsair.

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