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Back at Macworld, I checked out a company on the show floor that made solar (photovoltaic) panels. I was hoping to see a panel for sale ready to charge the iPhone, because an easy-to-use panel at a reasonable price would have probably had me opening my wallet on the spot. Unfortunately, they only ma...

May 17th 2010 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Oh, Apple. Just a few short months ago, a USB port was (largely) a USB port, charging pretty much any gizmo we could find without so much as a fuss. Now, loads of USB ports are throwing temper tantrums when faced with the energy-hungry iPad, with most simply refusing to charge the thing. Apple conte...

May 12th 2010 at 2:41pm 0 Comments
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It's not often that I've come across a product that works perfectly, does exactly what it says it will, costs a lot less than its closest competitor and provides a real and salient difference in my computing experience. The US$44.97 BearExtender n3 does just that. Roland Saekow, a recent graduate...

January 16th 2010 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Get your mind out of the gutter! I'm talking about the Quicky Jr II USB wireless signal booster, which is a little USB dongle / antenna that plugs into a USB port on any Mac that is running Mac OS X 10.4 or newer. This little device, from QuickerTek, purports to let you wander up to three times the...

June 29th 2009 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Okay here's one for the deep-pocketed Greens out there (or maybe somebody on assignment to the middle of nowhere). QuickTek is offering a line of solar chargers for the MacBook Air called the Apple Juicz. There are three models of increasing size: 18 watt, 27 watt, and 55 watt. They recharge a MacBo...

June 17th 2008 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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It won't do much to complement the Time Capsule's minimalist looks, but if you've been itching to get a bit more range of out thing, you now have a new option to consider from Quickertek, which recently introduced its new TriBand Antenna for the device. Available either as a self-install kit or pre...

March 17th 2008 at 1:05pm 0 Comments
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It looks like those who pounced on a MacBook, MacBook Pro, or iMac before Apple snuck 802.11n cards into them now have another option besides simply living with their comparatively slower WiFi innards, with QuickerTek introducing some 802.11n upgrade cards to bring the systems up to speed. Those com...

March 5th 2007 at 6:11pm 0 Comments
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QuickerTek, purveyor of cool wireless accessories for the Mac, has released a handle for the MacBook (they also have models for other Mac portables past and present). I had one of these years ago on my G4 Titanium PowerBook and I really enjoyed it. It adds a carry handle to your notebook which swiv...

December 20th 2006 at 6:00pm 0 Comments