Mac peripherals

A run down of some of the key products in the Mac peripherals market...
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As Apple’s market share grows, so does demand for a host of Mac-compatible peripherals from keyboards and mice to graphics tablets. We take a look at some of the latest items…

Targus Versavu

SRP: £44.99
Distributor: Westcoast

They say: The sophisticated styling of the rotating stand/case features a unique mechanism that creatively frames the Apple logo and allows the iPad to rotate both vertically and horizontally while in the case.

Specs: Three viewing positions, form-fitted design, hard-sided exterior provides a sturdy, protective cover, soft interior lining.

Trust Aeroo Widescreen Tablet

SRP: £141.17
Distributor: Interactive Ideas

They say: A high precision graphics tablet with advanced pen and 204 x 127mm widescreen working space for picture editing, freehand drawing and other graphic applications.

Specs: Graphics tablet with ergonomic wireless pen, convenient wheel pad for easy scroll, zoom and volume control, eight programmable buttons, optimized for use with widescreen monitors.

 Xoopar Cooky Presenter

SRP: £19.99
Distributor: Peak Development

They say: A wireless USB presenter and class 2 laser pointer.

Specs: Remote control for on-screen presentations, infrared technology, integrated laser, plug and play.

Cherry Initial Keyboard for Mac

SRP: £20.86
Distributor: Interactive Ideas

They say: The white ‘Initial for Mac’ from Cherry is the ideal solution for all Mac users looking for a reliable keyboard with unique design and pleasant confirmation feeling at a reasonable price.

Specs: White USB keyboard with Mac layout, unique design and pleasant key confirmation, high liquid resistance.

Arctic Sound P311 Wireless Headset

SRP: £19.99
Distributor: EntaTech

They say: The Arctic Sound P311 is a wireless headset to complement with virtually any electronic devices that support Bluetooth wireless technology, such as laptops, mobile phones or music players.

Specs: Lightweight and discreet, high fidelity stereo sound, powerful bass, compatible with iPhone and notebooks.

Belkin Grip Vue for iPad 2

SRP: £17.99
Distributor: Westcoast

They say: View your iPad your way with the versatile and protective case with an innovative handstrap for 360 degree viewing.

Specs: Enjoy the unique experience of the all-in-one case and stand solution, swap out the handstrap and replace it with a multi-position kickstand for table-top viewing and typing mode.

Apple TV

SRP: £101.00
Distributor: VIP Computers, Westcoast

They say: Stream films, music, photos and more to the smaller, redesigned Apple TV. All you need is a single cable to set it up.

Specs: TV programmes, music, photos and more to the redesigned Apple TV.

Belkin Slim Folio for iPad 2

SRP: £34.99
Distributor: Westcoast

They say: Minimal and sleek, this versatile case lets you enjoy your iPad 2 comfortably with multiple viewing angles and a typing mode that's perfect for email and chatting.

Specs: Combination case and stand, 9.7-inch, scratch-proof, camera lens cutout, built-in stand.

Trust Curve Wireless Laser Mouse

SRP: £20.99
Distributor: Interactive Ideas

They say: A compact wireless laser mouse with comfortable curved shape and attractive metal look and feel surface, and a high precision laser sensor for smooth and accurate performance on almost every surface.

Specs: Compact design, 2.4GHz wireless operation, eight metre range, ambidextrous.

Xoopar Pokket Shiny

SRP: £9.99
Distributor: Peak Development

They say: The slimline Pokket Shiny features a brilliant lighting effect at the touch of a mouse.

Specs: Slim size, 1000dpi mouse, retractable cable and velvet pouch included.

Arc Mouse

SRP: £49.99
Distributor: Westcoast

They say: You take your notebook PC everywhere. That’s why the Arc Mouse is designed to go with you. Expanded, it’s a sturdy and comfortable full-sized mouse. Folded, it fits perfectly into your bag.

Specs: Lightweight and compact, stowable nano transceiver, 2.4 GHz wireless.

Arctic Cooling E361 Headphones

SRP: £14.99
Distributor: EntaTech

They say: The large driver coil leads to ultimate bass performance, while the precisely milled aluminium chassis transmits a perfect balance of high and low frequencies.

Specs: Three sets of silicone caps, ultra-soft material, gold-plated stereo plug for uncompromised signal transmission, iPhone compatible.

Apple iPad Dock Connector to VGA adapter

SRP: £35.00
Distributor: VIP Computers, Westcoast

They say: Put your slides, movies, photos, and everything else that fills your iPad 2 screen on an even bigger screen – a VGA-equipped TV, monitor or external projector.

Specs: Use the Apple VGA Adapter to mirror whatevers on your iPad 2 screen. Connect an iPad, iPhone 4, or iPod touch to a television, projector, or other VGA display.

Express Mouse

SRP: £19.99
Distributor: Westcoast

They say: Even your mouse can make a statement.

Specs: Three customizable buttons, BlueTrack technology, ambidextrous design.

Sandberg USB Share Link

SRP: £32.99
Distributor: EntaTech

They say: The Sandberg USB Share Link PC-MAC allows you to easily transfer files between a Windows PC and a MAC. The Go! Suite program is located on a chip in the USB connector itself and starts automatically so that you can select and copy files immediately.

Specs: 1.5 metres, time-saving shortcut.

Trust Curve 7 Port USB 2.0 Hub

SRP: £15.99
Distributor: Interactive Ideas

They say: This stylish and slimline high speed hub allows the user to create 7 USB ports within hand-reach for fast connection of your iPod, memory stick or camera.

Specs: Seven USB 2.0 ports, includes wall power adapter, plug and play, backwards compatible.

Fanny Wang On Ear Headphones

SRP: £149.99
Distributor: VIP Computers

They say: These premium headphones are tuned to deliver thumping bass with crystal clear mids and highs. Sound balance and clarity are the most essential characteristics of the Fanny Wang audio experience, a truly versatile and beautiful sound.

Specs: Custom paired titanium-plated drivers, integrated Duo Jack, tri-fold design.

Xoopar Solo Plus

SRP: £15.99
Distributor: Peak Development

They say: The Solo Plus combines excellent sound with rhythm in light.

Specs: Up to four hours continuous play time, 3W output, rechargeable USB battery, velvet pouch and USB cable included.

Apple iPad 10W USB Power Adapter

SRP: £25.00
Distributor: VIP Computers, Westcoast

They say: Your iPad includes a 10W USB Power Adapter for charging iPad directly through an electrical outlet. Purchase this additional adapter to have a second charger for home or office. This adapter includes a 6-foot-long power cord so you can charge iPad from further away.

Specs: Use this ultracompact and convenient USB-based power adapter to charge your iPad at home, on the road, or whenever its not connected to a computer.

Bamboo Stylus

SRP: £24.99
Distributor: Ingram Micro

They say: Simple but elegant, Bamboo Stylus further enhances numerous applications designed for the iPad by allowing users to express themselves and personalise their work.

Specs: Improves experiences with applications for sketching, black and silver design with satin-textured metal body, 25 per cent slimmer tip than other solutions on the market, compatible with all media tablets using capacitive touch technology.

Belkin Grip Stand

SRP: £14.99
Distributor: Westcoast

They say: Enjoy the unique experience of the all-in-one case and stand solution. View your iPad your way with the versatile and protective case with an innovative handstrap for 360 degree viewing.

Specs: Enjoy the unique experience of the all-in-one case and stand solution, swap out the handstrap and replace it with a multi-position kickstand for table-top viewing and typing mode, quick-release design.

Creative Gigaworks T40 Series II

SRP: £109.99
Distributor: Realtime Distribution

They say: Creative takes your music to a new level of excellence with the GigaWorks T40 Series II speaker system.

Specs: Top-of-the-line two-piece speaker system‚ professional quality woofer drivers and high-tech tweeters‚ BasXPort technology.

Apple iPad 2 Base Dock

SRP: £25.00
Distributor: VIP Computers, Westcoast

They say: This sleek dock is your personal hub for all things iPad. Specifically designed for iPad 2, it gives you easy access to a port for syncing or charging and an audio line out port for connecting to powered speakers via an optional audio cable.

Specs: Connect the dock to your computer with the USB cable included with your iPad 2 to sync iPad 2 and charge its battery.

Arc Keyboard

SRP: £49.99
Distributor: Westcoast

They say: Meet the Arc Keyboard – with beautiful curves and a compact design, it’s at home wherever you are.

Specs: Clean lines and eye-catching shape, stowable nano transceiver, 2.4 GHz wireless.

Xoopar Fever Mouse

SRP: £15.99
Distributor: Peak Development

They say: The Fever wired interactive LED mouse integrates a mini interactive LED lighting system that is synchronized to beautiful ash patterns with music or voice.

Specs: 1000dpi mouse, plug and play, Windows and Mac compatible.

Altec-Lansing MP450 Stand

SRP: £99.99
Distributor: Micro-P

They say: Now you can do other things while watching videos on your iPad. The Octiv Stage speaker system lets you dock your iPad in portrait or landscape orientation at a comfortable, optimal viewing angle.

Specs: Powerful, clear sound, charges an iPad while docked, stand pivots to portrait or landscape orientation, full-featured remote control, auxiliary input jack.

Freecom Mobile Drive Mg 750GB

SRP: £119.99
Distributor: EntaTech

They say: Mobile Drive Mg - an elegant mobile hard drive designed specifically for the Mac market. Encased in an ultra-lightweight and strong magnesium enclosure, the Mg is a 100 percent match for any Apple MacBook – perfect for style-conscious Mac users – and at just 7mm is also the thinnest mobile hard drive available in the world.

Specs: Ultra thin mobile hard drive in stylish design, complements the design of a MacBook, magnesium enclosure, Mac HFS+ formatted, power via USB port.

Image iPad Case

SRP: £74.99
Distributor: Peak Development

They say: iMage for iPad is a stylish black faux-leather, protective iPad case with in-built keyboard. Inside the case is a Bluetooth detachable UK Apple layout keyboard with a 10 metre range.

Specs: Bluetooth wireless connection to iPad, detachable ultra slim Bluetooth keyboard with ten metre range, micro USB cable can also be used in iPad mains wall charger, inbuilt contoured wristpad, internal longlife

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