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PCR's guide to mac peripherals

A selection of the latest peripherals and accessories for your mac
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We take a look at the abundance of available Apple peripherals, all designed to dress, accessorise and enhance your Mac experience.

KENSINGTON SAFE DOCK FOR MAC BOOK AIR
SRP: £99.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Micro-P
THEY SAY: The Kensington SafeDock MacBook Air offers a sleek, yet strong, stylish security solution designed for your workstation. Simply slide your MacBook Air into the SafeDock and flip up the security gate to expose the ClickSafe Security Anchor. Then attach the included Kensington ClickSafe lock to secure your MacBook Air.
SPECS: Built-in Kensington security anchor, brushed aluminium security bar, preserves access to ports, tilts keyboard for comfort, four-inch stand.

PAKUMA CHOROKA K35 MESSENGER BAG
SRP: £42.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Centerprise
THEY SAY: The Choroka messenger bag offers up to ten litres of internal volume and notebook protection with its cocoon system, duraflex buckles and heavy duty adjustable shoulder strap. Fits both notebooks and Macs with up to a 13.3-inch screen.
SPECS: Fits notebooks up to 13.3-inches, heavy-duty adjustable strap, webbed shoulder strap.

GYRATION AIR MOUSE
SRP: £129.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Midwich
THEY SAY: The ergonomic Air Mouse Elite brings the intuitive simplicity of motion to your digital life. Place the Air Mouse Elite on your desktop for use as a traditional mouse, or pick up the Air, press the activation trigger and enjoy amazing in-air cursor control in front of your computer or up to 30m away.
SPECS: In-air cursor control with SmartMotion technology, optical sensor, ergonomic ambidextrous design, 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity, 100 feet (30m) mouse range, hyper-sensitive scrolling with assignable three-button control.

GENIUS PORTABLE STEREO SPEAKERS
SRP: £29.99
DISTRIBUTOR: VIP Computers
THEY SAY: Genius presents a new set of portable stereo gaming speakers, SP-i250G, for the GX Gaming line. SP-i250G has two omni-directional stereo speakers that provide vivid and rich audio. The advanced 40mm neodymium speakers provide deep low notes in a small portable cabinet.
SPECS: 250 – 20000 Hz frequency range, 6W power output, 80dB, 2.0 speaker system, portable satellite design, USB connectivity.

LOGITECH H600 HEADSET
SRP: £59.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Gem Distribution
THEY SAY: Cut loose from your PC with this lightweight, portable headset. The laser-tuned drivers, ten- meter range and six-hour rechargeable battery make it easy to listen and chat whether you’re at your desk or on the sofa.
SPECS: Nano receiver, laser-tuned drivers, noise-cancelling microphone, flexible boom, 2.4GHz wireless, on- ear controls, fold-and-go design.

AIRPORT EXPRESS BASE STATION
SRP: £79
DISTRIBUTOR: Westcoast
THEY SAY: With AirPort Express, getting your new Wi-Fi network up and running takes less time — and less effort — than making a cup of tea. That’s because a setup assistant is built into iOS and into AirPort Utility for OS X. And if you use a Windows PC, you can download AirPort Utility for free.
SPECS: Built-in firewall, guest networking feature, multi-device compatibility, USB port, analogue/optical audio jack.

FREECOM 1TB MG MOBILE DRIVE USB 3.0/THUNDERBOLT
SRP: £107.99
DISTRIBUTOR: CMS Distribution
THEY SAY: An elegant mobile hard drive designed specifically for the Mac market. Encased in an ultra-lightweight and strong magnesium enclosure, the Mg is a perfect match for any Apple MacBook.
SPECS: Ultra-thin mobile hard drive, magnesium enclosure, lightweight, USB 3.0 connectivity, Time Machine compatible.

PAKUMA ECO2BAG 13.3 COCOON
SRP: £19.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Centerprise
THEY SAY: Pakuma eco2bag cocoons are the greener option for keeping your laptop safe and secure. We use the most proven, high performance materials we can find and select the best quality fittings available. We make sure that each and every bag is made to the highest standards, and made to last.
SPECS: Compatible with the 13-inch MacBook and most 13.3-inch notebooks, 100 per cent recycled materials.

EDIFER SOUND TO GO PLUS
SRP: £39.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Micro-P
THEY SAY: The Edifier Sound To Go PLUS takes portability to a new level as an all-in-one micro speaker with a re-chargeable lithium battery and remarkable sound. Encased in an elegant brushed aluminium chassis, Sound To Go PLUS features a two- channel stereo with two full range 1.25-inch drivers on each channel.
SPECS: Rechargeable lithium battery, USB audio streaming, auxiliary input connection, multi-devices compatibility.

KENSINGTON SLIMBLADE WIRELESS LASER MOUSE
SRP: £49.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Micro-P, Westcoast
THEY SAY: The Kensington SlimBlade Wireless Laser Mouse offers a laser sensor for precise control on more surfaces. It travels well thanks to its ultra portable design and is ready when you are. A storable nano receiver offers wireless freedom and is always ready to work.
SPECS: High-precision laser sensor, 2.4GHz wireless, six months battery life, plug-and-play, USB connectivity.

APPLE DISPLAY PORT TO VGA ADAPTER
SRP: £21
DISTRIBUTOR: Westcoast
THEY SAY: Every Mac with a Mini DisplayPort allows you to connect an external display or projector using an adaptor. You can use an external display as your main workspace or to extend your desktop – or you can work in mirrored mode with a projector so you can view what your audience sees.
SPECS: Mini DisplayPort, VGA connectivity.

WENGER CARBON 17-INCH MAC BACKPACK
SRP: £99.99
DISTRIBUTOR: CMS Distribution
THEY SAY: Designed especially for Apple laptops, the Carbon SwissGear computer backpack perfectly complements the sophistication and plethora of features that go hand in hand with Apple products.
SPECS: Fits MacBook Pro 15 and 17- inch, shock absorbing shoulder pads, airflow back padding, MP3 player pocket.

APPLE MAGIC MOUSE
SRP: £59
DISTRIBUTOR: Westcoast
THEY SAY: Magic Mouse – with its low-profile design and seamless top shell – is so sleek and dramatically different, it brings a whole new feel to the way you get around on your Mac. You can’t help but marvel at its smooth, buttonless appearance. Then you touch it and instantly appreciate how good it feels in your hand.
SPECS: Ambidextrous orientation, Bluetooth connectivity, multi-touch surface, 1300dpi optical resolution.

NEW APPLE TIME CAPSULE 2TB
SRP: £249
DISTRIBUTOR: Westcoast
THEY SAY: With AirPort Time Capsule, you get a super-fast Wi-Fi base station and an easy-to-use backup device all in one. And backing up your data couldn’t be simpler. Just set it up once and AirPort Time Capsule does the rest. It works with Time Machine in OS X to back up your Mac automatically and wirelessly, so you never have to worry about losing anything important again.
SPECS: 2TB HDD storage, 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless connectivity, protected access, USB 2.0, 3 x WAN port, 50 max user count.

LOGITECH WIRELESS SOLAR KEYBOARD K750
SRP: £69.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Gem Distribution
THEY SAY: Battery hassles are a thing of the past with the light- powered Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 for Mac. It charges itself whenever there’s light, so you can say goodbye to batteries, power bricks and charging cables. And from the PVC-free construction to the fully recyclable box, this keyboard is designed to minimise its footprint.
SPECS: Solar-powered, lightweight, 2.4GHz wireless connectivity, streamlined design.

APPLE TV
SRP: £99
DISTRIBUTOR: Westcoast
THEY SAY: Apple TV with 1080p HD gives you access to the best content – blockbuster films, TV programmes, sport, your music and photos, and more – on your widescreen TV. You can even play content from your iOS devices on your TV using AirPlay.
SPECS: A5 single-core processor, HDMI, optical audio, micro-USB connection, built-in IR receiver, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

VERBATIM APPLE HDD 500GB
SRP: £65
DISTRIBUTOR: Entatech
THEY SAY: The Verbatim Store 'n' Go Hard Drive for Macs is a portable hard drive specially created for the Mac community. The sleek, minimalist design in a glossy black or white finish will fit with any MacBook. The drive comes with a USB 3.0 Super Speed interface and is formatted FAT 32.
SPECS: USB 3.0, 4800MB/s data transfer rate, 5400rpm rotational speed, 8MB cache.

CREATIVE D100 PORTABLE OUTDOOR SPEAKER
SRP: £59.99
DISTRIBUTOR: VIP Computers
THEY SAY: The Creative D100 is a modern day boombox, which delivers wireless audio from any of your compatible stereo Bluetooth wireless devices. It opens a whole world of possibilities unbound by wires and blends harmoniously into any environment, be it music sharing at the skate park or impromptu partying at the beach.
SPECS: 20Hz – 20 KHz frequency response, >80db signal-to-noise response, Bluetooth 2.1, ten-metre range.

BELKIN THUNDERBOLT EXPRESS DOCK
SRP: £249
DISTRIBUTOR: Westcoast
THEY SAY: The Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock is an easy, powerful way to take advantage of Thunderbolt technology. The Thunderbolt Express Dock lets you use a single connection to create high-speed, reliable transfers between your laptop and up to eight other devices, including FireWire, ethernet, USB, and daisy chaining multiple Thunderbolt devices.
SPECS: Compatible with all MacBook Pro and Air models, 3x USB 3.0, 1 x Firewire, 1 x gigabit ethernet, 3.5mm headphone jack support for up to eight devices.

APPLE WIRELESS KEYBOARD
SRP: £57
DISTRIBUTOR: Westcoast
THEY SAY: Use the Apple Wireless Keyboard on your desk, on your lap, or anywhere within 30 feet of your Mac or iPad – all because of its built- in Bluetooth technology. Its compact design takes up 24 per cent less space on your desktop than full-sized keyboards, so you have extra room to move the keyboard around and mouse comfortably beside it.
SPECS: Full UK layout, iPad and Mac compatible, wireless, Bluetooth connectivity.

XTREMEMAC TANGO AIR
SRP: £209.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Gem Distribution
THEY SAY: The XtremeMac Tango Air features five active drivers and one passive radiator for staggering sound quality in a flexible design that maintains its audio integrity whether the speaker is positioned vertically or horizontally.
SPECS: 32 – 20000Hz response bandwidth, built-in vibration dampening, active speaker, 75.0dB signal-to-noise ratio, integrated audio amplifier.

CONTACTS
CENTERPRISE: 01256 378000
CMS DISTRIBUTION: 01423 704 700
ENTATECH: 0333 101 1000
GEM DISTRIBUTION: 01279 822 822
MICRO-P: 01282 776 776
MIDWICH: 01379 647530
VIP COMPUTERS: 0871 622 7500
WESTCOAST: 0118 912 6000

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