Archive for the ‘MacBook Pro’ Category

StarTech DKT30CHVSCPD MultiPort USB Type-C Adapter Reviewed

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

While USB Type-C docking stations are excellent for home and office use, tied to a desktop, they don’t really solve the ports problem on the go. Enter StarTech’s range of USB Type-C multiport adaptors. In this post I’ll be looking at the DKT30CHVSCPD and if that name means absolutely nothing to you… well I’m hardly […]

OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock

Saturday, March 24th, 2018

From the inception of USB-C, and Power Delivery I was jumping up and down with excitement about the concept of a one-cable dock? For the last few months I’ve been using OWC’s Thunderbolt 3 Dock with my late-2016 1060 Razer Blade. How has the docking dream panned out? Read on! I'm super excited about this […]

StarTech USB-C Travel AV Adapter Reviewed

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

As laptops get thinner we see more and more ports left by the wayside in the quest for lighter and smaller. Video out ports have been some of the hardest hit, but they’ve always been replaced with something better. Some of the first to go were DVI and VGA, caving in to mini DisplayPort and […]

OWC USB-C Dock

Sunday, April 9th, 2017

The desktop is dead, but the need to work at a desk, with a proper chair, good posture, a mouse, keyboard and plenty of screen real-estate most definitely isn’t. While traditional business-laptop docks have often required ugly, proprietary ports with screw-in blanking plates or giant letterbox-like flaps on the bottom of your laptop, USB-C heralds […]

Thundergate: Apple’s alleged blocking of Thunderbolt 3 Devices

Friday, January 13th, 2017

There seems to be quite a stir around Apple’s new 2016 MacBook Pro and its Thunderbolt 3 compatibility. Thunderbolt 3 devices released *before* the MacBook Pro that are purported to use the TI TPS65982 chipset are completely incompatible with the MacBook Pro, which allegedly supports only the newer TPS65983. Well, this is what the media […]

Forget Adapters! Upgrade Your External HDD TO USB-C

Sunday, January 8th, 2017

Today’s post is a thinly veiled review of the Belkin USB 3.1 USB-C to Micro-B Cable. Cable reviews are perhaps the most boring thing in the universe, so I’ll keep it brief. The presence of USB-C, and only USB-C, on the new late 2016 MacBook Pro (and, indeed, the MacBook) has led to some amount […]

Promate MacHub-12 USB-C to USB3, SD, microSD Adapter

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Welcome to 2017. And happy new year! Whether you like it or not, 2017 is the year of USB-C. With Apple pulling no punches when it comes to the controversial new port, and other manufacturers either including them in their devices already, or starting to add them, it’s clear the transition has begun. I’m not […]

Concrete Cases Mac Hook 13″ MacBook Pro Case

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Concrete cases is a new kid on the block when it comes to Apple laptop cases, but they’re certainly not the underdog. They’ve made a fantastic start with their Mac Hook case which combines a premium quality of workmanship with a unique, innovative and original design. The Mac Hook case is built around a lightweight […]

Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 USB Speakers Reviewed

Friday, October 7th, 2011

The moniker “USB Speakers” might not inspire confidence in a product, but the name B&W should, and for good reason too. They’re no stranger to top notch sound, so when they bring compact speakers aimed at delivering that quality in a 2.0 desktop form factor you can rest assured that they wont under-perform. The Bowers […]

Three Huawei E586 High-Speed Mobile Broadband Router Reviewed

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Ever since I first reviewed the Novatel MiFi 2352 I’ve been evangelising mobile broadband routers to everyone who’ll listen. And for a good reason, too; they’re awesome. Why? Well, rather than buy a 3G version of, for example, an iPad; you can buy a mobile router and share its connection with every WiFi-enabled device you […]