Hardware :: IRest Aluminum Wristrest & Mouse Pad From Rain Design?

Dec 17, 2009

I'm trying to find a nice mouse pad to match my mother's new iMac for christmas and through these boards I have come across the Macpadd, the Cupertino Mouse Pad, and the Steelseries, among other brands.However, while searching I just came across the iRest Aluminum from Rain Design, the same company who creates the awesome mStand for Macbooks.A link to the company's product page: I cannot find a way to trace to this page from the home page. I found this through google. Anyway, it has a pretty cool looking aluminum mouse pad that matches with your Mac, though from the picture I fear it might be a bit small.

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MacBook Pro :: Twelve South BookArc Vs Rain Design MStand?

Sep 27, 2009

Which of these would you say is better (both for looks and use)?- Twelve South BookArc - Rain Design mStandI really like the BookArc, but I'm not keen on having to wait 2-3 weeks for it. I have seen it on eBay though.I know both have different uses, but I won't be using the laptop screen when connected to an external screen (at least not planning on doing so).

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MacBook Air :: Design Flaw Aluminum Bathtub, Single Motherboard?

Nov 27, 2010

First of all, I understand I committed an error and the consequences are my fault.I bought a MacBook Air for $999. Because of the all-aluminum frame and the no-moving-parts hard drive, I expected it to be durable. Unfortunately, while moving a coffee cup to my lips, I spilled a drop or two of coffee on my brand-new MacBook Air. It shut down in about 30 seconds forever, a total loss. All my data is 100% gone forever. $700 to repair.Of course, I am responsible for my own mistake. Yet, when you start to google: " 'MacBook Air' water", you see legions of customers who have encountered this problem. Couple drops of water in the top--total loss. Why? The aluminum housing acts like a bath tub.

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Hardware :: Intelligent Design Titanium Laser Mouse - Magic Mouse Alternative?

Oct 31, 2009

If $$$$ is not an issue, here is an alternative for those people complaining about Apple's old Mighty Mouse & new Magic Mouse:ID titanium laser mouseThis mouse would double the value of your standard 21.5" iMac!

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OS X :: MX 518 Gaming Mouse On Aluminum Macbook

Jul 11, 2009

I know that the software is supposed to be fore Windows, but I've read that you can use SteerMouse to map the buttons. However, for starters, when I plug the mouse in it doesn't even move the cursor.

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OS X :: Dimensions For Aluminum Keyboard With Num Pad And Mighty Mouse?

Aug 27, 2009

We are trying to make a desk in my room for my new iMac that will be here the 29th (first Mac! ), and I want to know where to drill the hole for the power cable, etc. So could you guys break out the ruler or measuring tape real quick and tell me the dimensions of the aluminum keyboard with numeric keypad? I can't find the dimensions on the Apple site. And while I'm here could I have the dimensions for the Mighty Mouse,

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Dec 17, 2007

Im looking for any directions on a mod that will enable my pb to act like a Mac Book Pro with the two finger trackpad ctrl click function. Or an actual second button hardware Mod.

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Mac :: Mighty Mouse Does Not Work With 2.4 Ghz Core 2 Duo 20" Aluminum IMac?

Feb 6, 2009

I have a 2.4 Ghz Core 2 Duo 20" Aluminum iMac. I often have a problem with my mouse not working when booting. I turn the computer on, and more than half the time, the mouse infrared thing on the bottom turns on then goes by the time the blue screen comes. Then I have to reboot again, and usually about 3 times before it finally works. I use the Mighty Mouse connected to the Apple Keyboard connected to a USB extension cable. I tried it without that but it still didn't work. Any suggestions would be great. If none of them work, I will contact AppleCare as I am still under warranty.

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Hardware :: Corrosion Or Flaking Of Magic Mouse's Aluminum Finish

Mar 9, 2010

One of the very rare occasions when I actually have a complaint about an Apple product (or at least an unresolved issue.)


After several months of use, I've noticed that the aluminum finish on my Magic Mouse (near to where my thumb and ring finger rest) seems to be flaking off or otherwise corroding somehow.

It's not a stain, as nothing I've tried will remove it.

I also noticed some slight corrosion or flaking on the topmost line of the edge (the sharper edge) of the mouse where the aluminum housing meets top of the mouse. The damage is on both sides of the mouse in either case.

Needless to say, I'm quite displeased. I take very good care of all my Apple hardware, I keep them spotless. I don't use any harsh, abrasive cleaners to keep them looking like new. My hands are usually clean - just as clean as any other user's hand. Maybe too clean. In this age of H1N1 and other various nasties floating around, hand-washing has been raised to almost obsessive levels.

I assume the Magic Mouse's finish would be durable enough to withstand regular use.

I wonder whether this has happened to anyone else.

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MacBook Pro :: How To Learn Design On Using CS6 Design Standard

Jun 21, 2012

Looking at the 2012 13" model with 2.5Gzh I5 chip and 4GB RAM, any one know if this will work ok for designing on using the latest Adobe CS6 design standard suite? ALso can the 13" be connected to a standard DVI monitor using an adapter for the thunderbolt port.

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Hardware :: Rain MStand Vs Elago L2 Stand?

Sep 2, 2010

So I'm in the market for a laptop stand for my Macbook Pro. It's come down to the mStand or the L2 Stand.

Any thoughts or comments that should make me go one way or the other? They're pretty much the same price and both look pretty well built. If owners of either can chime in, that would be great!

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MacBook Air :: Weatherfield Sleeve Case - Safe In The Rain?

Dec 13, 2010

I'm going to be going to grad school in the Fall and I have to walk across campus several times a day. The only case I have found is the SF Waterfield sleevecase. I spoke with a rep. there and she told me that the bag is water resistant, but that water could still get into the opening, even with a flap. Any owners of the bag have any experience in the wet weather with this case? I really like the case, just don't want to risk my investment or my data.

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MacBook Pro :: Why Does Power-book Screen Go Negative Then Rain Pixels

Jun 22, 2012

My room mate turns on his computer and the screen is fine. After about 15 miuntes the screen image basically goes negative for a minute or so. After that little pixels begin to rain down until the entire screen is pixelated.  When it is pixelated I can use an external monitor to view my desktop perfectly, which eliminates the graphics card as the issue in my opinion.   

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Mac Pro :: No New Mac Pro Design?

Mar 3, 2009

is this the meaning of those two MP editions? That there will be announced just two old updated models?

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MacBook Air :: MBA 13 For Web Design?

Jan 8, 2011

Trying to decide which laptop to get for work. This will be my primary computer, and I'll be hooking it up to a 27" cinema display at home. I currently have an iMac 24" 2.8 core duo 4gb, but I need the portability of a laptop to work on at the office, and I don't want to keep the iMac and sync with the new laptop, I just want one machine to work on. Don't really want to spend over $1500 on the laptop, unless it is a significant upgrade. For work, I use some adobe cs5 apps, mostly photoshop, and every once in a while I use premiere to edit video off my canon t2i. The kicker is, I need to get something within 2 weeks. Like everyone, I'm anxious to see what the new MBP's are all about, but I have a feeling they'll definitely be more than $1500, considering the new air's are more than that when beefed up to 4gb, 256gb. I already ordered a cinema display as they are on sale, so figured might as well get that component. Here is what I'm thinking for choices.

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MacBook :: Web Design On Leopard

Jan 19, 2009

My grand daughter has a class in Website design and they are telling her that she must use a PC format in the course. She has a MacBook with Leopard. If she installs MS XP, what else will she need in terms of software and is Parallels necessary? I also wonder why she cannot use the Mac as a Web design platform?

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Mac Pro :: No New Box Design, Only Changed The RAM Slot?

Mar 4, 2009

i was expecting a totally new box look for the Mac Pro but unfortunately they only changed the RAM slot and keep the same 2006 look. I was ready to purchase a Mac Pro only if they change the look & design but it seems that i will have to wait for another year till that to happen

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Mac Pro :: Which Option Is Best For Graphics Design?

Mar 25, 2009

I posted this in the graphic design section but only had 2 replies... Sorry for repost, but I need to choose something soon.

I do a lot of graphic design work; I use Adobe CS4's Master Collection and I mean I use it all. I am running it on my MacBook Pro and it's been great but I want to get a serious machine; aka Mac Pro.

I also use Final Cut Studio 2 once in a while for Final Cut Pro, Motion and Color specifically.

What machine do you think I should look at. I'm looking at getting a machine that will last me a long time.

I want one of the current Mac Pro's. Reason being is used / refurbished machines anger me due to many many problems I have had in the past.

So what are your thoughts on the configuration. You think the "low end" Mac Pro should work find considering I will rarely, if ever, use the power of an 8-core machine?

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Mac Pro :: What Is Apple's Least Ergonomic Design?

May 31, 2009

I was just moving a HDD to the Zip drive slot on my Power Mac G4 Digital Audio. The drive sled is a really great idea on paper, but not in practice.So, I read the "Replacing Zip Drive" article from the KB.Then I tried to take sled out, but the shiny guard on the back of the optical drive got stuck. So I ripped it out finally and the HDD slotted in easily enough. Then I found out that the slave bit of the power cable (P6) wouldn't work because it was too short, so I pulled up P5, and connected it. Finally, I found out that the IDE cable wouldn't work because my HDD's connecter was on the left, and the optical drive's was on the right. And all this in a space so cramped I could barley fit my hand in.

I pulled out the whole sled and removed the HDD, and put the sled back and put the HDD back. I reassembled everything, and it all works.That's the least ergonomically designed computer I've ever worked on.What do you think Apple's least ergonomic design is?And what is the P5 cable for?

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Mac Pro :: New Vs New IMac (27 I7) For Graphic Design

Oct 31, 2009

I've been reading threads here comparing the Quad Mac Pro vs the yet to be released iMac 27" i7 and most seem to focus on use as a machine for video editing with Final Cut Pro. I'm a pro-graphic designer using the last model Power Mac G5 and wonder how these two might compare with heavy Photoshop usage and design for print in general. One of the main issues i think may be drive speed and I'm really not so knowledgeable in terms of the benefits of internal drives in a new Mac Pro vs whatever the best external option would be for the iMac so any insights any has in this area in terms of speed would be highly appreciated. (Is there some super-fast high end external storage option that would suit the iMac will and give me the same performance as a second internal drive on a Mac Pro?)

And what about the memory...I think the ECC option is not available for the iMac...does that mac a huge difference between the two..or am I wrong? I think either machine would be a huge step forward from my PMG5 (which is doing pretty well still) I'm just wondering if it makes sense for me to wait for the next generation Mac Pro to come out (assuming it's early 2010...yes predicting Apple product releases is an exact science as we all know.)

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Mac Pro :: Buying Used ... For Graphic Design

Apr 6, 2010

I`m thinking of a completly separate computer just for "work". I have never owned any kind of apple computer, but I work on them in school. What I could afford is a used G5 with 1.8-2.0 dual processor. I would need this computer for the adobe graphic suite CS4. Will it do? How is upgrading, HDD, graphic card, RAM? Do you need to buy special products for apple?

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Hardware :: Macbook Design Flaws ?

Aug 13, 2009

I purchased my Macbook in September of 2007. I was born and raised on Macs so I am familiar with the products.

1) They keys are leaving severe imprints on the screen. I have researched that they now sell products to prevent this - but I was not *warned of this at the purchace time. I presume that this is a design flaw as a $1400+ computer should not damage the screen - I guess that there not there is not enough space between the top and bottom. I do not slam cover when I close nor do I carry it around in a backpack full of book squishing the computer. Please advise.

2) The outside of the white cover (of which I purchaced and used religiously the $60 plastic protective piece) is changing colour and there are 'scratch' like marking all over the top and bottom.

3) The bottom of the keypad keep chipping off, I have had to replace this twice and am looking at a third time. Fortunetly Mac acknowledeges this defect and cover the service fee.

I have genuinly enjoyed all the macs I have had over the years, but am downright frustreated with this Laptop!

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Hardware :: Macbook Pro For Graphic And Web Design

Apr 30, 2010

I am planning to buy the base new 15" MBP. I am going to use it for graphic and web design work along with doing other stuff like browsing, email, music, watching movies, etc. The programs I plan to use are:

- Adobe CS4/5 (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Flash)
- Coda + Transmit
- iMovie and GarageBand (slight movie and sound editing, nothing too large)
- Windows XP under Parallels Desktop for testing pages on IE

I am also planning on getting the 24" ACD to hook it to the MBP. This will also be my main and only computer.
Would the base model be enough for this? I currently have an 20" iMac Intel Core 2ghz and while it feels kinda slow when working on comps and large files in Photoshop it pulls through, so I am thinking that the base new 15" MBP would very much smoke my current iMac.

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Software :: Quark Or InDesign For Web Design?

Sep 18, 2003

Has anyone used page layout programs to do web design? I'm not sure of the capabilities of both, but heard they can.

Are we at a point where a simple HTML (say 3-5 page) site can be entirely done in Quark 6?

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Hardware :: Best IMac For Graphic Design?

May 2, 2009

I'm gonna be buying my first Mac pretty soon as I start college this fall. I'm going into graphic design so ill be using it primarily for Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign etc. and also possibly some video editing. I'm kinda thinking to go with the 24" iMac but i don't know which model to get. Do you guys think the iMac is the best choice for my situation and if so which model would you recommend?

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Desktops :: IMacs Used In Product Design?

Dec 2, 2010

I would like to know if Macs are used in Product Design, Graphic Design and Architecture. If you are in any of these industries your comment will be very helpful.

Also I'm a high school student and is planning to buy a iMac or Macbook if they do use Macs in the industries I mentioned above, so sudjestions on which ones would run the programs used in those jobs would be great.

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Hardware :: MAC Vs PC In The Graphic Design Context

Feb 24, 2010

I work in the public sector overseeing a small marketing department and we use Macs to design our various print materials. My IT department is questioning the need for using Macs in this capacity and they want to replace them with PCs citing anything graphic design related on the Mac can also be done on a PC. I'm against this mostly because the designers "grew up" on Macs. It's what they know.

I'm in the process of creating a rebuttal to their claims but where do I start? Does anyone have any good suggestions as to why I need to use the Mac vs the PC in the graphic design process? The IT dept is more focused on quantitative data rather than qualitative data so saying Macs are easier for the designers to use just doesn't cut it.

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MacBook Air :: 13" Consider For Graphic Design?

Dec 27, 2010

I'm considering buying the MBAir 13" - I'm a graphic designer and was wondering if it'll be able to handle programs such as Photoshop and InDesign? I'll probably have two of Adobe's programs open at once as well as my web browser, I'm worried that it'll lag the laptop. I'd get the MBP but I bring my laptop with me in between classes and it's pretty heavy.

EDIT: just to clarify, I already have a 15" MBP but I had to get it fixed a few weeks back and it hasn't been the same since. It's laggy and I have to restart it a lot, every once in a while it even turns it self off without warning. I thought I'd rather spend more money on a new one rather than getting it fixed again.

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Mac Pro :: One Or Two 2.8GHz Quads For Graphic Design?

Oct 8, 2008

G'Day I'm a graphic designer looking at getting a Mac Pro. I'll be running CS3.3 with inDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver & Flash open at all times. I was after some advice regarding the specs. Do I really need Two 2.8GHz Quad Core's to run the above fast and efficiently or would One 2.8 with extra RAM do the trick? I spoke to a techy mate of mine and he assured me one would be enough (he said Two was major overkill unless I'm doing 3D rendering etc).

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MacBook :: Getting Into Web Design? - Multi-Tasking

Mar 24, 2009

i was just wondering i am planning on get a macbook but a refurbished one. Im planning on getting the lower end model but I am just getting started on web design. The question i have is it going to be sufficient enough with the task Im going to be doing. Meaning Multi-Tasking

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