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December 7, 2013
Struggling to come up with some must have holiday gifts for your friends and family? Find something for everyone on your list at PeachMac. Check out this selection of awesome tech toys:
1. Wowwee’s RoboMe is a completely customizable robotic avatar that uses the power of your iPhone or iPod touch. $99.99
2. OtterBox iPhone cases fit nicely in stockings and are a great addition to an iPhone to keep your investment safe and sound! We carry a huge selection of OtterBox models and colors starting at $24.99.
3. Use touch control or tilt-to-steer on your iPad, iPod touch, or iPhone to drive the Griffin Moto TC Monster Truck! Take the Monster off-road with freestyle controls or create your own preset patterns for it to follow. $49.99 for a limited time only. Save $10!
4. Flip to switch from iPad to paper with the well crafted Jot Flip stylus from Adonit. One end is a stylus. The other is a pen! $34.99
5. Talk on your cell phone in style with the retro style handset Native Union POP Phone. It has a high quality speaker and microphone built in as well. $19.99
6. So it’s like the Clapper, but way more sophisticated! The Belkin WeMo Home Automation Switch allows you to control outlets in your home right from your iOS device. $49.99
7. Light up your home with the Hue color changing lightbulb system from Philips. Each bulb uses 80% less power than traditional bulbs and can be controlled directly from your iPhone or iPad! $199.99
8. Be your own weather man with the Urban Weather Station from Netatmo. The Urban monitors indoor and outdoor temperature, humidity , CO2 levels and even noise levels. Then, it sends the data wirelessly to your iPhone or iPad. $179.99
9. iGuy is a super cool, kid-friendly case for the iPad mini! This little gadget is made from free-standing foam making him fun to use as well as protective. iGuy is lightweight and can stand up on his own (even while containing the iPad mini). iGuy will make you feel more confident about letting your kids play with the iPad. $29.99
10. Take control of your music with the Sonos Play:3. The Play series of speakers have been designed to give you wireless access to music and radio from popular services like Pandora, Spotify, SiriusXM and your very own iTunes library. You can even control everything right from your iPad, iPhone or Mac! $299.99
Need some more ideas? Our Holiday Gift Guide is filled with more ideas to excite and inspire. Or if you’re still unsure of what to get your difficult-to-buy for techie, snag them a PeachMac Gift Card and let them choose from our vast selection of accessories and Apple devices.
December 5, 2013
In this PeachPick, we review the Moto TC Bluetooth enabled Monster Truck from Griffin. The Moto TC pairs with your iPhone or iPad and can be remotely controlled using the free Moto TC app. We were particularly impressed by the speed of the Moto TC and the range of its Bluetooth capabilities. The Moto TC even comes with a rechargeable battery pack, ensuring your little ones will have hours of fun all throughout the holiday season.
You can find the Bluetooth enabled Moto TC Monster Truck at your local peachmac for just $49.99 through the holidays.
December 2, 2013
In this PeachPick, we review the Crayola DigiTools Effects Pack. With Crayola DigiTools, your child can enjoy countless hours of coloring and drawing fun on an iPad. Each DigiTools pack comes with a large crayon sized stylus, stamp and a special tool that adds color and excitement into their projects.
You’ll find the Crayola DigiTools Effects and Airbrush packs for just $19.99 at your local PeachMac.
November 22, 2013
In this PeachPick, we review the iGuy iPad Mini case from Speck. We found the iGuy to be a surprisingly robust and sturdy, yet squeezably soft case for the iPad Mini. This shock absorbent case is perfect for little hands with solid arms for gripping and a wide base allowing the case to be stood up for watching movies and cartoons.
Your little ones will love the iGuy. You’ll find the iGuy from Speck in Red, Green, Purple and Mango for just $29.99 at your local PeachMac.
November 19, 2013
With every new iPad comes a collection of new iPad cases to add to the already extensive PeachMac lineup. The iPad Air is no exception. With the holidays approaching with ferocity, we thought we’d share some of our favorite selections for your consideration!
The Griffin Survivor turns your iPad Air into a Sherman tank. In fact, the Survivor has been developed and tested with consultation from the U.S. department of defense to ensure your iPad Air stays protected. The Survivor features a sealed design that makes it wind, rain, dust and dirt proof. Its rugged silicone exterior will withstand a drop from a height of up to 6 feet, while its built-in screen protector will protect your iPad Air’s screen from scratches and punctures. The Griffin Survivor for iPad Air is available at your local PeachMac for $79.99.
The Skech Flipper is reminiscent of the Apple Smart Case, featuring a thicker, more protective back shell with a flexible and foldable front screen protector. The Flipper can be folded for both typing and viewing, with large cut outs for easy access to ports, speakers, buttons and headphone jack. The microfiber lining of the Flipper even cleans your iPad Air screen as it protects. The Skech Flipper is available at your local PeachMac in a variety of colors in both fabric and neoprene designs for just $39.99.
Incipio Watson Wallet Folio
The Watson from Incipio keeps the active user in mind with three interior slots for cash, credit and ID. The micro suede lining is backed by an interchangeable and feather-light Plextonium hard shell. The vegan leather exterior gives the Watson a professional edge that’s hard to beat with openings for every port, button, and jack on your iPad Air. The case is topped with an elastic band to ensure your belongings stay secure and safe with your iPad. The Incipio Watson Wallet Folio is available at $49.99.
Speck Style Folio
Show off your individual style with the Speck Style Folio for iPad Air. The Style Folio has been designed to offer premium protection for your favorite new device with a faux leather exterior available in many color options. The Style Folio is backed by a microfiber-lined protective shell that’s accompanied by an elastic backed clasp to protect your investment from the hazards of the day. The Style Folio can be folded to both typing and viewing angles. You can find the Style Folio for just $39.99 at your local PeachMac.
November 13, 2013
After much anticipation, the iPad Mini with Retina display has arrived at PeachMac. We put together this little unboxing video to tide you over until your can get your hands on one. You’ll be blown away by the performance of the iPad Mini with Retina display, featuring the same blazingly fast A7 processor with M7 motion co-processor found in the iPhone 5s and iPad Air.
You can find the all new iPad Mini with Retina display starting at just $399 at your local PeachMac.
November 8, 2013
Aereo offers an interesting solution to a modern problem; how can you leave your cable provider but still have access to live local programming? Enter Aereo, a company offering live streaming access to local television programming for just $8 a month.
As of this writing, Aereo is only available in selected markets, with plans to expand around the country. We’re basing our review on the service received for the Atlanta market. While the number of channels available in each area varies, Atlanta currently receives 25 channels. Channels are divided into categories like Major Networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, etc.), Syndicated Programs & Movies, Lifestyle & Interest, Children’s Programming, Spanish Language, and News & Information.
Watching a program is as easy as logging into the Aereo website on your Mac, iPhone or iPad. From the site you can access the programming guide with listings for every hour on every channel. Clicking on a specific program gives you options to watch live or record the show when it airs. Once you’ve started watching a program, you can rewind to the point at which you started watching. You can also easily AirPlay the program for wireless viewing on your Apple TV.
Your $8 a month gives you access to unlimited viewing with 20 hours of digital video recording. You also have an option for 60 hours of recording for just $4 more. We found the ability to record a vital feature in using Aereo to suit our needs. Since Aereo offers streaming access to television networks in real time, you can’t go back and watch something you missed or start watching a program that hasn’t aired yet. Scheduling recordings ensures that you’ll never miss the programs you love to watch.
Upgrading to 60 hours of digital video recording also gives you access to another antenna. That’s right – when you use Aereo, you’re actually renting access to a real dime-sized antenna at a local Aereo service center. Aereo’s services digitize the signal from that antenna and stream it direct to you. Having access to a second one means you could watch two shows at once.
Aereo worked flawlessly in our testing with only a few small hiccups. One minor inconvenience is that the service does not support continuous viewing. Once your program ends, you are returned to the guide to select another program. Aereo claims to be working on a solution to the problem. Another potential issue has to do with the very concept of ‘live’ television. Sports fans may want to keep in mind that since Aereo is streaming television across the internet, there may be a 5-10 second delay.
In general, we found Aereo to be a great solution for live television access. Starting at $8 a month, pricing is in line with video streaming services from Netflix and Hulu. Whether Aereo will let you cut the cord entirely is another matter. You still won’t have live access to popular cable programs, but by using the Aereo in tandem with services like Hulu or Netflix, you’ll never be without something to watch.
November 7, 2013
In this PeachPick, we review the Woogie children’s toy and iPhone case from Griffin. The Woogie comes in blue and pink and is a surprisingly soft yet sturdy case that will let your little ones enjoy using an iPhone or iPod touch while providing supreme protection for the device. With the free app from Griffin, the Woogie comes to life with facial animations and games.
You can find the Woogie from Griffin for $24.99 at your local PeachMac.
November 1, 2013
To celebrate the launch of the all new iPad Air, we created this short unboxing video. We’ve even included a brief comparison of the 4th generation iPad to the iPad Air so you can really see the difference. We were blown away with just how much faster, slimmer and lighter the iPad Air is!
Eager to try one out? You can find the iPad Air at your local PeachMac, starting at just $499.
October 24, 2013
The very first of the new MacBook Pro with Retina display models arrived in our offices today. We were so happy to see it we decided to put together this little unboxing video to celebrate the occasion.
You can find the slimmer, faster 13 inch MacBook Pro with Retina display starting at just $1,299 at your local PeachMac.