The 'Book Review

Laptops for Haiti, iSlate Speculation, Net Tablets Set to Take Off in 2010, and More

This Week's MacBook, PowerBook, and iBook News

Compiled by Charles Moore and edited by Dan Knight - 2010.01.22

Speculation is running rampant about exactly what Apple will announce on Wednesday, January 27. The general consensus is that the featured item will be a 10" tablet computer/media device based on the iPhone OS, but Apple may have other things up its sleeve, such as an updated Mac Pro with 6-core CPUs or MacBook Pro models using Intel's new i5 and i7 CPUs.

General Apple and Mac desktops is covered in The Mac News Review. iPod, iPhone, and Apple TV news is covered in The iNews Review. All prices are in US dollars unless otherwise noted.

News & Opinion

Apple's Slate

Apple Updates

Tech Trends

Products & Services

Bargain 'Books

News & Opinion

PC Laptops Needed for Haiti Earthquake Victims

PR: InterConnection and World Concern have partnered to send refurbished laptops to Haiti. Anyone can help by donating a working Pentium 3 or Pentium 4 laptop by mail, shipping costs will be covered. Equipment will be refurbished, equipped with French Microsoft Windows and Office, shipped to Haiti and deployed as communication hubs wherever they are needed the most.

Imagine the loss of computers in this disaster. Schools, hospitals, NGOs would all have lost hard drives and laptops. They have no resources to replace these items.

Susan Talbot, with World Concern states, "Imagine the loss of computers in this disaster. Schools, hospitals, NGOs would all have lost hard drives and laptops. They have no resources to replace these items. We work with orphans and vulnerable children and their caregivers. We have five offices around Haiti having sustained unknown amounts of damage. Our capacity to respond to disasters relies on our capacity to communicate not only with each other but with donors and funders, sharing beneficiary stories."

World Concern is a humanitarian relief organization and their primary office in Port Au Prince was damaged by the earthquake and nearby buildings collapsed. Some of their staff are unaccounted for, yet they still are working to provide blankets, plastic sheeting and emergency supplies of water. is working with World Concern to help start the rebuilding process . . . InterConnection will wipe the hard drives of donated laptops, test them, and install a French version of Windows and Office for use in Haiti. World Concern staff will bring the laptops with them on their flights to Haiti.

To donate a laptop go to - just fill out the form, package your laptop and ship it from anywhere in the US, and if the laptop is functional and new enough (Pentium 3 or 4) shipping is free and a free label will be provided

The goal is to ship 100 laptops to Haiti. Some laptops will be used to sponsor the cost of refurbishing and prepping the laptops.

Asus Integrates Nvidia GPU with Intel i7, Apple Could Too

Hardmac's Lionel, referencing an Ars Technica piece [12 Hour Battery Life in a High-end Laptop? Asus Says Yes], relates that Asus has demo'd a new notebook based on Intel's Arrandale Core i7, which in addition to the integrated graphical chipset, also features a discrete Nvidia GeForce 310.

Lionel notes that dependent on load and need for 3D rendering, this system can use either the GMA integrated graphics or the GeForce GPU, but happily - unlike the current Apple MacBook Pro - it is not necessary to log out and restart in order to switch between the graphics processors, which in the Asus machine's case is executed automatically, completely transparent for the user, who need not be cognizant as to whether he/she is using the GMA or the discrete GPU.

So it looks like Arrandale technology is no impediment to Apple selling at least higher-end MacBook Pros with Nvidia discrete GPUs piggybacked on top of Arrandale integrated graphics.

HP and Dell Laptops Offer 3G, Why Not Apple?

Cnet's Brooke Crothers observes that Apple's aluminum MacBooks are definitely cool - until you want 3G in a laptop. Then they're not, noting that "it's 2010 and still no MacBook Air with 3G," and that Apple is surely losing sales to customers currently buying laptops from Hewlett-Packard or Dell, but who would like to buy a MacBook if they could only get one with 3G built in.

iBook and PowerBook Power Consumption Tests

George Schreyer reports that the Kill-A-Watt measures AC line voltage, current, true RMS power, VA (reactive power), line frequency, power factor, and kilowatt-hours over some number of hours for 110 VAC loads up to 2 kW. It's least significant digit in the true RMS power mode is 1 watt. It's least significant figure is 10 mA in the current mode, but at 110 VAC, this is also 1 watt, noting:

"Since I had been obsessed with the battery life and power consumption of laptops (PowerBook Battery Life and Some Thoughts on Computer Upgrades), I figured that I'd get some data.

"I had 3 computers to test and I elected to test them in several different modes while running without a battery and several other modes while charging a fully discharged battery. The testing without the battery was done so that there was no ambiguity about any residual charging power the battery might be taking even if the computer declared that the battery was charged. If there was no battery installed, there was clearly no power being directed to it."

Tested models include a 12" 500 MHz iBook G3, 12" 1.2 GHz iBook G4, and 15" 1.25 GHz PowerBook G4.

Apple's Slate

Apple's Tablet: Why It Isn't a Mac

Mac 360's Bambi Brannan says that if there's one thing we Apple and Mac pundits have learned through the years it's this: Apple will surprise, observing that Apple has issued invitations to a January 27th event in San Francisco with the teaser: "Come see our latest creation," which Brannan opines will be "everything except a Mac."

Brannan predicts that Apple's tablet device will be smaller than a MacBook Air but larger than an iPod touch, and that it is best imagined as as a giant iPod touch.

That will be a disappointment for many of us who are Mac fans, but Brannan says the Mac is a "device of the past", "divisive", and "too complicated for most PC users". The Apple tablet, she suggests, will be a device of the future.

What's Inside Apple's Media Pad?

EE Times' Mark LaPedus says that a combination Apple media pad/e-book/netbook could steal much of the thunder in early 2010, so what's inside the system? LaPedus cites some deductions in a report by Ashok Kumar, a research analyst at Northeast Securities Inc. who thinks the Apple device will be powered by an ARM processor from Apple's in-house PA Semi subsidiary with Samsung flash memory, a 10" screen with a docking station, and a retail channel price range of $600 to $800.

ARM Wrestling: Apple iPad Chip to Overpower Rivals?

The Register's Tony Smith says that the big question is perhaps not whether Apple will announce the eagerly anticipated iPad next week, but what chip will power the media tablet, although in Smith's view that the device is expected to run a version of the iPhone operating system, and that battery life is likely to be a key priority, it's hard to imagine Apple using anything other than an ARM-based processor....

Apple Updates

Firmware Restoration CD 1.8 Released

Firmware Restoration CD 1.8 can restore the firmware of an Intel-based Macintosh computer.

Note: Restoring your firmware will reset some of your computer's preferences to defaults.

You can only use this to restore the firmware after an interrupted or unsuccessful update. If your computer is already in this state, you'll need to download the software and create the CD on another Macintosh computer, or you can take your computer to an Apple Store or Apple Authorized Service Provider to restore your firmware. This CD can be created on either a PowerPC- or Intel-based Mac, but only works with Intel-based Macs.

Download the correct Firmware Restoration CD image

Different computers use different versions of the Restoration CD. Please reference the table below to determine if this version of the Firmware Restoration CD is correct for your machine.

File Size: 22.5 MB

System Requirements: Intel-based Macintosh computer

For more information, visit

Tech Trends

Net Tablets: Smaller Than a Netbook, Bigger Than a Smartphone

PR: NetTabs (Deloitte's name for Internet tablets) may turn out to be "just right" for many users in 2010. This Goldilocks of devices - not too big, not too small - is expected to offer an appealing balance of form and function going forward.

Made for the consumer

With a new form factor and significant processing capacity, connected portable devices will likely be purchased by tens of millions of people in 2010. Called Net tablets, or NetTabs, these devices have an advantage over smartphones - which are small for watching videos or web browsing - and notebooks, netbooks, and ultra-thin PCs, which are too heavy, or expensive.

Previous attempts at the tablet form factor failed for many reasons: the graphics, software, and user-interface were underwhelming, there was poor connection to cellular or WiFi networks, and they were used largely for work-oriented data-entry. By contrast, a consumer-focused device primarily for media and Web browsing is much more likely to be accepted by the market.

2010 is likely to see a proliferation of NetTabs from two sources: tablets designed to be tablets and standalone single-purpose devices that will be repurposed. Although none has yet launched, leaked information suggests that custom-designed tablets are likely to be released by startups, some existing phone and PC makers, netbook leaders, and various smaller manufacturers using open-source operating systems.

Bottom line

Since NetTabs are primarily networked devices, and are designed to connect wirelessly over WiFi, wireless carriers are likely to try to push users off cellular networks and onto WiFi as much as possible. NetTabs are also more expensive than most smartphones, and consumers are likely to demand big upfront subsidies.

NetTabs are a more premium product and are likely to require higher-end chips, benefiting chipmakers as well as touch screen and flash memory manufacturers.

Existing PC and smartphone makers are unlikely to be threatened by NetTabs: PC-like text or data entry would be cumbersome and NetTabs are not portable enough to replace a phone-sized device. However, the standalone eReader market may be vulnerable.

Deloitte Canada's 2010 TMT Predictions Anticipate 'Net Tablets' and Cloud Computing Will Be Major Trends

As economies emerge from the global recession, the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sectors continue to evolve at a rapid pace and will have strategic implications for TMT companies, businesses and consumers. Deloitte has unveiled its 2010 global TMT Predictions reports and launched its cross-country road show presentation series - set to reveal the top TMT trends we can expect to see in the coming year.

"While last year's Predictions revolved around the economic downturn, this year's Predictions are all about the mobile Internet," says John Ruffolo, National Leader, Technology, Media & Telecommunications Industry Group, Deloitte. "Yesterday's technologies can't keep up with tomorrow's consumers. Clearing the network traffic jams created by new mobile devices will not be easy and will have serious ramifications for customers and carriers alike."

Now in its ninth year, Deloitte's TMT Predictions are a highly anticipated annual series of global insights that showcase emerging global TMT trends that will significantly impact businesses and consumers in the coming year and beyond. The 2010 TMT Predictions are based on research, in-depth interviews and input from Deloitte clients and alumni, industry analysts, leading global TMT executives, 100 TMT C-suite executives from around the world, and more than 6,000 Deloitte TMT member firm practitioners.

This year's Canadian TMT Predictions demonstrate that consumers and enterprises want to access data anywhere, anytime, and on any screen - but want to do so economically. As the world emerges from the recession, both individuals and corporations want unlimited data and mobility but are restricted by limited budgets. "This tension is driving the TMT world to opt for solutions that may not be perfect, but are good enough," says Duncan Stewart, Director of Deloitte Canada Research.

"Canadians and Canadian companies are at the front lines of the battle between demand for data and the realities of pricing," explains Stewart. "We may not have been the first country in the world to get the iPhone or the Amazon Kindle Reader, but our companies, our people and our regulators are facilitating the mobile Internet revolution and changing the ways that technology, media and telecommunications are bought, sold and used."

"This theme of innovative disruption is changing both the telecom and the media worlds. At the same time as cloud computing is set to take off in 2010 - disrupting the hardware and software industries - growth in online advertising is reaccelerating, further disrupting the world of traditional media advertising," concludes Stewart.

Top 10 Trends

According to Deloitte Canada's TMT leadership across the country, the top 10 most significant TMT trends that will impact IT in 2010 are:

eReaders fill a niche, but ebooks fly off the (virtual) shelf - Although eReaders are securing headlines, they are an interim technology and sales growth will not meet expectations, as competition from alternative devices will likely slow their growth rate in 2011. ebooks are expected to do well, but not be limited to standalone eReaders and will mainly be read on smartphones, PCs and tablets. This changing industry landscape will likely pose challenges for Canadian publishers, writers and distributors, which could mirror those of the music industry, where sales of recorded music have been in decline for years.

Smaller than a netbook, and bigger than a smartphone: net tablets arrive - Experts predict that there is room for a connected media device that fills the gap between the smartphone and the netbook, which could generate well over $1 billion in global sales in 2010. Canadian companies could potentially build the software applications and content for these devices, which are creating a compelling new electronic way to consume media and have the potential to help revitalize the Canadian magazine, newspaper and television industries.

Publishing fights back: pay walls and micropayments - There has been a great deal of talk about newspapers and magazines charging for online content, whether through subscriptions or micropayments. In reality, while a majority of Canadian publishers may be wondering if they can charge readers for online editions, most will not implement pay walls or micropayments, knowing they could negatively impact traffic, and therefore, advertising revenue.

CleanTech makes a comeback. But solar stays in the shadows - Although the long-term future of solar energy is still promising, a massive global supply glut will make 2010 a very tough year. British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec are the hub of Canada's solar industry. As Ontario introduces new programs to encourage the use of CleanTech, the province may run the risk of trying to create a globally competitive solar manufacturing industry, while the rest of the world may not require these services in the long run because of their own market overcapacity.

IT procurement stands on its head - More and more companies are buying smartphones and computers based on employee demand rather than corporate policies. "Win the consumer, and you win the enterprise" is a reversal of decades of enterprise IT buying habits. If consumer demand begins to drive corporate IT purchasing decisions, smartphone companies are likely to benefit.

Nixing the nines: reliability redefined and reassessed - The default enterprise IT contract specifies 99.999% (five nines) reliability. 2010 will see some companies settle for fewer nines to save money, which could allow Canadian IT and telecom companies to reduce costs as they may no longer need to implement expensive measures to ensure 99.999% network reliability. As a result, savings will likely be passed onto consumers in exchange for their acceptance of minor network downtime.

Cloud computing: more than hype, but less than hyper - Cloud computing will grow faster than almost all other tech sectors, but it is not taking over the world quite yet. Concerns over reliability and security continue to make large enterprises and governments cautious about adopting cloud. In contrast, consumers and small enterprises are the logical early adopters, as the global cloud computing industry is predicted to grow almost 50% to $80 billion in 2010.

Paying for what we eat: carriers change data pricing and make regulators happy - "All you can eat" data plans have succeeded in attracting customers, but are killing the networks. Yet, while it is tough for carriers to move back to the meter for data without angering customers, recent network neutrality rulings from the FCC and CRTC will make it easier. Meanwhile, new players are entering the Canadian wireless market, and some have started offering "all you can eat" data plans in an effort to capture market share - setting a potentially dangerous precedent for carriers. Finding an appropriate competitive response that does not erode profitability may be a challenge for wireless carriers.

Widening the bottleneck: telecom technology helps decongest the mobile network - As smartphones and PCs create a mobile data traffic jam, carriers will not be able to build entirely new networks in 2010. Instead they will use short-term tech quick fixes to make the mobile Internet work faster and handle more customers, with some players profiting greatly. Although network congestion issues are not yet common in Canada, they are a global challenge, and many of the companies that provide these technologies are Canadian.

The shift to online advertising: more selective, but the trend continues - Online only makes up about 10% of global ad sales at $80 billion. That said, online sales will continue to steal share from traditional media in 2010 and disrupt the ad market, causing prices to fall. Although this shift will likely impact traditional media across the country, the good news is that it will become less expensive for Canadian companies to place ads in both traditional and online media.

This year Deloitte Canada launched a new contest that has put Canadians at the centre of an online discussion about the changes expected in the global TMT sectors in the coming year. Deloitte invited visionary TMT professionals and technology devotees to submit a video showcasing their predictions for a 2010 TMT trend. Between December 1, 2009 and January 8, 2010, video entries were uploaded and viewed at The top 10 submissions were reviewed by an expert panel of TMT professionals who selected the winning video, which will be revealed at the 2010 TMT Predictions cross-Canada event series.

Products & Services

Wi-Fire for Mac Updated: The Power of the Wi-Fire with the Simplicity and Feel of AirPort

PR: hField Technologies has just launched a new generation of software for its Wi-Fire for use with the Macintosh. Now, Mac users who love the Wi-Fire's long range and high performance get the comfortable look and feel they're used to with Apple's AirPort.

Wi-Fire antennaWi-Fire is a compact, high-performance, long-range USB WiFi Adapter. It's palm-sized, easy-to-use, and, overall, the longest range adapter on the market. Its portability and long range make it a natural for travelers and other WiFi users who want to connect at their convenience, not a network's whims.

With its integrated directional antenna, highly sensitive receiver, and proprietary software working together to enhance normal WiFi signals, Wi-Fire gives Windows, Linux, and Macintosh users the freedom to connect to WiFi networks when they want, where they want. Users benefit from the increased mobility and greater range, maintaining faster speeds at longer range in comparison to other standard WiFi adapters.

Wi-Fire antennaThe Wi-Fire multiplies the effectiveness of wireless networks and eliminates those nasty dead spots that plague users. The Wi-Fire allows users to connect to a WiFi network from up to 1,000 feet - more than three times the range of other 802.11 adapters - often at significantly higher speeds, and even in locations where no wireless signal could be detected previously. Independent testing has shown the Wi-Fire outperforms 802.11n adapters at distance; delivering greater throughput and a more stable connection.

Now, get even more convenience on the Mac with the NEW Wi-Fire Connection Manager 2.0 for Mac.

hField's new version 2.0 for Mac runs from a convenient unobtrusive icon in the Mac's Menu Bar, just like AirPort ( All of the important details about the connections around you - and you'll see plenty with the Wi-Fire - are revealed in the new GUI interface, which is easily launched from the Menu Extra (

Prior hField models have been launched to rave reviews, and this new software should be no exception. "Wi-Fire is the perfect device - light weight and easy to use - for the seriously mobile computer user with high bandwidth needs, and those who have problems connecting to their regular wireless network because of distance, obstacles or other interference," said Tom DiClemente, hField's CEO. "We're dedicated to empowering people to connect better, faster and more economically. And now, Wi-Fire offers a compelling Mac feel!"

This newest version can be downloaded from

System Requirements: It works on PPC and Intel Macs with OS X 10.4, 10.5 and 10.6.

hField's retail price for Wi-Fire is $59 and is available now at and participating retailers.

HyperMac External Battery and Car Charger for MacBooks and iPhones

PR: Extend the life span of the MacBook internal battery. Using HyperMac external power will help reduce the strain on the MacBook internal battery without sacrificing mobility from the power grid. Constant usage will at least double the internal battery life span which is important considering that newer MacBooks all have built-in non-removable batteries.

HyperMac External BatterySupports MacBook Pro Dual Voltage

Power your MacBook and any USB device simultaneously. HyperMac External Battery comes with a USB 5V/1A Power Port so you can power any USB device (e.g. iPhone) individually or simultaneously with the MacBook. MacBook regards the HyperMac connection as a connection to the original power adapter. Not only does HyperMac provides power for the MacBook, it charges the internal battery as well. Check the HyperMac battery level anytime with the lighted indicator.

Do you know that the MacBook Pro operates under 2 different voltages? It uses 16.5V for normal operations and switches to 18.5V for intensive tasks. HyperMac is the only external battery & car charger that can automatically adjust between 16.5V & 18.5V, just like the original power adapter. Other solutions just stick to one voltage, never able to power the MacBook Pro accurately or properly.

Professional Grade Battery

HyperMac External BatteryHyperMac External Battery uses the same high end lithium ion cells that is supplied to the U.S. military. It is rechargeable up to 1000 times and comes with a ONE year warranty - comparing to industry standards of only 300 recharges and 3 months warranty. The beautiful aluminum housing, laser engraved logo and all-white accessories are color matched to complement the MacBook.

HyperMac is the only external battery and car charger solution that works with all MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro (supports dual voltage). Available in 4 different sizes (60~222 Wh), the HyperMac battery also powers the iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and all other USB devices.

Power your MacBook for up to 34 hours

HyperMac External Battery for MacBook comes in 4 different sizes (60/100/150/222 Wh). In comparison, the MacBook Air internal battery is only 37 Wh. You can power your MacBook continuously for more than a day or recharge your iPhone 52 times.

Every battery is compatible with all MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air models

HyperMac External Battery cablesHyperMac battery intelligently determines which MacBook model is connected and adjusts the charging power automatically, supporting MacBook Pro dual voltage. Our charging cables use original Apple MagSafe connectors for maximum compatibility.

MagSafe charging cables for:

  1. MacBook/MacBook Pro (left)
  2. MacBook Air (right)

Note that MagSafe compatible HyperMac batteries, because Apple refuses ti license MagSafe technology, the company must purchase a $79 Apple laptop power adapter and swap the MagSafe cable over for use with the HyperMac battery.

Power your MacBook in the car

You can now power and charge your MacBook better on the road with the HyperMac Pure DC Car Charger. Unlike DC-to-AC auto inverters, HyperMac Pure DC Car Charger does not produce dangerous high AC voltages. It is also twice as efficient, more compact and produces a cleaner power signal important for high fidelity performance.

HyperMac Pure DC Car Charger will also work on airplanes and with solar panels.

HyperMac External Battery for Apple MacBook

  • 60-watt-hour
  • 4.92" (12.5cm)
  • 3.78" (9.6cm)
  • 0.83" (2.1cm)
  • 0.8 lb (0.36 kg)
  • $199.95

HyperMac External Battery for Apple MacBook

  • 100-watt-hour
  • 7.48" (19cm)
  • 4.92" (12.5cm)
  • 0.83" (2.1cm)
  • 1.6 lb. (0.73 kg)
  • Free Car Charger
  • $299.95

HyperMac External Battery for Apple MacBook

  • 150-watt-hour
  • 8.90" (22.6cm)
  • 4.92" (12.5cm)
  • 0.83" (2.1cm)
  • 2.4 lb. (1.09 kg)
  • Free Car Charger
  • $399.95

HyperMac External Battery for Apple MacBook

  • 222-watt-hour
  • 10.1" (25.6cm)
  • 5.91" (15cm)
  • 1.34" (3.4cm)
  • 4.7 lb. (2.13 kg)
  • Free Car Charger
  • $499.95

HyperMac Pure DC Car Charger for Apple MacBook, $149.95

Lindy Rotating Notebook Stand, Suitable for 15-17" Notebooks

Lindy Rotating Notebook StandPR: Lindy Rotating Notebook Stand is a compact, adjustable notebook stand for lifting your notebook or laptop display to create a more comfortable typing angle. It allows a free flow of air underneath your notebook for effective passive cooling and heat dissipation so that your machine does not get too hot.

Swivel your notebook so that it can be shared with others using the stands 360° rotating base making it perfect for meetings, training sessions and demonstrations. Its light weight design makes it easy to store and transport.

  • Lindy Rotating Notebook Stand Designed for notebooks with 15" to 17" size screens
  • Height adjustable stand for lifting notebook display to create a more comfortable typing angle
  • Allows a free flow of air underneath the notebook for effective passive cooling and heat dissipation
  • 360° rotating base allows the notebook to be swivelled around to share with others - perfect for meetings, training and demonstrations
  • Very compact and light portable design
  • Distance between front and rear stand: 220mm (Min) - 260mm (Max)
  • Dimensions: 328 x 298mm (WxD)

Price: £14.99

ScreenSavrz Laptop Display Protection

PR: Notebook ScreenSavrz offer LCD Display protection, cleaning and refinishing system for all notebook computers, including Apple MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, PowerBook and iBook.

ScreenSavrz Laptop Display ProtectionRadTech ScreenSavrz protect delicate MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and PC laptop display screens from abrasion caused by the close tolerances present in modern ultra-thin notebooks. ScreenSavrz positively shield and protect your display screen from oils, dirt, shock, keyboard marks and top case abrasion. ScreenSavrz also expertly clean and polish LCD displays without sprays or wet wipes - dampen ScreenSavrz with water and easily remove existing keymarks and scuffing.

ScreenSavrz Laptop Display ProtectionMade from RadTech's exclusive, super-soft Optex fabric, a non-woven, ultra-thin advanced polishing fabric developed specifically for LCD panel care and cleaning. ScreenSavrz allows you to safely clean the screen or any surface of your notebook. Thin, soft and supple, ScreenSavrz stow as easily as a dollar bill and can be washed 1000's of times. Models for all notebooks, including Apple MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, MacBook, PowerBook, iBook and PC notebooks.

Engineered for MacBook Air: The extremely close tolerances in the ultra-slim MacBook Air notebook necessitated a host of model-specific design requirements. To ensure that all potentially colliding surfaces are fully protected without negatively impacting latching or sleep functionality, we developed the thinnest gauge Optex fabric yet - just 0.5mm thick. And to completely eliminate the possibility of trackpad button depression, and a subsequent wake from sleep, the button-covering section of the ScreenSavrz is debossed to a thickness of just 0.2mm. No other display protector combines these important features to ensure that your MacBook Air is fully protected, with no loss of functionality.

ScreenSavrz Laptop Display ProtectionShow off your style by choosing the ScreenSavrz color or pattern that fits you best.

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RadTech ScreenSavrz - the best thing next to your MacBook, PowerBook, iBook or Laptop PC screen.


  • Shields and protects notebook LCD's from oils, dirt, shock, scratching and abrasion
  • No oily residue or shedding as with leather or commercial microfiber protectors
  • Expressly designed to protect, clean and polish LCD displays - never buy another wet wipe
  • Easily removes prior LCD screen damage, abrasions and key marks
  • Ultra-tough and lightweight cloth lasts for years - won't ever wrinkle, fray, run or tear
  • Optex construction provides the most safe, effective and economical screen cleaning solution available
  • Polish and clean your entire notebook, your peripherals, accessories, iPod, eyeglasses, CD's, DVD's and more
  • Sizes for all brands and models of notebooks. If you don't see it, contact us
  • Combine with WildEepz Display Cushions for maximum protection on MacBook Pro, PowerBook and iBook
  • Machine-specific, tailored sizes for all notebook models
  • Universal Series fits any notebook with a keyboard
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Notebook ScreenSavrz Specs:

  • Material: Optex 0.05 denier Ultra-Microfiber
  • Thickness: 0.6mm / 0.5mm (MB & MBA)
  • Colors: Gray, Fuchsia, Indigo, Green, Grape, Black & Shagwire
  • Weight: 5 - 12g

Product of USA

  • 15" Unibody MacBook Pro - $16.95 (add matching Sleevz Case - $24.95)
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  • 15" PowerBook - $14.95 (add matching Sleevz Case - $24.95)

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