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Speck Products makes quality cases for every type of Macbook in various colors so we are going to showcase the various Speck Macbook cases in order to help you decide which is best for you.  Being that Speck is one of the only computer case brands that we carry, it says a great bit about the brand itself.  Their promise is as follows: “Our promise is to offer our customers a good quality case that reflects their unique personality and taste.”  Check them out below!

 

Speck SeeTHRU Hard Shell Case:

This case is the most practical case of the two, as it is made of hard polycarbonate plastic, which offers great protection to your Mac.  Likewise, these cases are the most durable and will offer the most protection.  The greatest part is they come in all kinds of colors!

25089-fullFeatures:

  • Great hard shell protection
  • Vented for safe heat disbursement
  • Totally removable, easy to put on and take off
  • Built-in rubberized feet keep your notebook secure
  • Design lets you open/close your MacBook all the way
  • Access to all ports, battery check button, CD/DVD drive
  • Includes cleaning cloth
  • Fits 13″ MacBook Pro (aluminum unibody/black keyboard)

FAQ About this case:

  • Will it fit on my notebook?
    This hard shell will fit like a glove on your MacBook 13″ , 15″, or 17″ (both first generations and second generations)
  • Will a SeeThru case cause my computer to overheat?
    No. Ventilations slots on the bottom of the case work with your MacBook’s internal ventilation process to keep it safe and cool.
  • What is it made of?
    Our special blend of hard polycarbonate plastic provides sturdy protection for your notebook and a shiny, colorful look!  The polycarbonate makes for a very sturdy case
  • Can I use all the features of my MacBook without removing the case?
    The design lets you open and close your notebook all the way, and access all keys, sensors, ports and plugs and buttons through specifically-engineered cutouts. You can easily access the battery by snapping off the bottom panel.

 

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For a more detailed description, check out this YouTube Video:

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Speck SeeTHRU Stain Case:

The Satin case is going to be the more “in-style” case, as it features a soft silky touch.  The smooth, semi-translucent frosted finish with a grippy edge not only looks and feels good, but it does offer a great amount of protection.  This case also comes in a variety of colors!

25121-fullFeatures:

  • Protects your MacBook 13″, 15″, and 17″ from scrapes and scratches
  • Smooth yet grippy rubberized exterior texture
  • Allows MacBook to be open all the way
  • Fully vented for safe heat disbursement
  • Totally removable — easy to put on and take off
  • Built-in rubberized feet keep your notebook stable and secure
  • Cleaning cloth included
  • Access to all ports, battery check button, CD/DVD drive
  • Fits all the new models of the Macbooks 13″, 15″, and 17″

FAQ About this case:

  • Will it fit onto my MacBook?
    This hard shell will fit like a glove on your MacBook 13″ , 15″, and 17″ (aluminum unibody/black keyboard) AND the new 13″, 15″, and 17″ MacBook Pro models. It will NOT fit on the October 2009 white MacBook unibody model.
  • Can I use all the features without removing the shell?
    The smart design lets you open and close your notebook all the way, and access all keys, sensors, ports and plugs through specifically-engineered cutouts. To access the battery door, easily snap off the bottom panel.
  • What is it made of?
    SeeThru Satin is made of our special hard polycarbonate plastic with an added soft-touch rubberized exterior coating to give it it’s silky and grippy feel.
  • Will this case cause my Macbook to overheat?
    Nope! Our cases work with your computer’s internal cooling system to keep your MacBook cool and safe. There are ventilation slots on the bottom of the case designed specifically for this purpose.

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For a more detailed description, check out this YouTube Video:

 

Introducing the latest addition to the Otterbox family.  The new commuter series of cases aer advertised as a hybrid case that is a cross between the impact series (simple skin with protection) and the defender series (“ruggedized” protection).

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An in-depth look:

The commuter series case features three levels of protection:

  • Screen cover that protects your device’s screen from scratches
  • The silicon that covers the device is strategically placed to absorb shock
  • Polycarbonate plastic back casing for durability

The great thing about the Commuter series cases is they still enable you to have full accessibility to all of your device’s buttons and plugs.  In addition, for all you iPhone lovers, Otterbox has made a special “TL” series for those who have a little taste!

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Just like the defender series cases, the commuter series were made for some of the same popular devices:

  • Apple
    • iPhone 3G / 3GS Commuter

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  • Blackberry
    • Bold 9000

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    • Curve 8520

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    • Curve 8900

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    • Storm 9500 / 9530

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    • Tour 9600

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  • Nokia
    • E63

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    • E71

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  • Samsung
    • Instinct s30

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For the latest expert and customer reviews, check out iPhone-in-Cananda, which has teamed up with Otterbox.com to offer customers with reviews and ratings.


Do you currently have a commuter case?

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Now you can save even more money by shopping at AccessoryDepot.net.  All Otterbox Defender and have been reduced to only $34.99, which is a whopping $15 below what you would spend on Otterbox.com.  Likewise, all Otterbox Impact cases have been reduced to only $15.95, which is nearly $5 below the MSRP.

Click below to save money on your Otterbox Defender or Impact case:

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In addition to our low prices, Accessory Depot also offers an unconditional 30 day money back guarantee on all cell phone and laptop accessories.  In addition, your entire order will ship the same day for Free to anywhere in the USA or Canada!

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One of our best-selling products for both domestic and international customers is by far the Z.Buds by ZAGG.  Although they are advertised as the best earbuds for the iPhone, they work flawlessly on just about any device that has a 3.5 mm plug (the standard plug size for electronic devices).

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In-Depth Look at the Z.Buds:

The Z.Buds are packed with great features that will enhance your iPhone experience and it is not wonder that they were the recipient of the prestigious CES Innovations award for 2009.

Features:

  • 2009 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase Honoree
  • Built-in noise canceling mic

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  • Rich, responsive sound from superior speakers
  • “Hangin’ tight” wearable – wear Z.buds around neck

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  • Built-in music control for iPhone
  • Premium length, tangle-free cord
  • In-line volume control

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  • Multiple sliders for better cord management

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  • 3.5mm jack is also compatible with first generation iphone (in addition to all other iphones)

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  • Multiple earbud adapters for all ear sizes
  • 45-day money-back guarantee
  • 1 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty

One of the great things about these earbuds is they have a few options to choose from.  They come with a mic and without a mic.  If you are using these earbuds with your cell phone, you would probably want to purchase the ones with the mic, as it makes it easy to answer phone calls and speak without being inconvenienced.

ZBUDB-03Likewise, the earbuds come in four different colors: black, red, pink and yellow.  Although the black buds are the best-selling, having three other color options enables you to have a little fun with these.

Since it would be hard to show you how “tangle-free” these are with just merely photos, I have put a YouTube video below, which gives you another in-depth perspective of the amazing Z.Buds:

For real customer reviews of these Z.Buds, click here to go to ZAGG’s blog review.

Accessory Depot carries products that serve three industries: cell phone / laptop accessories, outdoor gear, and marine electronics.  In this post, I am going to show you some ways you can enhance your hiking  trip with our various state-of-the-art outdoor products.

1. Tents

Lets start with arguably one of the most important items that you will carry on your hiking trip (aside from emergency items), and that is your tent.  Since it is usually the largest and heaviest item you will be carrying in your pack, you want it to be compact and light in order to give you more space for other items.

Some great tent options available from Accessory Depot:

2. Lighting

Whether it be a headlamp or a hand-held LED flashlight, lighting while hiking during the early hours can be very important.  It is important to find a headlamp that is resistant to water and impact; likewise, you want your LED flashlight to be lightweight and durable at the same time.  Here are some of our recommended lighting products from Accessory Depot:

3. Keeping your gear dry

You always want to protect yourself from the elements that you may encounter while on the trail or in the wilderness, so it is important that you have the proper equipment to keep your gear dry.

  • The first thing I would recommend is any size Dry Pak Roll Top Waterproof case.  You can fit a large amount of items in one of these cases, and you do not have to worry about it getting wet.  Likewise, the circular top makes it easy to raise it up and away from animals.

4. Monitoring your progress and location

One of the things that can really give you and advantage on the trail is a trail watch.  Theses watches have various features, such as speed/distance, compass, altimeter, barometer and even a GPS.  Below are my recommendations for a trail-rated watch with all the features you will want and need.

  • Silva Tech 4o TrailLeader 2 features speed and distance tracking, digital compass, altimeter, and a barometer.  Its small size and stainless steel case makes it perfect for the wilderness.

Otterbox offers many different series, options and colors for their Drybox cases.  For any outdoor enthusiast, or anyone looking for a way to keep things dry for that matter, these cases are just right for you.  They offer many features, such as:

  • Waterproof protection up to 100 feet
  • They float!
  • Crushproof
  • All (besides the 1000 series) have 1/8″ of interior foam for protection

They offer three different series of cases: 1000, 2000,  3000, 8000 and also a 9000 series. In each series contains various options and colors to give you more flexibility.  This blog will serve as a guide to help you choose the best series case for your needs.

1000 Series:

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The 1000 series cases are perfect for the following articles:

  • keys
  • small wallets
  • credit cards and ID
  • film batteries or film
  • fishing lures

The dimensions of this case are as follows:

Exterior Dimensions:
4.837″ (123mm) x 3.682″ (93.4mm) x 1.652″ (42mm)

Internal Dimensions:
3.700″ x 2.350″ x 1.000″

Weight (case only):
0.3lb (.14kg)

The 1000 series case come with an attached lanyard.  Likewise, it comes in four different colors: black, yellow, blue, and clear.

2000 Series:


The 2000 series cases are perfect for the following articles below (you could fit many of the following articles in this case as in the video).  This is the perfect size to fit in a backpack for camping, canoeing or even kayaking.  Likewise, this is a good size to keep things dry on a boat!

  • wallet
  • camera
  • keys
  • credit cards and ID

The dimensions of this case are as follows:

Exterior Dimensions:
6.855″ x 4.571″ x 1.829″

Interior Dimensions:
5.757″ x 3.140″ x 0.979″

The 2000 series case come with an attached lanyard.  Likewise, it comes in four different colors: black, yellow, blue, and clear.

2500 Series:

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The 2500 series cases are perfect for the following articles below (you could fit many small items in this case, such as wallet, keys, sunglasses and a camera).  Since this case is a pretty good size, I would not recommend them fora camping or hiking trip, as it would add a lot of unnecessary weight.  This case is ideal for keeping on a boat, canoe or kayak.

  • This case is designed to hold many small things.  If you needed a box to keep your wallet, keys, camera, cell phone, and sunglasses safe and dry, this case is perfect for you.

Exterior Dimensions:
6.855″ x 4.563″ x 3.590″

Interior Dimensions:
5.691″ x 3.063″ x 2.741″

The 2500 series case come with an attached lanyard.  Likewise, it comes in four different colors: black, yellow, blue, and clear.

3000 Series:

The 3000 series cases are perfect for the following articles below (you could fit many of the following articles in this case as in the video).  Since this case is a pretty good size, I would not recommend them fora camping or hiking trip, as it would add a lot of unnecessary weight.  This case is ideal for keeping on a boat, canoe or kayak.

  • GPS units
  • Large PDAs
  • Personal gaming devices
  • Handheld PCs
  • Satellite pocket mail units

The dimensions of this case are as follows:

Exterior Dimensions:
8.813″ x 5.175″ x 2.008″

Interior Dimensions:
7.639″ x 3.723″ x 1.229″

The 3000 series case come with an attached lanyard.  Likewise, it comes in four different colors: black, yellow, blue, and clear.

3250 Series:

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The 3250 series cases are perfect for the following articles below (you could fit many small items in this case, such as wallet, keys, sunglasses and a camera).  Since this case is a pretty good size, I would not recommend them fora camping or hiking trip, as it would add a lot of unnecessary weight.  This case is ideal for keeping on a boat, canoe or kayak.

  • This case is designed to hold many small things.  It is more flat and longer than the 2500 case so it may be good for keeping long devices/electronics.  If you needed a box to keep your wallet, keys, camera, cell phone, and sunglasses safe and dry, this case is perfect for you.

Exterior Dimensions:
8.813″ x 5.175″ x 3.082″

Interior Dimensions:
7.587″ x 3.648″ x 2.226″

The 3250 series case come with an attached lanyard.  Likewise, it comes in four different colors: black, yellow, blue, and clear.

3500 Series:


The 3500 series cases are perfect for the following articles below (you could fit many small items in this case, such as wallet, keys, sunglasses and a camera).  Since this case is a pretty good size, I would not recommend them fora camping or hiking trip, as it would add a lot of unnecessary weight.  This case is ideal for hunting or fishing.

  • This case is designed to hold many small things.  It is more flat and longer than the 2500 case so it may be good for keeping long devices/electronics.  If you needed a box to keep your wallet, keys, camera, cell phone, and sunglasses safe and dry, this case is perfect for you.
  • Ideal for ammo or as a tackle box

Exterior Dimensions:
8.813″ x 5.175″ x 4.179″

Interior Dimensions:
7.549″ x 3.606″ x 3.326″

The 3500 series case come with an attached lanyard.  Likewise, it comes in four different colors: black, yellow, blue, and clear.

3510 with foam series:

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The 3510 series cases are the exact same size as the 3500, only this case features the “Pick-n-pluck” foam on the inside.  The most practical use for this case is to keep ammo dry during hunting season, but you can put virtually anything inside of it.

Exterior Dimensions:
8.813″ x 5.175″ x 4.179″

Interior Dimensions:
7.549″ x 3.606″ x 3.326″

The 3500 series cases come in black, blue or yellow.

8000 Series:

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The 8000 series cases are perfect for the following articles below (you could fit many of the following articles in this case).  This is the perfect size to fit in a backpack for camping, canoeing or even kayaking.  Likewise, this is a good size to keep things dry on a boat!

  • wallet
  • camera
  • keys
  • credit cards and ID
  • sunglasses

The dimensions of this case are as follows:

Exterior Dimensions:
3.354″ x 4.542″ x 5.921″

Interior Dimensions:
1.935″ x 2.831″ x 5.188″

The 8000 series case come with an attached lanyard.  Likewise, it comes in four different colors: black, yellow, blue, and clear.

9000 Series:

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The 9000 series cases are perfect for the following articles below (you could fit many of the following articles in this case).  This is the perfect size to fit in a backpack for camping, canoeing or even kayaking.  Likewise, this is a good size to keep things dry on a boat!

  • wallet
  • camera
  • keys
  • credit cards and ID
  • sunglasses

The dimensions of this case are as follows:

Exterior Dimensions:
3.354″ x 4.542″ x 7.663″

Interior Dimensions:
1.824″ x 2.709″ x 6.930″

The 9000 series case come with an attached lanyard.  Likewise, it comes in four different colors: black, yellow, blue, and clear.

For more on the Otterbox waterproof cases or any Otterbox products, please visit the “OtterBlog”

Our last post outlined some very helpful tips on how to be a successful buyer on eBay, and it is only fitting to follow-up that post with a post on ‘Selling on eBay’.  This post will teach you not only how to list items on eBay, but it will go in-depth on the different formats you can list your item and the various tools you can use to build a professional looking listing on eBay in order to maximize your profits. Furthermore, we will take you step-by-step in the listing process to ensure that you stay on the right tracks the entire process.

In order to buy and sell on eBay, you must have an account set up with eBay.  This is a very easy process, which is outlined for you below:

  • In the top-right of the eBay home page, click the “My eBay” tab

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  • In the left column, you will see “Not an eBay member yet? Register here” and proceed to click the blue tab “Register” towards the bottom

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  • You will be prompted to enter some of your personal information, in addition to your user id and password.
  • Continue through the process, and you will have to confirm your email address.
  • Once you have completed the registration and confirmation steps, you should be prepared to buy on eBay; however, before you start your quest of seeking great deals on the items you’ve always wanted, there are a few things you should know before you start buying.

Once you are registered, you can then begin to sell on eBay.  Right now you may be thinking that it is nice to know the steps to sell on eBay, but what can I actually sell to make money?  The answer to that is virtually anything (that’s an exaggeration, but seriously).  The advice I give to my friends and family is to start by cleaning out your closet and garage.  You will find so many things, such as clothes, shoes, sporting equipment, sunglasses, etc. that you never use or wear that you could easily list on eBay and make some money.

For this post, I have dug out a pair of shoes that I no longer want and wish to sell on eBay.  In order to list the shoes on eBay (and anything else for that matter), I am going to do the following steps:

  • Go to www.eBay.com
  • In the top-right of the eBay home page, click the “My eBay” tab

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  • From there, take a look at the right area that has a grey tint to it, which says “Sign in to your account”.  At this time, go ahead and enter your eBay User ID and your password and click “Sign In”
  • Once you are logged into your ‘My eBay’, you want to click on the “Sell” tab in the upper right corner of the page.  You will then want to click “Start Selling” on the next page:
  • sellAfter clicking the blue “Start Selling” button, you have begun your quest to list your item on eBay.  The first thing it will ask you to do is enter three words in the box that describes the item you are selling.  In our case, I am selling my New Balance shoes, so I think it would be appropriate to put “New Balance Shoes”:
  • cat1After clicking “Search”, you want to find the category that your product most accurately fits into.  In our case, the “Clothing, Shoes and Accessories” category > “Men’s Shoes” would most accurately fit my item:

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  • Once you have clicked the blue “Continue” button at the bottom, it will bring you to the “Choose a listing form” page.
    • I would recommend that you choose the “More listing choices” on the left as that is going to enable you to maximize your listing to get the most money out of it (and that is the format we are going to be using in this post)
    • If you just wanted to keep it simple and list it fast, I would choose the right option, which is “Keep It Simple”
  • As we begin to create our listing, the first thing we need to do is create a title and subtitle.  The title is extremely important because that is the first thing potential buyers will see, so you want to give them as much information as you can within the 55 character title.  Also, sine you have so little characters to create a good title, it’s a generally accepted practice to abbreviate words (Good Cond., Wks Exlnt, etc.)
    • A good title will have the following elements:
      • Brand of the item
      • Model (number or name)
      • Colors, sizes
      • Condition of the item (NWT= New with tags, NIB= New in box, BN= Brand new, NWOB= New without box)
    • The subtitle is optional (and costs a bit extra), but I think it is crucial to a good listing in order to get potential customers more information.  Check out our title and subtitle below:

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  • The next step is filling in some of the item specifics that have been prepared specifically to cater to the item that you are selling based on the category you chose.  Be sure to accurately fill in all of the drop-downs.
  • One of the crucial elements of a listing is how you represent the product you are selling in pictures.  A lot of times, a buyer will base their decision on whether to purchase your product based on how well your pictures show the item so it is imperative that you take good pictures of the item, especially if it’s used.
    • After taking several digital camera pictures of your item, you want to upload them to your computer so that you can easily upload them to eBay.
    • Click on the “Add Pictures” button in order to “Browse” your computer to select the pictures you want to include in your listing.
    • Check out the pictures I have taken of the New Balance shoes:
  • This next part is the time consuming element of listing your item.  The description is there to tell the buyer important information, some of which they would not be able to incur by viewing the photos.  Check out my description below:

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  • The next thing you need to do is specify a starting price and the duration of the auction.  Since these are somewhat hot shoes, I am going to make the starting price at $39.99.  That way, if only one person bids on the shoes, I will be happy getting just $39.99 for them.  I also want the item to be on for 5 days. There is no real rhyme of reason as to why, but I do not want it to be on there too short so people will not see it or too long where customers forget about it
  • You will need to set up your shipping preferences and return policy in order to continue to the next page.
    • Shipping preferences: since we stated free USPS shipping in our subtitle, that is what we have to set it up to.  See below:

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  • After pressing “Go”, you should select “USPS Priority Mail”, which should be the first choice.  Then check the “Free Shipping” box to the right
  • Return Policy: The return policy is really up to you, but it makes your item that much more appealing if you have a return policy allowing them to return the item.  See below for an example:
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    • After clicking “Continue” at the bottom, you are all ready to review your listing to submit it for millions of people to see.  The one thing I would recommend upgrading to is the “Gallery Plus” feature, which only costs $.35 extra.  This gives you a small thumbnail “gallery” picture in the search results pages of eBay:

    galAfter thoroughly reviewing the listing for any errors or mistakes, click “Continue” once more to do a one-time seller set up.  After creating a seller-account, you will be able to submit your listing and will be on your way to making some money!

    For more information about selling on eBay, visit one of the best blogs on the web for giving advice to sellers: eBay Selling Coach