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Element Case's Ronin iPhone 5 case: Wood, metal, leather, beautiful

I'm not going to spoil an upcoming review of the new Element Case Ronin iPhone 5 case by saying too much other than to say that information about this gorgeous US$199.95 hand-crafted case will be available tomorrow on the Element Case website. In the meantime, feast your eyes on this luscious p...

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Road tested: ElementCase's Sector 5 case for the iPhone 5

I didn't know what to think about the ElementCase Sector 5 (SE) iPhone 5 "case." I had been using my iPhone 5 for a while, and I really appreciated the fact that it felt like it didn't need a case. I've lauded ElementCase in the past because the craftsmanship and quality were outstanding. But p...

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TWI and the super-thin iMac

The slim lines of the upcoming iMac models would be impossible if it weren't for a bit of intellectual property from Cambridge, England-based TWI. TWI developed a technique called friction-stir welding in 1991 that doesn't require melting metals to join them together. Through the use of a rotat...

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iPhone case mod features aluminum back, vintage logo

If you enjoy case mods, then you should check out this latest offering from the K.O. gadget store. The custom backing lets you replace your glass back panel with an aluminum one inspired by the concept designs of the iPhone 5. Though the idea of an aluminum back is fetching, the highlight of th...

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Chinese MacBook component factory still shut down

Apple deals with a variety of component suppliers in the Asia Pacific region. Usually, the production process is uneventful, but sometimes the company has to do some fancy juggling to keep its product inventory in balance. Most of the time, customers don't see these behind-the-scene changes, be...

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W├╝dskin is a Kickstarter-sponsored bamboo and aluminum iPad case

We've talked about Kickstarter here before -- it's a site that allows people to try and raise money for ideas or projects that they're working on. And there's an iPad-related project that's being funded right now. The Wüdskin is a protective iPad case made out of bamboo and aluminum that's a l...

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Aluminum iMac survives fire, water

Recent incidents of arson in the city of Petaling Jaya, Malaysia have resulted in many businesses losing nearly everything they had. One fire this past week left a certain business owner with little left to salvage, but there was one bright spot to be found poking out from the ashes. Or rather, ther...

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Metal cover serves as DIY iPhone backplate

Worried about the glass back of your iPhone 4 getting smashed? If you have $13 and a few minutes, Hong Kong manufacturer CNN (Cellular Nationwide Network) can supply you with a nice looking aluminum backplate to replace the glass. According to the original "how-to" post on Unplggd, the metal back i...

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Some things we may not see again from Apple

Conan O'Brien once had a recurring segment on Late Night called "Guests We Won't Have Back," during which he would look back at guests (who were fake) that he regretted having on the show. There was bug expert Sara Wiggins, who ate a live beetle in front of the camera. And there was wine expert Cha...

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Hands-on with the new Apple Remote

Like many of the others at TUAW who really wanted to see this remote, I got my new Apple Remote a few days ago, and here are some of my impressions....

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The hits just keep coming: now there's a new Apple Remote

In the universal scheme of things, it's not a big thing, but it's a welcome update. Apple has announced a new Apple Remote that has aluminum niceness and works with the iPhone, iPods with the Universal Dock, and iMacs introduced since 2005 that have a built-in infrared receiver. According to Appl...

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File under "This won't last": new white MacBook benchmarks faster than unibody model

In a thorough review of the new speed-bumped white MacBook, Macworld notes an intriguing fact: the 2.13GHz model of the $999 entry-level laptop actually outperforms the base unibody model. The magazine's benchmarks show a 4 percent advantage for the new white MacBook over the $1299 2GHz aluminum la...

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Video of 'aluminum MacBook' surfaces

An often-blurry QuickTime spy video of what appears to be an aluminum MacBook enclosure is available now on (If the video link isn't working, try watching it on YouTube; there are stills available here.) The video is a series of close-up shots, none showing the thickness of the enclosur...

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Use a Red Bull can as a radio interference shield

I love the iPhone, save for one thing. It sits on my desk every night, right near my computer, and the speakers I've got hooked up to it. And every 15 minutes, when the iPhone checks email for me, I get that buzzing -- the sound of radio interference flying across my speaker wires. And almost ever...

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Apple announces new iMacs with aluminum enclosure, glass displays

Well the rumors that date all the way back to May were true - today Apple announced a redesigned, cheaper iMac and the loss of the 17-inch model. Let us all take a moment of silence for our fallen comrade. Now that that's over, let's get to the good stuff. The new iMac tosses aside the old 'n buste...

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