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Protective Sleeve Deluxe for Macbook Pro 13″ by Incase Review by Irene Ga Yu Cheung

Needed some extra protection for my 13″ MacBook Pro so I grabbed myself a Protective Sleeve Deluxe for Macbook Pro 13″ by Incase from the Apple store at $49.95.  If you would like to check this out online, you would probably have to go to Apple’s online store as I can’t seem to find it on Incase’s website.

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First off, this comes in three colors: black, dark gray, and white.  The one I have is white artificial leather with dark magenta zippers, gray faux fur lining in the main pocket, and dark magenta lining for the external pocket.  However, getting a white sleeve is more prone to getting dirty if you don’t take care of it.

What I like about this sleeve is that there is an external pocket for me to store my power adapter and earphones in (sometimes my wallet if I’m too lazy to carry a purse).  This sleeve also includes a MagSafe access zipper for easy charging while having my MacBook protected at the same time.
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This sleeve is made to protect your MacBook from getting scratches, but will not protect it from a hardcore fall since there seems to be only a quarter of an inch of foam padding from within.  Because of the artificial leather on the outside, there is a decent grip while holding on to this sleeve.   A MacBook Pro with a hardcase can fit this sleeve snugged, but will not fit anything else that is bigger than that.  What I really don’t like about this sleeve is that it’s really hard to zip open and close the pockets.  So, I might return it just because of that.

Oh, I forget, it’s airport friendly. How? Maybe because you’re allowed to put this through the x-ray without having to take your laptop out, but who would want to put a white laptop sleeve in a dirty box?

Signing out!
~igyc

Voxer Review by Irene Ga Yu Cheung

Voxer is an all-in-one instant messenger that includes text, voice, photo and location sharing, group chats, and Facebook integration.

Like any other messengers, Voxer has free text messaging.  Just click on the bottom right icon to start typing and your messages will be shown in bubbles along with your picture, name, date, and time.  Looking for the friend you’re talking to? No worries! A gray icon on the bottom right of the bubble allows you to pin point where exactly your friends are at unless they turned off location services.
Chatting it up with Brad from Techwebcast:
 

As for photo sharing, click on the bottom left icon to choose a photo from your library or take one on the spot.
Choose and upload:        Thumbnail View:            Full View:
 

Integrated walkie-talkie is what made this messenger app unique from other messengers.  To leave a voicemail, all you have to do is hold the talk button until you’re done with your message.  The recipient can choose when they want to hear it and to hear it as many times they want.

Pros?

-Texting while driving is dangerous and that’s why Voxer’s walkie-talkie function allows me to say what I want while driving and hear received messages whenever it is safe for me to hear (like when I stop at a stoplight).

-Voxer’s layout also makes it very simple to navigate.

-Capable of blocking:

Cons?
-No multiple photo sharing
-Should have a preview of voice messaging before sending

Signing out!
~igyc

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