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G4 Battery in iBook 600, Troubleshooting PowerBook G4 (FW 800), MCE Multi Drive, Jaguar vs. Linux, and More

This Week's PowerBook and iBook News

Compiled by Charles Moore and edited by Dan Knight - 2003.12.05

Except as noted, prices are in US dollars.

G4 battery in iBook 600 Improves Performance

In a posting to an Apple forum, Benjamin Weaver writes:

"Got my new new G4 iBook battery (M9337) last week and have now been using it for a few days.

"My iBook's (iBook 600 Combo) original Crystal battery performed very well under OS 9, but never really liked OS X. I never got more than about 2.5 hours under X, and the battery has gotten worse gradually and by the time it was replaced only gave about 10.

"Wary of what 10.2.8 seemed to do to batteries, I only installed the new battery after a clean install of Panther 10.3.1 (and resetting the power manager). I was amazed by the results: After calibrating and using the iBook for a few days, I regularly get 5 hrs of time on my usual settings (Energy saver set to Automatic, screen dimmed down halfway and Airport on). And 5 hours are also what I get out of it, even when using the screen at full brightness and doing some Photoshop work during that timeframe.

"Another positive detail was that the new battery had a snugger fit than the original, which makes the iBook feel more solid. So all in all, the combination of Panther and the new battery has made this iBook feel like new again: it even has better battery life than my brand-new PBG4 12"!

"For those you who are still looking for an original Crystal battery just for the colour difference, get over it. Even if you find one, it will have been sitting on a shelf (deteriorating) for at least a year or more, and it will still have the lower power rating.

"There have been three iterations of the 12" replacement batteries:

M8433: Original "Crystal" 12" battery iBook 500/600 rated at 42 watt-hours(?). Apple stopped production of this battery some time ago.

M8956: "Opaque" 12" battery rated at 47 watt-hours (or 46?) and specifically listed as incompatible with Crystal iBooks on Apple's product page.

M9337: The new, more powerful (50 watt-hours) iBook 12" battery released same day as the iBook G4s. All compatibility warnings were now taken away by Apple."

Troubleshooting the 15" PowerBook G4 (FireWire 800)

MacFixIt has posted a special report covering the following and other issues with the new 15" aluminum PowerBooks:

  • New FireWire target mode feature
  • Retrospect Problems
  • The White Spot issue
  • Screen dimness; illumination problems
  • Bad RAM and replacement
  • Loose AirPort card can cause startup crashes
  • Startup disc problems

MCE Expansion Bay DVD-R/RW with DVD-RAM Multi Drive for PowerBook G3

Multi Drive is a SuperDrive with the additional feature of being able to read and write to DVD-RAM discs. The MCE 2x DVD-R/RW with DVD Multi Drive for the PowerBook G3 (both Lombard and Pismo) utilizes 4.7 GB single-sided and 9.4 GB double-sided rewritable industry standard discs and can record to DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, CD-R, and CD-RW media and provide superior performance and reliability. Fully compliant with the DVD Forum's standards, the single-sided media is capable of storing a full two-hours of MPEG2 video.

MCE's new 2x DVD Multi Drive offers unprecedented media interchangeability and up to seven times the capacity of CD-R and CD-RW. The MCE 2x DVD Multi drive reads industry-standard DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, DVD-R, CD-ROM, CD-R/RW, CD-DA, Photo CD, and Video CD media. The random-access, drag-and-drop DVD-RAM storage media provides in excess of 100,000 write/rewrite cycles and data life in excess of 30 years.

The DVD-RAM recording function of the MCE DVD Multi drive is supported natively by Mac OS X at the desktop level without the need for additional drivers and is also fully compatible with Dantz Retrospect backup software. Included with the drive is a 9.4 GB double-sided DVD-RAM disc providing nearly 10 GB of removable data storage and backup space immediately.

The MCE Expansion Bay DVD Multi Drive comes complete with DVD authoring software compatible with Mac OS X and Mac OS 9. Here's a few of the many customizable menus and buttons you can create, as well as the easy-to-use, drag-and-drop DVD authoring environment.


  • 2x DVD-R recorder
  • 2x DVD-RAM recorder
  • 1x DVD-RW recorder
  • Convenient slot-loading mechanism
  • Buffer underrun protection
  • Bootable
  • Compatible with DVD Studio Pro, iTunes, Disc Burner, and Apple DVD Player

Write Support:

  • DVD-R 4.7 GB, DVD-RW 4.7 GB, DVD-RAM 4.7 GB, DVD-RAM 9.4 GB
  • CD-R/RW 700 MB (type 80), CD-R/RW 650 MB (Type 74)

Read Support:

  • DVD-ROM and DVD-Video (Single and Dual layer)
  • DVD-R (General Use), DVD-RW, DVD-RAM
  • CD-R, CD-RW
  • CD-ROM (Mode 1, Mode 2 Form 1), CD-ROM XA (Mode 2 Form2)
  • CD-DA CD-EXTRA (CD Plus), CD-Text, Video CD, Photo-CD (single or multisession), Photo CD (Single and Multisession)

Write Speed:

  • DVD-R: 2x
  • DVD-RW: 1x
  • DVD-RAM: 2x
  • CD-R: 16x, 12x, 8x, 4x
  • CD-RW: 8x, 4x

Read Speed:

  • DVD-ROM (Single): Max 8x CAV
  • DVD-ROM (Dual): Max 6x CAV
  • DVD-R, DVD-RW: Max 4x CAV
  • CD-R, CD-ROM: Max 24x CAV
  • CD-RW: Mac 12x CAV

Minimum System Requirements

  • PowerBook G3 2000 (Pismo/FireWire) or PowerBook G3 Series 1999 (Lombard/Bronze Keyboard)
  • Mac OS 9.1 - 9.2.x; Mac OS X (10.2) recommended
  • 64 MB RAM (256 MB or greater recommended)

Price: $479

OS Shootout: Jaguar vs. Yellow Dog Linux on a 266 MHz WallStreet's "HTML Samurai" writes:

"I'm sure you are all aware of my previous articles on my PowerBook (G3 266 with 192 MB RAM) and how I have been running Yellow Dog Linux 3 on it. I've decided to finally take the plunge (after being advised by iKen & Jonahan) to try running Jaguar on it. So you get the distinct pleasure of reading about how the installation went and my comparison of using Jaguar vs. Yellow Dog on the very same machine. (Panther was not an option here due to the fact that this particular PowerBook (a Wallstreet model) does not have USB)


  • ...the Linux installation appears to go faster due to the complexity of the installation
  • ...upon first boot, OS X is still installing (disk 2). First boot with Linux, you are ready to go after doing a few minor settings such as time and date.
  • Configuration: Hands down, OS X is "da bomb!" There is not an easier OS out there to configure than OS X.
  • Yellow Dog, however, although not as easy to configure, has just as many options, if not more.
  • getting a PCMCIA wireless card to work in YDL on a PowerBook was one of the most difficult (and aggravating) tasks I've ever went through!
  • A few days later: I have put Yellow Dog back on my PowerBook. OS X seemed to have issues with my laptop, or vice-versa.

A Switcher's iBook G4 Impressions

OSNews' special contributor Assad Maseed writes:

"I had been keeping a watchful eye on the developments in the Apple world ever since Steve Jobs' revamped company revealed the first fruity iMacs in the mid-90s. Mac OS 8 and 9 never really appealed to me, and Windows ran all my games and software, so I never thought about making a switch any time soon. ...

"Then one day, a friend wanted to sell a used 500 MHz G3 iBook and the price was affordable, so I bought it. The iBook came with Jaguar and it ran decently. I played with it for about a month and really loved it, but then I decided to sell it for the lack of a good office suite other than AppleWorks. There was no sign of OpenOffice.Org for the Mac and I could not afford Microsoft Office. I purchased a Dell Latitude CPxJ 650 with the money I got from the iBook sale. When I opened the box and picked the Dell laptop up, my heart sank. The build quality was terrible. It was a big, heavy, noisy plastic monstrosity of a laptop that was running Windows 98SE. I was feeling really stupid at that time and the Dell went on eBay very soon thereafter.....

"...I got myself a refurbished T21 off of eBay. A MUCH better laptop than the Dell... I was happy, until a design flaw in the ThinkPad started to cause system crashes and disk corruption. I upgraded the hard drive of the T21 to a faster 5400 RPM model with a whopping 16 MB of cache....The R series ThinkPads are relatively cheap; they are also of a slightly higher build quality than the $600 Dell plastic monsters....

"Just as I was about to lose hope, Apple released new iBooks with G4 CPUs. It was a no-brainer as far as I was concerned....

Dueling Laptops: G4/1 GHz iBook vs. G4/1 GHz PowerBook

MacSpeedZone compares the top of the line iBook G4/1 GHz with the 14.1 inch screen, and the 12.1 inch PowerBook G4/1 GHz with a comprehensive slate of benchmarks.

Performance issues that separate the two machines:

  • PowerBook has a twice the amount of L2 cache of the iBook
  • The PowerBook has a different graphics card
  • The two machines have different hard drives
  • The PowerBook has the SuperDrive that can write DVDs (as tested), and the iBook has the Combo drive

The article notes:

"In hardcore processing ability the two portables are evenly matched. The PowerBook slightly eases out the iBook, but it is really in the margin of error area.

"However on other, more light-duty, interface tasks, the extra 256K of L2 cache really helps the PowerBook out in the speed department, in some cases turning in over two and a half times the performance of the iBook."

New iBooks, PowerBooks, and Power Macs Performance Report

Performance results for some of the currently shipping machines and some from the last generation.

New machines added to the list below include the following:

  • iBook G4/800/800/256K
  • iBook G4/1 GHz/1 GHz/256K
  • PowerBook G4/1.33 GHz/1.33 GHz/512K
  • Power Mac Dual G5/2.0 GHz/2.0 GHz/512K

ThermographX 1.1.0

ThermographX monitors the various temperature sensors inside your Macintosh G4 or G5.

  • Records maximum and minimum temperatures.
  • Shows temperature records over time, using a zoomable display so you can analyze short-term or long-term.
  • Shows individual sensor temperatures on models that have them.
  • Graphs customer-submitted temperature results for comparison with your own system.

ThermographX compatibility is still being determined. So far it is known to provide accurate sensor readings on these models:

  • 12" & 17" PowerBook G4.
  • "Aluminum" 15" PowerBook G4.
  • "Mirror Door" G4.
  • Power Macintosh G5.
  • iBook G4
  • G4 Cube

Note: Motorola's MPC7450CE/D Rev 5 errata indicates "The thermal assist unit (TAU) is no longer supported on the MPC7450, MPC7451, or MPC7441.". Because of this, you will not be able to measure the junction temperature on any system with these processors. At current, this includes the "Gigabit" PowerBook G4 and the "2001 Quicksilver" G4's.

Thermograph 1.1.0:

  • Added user-submitted temperature display - shows graphs of user-submitted results to compare against your own system.

ThermographX has a $7 registration fee.

Booq Boa.XL Backpack Released

Booq have announced the introduction of their all-new Boa.XL, a full-featured laptop backpack designed for some of the widest laptops on the market, including the 17" PowerBook.

Booq Boa.XLBoa.XL offers ample cargo room for books, folders and accessories, yet its slim appearance and light weight may fair well with many owners of those large and somewhat heavy PowerBooks. In fact, Booq has put extreme care into ergonomics in Boa's design, and a carefully contoured shoulder strap design and unique back surfacing are the results of months of development. Even though Booq targets owners of 17" PowerBooks with this new product, even 15" PowerBook users looking for refined styling, pure materials, impeccable construction and solid functionality may find this backpack an ideal transport. The full-featured product integrates a detachable seatbelt nylon hip strap and a weather-protected iPod pocket lined with non-scratch fabrics.

The Fusion of Comfort and Toughness for Widescreen Laptops and PowerBooks.

Boa.XL stands for the understatement of large-scale high-performance. Visually elegant yet tough, smooth yet strong, Boa.XL protects its precious widescreen cargo in style. An evolution in ergonomic form, Boa's shoulder strap design is a derivative from the human form, creating an incredibly comfortable fit. Crafted from some of the highest quality 1680D ballistic and seatbelt nylons as well as ripstop fabrics, Boa.XL's custom-molded back structure illustrates the fusion of tough protection and sleek comfort that makes this bag so quietly outstanding.

Boa.XL comes with 0.75" HD-foam padding and plenty of room to cradle your 15", 16" or 17" widescreen laptop, books, (legal-size) folders, accessories and more. An intelligently designed MP3-player pocket (ideal for iPod & PodPaq) with water-resistant grommet and super-soft lining make Boa.XL the silent transport for multiple media.

Moreover, Boa's rock-solid, 1.5"-wide removable seatbelt nylon hip strap, weather-resistant fabrics and design solutions make this pack the ideal choice for bikers and other active commuters.

Boa's solid construction, unsurpassed comfort, incredible attention to detail, intelligently placed accessory pockets and compartments, and its understated styling make this backpack a must-have for laptop owners looking for the best transport for their widescreen laptop or PowerBook.

Boa.XL Features:

  • designed for 15/17" PowerBook G4, Toshiba P25 Series, HP ZD7000 Series and widescreen laptops;
  • protected & padded accessory pockets for power supplies, disks, books, drives, cameras etc.;
  • made from tough and weather-resistant 1680D nylon;
  • removable 1.5" seatbelt-nylon hip strap with two-sided buckle release;
  • special MP3-player pocket with non-scratch lining and headphone grommet;
  • ergonomic shoulder strap design and back surfacing;

Color: Black Ballistic Nylon with Black Ripstop

Dimensions: Fits Laptops up to 16.5" x 11.75" x 2.0"

The bag sells for $149.95.

MacCase Gains New Ownership, Website

In an agreement reached last week, the MacCase line of products for Apple iBooks and PowerBooks has been acquired from Kusuma Enterprises by a new company, DesignStar, founded by the original MacCase designer, Michael Santoro.

When asked about the acquisition, Santoro replied, "This is the best thing that could have happened. We have always been a design driven brand; the products reflect that and our customers expect that. With continued innovation and expanding distribution, MacCase will continue to be the first name in Apple portable protection."

Along with new ownership, the line of designer cases has a new website, This will be the new home of the MacCase line of computer cases and backpacks. Formerly, product information could be found only at Distribution and fulfillment of orders will be greatly improved by the change in ownership.

MacCase products can be found at Apple resellers throughout the USA and internationally, and may also be purchased directly from MacCase.

IOXperts Releases Version 1.03 of 802.11b Driver for Mac OS 8-9

IOXperts has released version 1.03 of its 802.11b drivers for Mac OS 8-9. This latest release synchs up driver functionality with the Mac OS X version and includes bug fixes, updates to keep pace with Apple's firmware updates to the AirPort and AirPort Extreme, and added support for several new cards.

The driver supports more than 60 different 802.11b wireless networking cards on PowerBooks equipped with PC Card slots.

This is the way to bring older Macs into the wireless networks that are becoming standard in homes and businesses. A number of IOXperts customers are also using the driver with PC cards to get better range with their Titanium PowerBook laptops.

The IOXperts 802.11b drivers support AppleTalk (with an AppleTalk-compatible base station), 64- and 128-bit WEP, AirPort password algorithm, and listing of available networks. New cards supported in this version:

  • Adaptec Ultrawireless Card
  • Senao SL2511CD
  • Alvarion BreezeNET PC-DS.11b
  • ARtem ComCard-STD-PC
  • Proxim Harmony 802.11b Card

Supported PowerBook laptops

  • PowerBook 2400 (Mac OS 8-9 only)
  • PowerBook 3400 (Mac OS 8-9 only)
  • PowerBook G3 (all models)
  • PowerBook G4 (all models)

Version 1.03 of the IOXperts 802.11b Driver for Mac OS X will be released soon. IOXperts encourages anyone who wants to stay posted on upcoming beta releases to join the wireless-beta mailing list. See for details.

Pricing is USD $19.95 for use with a single wireless card under both Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X.

In demo mode, the driver is fully functional and will run for 30 minutes at a time. Rebooting is required to get another 30 minutes.

Each license is tied to the MAC address of the card registered and may be used (with that card) on multiple computers with both the Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X versions of the driver. Existing Mac OS 9 customers should simply enter their current serial number to unlock the Mac OS X driver.

Demo versions of the 802.11b drivers may be downloaded from the IOXperts web site.

Miniview Extreme Multimedia PS/2 KVM Cable

MiniView ExtremeIOGear's new Miniview Extreme Multimedia KVM and Peripheral Sharing Switch brings extra value to conventional KVM switches by offering USB peripheral sharing capabilities, audio and microphone support, and multiplatform support for Mac, Sun, USB and PS/2. You can save money and space by eliminating the need for multiple monitors, keyboards, mice, and peripheral devices such as printers, scanners, zip drives, and more. Up to 127 different USB devices can be daisy chained from this KVMP switch. Sharing speakers and a microphone also offers extra value and convenience for the users.

USB and KVM technology together makes cross-platform management easy. A single USB console can control a PC and a Mac - or even a Sun workstation - and share peripherals and audio devices between the computers. Any USB-enabled computers, using any USB-compatible operating system, can benefit from the efficiency, expense reduction and convenience of IOGear's Miniview Extreme KVMP switch.

  • Multi functional switch allows four USB or PS/2 (additional cables needed) computers to share one USB console and two USB peripheral devices such as printers and scanners, as well as speakers and a microphone
  • User can conveniently switch USB peripheral devices from one computer to another using Hot Keys
  • USB peripheral devices and USB consoles can be switched asynchronously from one computer to another using Hot Keys
  • Fully compliant with USB 1.1 specifications and delivers a 12 Mbps data transmission rate
  • Complete keyboard and mouse emulation for error free booting
  • Support Multimedia keys on Mac and Sun keyboard
  • Allows PC keyboards to simulate Mac and Sun Multimedia keys through Hotkeys
  • Features AutoScan mode to monitor all computers
  • LED display for easy status monitoring
  • Superior video quality - supports resolutions up to 2048 x 1536
  • Extra convenience offered through sharing of speakers and microphone
  • Easy installation: no software required, hot swappable
  • Compact design for easy placement
  • Computers with USB or PS/2 connections (additional cables needed for PS/2 computers)
  • Windows 98, 98SE, ME, 2000, XP
  • Mac OS 8.6 or greater
  • Sun Solaris work station
  • Linux, UNIX and other USB supported systems*
    *Additional drivers and support may be needed

Computer Connections

  • Direct: 4

Console Connectors

  • Audio: 1 x stereo speaker; 1 x Microphone
  • Flash ROM Upgrade: 1 x RJ11 socket
  • Keyboard: 1 x USB Type A
  • Monitor: 1 x HDB-15 Female (Std. VGA/SVGA)
  • Mouse" 1 x USB Type A

CPU Connectors

  • Audio" 4 x stereo speaker; 4 x Microphone
  • Keyboard, Mouse, and Video" 4 x SPDB15
  • Peripherals" 2 x USB Type A

FlashPackFlashPack Compact Flash Card Case

Constructed of fine leather, FlashPack from Hoodman organizes 4 CompactFlash cards on your belt for easy access. Unzip FlashPack and find your valuable CompactFlash cards securely in place and organized.

FlashPack sells for $14.95

Emergency Power for PowerBooks

There's a thread on MacSlash about running PowerBooks on emergency power.

Anonymous Coward writes:

"What kind of experience is there with running PowerBooks on emergency power? As a Amateur Radio operator, it is desirable to be able to run all equipment, including computers, using noncommercial power sources. I have briefly looked at this. It warns against plugging into anything but an automobile or aircraft. I considered modifying this to connect to backup 12v deep cycle batteries or gel cell batteries. Even without modification, I wonder how using the above device could possibly void Apple's warrantee for the computer. Any other suggestions?"

PowerBook 17" BigAl 'Book vs. New Toshiba Satellite P20

The Herald Sun's Greg Thom writes:

"There's no such thing as too much screen when it comes to the new breed of 17" laptops

"POP the top on Toshiba's new Satellite P20 and Apple's PowerBook G4 side by side and it's obvious each sports an enormous 17" screen.

"That's pretty much where the similarity ends. Though both are rarities in the laptop world, each has taken a very different design approach to deliver the advantages of a larger-than-average display."

The Mouse Ltd. Limited Edition Black Mouse

MacMice has announced its limited edition of 1000 black The Mouse Ltd. USB multi-button scroll mouse.

black mouseThe Mouse Ltd. is being offered in response to customer requests for a black version of the clear over white design The Mouse USB optical scroll mouse. Shipping on December 26th, these 1000 individually serial numbered black inner shell with clear outer shell mice use the same 800 cpi optical tracking mechanism as the popular white version, and include left, right, and scroll wheel buttons, and a precise, indexed scroll wheel. Free MouseCommand driver software is available for Macs from OS 8.5.1 through the newest version of OS X Panther. Once these 1000 pieces are sold, there will be no more black versions of The Mouse produced.

The Mouse Ltd. is as black as night, and serial numbered, from 0001 to 1000. And, this product will ship in the order in which orders are received and booked. Unit #0001 will not be sold, but will be given away as a prize in a future MacMice promotion.

Functionally, The Mouse Ltd. is a premium, state of the art USB mouse. With carefully engineered balance and weight; 800 cpi tracking resolution; a fast, responsive optical tracking mechanism; and its clever split-shell upper housing, this is one impressive rodent. It has a 600 mm soft, supple and very, very black USB cable, just long enough to comfortably reach around a 17" PowerBook, if need be. Like The Mouse, The Mouse Ltd. is a top of the line product built for heavy professional use.

What good would the meanest black mouse in the world be without great driver software? With this idea in mind, MacMice have been working on building the perfect mouse drivers, as well. MouseCommand v10 and MouseCommand v9 USB mouse drivers are full featured, rock solid drivers, ready to satisfy even the most demanding multi-button mouse users.

Assignable scroll button, left-handed operation, adjustable clicking and motion, built-in adjustable cursor acceleration, reversible horizontal scrolling... and with free downloads of future enhancements to MouseCommand, your drivers will never be an impediment to using and enjoying The Mouse. The v9 driver works with Mac OS 8.5.1 through 9.2.2, and the v10 version works with Mac OS 10.1 through the latest version of Panther... in fact, we've specifically tweaked MouseCommand to exploit every bit of muscle Panther adds to your Mac. You're welcome to download either version of MouseCommand now and check it out for yourself.

Price: $39.99

Prepaid Preorder. Ships Dec. 26th.

iPod Battery Installation Guide has posted an iPod battery installation tutorial.

iSkin eXo2 iPod Protector

Designers at iSkin, also iPod owners, believe that something as beautiful as the iPod should not be hidden away inside a leather or neoprene case. When designing the eXo2, care was given not to take away from the iPod's beauty and to provide features that would cater to avid iPod user.

iSkin eXo2 features include:

RevoClip it how you like it: he iSkin RevoClip is our new and unique solution for attaching the iPod to your belt or waist. Made of brushed stainless steel, the RevoClip attaches seamlessly to the iSkin eXo2 providing a firm, secure connection between you and your iPod.

The RevoClip can be rotated and locked to any 90 degree angle so that you can wear your iPod vertically or horizontally in any direction. Its brushed stainless steel finish accents the beauty of the iPod.

The RevoClip can be completely removed making the iPod with iSkin eXo2 easier to put in your pocket or travel pouch and retains the slim appearance of the iPod.

Screen Protection: The iSkin eXo2 includes an ultra-clear, scratch resistant screen protector. It protects your iPods's screen against large and small objects coming in contact with it and everyday hazards that lead to annoying scratches.

Beveled button access: With attention to ergonomics, the iSkin eXo2 features beveled button openings to allow your fingers to easily access the play controls and hold switch. A first on the iSkin eXo2.

Flexible and Durable: As with all iSkin products, the eXo2 is made of a high-grade, flexible yet durable silicone. Silicone is a nontoxic, moisture proof versatile material that can be stretched and pulled yet returns to its original form. It also has an antistatic finish that reduces dust and lint attraction.

Skin Tones: The eXo2 is available in four striking Skin Tones. Sonic (vibrant electric blue), Ebony (midnight black), Arctic (clear white frosted) and Carbon (dark grey). Our collection of colors will be expanded to include our popular GLO line in the near future.

Rear Heat Pores: The iSkin eXo2 features unique rear heat release pores
(an iSkin first) that are strategically positioned to efficiently allow heat to escape from the iPod while in disk mode. Additionally, four mini rear pegs allow the iPod to be slightly elevated when placed on flat surfaces to assist in heat dissipation.

Integrated FireWire Port Cover: The eXo2 features an integrated FireWire port cover to protect your iPod's docking / charging port from dust, dirt and other potential hazards. Unlike Apple's own FireWire port cover, you will never have to worry about losing it.

Anti-slip grip: The eXo2 silicone material gives iPod owners a secure grip on their iPods. It also comes in handy when placing your iPod on the dashboard of your car, on smooth surfaces or when exercising.

Safety hand strap: Included with your iSkin eXo2 is a safety hand strap to provide an additional security while on the go with your iPod. It attaches to the iSkin RevoClip and is positioned so that it's comfortable to wear. 

Bargain 'Books

There are two different versions of WallStreet running at 233 MHz, the cacheless MainStreet version and the later Series II with a level 2 cache. It's not always possible to determine from the vendor's listing which is being offered, so we've included links within this paragraph to the two models. The same goes for the PowerBook G4/667 (Gigabit Ethernet/2001) and G4/667 (DVI).

Baucom Computers

Small Dog Electronics

  • new 12" PowerBook G4/867, 256/40/Combo, AppleCare, $1,498
  • new 12" iBook G4/800, 256/30/Combo, MCE Auto Adapter, Macally Screen Protector, Leather Lap Protector with Small Dog Logo, $1,199


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