Must-buy Powerbook accessories?

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  1. fridexter

    fridexter Active Member

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    Hey everyone, I just picked up a leftover 12" 1.33ghz pbook today. My first apple product. :o

    Are there any particular accessories for the pbook that I should buy? What are they and what's the cheapest price for it? In particular, I'm thinking about protective items like iskin, cases, and some more RAM.

    Also, what type of AIM-variant do you guys use? :)
     
  2. John

    John Guest

    Left over powerbook crew :cool:

    I use Adium for Aim

    Must buy items:
    512 or 1024mb memory upgrade, I bought 1gb of http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=20-208-015&depa=0 there is also a 512 version
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=20-208-003&depa=0

    Also since im going to be throwing my pb into my backpack I got a Shinza sleeve http://shinza.com/product_info.php?products_id=45

    And to protect the screen from the keys (trust me, the keys get it real dirty) and to clean the screen I got a Radtech screensaver http://www.radtech.us/Products/NotebookScreensavrz.aspx

    I would also recommend an external keyboard and mouse but that is all preference :dunno: and if your going to use it at your desk often a stand such as the griffin icurve or some old text books

    If you want to ask me anything on Aim feel free... lessthanjakejohn
     
  3. fridexter

    fridexter Active Member

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    Yes, I'll be using it at the desk often. It's going to be my main portable computer. When I'm not lugging it around to work or class, it'll be on my desk. I'll take a look into the iCurve. :)

    EDIT - I think I want a sleeve for sure, someone recommend me their favorite ones and reasons why. :big grin:
     
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  4. IcyHot4Life

    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    holy shit :eek3d:
    sorry, that doesn't happen often :o
     
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    TurboDerek My favorite meal is horsemeat and rice.

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    buy app. it will save your ass is something fail a few years from now
     
  7. Rick

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    You don't need to buy it right away. You have a year to get it, but he is right. It is ESSENTIAL on a laptop.
     
  8. John

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    Yeah I got that too but forgot to mention it, you may also want to purchase aanother batter depending on what your usage is like
     
  9. TurboDerek

    TurboDerek My favorite meal is horsemeat and rice.

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    add in a power adapter to keep in you laptop bag. it sucks if you have to crawl under a desk ever time you go somewhere vs. just tossing your powerbook in the bag and going
     
  10. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    good idea.

    and :werd: on the second battery.
     
  11. dmora

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    more ram
    second battery.
    second AC adapter (for home and work if those are the 2 places you go most)
    airport card if it doesnt have it (doubtful)
    www.klearscreen.com
    a CoolPad (?)
    a nice bag. I like my Timbuk2
    Nice portable headphones

    Thats all i can think of for now.
     
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    RAM and a Bluetooth mouse.
     
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  14. John

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    ddefinately has this
     

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