How tough is the MacBook Air? That's what CNET TV set out to find with their extreme torture test posted on YouTube. The 8-minute video shows the MacBook Air enduring a series of four tests: extreme cold, extreme heat, impact, and water damage.
Unfortunately, this laptop had none of the protection offered by PQ's leather MacBook Air case.
See how the laptop fared in the video below:
1. The Freezer Test
Ever left your MacBook Air in the car on a cold winter day? If you live in a place like Minnesota, that's pretty easy to do. CNET improvised with placing the MacBook in the freezer for two hours.
If your MacBook Air doesn't turn on right away after leaving it in the cold, let it thaw out a bit before trying again.
2. The Heat Test
Minnesota weather. As of this writing the low temperature last night was -14F. The mental strain of this weather get's to us up here. Mrs. PQ checks the coldest temps on earth daily just to make herself feel better. About 3 days ago, parts of Minnesota were actually competing with Nunavut, Canada, coming in close to -35 degrees below 0.
So that might be why we get real busy this time of year working on all types of new designs and prototypes. Sure as heck can't go outside and play as it's the one time of year that Minnesota weather...is trying to KILL YOU.
Maybe all these extremely low temperatures is why we think that 2013 is going to be one of our most exciting product years to date. Many new beautiful designs are in the works and some interesting new products that have never been done before. All of this innovation, passion and creativity is designed for one purpose to make holding
Production was whistling along here at P&Q world headquarters with the flurry of post holiday purchasing by our great customers. With a double shift in place, it’s quite cozy in the shipping department in spite of single digit temps outside, however, we still rely on space heaters to keep fingers nimble. Of course, us folks in the back offices housing Customer Service and Human Relations prefer the cut off glove approach, but that’s largely due to Mrs. Quill fancying herself as a scrivener, scratching away in a corner with her quills and abacus. So, when the power went out mid day, leaving the warehouse dark, and the cold encroaching rapidly, Mrs. PQ sprung to action with an ample supply of candles and an offer to grab one of several cook stoves ferreted away in her “emergency road kit”, so employees could heat their lunches. However, once the trusty Will and Mr. PQ had ensured all computers against surge destruction, they gathered
A naked MacBook might look good when it's new, but you won't be tapping into the full potential of your MacBook Air without adding a few accessories…and you'll be risking damage from scratches and dings. Here are 5 of our top picks for spiffing up your new laptop with MacBook Air accessories.
1. HDMI Adaptor
Want to view photos or watch YouTube videos on your TV? A mini display-port-to-HDMI cable will turn your TV into a larger-than-life monitor for easy viewing. An HDMI adaptor also lets you use your MacBook Air for presentations at work or with a client. For hooking up to an external display VGA monitor, you'll want to pick up a VGA-specific adapter as well.
2. External Storage
Need more space to store your photos, music, and design
We are very excited about our newest addition to the PQ Bookshelf. WOODCHUCKcase. Started by two young Minnesota entrepreneurs who are creating beautiful real wood skins for iPhones, iPad's, laptops and more. Their story is not unlike Mrs.PQ's and myself. Started out of their houses, prototyping and eventually brought these gorgeous USA made products to market.
Their passion is to make beautiful wood products, keeping it local and employing sustainable processes throughout manufacturing. The fit could not be better as we love: Minnesota, wood, keeping it local and really cool devices. PQ always offers FREE domestic shipping so try out a Woodchuck skin for iPhone 5 or 4/4S with one of our cases. 30 Day money back guarantee makes it fairly risk free!
We spent the weekend moving our eldest quills into her new dorm at college in a quaint small town in southern Minnesota. With every imaginable dorm essential purchased we and the rest of the younger quills help set up her 1/2 of the room. Dad made sure the Macbook Air and iPhone was internet connected and all emails were working properly. Mom made sure the room was decorated with a bit of home flair. We even figured out how to loft the bed so her desk would sit underneath. I think your looking for spare square inches in dorm rooms? Well, what neither of us were truly ready for was the spare room in our house.
We are finding that when the first kid leaves a bit of our home does as well. She was the eldest and she ruled the roost when Mom and Dad were not around. Actually she tried that as well when we were home! Regardless without her familiar voice, the music she loved listening too and the passionate person that makes
We sell all of our cases exclusively online, one of the concerns we hear often is that folks are unable to touch, hold and use these hand made gems prior to purchasing. We have recognized that need and have decided to start an entirely new agreement with perspective customers.
The 30 Day Money Back Promise is comprised of a simple commitment: If your not happy with the case, you can return it with no questions asked within 30 days of purchase date. We are so confident that you’ll find our handmade iPad, iPhone, Macbook Air, Kindle and other cases
Apple’s annual WWDC (World Wide Developers Conference) kicked off this week with big announcements regarding new software and hardware. All of us at PQ were very excited as one of those product lines we wrap in a gorgeous handmade cover, The Cartella case for Macbook Air.
As expected, Apple gave a very in-depth preview of new features coming to iOS 6 which runs on iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. They also previewed the upcoming operating system for the Mac computers, Snow Leopard. The software discussion was all prefaced by the big hardware announcements: the new standard MacBook Pro, MacBook Air (sweet!) and the gorgeous new Retina Display MacBook Pro. What a sweet piece of machinery. I was able to play with one this week at a local Apple store. It is amazingly light for such a large foot print laptop and the screen! Think gigantic iPad 3 screen! It’s awesome. We are all looking