This week's roundup of new Mac accessories features several new Thunderbolt storage solutions, as well as new sleeves, cases, and more.
The $300 MP Rack lets you mount up to six Mac Pros on one stand, with all peripheral ports still accessible. The company says installation is so simple that it can be completed in just five minutes. A passive ventilation system brings cool air in on the underside, with warm air ventng from the Mac Pros up top
The $39 Walnut MacBook Back adds a taste of elegance and protection to your computer. It’s compatible with the 13-inch MacBook Air, as well as the 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro. The Back is made entirely in the Grovemade workshop in Portland, Oregon.
LaCie is offering three new storage products for Thunderbolt users. The LaCie 8big Rack features up to eight 6 TB 7200 RPM hard drives from Seagate, for a total of 48 TB of storage in a compact package; the LaCie 5big offers up to 30 TB of storage, while the new LaCie 2Big can hold two 6 TB 7200 RPM hard drives. The devices will hit the market later this quarter; pricing will be announced at that time.
The 83.25€ Leather Sleeve for 13-inch Laptop is pretty much what it sounds like: A Euro-crafted, padded carrying case for your MacBook. It's available in up to a dozen different colors.
The $100 Impact Snap Case for the 13-inch MacBook Air offers “slim-fitting design with an easy ‘snap-on’ application” that makes it more likely your laptop will survive a short drop. The case is semi-transparent, allowing the MacBook's Apple logo to glow right through, and it preserves access to all your laptop's ports.
The $300 My Passport Pro offers 2 TB of storage with transfer rates as high as 233 MB/s. The drive is powered by the Thunderbolt port on your MacBook, and a 4 TB model is available for $430.