Monday, 30th July, 2007; Geekanoids today announced the completion of their Laser Etched MacBook Pro Project. A new top of the range MacBook Pro funded by some rather snazzy sponsorship. Check out the full details below and some video footage further down the page.
As you are already reading this on the Geekanoids website, you probably know the type of content we cover, but for our new readers here is the lowdown on just what we do. Geekanoids is a UK based website, covering technology related news, as well as publishing full written and video reviews of various products. Although there is a bias toward Mac related content, a wide variety of content can be found. This includes reviews of Mac and PC software, digital cameras, mobile phones, and a whole host of gadgets. You will find a strong Mac content mainly because it is our platform of choice. If you are a PC user, this shouldn't put you off visiting us, as many of our articles and reviews are applicable to all platforms, so if you are looking for unbiased opinion on that new printer or digital camera you have your eye on, check Geekanoids out, as we may well have covered it.
Over the past month Geekanoids have been working closely with a number of companies worldwide to sponsor 'laser etched' advertising space on a new MacBook Pro. Owner/Editor of Geekanoids, Dave Cryer said, "We really wanted to improve the content on on the website and it became clear that our most popular content was our video reviews. We needed more powerful equipment to produce the video content and saw this as a very creative way of raising the funds. Without the support of these great companies it would not have been possible."
The funds raised covered the cost of a 15.4-inch MacBook Pro, which sports the latest Santa Rosa chipset and LED backlit screen. It will be used with Apple's Final Cut HD Express software to create some very informative and unbiased video reviews. The reviews will be available on both www.geekanoids.co.uk and via the podcast section of the iTunes Store.
The laser etching was performed by Razorlab, based in London, UK. The whole process was a joy to experience, and with their meticulous attention to detail, the end result really looks fantastic. When viewed in dull light, the etching appears as a light grey, and when caught at an angle by artificial or sunlight, it appears to light up as a vibrant white finish.
It gives us great pleasure to share the transition, from a virgin MacBook Pro, to the completed laser etched version;
…produce my software of choice. Quark Xpress is the superb page layout software for design and publishing professionals worldwide.
Simms International Accessories (Crumpler & Built NY)
...distributor of Crumpler's range includes laptop bags, messenger bags, photo bags, backpacks and e-vice pouches.
Simms are also the UK distributor of Built NY since July 2007. The ever-growing line of bags and accessories made from neoprene. Products as diverse as a laptop sleeve, baby bib to the lunch tote – the latest addition to the award-wining Built NY Bottle Tote product line.
...creator of all things iPod.
...is a maker of fine Macintosh software for anyone who wants to be more productive with their Mac.
...the Memory Experts - provides reliable PC, notebook and Mac memory to boost your system performance and improve general workflow.
...First class training for creatives and developers.
Alien Skin Software
...develops filters for Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Adobe Fireworks, Adobe After Effects and Corel Paint Shop Pro. Graphic designers and digital photographers everywhere use our plugins for print, Web, and photo restoration work.
…are the largest reseller of Document Scanners within the UK, price promise guaranteed.
...for high quality low cost printing with individual ink cartridges. The choice of professionals.
…creators of RapidWeaver, the powerful website creation tool for the mac.
…MAKE is a project-based quarterly magazine that unites, inspires, informs and entertains a growing community of people who make incredible things in their basements, garages and backyards. We call them Makers.
...make drawing fun on OS X.
...develops and markets the best-selling digital media software in the world, offering products for CD/DVD burning, photo editing and video editing.
With this newfound goodness in Mac equipment, be sure to keep checking back on the Geekanoids website for great news content and plenty of video reviews.