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ColcaSac Sleeves for MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Kindle at GearZap!

Monday, August 1st, 2011

The world of gadget sleeves is about to be revolutionised thanks to ColcaSac and their 100% natural, hemp cases. Their eco-friendly views are obvious when looking at the materials involved, but when you look at the design you will realise that quality has not been sacrificed, but gained.

ColcaSac SleeveThe heavy duty hemp material that the cases/sleeves are made from is the toughest natural fibre in the world, and is grown rapidly and plentifully in rural China; making it a reliable, reusable source. (more…)

Overcoming Problems With New MacBook Air 2011

Friday, July 29th, 2011

With the launch of every new product, no matter how big or small, there will always be things that don’t quite suit everyone. The new MacBook Air is no different, with many different things that seem to be getting on peoples nerves or not being to their taste. At GearZap, we are determined to improve the experience that everyone has with their device, which is why we have a range of products that can improve your new MacBook Air.

Firstly, we have been hearing that the picture quality on the new Air’s are not all that great, and even heard in some instances a ‘gradient’ effect is being displayed on peoples screens. We searched high and low to find a solution to this, and managed to find this SGP MacBook screen protector:

SGP MacBook Air screen protectorAvailable as a MacBook Air 11 screen protector and as a MacBook Air 13 screen protector, this ‘crystal clear’ protector is not only 100% transparent and therefore doesn’t hinder your screen brightness, it is also designed to improve the images on screen. That’s right – improve. It uses a unique glass-like coating which protects your screen from scratches and damage and increases image sharpness and improves contrast. (more…)

Best MacBook Air Accessories

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

We have decided to run through some of our favourite MacBook Air accessories to celebrate the launch of the new MacBook Air. As far as we are concerned, these products are ‘must-haves’ when it comes to protecting and improving the stylish image of your new MacBook Air – or even for your older MacBook Air.

Firstly we are going to look at the Power Support anti-glare screen protector:

Power Support Anti-Glare for MacBook Air

Power Support make a wide range of protective products for almost all devices that are available at the moment, and have really revolutionised the world of screen protectors with high quality, long lasting protectors that even have some interesting unique features. (more…)

New MacBook Air 2011 – Best Cases

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

With the brand new MacBook Air (mid 2011) release, it’s not only the Apple device that got us all excited. We have been selling MacBook cases for a long time now, but with every new model comes new cases with new styles and all-improved areas of protection – and we were the first to track some down. We have decided to round up 5 of our favourites, new and old, to help you to decide on your perfect MacBook Air case.


Gumdrop Surf Convertible:

Gumdrop Surf Convertible MacBook Air CaseGumdrop Convertible Soft-Touch MacBook Air Case

This stylish MacBook Air 11 case and MacBook Air 13 case gives high-quality, form fitting protection against scratches and damage for your MacBook Air. Not only does it walk the walk, but it also talks the talk with its soft, micro-fibre exterior and vibrant blue colour. Available for £39.95 for both sizes, this is at the upper end of the market, which proves the true quality of the design and manufacturing of this case. (more…)

MacBook to TV Cable – Which One Do I Need?

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

There aren’t many things more exciting than a MacBook, but one thing that definitely is more exciting is seeing and hearing your MacBook on a much bigger screen. There are a large variety of ways that you can achieve this, and it’s all a little confusing. Here at GearZap, we decided to help you out by creating this fool-proof guide to MacBook cables so that you can look at the bigger picture (no pun intended!) with your MacBook.

MacBook Air with ports


There are so many different variations and combinations of ports and cables that can be needed, so please make sure you have checked the ports on your MacBook and on your TV or projector – it is vital that you know which ports you are looking for to ensure that you get the right cable(s) for the job. (more…)

What is the best MacBook Air screen protector?

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

If you are looking for a great MacBook screen protector then look no further than Martin Fields, who make screen protectors specifically to fit certain electronic devices, and a very popular product of theirs is the Martin Fields MacBook Air 11 screen protector.

Specifically designed as a MacBook Air 11 Screen Protector, this Martin Fields product has a high scratch resistance surface – meaning that your MacBook Air 11″ will stay looking newer for longer. (more…)

Is this the best MacBook Air Case?

Monday, June 6th, 2011

If you are looking for the best MacBook Air Case – reliable, long-lasting and isn’t going to add bulkiness or weight, then this Speck Hard Shell should be perfect for you. Speck Hard Shell Case for MacBook Air 13" (more…)

Add a Numeric Keypad to your iMac or MacBook

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Buying a Bluetooth Numeric Keypad for Apple iMac & MacBook

Do you need a proper Numeric Keypad for your Apple iMac or MacBook? Well accountants and Maths Geeks (or anyone who likes to use a keypad really) can now rejoice!

GearZap have launched a new product to solve all your Keypad needs. The Wireless Bluetooth Keypad is designed to compliment the look of the standard apple bluetooth keyboard and even allows you to connect them together with an almost seamless linkage bar.

The Apple Style Keypad connects via Bluetooth and is powered by 2x AA batterys. It has been very well made and the keys are of similar quality and feel to the genuine Apple Keyboard.

As you can see, the Bluetooth Keypad looks very similar to the genuine Apple Bluetooth Keyboard and can be used independently (perfect for MacBooks) or connected via the linkage bar to the Apple Keyboard. It has not been confirmed yet, but we see no reason why this would not work with a Windows PC too!

You can now buy your Bluetooth Keypad now from GearZap.com!

New MacBook Pro 2010 Range Launched!

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Apple has just updated the specs of the MacBook Pro. The good news is that the MacBook Pro 2010 range offers significant spec upgrades, but sadly the prices have also gone up a little.

The 13-inch models are still sticking with the Core 2 Duos but with faster 2.4GHz and 2.66GHz processors. Bigger MacBook Pro 15-inch and 17-inch models are now upgraded to Intel’s new Core i5 and Core i7 processors. The 13-inch model comes with NVIDIA GeForce GT 320M graphics card while the bigger MacBooks Pros will have the NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M (256MB – 512MB).

All the new units come with 4GB of RAM (upgradable to8GB) with standard hard drive capacities of 320GB and 500GB. An SSD option is also available up to 512GB.

The look, shape and dimensions of the new MacBook Pro range will remain exactly the same, so this means that all existing MacBook Accessories will still be compatible with the new MacBook Pro 2010 models.

If you’re thinking about buying a new MacBook Pro, don’t forget to check out GearZaps online store for a huge range of MacBook Cases and accessories.

All the new units come with 4GB of RAM with standard hard drives capacity of 320GB and 500GB. An SSD option is possible upto 512GB

Guide: Which MacBook do I have?

Monday, January 18th, 2010

- How can I identify my MacBook?

– What are the differences between MacBooks?

– Which MacBook do I have?

Are you trying to find out which version of the Apple MacBook you own? This is a common question from MacBook owners because Apple has released new models under the same name. This can cause problems, for example; when you’re looking to buy a MacBook accessory or MacBook case which is designed for a specific MacBook.

This article aims to tell you the main differences between the recent models of the MacBook so you can work out which model you have or want to buy.

MacBook History

In May 2006, Apple released the first generation black and white MacBook. A unibody aluminum MacBook was subsequently introduced in October 2008. Then in October 2009, a unibody polycarbonate MacBook was introduced.

For the purposes of identifying your MacBook, we now refer to the model using the date it was first introduced i.e. MacBook (13-inch, Late 2009).

How to identify your MacBook

Note: These instructions are only for the MacBook 13″ and not the MacBook Pro.


Find out at least one of the following pieces of information:

–         Serial Number: on the bottom of the case / the battery bay or system information

–         Model Number: on the box, receipt or system information

–         Configuration: on the box, receipt or system information


Use the information from STEP ONE to find your MacBook in the table below. This will give you the date it was released and allow you to identify which cases and accessories work with your MacBook.

MacBook (13-inch, Late 2009) MC207xx/A 13.3″/D2.26G/2x1GB/250/SD-DL
MacBook (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008) MB466xx/A 13.3″/D2.0G/2x1GB/160/SD-DL
MB467xx/A 13.3″/D2.4G/2x1GB/250/SD-DL
MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2009) MC240LL/A 13.3″/2.13/2X1GB/160/SD
MacBook (13-inch, Early 2009) MB881xx/A 13.3″/D2.0G/2x1GB/120/SD-DL
MacBook (13-inch, Late 2008) MB402xx/B 13.3″/D2.1G/2×512/120/SD-DL
MacBook (13-inch, Early 2008) MB402xx/A 13.3″/D2.1G/2×512/120/Combo
MB403xx/A 13.3″/D2.4G/2x1GB/160/SD-DL
MB404xx/A 13.3″/D2.4G/2x1GB/250/SD-DL
MacBook (13-inch, Late 2007) MB062xx/A 13.3″/D2.2G/2×512/120/SD-DL
MB063xx/A 13.3″/D2.2G/2×512/160/SD-DL
MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2007) MB061xx/A 13.3″/D2.0G/2×512/80/Combo
MB062xx/A 13.3″/D2.16G/2×512/120/SD-DL
MB063xx/A 13.3″/D2.16G/2×512/160/SD-DL
MacBook (Late 2006) MA699xx/A 13.3″/D1.83G/2×256/60/Combo
MA700xx/A 13.3″/D2.0G/2×512/80/SD-DL
MA701xx/A 13.3″/D2.0G/2×512/120/SD-DL
MacBook MA254xx/A 13″/1.83 GHz/60 GB/Combo
MA255xx/A 13″/2 GHz/60 GB/SuperDrive
MA472xx/A 13″/2 GHz/80 GB/SuperDriv

Once you know which MacBook you have, why not visit our MacBook Accessories Shop or buy a MacBook Case.