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Mads Hindhede Svanegaard

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much better system for use on the go, its larger footprint can actually make it trickier to pack. Plus, if you’re planning to set it up in places where a display, keyboard, and mouse will already be available, you don’t need all that extra stuff built-in. So, it makes sense that there are creatives who might find it useful to carry a single Mac Studio between gigs, and at least one accessory maker agrees with this notion. San Francisco-based WaterField Designs has just released the Mac Studio Shield Case, a bespoke design that lets you pack your Mac Studio and keep it safe on the road. It’s available in a variety of exterior materials, and naturally includes waterproof zippers, too. An optional strap is available for slinging it over your shoulder, and there’s room inside for power cords and other accessories. We’re guessing this won’t be the only Mac Studio carrying case that comes along, though. After all, for what the Mac Studio costs, it makes a lot of sense for pros who work across multiple studios to be able to take their Mac Studio with them. Locking Down Your Mac Studio The flip side of the Mac Studio being so small and portable is that it’s just as easy for somebody else to pick it up and run away with it. By comparison, nobody is likely to even try sneaking out of your office with a Mac Pro under their coat. Fortunately, Apple has thought of this, although it’s done a slightly silly thing here. Presumably wanting to avoid disrupting the elegance of the Mac Studio’s design, Apple chose to place the standard security locking hole on the bottom of the Mac Studio. This hole is presumably compatible with a standard Kensington lock, except that you’ll have a hard time finding one that will actually fit under the Mac Studio without propping it up. Naturally, Apple has its own solution in mind for this. In a memo seen by the folks at MacRumors, Apple plans to release a “lock adapter” that customers will be able to use to keep their Mac Studio “physically secure without modifying or damaging” it. This is supposed to launch soon, although the memo doesn’t offer any details on when it’s coming, nor how much it will cost. Let’s just hope that Apple prices this reasonably, rather than making it another $400 set of wheels or a $999 display stand.

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