SEMINAR: Get in touch with MacBook Pro with Touch Bar | June 1st, 5:30pm

seminar free MacBook Pro Touch Bar hands-on demonstration Connecting Point Medford ORCome and find out what all the fuss is about.

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Over in the Windows camp, laptops with touchscreens are commonplace. In fact, from Windows 8 onward, Microsoft has optimized its operating systems to work best with a touchscreen display. But there are disadvantages to this approach. Take a quick look at the screen of your smartphone. If you’re like most of us, it’s constantly getting smudged, smeared, or scratched. So Apple went another way: MacBook Pro with Touch Bar offers all the cool things you enjoy about touch interactivity with your devices (including the ultra-cool Touch ID), and removes virtually all the disadvantages.

But don’t take our word for it. Come see for yourself on Thursday, June 1st. This is something you need to see in person, and try for yourself, to fully appreciate. So after a breezy, informal presentation, we’ll personally guide you through this latest, greatest MacBook Pro family. Better still: Every attendee will get coupons for discounts on any new Mac, and they’ll be valid through June 20th.

Here’s what we’ll cover:

  • Differences between 13- and 15-inch models
  • Much larger Force Touch trackpad
  • Improved keyboard response and reliability
  • The Touch Bar
  • Using Touch ID on MacBook Pro with Touch Bar
  • Incredible connectivity capabilities
  • Apps that use Touch Bar
  • Configurations and pricing, including custom-built options
  • Question and answer period
  • Hands-on sessions with the assistance of our experts

WHEN AND WHERE

Thursday, June 1st, 2017, from 5:30 to (approx.) 6 p.m.
at Connecting Point‘s new home:
1251 E. McAndrews Rd., Suite 114
Medford, OR 97504

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Seating is limited, so reservations are strongly recommended. There is no cost to attend this event. Once you register, you’ll receive a confirmation email with additional details. CLICK HERE or call 541-773-9861 to reserve your spot.


Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, MacBook Pro, Touch Bar, and Touch ID are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. AppleCare is a service mark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

 

Deal of the Week | MICROBATT AA 4-Pack $14.99 (reg. $29.99)

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THIS WEEK’S DOTW: Smartoools MICROBATT AA 4-Pack $14.99
(reg. $29.99)

Why do these batteries have Micro USB ports in their sides? Direct charging, baby! All you need is a standard Micro USB to USB cable (and one is included) to charge these NiMh AA batteries. You can even plug into the USB port of your laptop and refresh the charge. Good for up to 500 cycles, it’ll save you a bundle on disposable alkaline or lithium batteries. And because it’s our DOTW, we’re selling them for half price!

  • Capacity: 1000mAh 1.2 volts
  • Current Charge: 5V/110mA
  • Charging Time: 8.5 hours
  • Battery Indicators: LED Red when charging, LED Blue when fully charged
  • Charging Method: Micro USB Cable by AC Adapter or Computer

This offer runs from Monday, May 8th through Sunday, May 14th, 2017, or while supplies last. Sorry, no rain checks.

Are Today’s Cameras Cybersecure? 10 Tips to Avoid Camera Hacking

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Guest post by Vound Software and Ghergich & Co.

Computer webcams, home security systems, and baby and pet monitors allow us to stay connected 24/7. These camera-enabled devices allow us to video chat with family members and work contacts and keep tabs on the safety of our homes, pets, and children with ease. But all this connectivity opens us up to some serious vulnerabilities. Cyber hackers can gain access to some of our most intimate moments if we don’t take the proper precautions. Thankfully, there are ways to protect ourselves-beyond covering your computer webcam with masking tape. Check out the infographic below to better safeguard your devices.

Are Today’s Cameras Cybersecure? 10 Tips to Avoid Camera Hacking

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Deal of the Week | Sunpak Bluetooth Selfie Stick for $9.99 (reg. $24.99)

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Deal of the Week DOTW selfie stick Sunpak Connecting Point Medford ORTHIS WEEK’S DOTW: Sunpak Bluetooth Selfie Stick for $9.99
(reg. $24.99)

Sure, everyone laughs at a selfie stick. But sometimes, they’re essential to capture that special moment. And this one looks great, works using wireless Bluetooth with most any smartphone or phablet, and collapses down to an easily-transportable size in a second. Also, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more welcome tool for photo-crazy graduation time than this, especially when we’ve slashed the price by 15 bucks!

  • No apps needed – just pair and shoot
  • Removable remote works up to 30 feet away
  • 1.1 pound capacity
  • Adjustable smartphone/phablet mount
  • Includes soft travel pouch

This offer runs from Friday, April 28th through Thursday, May 4th, 2017, or while supplies last. Sorry, no rain checks.

Deal of the Week | Wi-Fi Endoscope/Borescope $29.99 (reg. $49.99)

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Your electronic eye on normally hidden spaces! Using the included two-meter flexible cable, you can snake this camera into areas you could never view before — even underwater! Built-in LED light array offers eight brightness settings. Can be plugged directly into your Android or iPhone, or broadcast it over Wi-Fi using the included transmitter. Video signal available in two resolutions: 640 x 480 and 1280 x 720.

DOTW endoscope accessory tipsHundreds of potential uses, including intraoral probes, aquariums, motor vehicle troubleshooting and repair, sewer and drain lines, search and rescue, criminal justice and customs applications, archaeology, home care, science education, aviation and aerospace industries, farm and heavy equipment maintenance, petroleum drilling applications, construction, and more.

  • Resolutions: 640×480, 1280×720
  • Viewing Angle: 70°
  • Camera: 2.0 megapixel
  • Focal Distance: 4-6cm
  • Camera Head Diameter: 8mm
  • Light: Six adjustable white LED lights
  • Waterproof level: IP67
  • Wi-Fi Frequency: 2.425-2.493GHz
  • Wi-Fi Transmission Distance: 5-30 meters
  • Includes Magnet, Mirror, and Hook tip accessories
  • Supports Android and iOS, Windows and Mac

This offer runs from Friday, April 21st through Thursday, April 27th, 2017, or while supplies last. Sorry, no rain checks.

Our ‘Birthday and Rebirth Sale’: April 14th-30th, 2017

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It’s both a birthday, and a rebirth.

Happy birthday to us! Back in 1975, the company that would eventually be known as Connecting Point was born. Now, 42 years later, we’ve moved to a beautiful new location at the corner of Poplar and McAndrews in Medford. To celebrate our 42nd birthday and our new digs, Connecting Point’s got some very special offers in store for you…

  • For starters, take 42 dollars off the price of ANY new desktop or laptop, Mac or PC. Choose from America’s favorite brands: Apple, HP, Lenovo, ASUS, Acer, and more.
  • birthday Connecting Point Epson Expression XP-430 All-in-OneWe’re also offering the $99 Epson Expression Home XP-430 printer/scanner/copier for just 42 dollars with any new computer purchase (and yes, you may combine this with the first offer!).
  • Or save 42 dollars on the price of any iPad Pro — and that includes both the 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch models.
  • Or choose from our large selection of wired computer speakers, from leading brands like Sony, Logitech, and Altec Lansing, all on sale for just 42 dollars each.

Come celebrate with us!

It’s all part of Connecting Point’s BIRTHDAY AND REBIRTH SALE, celebrating both 42 years as the Rogue Valley’s technology experts – and the move to our beautiful new location at 1251 East McAndrews Road, Medford.

Come join the party at Connecting Point, southern Oregon’s only Apple Premier Partner — and home to sales and service for the best and brightest computers, devices, peripherals, and accessories.


This sale runs from Friday, April 14th through Sunday, April 30th, 2017. Rain checks will be available for all offers except wired speakers, which are limited to stock on hand. Also: Yes, the first and second offers may be combined for even more savings! 

Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, and iPad Pro are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.