Hi friends and family! The NAMM Show opened today, and we have contributors on the floor seeking out cool new products that may be of interest to you. A lot of you are not only fans of music, you are also musicians yourself. Some just for fun and others are full touring pros. Many of you love to also record and produce music and one of the common tools to do that is a MacBook. As you have likely already seen, the most recently announced MacBook Pro and MacBook Pro with touchbar have made some significant changes including accessible ports. Some have loved the change, others have not.
Well, today we want to highlight a new product from the folks at OWC that is being shown at the NAMM Show; meet the OWC DEC. The DEC is the first expansion product designed specifically for the new model notebooks. It will produce those legacy USB3 ports, SD Media slot, Gigabit ethernet, and get this…up to 4TB os solid state storage! As you know, when recording and working with both audio and video files, space is never enough. We suspect this will be an incredibly successful and helpful product going into 2017.
Here’s a bit more detail from the Press Release;
WOODSTOCK, IL – January 2017 – OWC, a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, announced the OWC DEC, the first-ever expansion solution designed specifically for the 2016 Apple MacBook Pro. The OWC DEC is the finishing touch to a MacBook Pro, allowing users to take their laptops to the next level, extending the life and the functionality of the already-exceptional 2016 MacBook Pro. The DEC is the latest in OWC’s long line of upgrades for nearly every Mac made, and continues the company’s legacy of providing the best solutions for Mac owners.
The OWC DEC attaches completely flush to the bottom of the 2016 MacBook Pro, providing additional flash storage and connectivity, ultimately increasing the performance of MacBook Pros. With the OWC DEC, users will get an enhancement path for their 2016 MacBook Pro and MacBook Pro with Touch Bar to keep their system upgradeable for the long term in a clean and integrated fashion. On top of the core functional benefits, the OWC DEC also touts a sleek design. When installed, the OWC DEC and MacBook Pro will be as thin as a 2012 MacBook Pro, allowing this advanced solution to retain the attractive light weight design that users favor.
This patented solution has a range of features, which include:
- Up to 4TB of additional Flash/SSD storage (for a maximum of 6 TB, including factory capacity)
- SD Card Slot/Multi-Media card slot
- USB 3 Type A Ports for standard USB cabled devices
- Gigabit Ethernet
- And other features to be announced at a later date
The OWC DEC enables the new MacBook Pro to be updated and expanded in order to operate at peak performance and ultimately be relevant for years longer than may otherwise be expected.
“We’ve been developing this concept for over three years and feel now is the perfect time for this ground-breaking product,” said Larry O’Connor, OWC Founder and CEO. “Storage space is always at a premium on a laptop and without the potential to upgrade the factory drive, the OWC DEC gives users that option back in addition to cleanly supporting the gear we all rely on.”
The release of the OWC DEC comes on the heels of a significant year of new product announcements from OWC, including the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock and the newly released Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini and Mercury Elite Pro Dual.
OWC will ship the highly-anticipated OWC DEC in Spring 2017. OWC Upgrades are available from MacSales.com and other fine retailer and etailers in the US and around the world. For more information, please visit www.owcdigital.com/DEC.