About NewerTech

NewerTech has been at the forefront of serving the Apple community with accessories, upgrades, and enhancements for Macs, iPods, and iPads.

Timeline2013

  • May
    Expanding its lineup of iPad accessories, NewerTech introduces the NuGuard GripStand mini for the iPad mini and the GripBase Podium floor stand for Apple iPad 2, 3, 4 and iPad mini models.
  • March
    NewerTech continues its environmentally friendly initiatives by including software bundles directly on drives, eliminating the need for disc-based installs leading to less waste entering landfills.
  • January
    NewerTech shows off its latest lineup of new products at the 2013 International CES expo, including the NuGuard KX protective iPhone case, NuMount Pivot, Pad Protector mini, and the next generation Power2U 20 Amp model.
  • January
    NewerTech announces the NuGuard KX - the kinetic energy X-Orbing protective case for the Apple iPhone 5 and iPhone 4/4S - is named a winner in the Beatweek Best of Show awards for 2013 International CES.
  • January
    Now available in a 20 Amp model, the Power2U AC/USB in-wall charging solution features NEC tamper-resistant receptacles making it ideal for residential, commercial, hospitality, education, and municipal applications.
  • January
    The hyper-advanced, kinetic energy X-Orbing NuGuard KX protective case for Apple iPhone 5 and iPhone 4/4S models is released. Case provides military-grade protection without sacrificing style or adding bulk and comes with an industry-best Lifetime Warranty.

Timeline2012

  • December
    NewerTech announces that the Power2U AC/USB Wall Outlet wins Silver in the Consumer Product of the Year category in the Best in Biz Awards 2012 judged by media and analyst firms.
  • September
    NewerTech's breakthrough Power2U AC/USB Wall Outlet is listed as a winner in the "Excellence in Custom Installation Technologies and Products" category of the 2012 CustomRetailer EXC!TE Awards and also captures the 2012 People's Choice Stevie® Award in the Favorite Consumer Electronics Product category at the 2012 American Business Awards.
  • July
    NewerTech unveils the first and only keyboard cover and one of the first accessories on the market for the new 2012 MacBook Pro with Retina display. The black, silicone cover for the 2012 rMBP matches the function keys printed on the full-sized keyboard's 78 (U.S.) keys and protects the space between each key.
  • July
    NewerTech unveils the new miniStack Storage Solution designed to stylishly match the appearance and size of 2010 and later Mac mini computers. The "Quad Interface" miniStack offers up to 4TB of storage with data rates up to 500MB/s for maximum versatility. And users can conveniently stack two or more miniStacks for a true "power tower."
  • April
    NewerTech announces a performance upgrade of the Voyager S3 drive docking solution for up to 36% faster data transfer rates – achieving nearly 300MB/s real-world sustained data rates – over its USB 3.0 SuperSpeed interface.
  • February
    NewerTech expands the capacity of its Guardian MAXimus desktop storage solution line to 4.0TB. By utilizing two of the industry's only 3.5" 4.0TB SATA 6Gb/s hard drive in a hardware RAID 1 (mirror) array, the Guardian MAXimus storage solution delivers 33 percent more storage/backup capacity per each of the installed drives over 3.0TB hard drives.
  • January
    The miniStack MAX Quad-Interface powered hub storage solution is announced as the only four-in-one storage, data access and connectivity solution on the market. It features USB 3.0/ 2.0, FireWire 800/ 400, and eSATA ports; an optical drive; an integrated SD card reader; and expanded storage capacity up to 4TB.
  • January
    Designed specifically for use with NuGuard GripStand protective iPad cases, the GripStand Station is ideal for multiple iPad user environments as it allows up to eight iPad tablets to slide into one of eight bays to store, charge and sync.

Timeline2011

  • December
    The ideal mobile lifestyle accessory, NuTouch Gloves, keep hands warm while enabling use of an iPhone, iPad, or other touch screen device in cold weather. NutTouch gloves have a special conductive fiber woven into all 10 fingertips for maximum operating/input flexibility.
  • December
    NewerTech announces the Power2U AC/USB Wall Outlet as the first home safe, UL Listed in-wall charging solution for charging and/or powering up to four devices simultaneously.
  • November
    NewerTech combines digital and traditional writing tools in one convenient design with the NuScribe 2-in-1 touch screen stylus and pen. Offering fluid and precise navigation, drawing, sketching, note taking, page turning and more; the NuScribe is an ideal companion product for touch screen products.
  • September
    The launch of the NewerTech MAXPower RAID mini-SAS controller card line provides full data transfer of four drives through a single cable connection for up to twice the data transfer speed offered by the SATA 2.0 (3Gb/s) data bus. Available in a choice of two external ports or one internal/one external port configurations.
  • August
    NewerTech adds protection to portability with the NuGuard GripStand 2/GripBase Bundle for iPad 2. The bundle includes everything needed to get the most from the iPad 2 at a desk, in school or on the go while maximizing protection.
  • July
    The ultraportable Guardian MAXimus mini gets a major upgrade with dual 2.5" 1.0TB SATA drives. Now the bus-powered "Quad Interface" drive provides a 1.0TB MAXProtect "mirrored" copy of data or a 2.0TB RAID-0 MAXPerform mode for fastest speed.
  • January
    NewerTech announces the Plug and Play eSATA to USB 3.0 Adapter, which allows "SuperSpeed" USB 3.0 equipped computers to tap the full potential of their eSATA interface equipped external drive with benchmark proven performance of up to 247MB/s reads and 206.4MB/s writes.

Timeline2010

  • September
    Capitalizing on the popularity of the full sized desktop Guardian MAXimus model, NewerTech expands its storage line with the bus-powered "Quad Interface" Guardian MAXimus mini. It provides selectable RAID 0 performance or RAID 1 redundancy in a portable, 1.5lb. compact design.
  • August
    NewerTech announces NuRAM memory upgrade kits, up to 16GB, as the lowest priced options available for the new Mid 2010 iMac models.
  • June
    NewerTech announces the MAXPower eSATA 6G PCIe 2.0 RAID Controller Card with port multiplier support, enabling users to add up to 10 drives externally.
  • May
    NewerTech re-enters the RAM market with NuRAM™ Memory Upgrade Kits. Billed as the lowest priced DDR3 1066MHz RAM upgrades on the market up to 16GB for Mac desktop and notebook users, NuRAM offers savings of up to 50% compared to same size options from Apple.
  • April
    Timed to coincide with one of the most publicized and anticipated product launches in consumer technology products history, NewerTech launches a complete line of accessories for the iPad: NuGuard protective casings, NuVue screen protectors, and the iFolio carrying case.
  • March
    With the introduction of the Mini DisplayPort/USB Stereo to HDMI Adapter, NewerTech now offers Mac users eight different display adapters for connecting to a variety of display options.
  • February
    The NewerTech Charge & Sync + portable charger, battery pack, and sync solution for iPods, iPhones, cellphones, digital cameras, portable gaming systems, and other USB chargeable digital devices receives an Editors' Choice Award from The Mac Observer at the annual Macworld Conference & Expo.
  • January
    By offering a driverless Plug and Play installation, the NewerTech MAXPower eSATA 6G PCIe 2.0 Controller Card is the easiest solution for adding two SATA 6Gb/s ports to Mac Pros and PCs.

Timeline2009 Back to top

  • December
    NewerTech expands its NuPower® line with high capacity replacement batteries for Apple MacBook and MacBook Pro non-Unibody notebook computers that offer up to 10% greater capacity over the factory original batteries.
  • November
    The NuPower® Charge & Sync+ offers users of iPods, iPhones, and other USB chargeable digital devices a pocket sized device for powering, recharging, and performing data syncs.
  • August
    Newertech releases two new products to join the NewerTech's award winning line of iPod and iPhone accessories the 3 in 1 Audio/Sync/Charging Cable and the Auto Charger & USB Sync/Charging Cable join to offer charging, music playback, and data syncing flexibility.
  • April
    With "eco-friendliness" and maximum performance as the goals, the award-winning Guardian MAXimus RAID 1 storage solution is updated with a “Quad-Interface” and an improved energy efficient design for up to 40% lower power usage.

Timeline2008 Back to top

  • December
    Introduced the industry's first "Quad Interface" SATA I/II Hard Drive Docking Solution, to offer the easiest way to access data from any 2.5" and 3.5" Serial ATA hard drive.
  • December
    The NewerTech MAXPower® 802.11g/b Wireless USB 2.0 Stick Adapter, a Plug and Play adapter that enables owners of USB 2.0/1.1 equipped Macs and PCs to affordably upgrade their wireless home and office networking performance with up to 5 times faster data transmission rates over 802.11b standards.
  • August
    NewerTech expands its award-winning line of small footprint, high performance Plug & Play external powered hub storage solutions with the miniStack v2.5. Built for performance, the miniStack v2.5 is ideal for data intensive uses, such as Audio/Video editing, digital photography, MP3 music libraries, and high-speed back-up.
  • June
    The award-winning Guardian MAXimus® FireWire® 800/400/USB 2.0 RAID-1(mirror) storage solution line expands with two best in class models. The eMAX 1.0 TB delivers up to a 50% power reduction and the maximum per disk capacity versus traditional 1.0TB drives. The 300GB 10,000RPM drive equipped Guardian MAXimus makes it the fastest and most reliable RAID-1 storage solution available.
  • January
    The MAXPower 802.11n/g/b Wireless Router and Adapter line is announced at Macworld Expo as the lowest-priced fully Mac OS® X supported 802.11 wireless product line available on the market and capable of delivering up to 4 times greater range and the fastest data transfer rates for wireless home and office networking.
  • January
    NewerTech debuts its accessory line for iPhone® with six initial products that offer added functionality and user convenience.

Timeline2007 Back to top

  • August
    Addressing the growing trend of computers functioning as the hub of entertainment and information, miniStack® NAS is created to deliver centralized Drag-and-Drop sharing and storage of data, music, video, photos, and more over a wired or wireless home or business network.
  • June
    With storage capacities up to 1.0TB and data transfer rates up to 150MB/s, the miniStack® v3 'Quad Interface' powered hub is vast & fast for the modern digital lifestyle. The unique rear and side port configuration of one eSATA, two FireWire 800, one FireWire 400, and three USB 2.0 ports lets users connect multiple desktop digital accessories simultaneously and clutter-free.
  • June
    To ensure MacBook®/MacBook Pro users get maximum runtime and lifetime from Apple and aftermarket batteries, NewerTech starts shipping the world's first Intelligent Battery Charger & Conditioner for MacBook/MacBook Pro.
  • May
    Guardian MAXimus, the first low-cost FireWire and USB 2.0 external RAID 1(mirror) storage solution for consumers and professional users alike, is introduced. It provides "live activity" backup/data redundancy for exceptional data security along with Plug-and-Play operating ease with any Mac or PC.
  • April
    Introduced industry's first eSATA extender cable to utilize two unused SATA ports on Mac Pro® 8-Core/Quad-Core computer motherboards and add up to two two external eSATA devices.
  • March
    NewerTech announces MAXPower G4/7448 Processor Upgrades, the world’s only available and shipping G4 7448 processor upgrades with up to 40% faster performance over competing 7447A processor upgrades.
  • March
    Continuing its commitment to environmental stewardship, NewerTech announces NuPower battery line for Apple notebooks and iPods is fully RoHS compliant.
  • January
    USB Universal Drive Adapter promoted at Macworld Expo...earns rave reviews by media and becomes a best seller with attendees.
  • January
    NewerTech TRAFFICJamz® Wireless FM Transmitter & Charger introduced for playing iPods through a car stereo while simultaneously charging the iPod.

Timeline2006 Back to top

  • October
    First RoHS compliant NuPower battery for PowerBook introduced.
  • September
    The NuPower Lithium-Polymer replacement battery for iPod 4G 40GB and all iPod Photo models begins shipping. It’s the highest capacity replacement battery available for the 4G and Photo iPods and delivers up to 114% more run time than the original stock Apple battery.
  • August
    NewerTech resurrects the MAXPower® name for a new line of single and dual processor upgrades for the PowerMac G4 that doubles or triples performance, increases universal software compatibility, and allows use of applications that require a higher speed processor over the factory stock speed.
  • August
    Shipping over 10,000 NuPower Batteries a month requires good citizenship. NewerTech launches free battery recycling program with the purchase of each NuPower PowerBook and iBook replacement battery.
  • June
    The NewerTech USB 2.0 Universal Drive Adapter is developed to allow users to externally connect hard drives and optical drives to Macintosh or Windows-based computers.
  • May
    miniStack V2 heralds first ever 750GB FireWire/USB port expansion solution that works with any Apple® or PC computer with an available FireWire or USB port.
  • February
    The NuPower Battery for PowerBook Aluminum models features the highest capacity available in a replacement battery.
  • January
    Utilizing state-of-the-art Level 3 plastic polish and advanced chemistry bonds, the NewerTech Clean & Polish Kit enables iPod owners to remove scratches and restore color and OEM shine to their players.

Timeline2005 Back to top

  • December
    NewerTech miniStack receives multiple industry awards and accolades – MacAddict Editor’s Choice, Macworld Top Product, 123macmini Accessory of the Year.
  • July
    NewerTech miniStack® unveiled to give Macintosh mini owners external hard drive space from 80-400GB, faster storage performance, and more FireWire® and USB ports.

Timeline2004 Back to top

  • September
    NuPower Lithium Polymer battery for iPod with 70% more capacity than factory battery announced.
  • August
    Introduced NewerTech FM Transmitter for playing iPod through automobile audio system.

Timeline2003 Back to top

  • September
    NuPower® Lithium Ion Batteries introduced for PowerBook G3 and G4 models. These high capacity batteries deliver the longest runtimes of any stock replacement battery available.

Timeline2002 Back to top

  • June
    Introduced industry’s first G4 Pismo processor upgrade for PowerBook G3.

Timeline2000's Back to top

The 2000's have further solidified NewerTech's reputation as a leading developer of performance upgrades for Macintosh desktop computers, PowerBooks, iMacs, Intel-based Macintosh computers, iPods®, and iPhones®.

Timeline1990's Back to top

The 1990's brought automated surface-mount capabilities in-house to provide highest quality memory upgrade manufacturing. Added SCSI to DART product. Apple, Inc.® uses NewerTech memory modules in its first PowerBook® demonstrations in 1991.

Faced with changing market conditions in the late 1990's, the NewerTech product line was expanded to include MAXPower multi-speed processor accelerators for Macintosh computers. NewerTech was the first company in the world to offer processor upgrades for Power Macintosh 604, Power Mac® G3, Power Mac G4, iMac® G3, iMac G4, PowerBook® 603e, and PowerBook G3 machines.

Timeline1980's Back to top

In the 1980's the first company to develop and sell memory products for the Macintosh® computer line. The DART high-density memory system increased computer performance up to 2000%. The Attention! memory board and hardware/software upgrades were unveiled for both IBM®-compatible and Macintosh computers.