If we ever decided to shut down Albotas, Tumblr would be worth like $15.
Adobe Makes It Rain: Creative Suite Is Dead
Being a freelance designer / editor / media person just got a little more expensive. Today, Adobe announced that they are discontinuing their Creative Suite series. There will be no CS6.5 and no CS7. Instead, their programs will only be available on Creative Cloud, which costs $50 per month for most people.
I love Creative Cloud. It gives me all of Adobe’s pro apps and keeps them up to date. But my work pays for it. I have a personal, physical copy of CS5.5 for freelance, but hypothetically, if I didn’t, I don’t know if I could swing the $50 a month.
I paid under a grand for Production Premium, which I get to keep forever. But Creative Cloud will cost $600 a year for most people. And once you’re done paying, you get locked out of Adobe’s apps. Add in the offline headaches and this doesn’t seem like a great deal for the people who both pay for and use the service. If you have a job that provides your Adobe stuff to you, this is great. If you’re on your own, you’re probably going to be paying more.
Not cool, Adobe.
King of Games iPhone Cases
Makers of classy and subtle Nintendo clothes have just released their first iPhone cases. They feature the iconic Famicom pulse along with the KOG logo. Grab on for just over $25 plus shipping here.
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Dr. Light Capsule Replica Complete With Futuristic Hologram Effect
Check out a video of the beast in action below.
Behold, the MōVI, created by Freefly. I’ll take two.
Kickstart This Shizz: Papa Behr
Papa Behr is a desktop companion in the form of a cybernetic samurai bear with magnetic armor and sword accessories. He’s also a USB drive.
The creators have already met their $20,000 goal on Kickstarter with an impressive 33 days left to go, but feel free to keep the donations rolling and score some of the sweet incentives!
Kickstart it HERE.
Pikachu 3DS XL Coming To North America March 24
Damn, Nintendo! Give a dude more than a few day’s notice so he can save up some extra scratch!
This Pikachu edition 3DS XL drops this coming Sunday for $199.99. It comes with a 4GB SD card and has Pikachu’s cute-ass face on it!
Nintendo is also running a promotion where anyone who buys a 3DS XL and a copy of either Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity or Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon and registers them on Club Nintendo before April 30, you’ll get a free download code for one of the following titles: Super Mario 3D Land, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, Star Fox 64 3D, Freakyforms Deluxe: Your Creations, Alive, or Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone
Save 20% at Twig Co Cases for simply being an Albotas reader
Exciting news. To hold you guys over until the video review of my new Twig Case for iPhone 5, they sent over a coupon code for you all. The code will save you 20% on anything until March 15th.
Simply enter in “albotas” (without the quotes) at checkout and get yourself a new iPhone case made of wood. I just got mine in the mail and admittedly, it is amazing. Very well done.
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Mimoco X ‘Adventure Time’ Limited Edition BMO Rainbow Mimobot USB Flash Drives
Mimoco is premiering this Mimobot drives of BMO from Adventure Time at this year’s SXSW (South By Southwest) in up to 128GB and they also come in USB 3.0. Each one comes pre-loaded with wallpapers, screen savers, a full Adventure Time episode, and all sorts of other rad stuff.
These are limited to just 2,000 in the whole wide world. Pick one up from Mimoco’s booth #422 at SXSW, Mimoco.com, or select specialty retailers.
Portable Atari Encased In Wood
That’s Levitation, Holmes: Hovering Computer Mouse
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Guy Makes Taser Sword and It’s Fucking Awesome
Reddit user SeoirseN posted this video up today of his buddy’s taser sword that was just finished. No idea how this was made, and all I can really understand about it is the rubber tape being used around the handle, but it’s really fucking rad. And super terrifying to see, even on video. Don’t fuck with this guy…
Japan Is Getting Mega Man Laptops
Rockman Unity recently announced the Rockman Ultrabook Project where users can vote on Mega Man themed designs for a 14.1” Ultrabook. No word on full hardware specs or pricing, but pre-orders will run through March 29, 2013 to May.