Here’s a little Saturday night RadioShack history for you. The company was started in 1921 by two brothers who wanted to provide equipment for the ham radio. In lieu of “free battery” card memberships in the 60′s, 70′s and 80′s and the marketing of what became the world’s first widely-adopted consumer computers, RadioShack now tries to be a mini Best Buy. As such, RadioShack has announced it now carries official Mac accessories such as Magic Trackpads, Magic Mice and Keyboards.
If you live far from a Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Apple retail store, or any other major retailer–and just so happen to live near a RadioShack–then this could potentially be good news for you. But even then, why wouldn’t you order these things online? RadioShack does, after all, have a pretty solid record of having the highest prices around (at least when it comes to computer components). Apple’s online store isn’t cheap, but at least you don’t have to leave the comfort of your computer chair, right?
Furthermore, as MacRumors notes, this little step in the Apple direction could eventually lead to RadioShack carrying Macintosh hardware–something it has not yet done. With more than 7,000 stores in the United States, carrying Macs would represent a fairly large expansion in regards to Mac distribution.