X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop! Follow Us: Subscribe | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest
AWESOMER MEDIA SITES: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

The Original Apple Tv

by Paul Strauss
Advertisement

Sure, you could have one of those shiny new Apple TV set top boxes, but why be a lemming? Instead, why not pick up Apple’s original set top box, designed back in 1993, at the low point in Apple’s industrial design heritage.

Apple Set Top Box

Yep, you too could be the proud owner of this original Apple set top box which I found over on eBay. It’s a prototype of Apple Interactive Television Box that Apple planned to release back in the early Nineties. The device was based on the old Macintosh Quadra 605/LC475 platform, and was intended to provide an interactive television experience, including some early DVR-like functionality that pre-dates TiVo. You can even check out this copy of the manual that was leaked onto the web before Apple decided to kill the project back in 1995.

Sure, you can’t stream music, movies or other media to it, nor will it really do anything since the box only worked with a now defunct subscription service. But if you’re feeling adventurous, maybe it would make an interesting case mod for your new Apple TV.

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Advertisement

More from Awesomer Media...

Justice League Photo Shows Batman, Wonder Woman, and The Flash

Justice League Photo Shows Batman, Wonder Woman, and The Flash

Devil Toys The Ghost of Kurosawa 1/6 Scale Action Figure

Devil Toys The Ghost of Kurosawa 1/6 Scale Action Figure

Lotus Evora GT430

Lotus Evora GT430

Bright (Trailer)

Bright (Trailer)

Ford F-150 Police Responder Is a Pursuit-rated Pickup Truck

Ford F-150 Police Responder Is a Pursuit-rated Pickup Truck

A Day at the Track with Infiniti

A Day at the Track with Infiniti