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Tag: Apple

Retro 35 USB-C Charger Looks Like a 1984 Macintosh Computer

Retro 35 USB-C Charger Looks Like a 1984 Macintosh Computer
Nostalgia: it’s a great tool to use to sell things to people. In this case, preying on the fond memories of the Macintosh Classic to sell 35W chargers. And it’s working too; I just bought a two-pack.

Modder Builds MacBook Mini: “The World’s Smallest MacBook Pro”

Modder Builds MacBook Mini: “The World’s Smallest MacBook Pro”
Because dream it and you can achieve it, modder Michael Pick (aka the Casual Engineer) went and built himself a custom MacBook Mini, which he considers “the world’s smallest MacBook Pro.” It doesn’t actually run iOS, though, instead, it’s powered by a Raspberry Pi 4 running iRaspbian OS.

Mini 1980s Macintosh Computer Keycaps: Nostalgia at Your Fingertips

Mini 1980s Macintosh Computer Keycaps: Nostalgia at Your Fingertips
Drawing direct inspiration from the Macintosh 128K of the 1980s, this mechanical keyboard escape and tab keycap set brings the nostalgia back to your own modern computer. Gosh, they sure don’t make them like they used to, do they?

A Gallery of Clear Gadgets

A Gallery of Clear Gadgets
The first time I had an electronic gadget that I could see inside of without cracking it open was the original iMac G3. With its semi-transparent colored backside, you could barely make out the electronic components inside, and even then, most of them were hidden beneath massive RF shielding.

When is a Rubik’s Cube Not a Cube? When It’s a Fruit

When is a Rubik’s Cube Not a Cube? When It’s a Fruit
The original Rubik’s Cube is one of the most iconic and popular toys of all time. From its deceptively simple design to its frustrating complexity for noobs, to the amazing way that some people can solve them in seconds, they’re a mechanical masterpiece of puzzle goodness.

Someone Made a Fence out of iPhones: iFence

Someone Made a Fence out of iPhones: iFence
If you’ve ever owned an iPhone, you know how expensive they can be. So you can imagine how much it would cost to decorate a fence with thousands of them. Apparently, that’s what one guy in Vietnam has done, embellishing the exterior of his house with iPhone after iPhone.

Apple Pencil Patent Hints at Real World Color Sampling

Apple Pencil Patent Hints at Real World Color Sampling
Since it first landed on the scene back in 2014, the Apple Pencil and its successor Apple Pencil 2 have brought a tremendous amount of creative freedom and expression to the iPad. Now, it appears that a future Apple Pencil might add a great new feature, the ability to sample colors from the real world.

This AirPods Case Looks Like a Mini Cooper

This AirPods Case Looks Like a Mini Cooper
So you have a pair of fancy and expensive AirPods. You could just carry around them in the standard, nondescript white case that Apple ships them in, or you could dress them up and make them your own.

This AirPods Pro Case Looks Likes It Came from Easter Island

This AirPods Pro Case Looks Likes It Came from Easter Island
So you spent a pretty penny on a pair of Apple’s pricey AirPods Pro earbuds. You can’t just carry them around in their nondescript white charging case now, can you? You need something special to go with your fancy wireless audio gear, and I think this case definitely meets that criteria.

Store Your AirPods in a Tiny Car

Store Your AirPods in a Tiny Car
Apple’s AirPods earphones just recently got a big upgrade with the release of the AirPods Pro. But if you still have a regular set of AirPods, here’s a fun way to transform its nondescript white charging case into something a bit more eyecatching and fun.

Micro Versions of Classic Consoles and Computers: Micro Machines

Micro Versions of Classic Consoles and Computers: Micro Machines
I’ve long contemplated starting a collection of vintage computers and video games, but I really don’t have the space, and my wife probably wouldn’t appreciate a bunch of extra junk in our already jampacked house. Thanks to the wonders of 3D printing, I might be able to fulfill my dream without taking up much space at all.

Apple Teams with Disney for Mickey Mouse Beats Solo3 Headphones

Apple Teams with Disney for Mickey Mouse Beats Solo3 Headphones
Fans of Disney, Apple, and Beats, behold the new Mickey Mouse edition Beats Solo3 wireless headphones. The cartoon mouse is 90 years old now. Can you believe that? To celebrate the occasion, Apple has revealed a pair of special edition Solo3 cans for Disney fans.

The Original Macintosh Finder Control Panel, Cross-stitched

The Original Macintosh Finder Control Panel, Cross-stitched
I once tried cross-stitching in an art class in school once. I stabbed myself repeatedly in the finger making my DNA part of the project. But if you can avoid the bloody bits, it turns out that cross-stitching is a wonderful way to recreate pixel art. 

Apple II Blu-ray/DVD Drive: Disk to the Future

Apple II Blu-ray/DVD Drive: Disk to the Future
With the advent of HD and 4K streaming video, you may think that physical disks are obsolete. But frankly, most of the 1080p Blu-ray discs I’ve played on my home theater system look better than even 4K streamed content out there because of the compression streaming services apply to reduce bandwidth usage.

Macinbot Classic: Think Different About Your Toy Collection

Macinbot Classic: Think Different About Your Toy Collection
Apple fanboys and fangirls, here’s a chance to own a miniature Macintosh computer for your office. Okay, so the Macinbot Classic isn’t exactly an officially-licensed bit of Apple memorabilia, but it is pretty nifty nonetheless. This little dude was inspired by the original 1984 Macintosh and early ’90s Macintosh Classic computers, and is the perfect desktop companion.

DIY Working Mini Apple II Computer

DIY Working Mini Apple II Computer
Do you love the classic Apple II computer? Video game engineer Chris Larkin recently met up with the folks at Tested to show how he built a working miniature Apple II replica. This mini version of the classic computer emulates the full size one, but you can hold this one in the palm of your hand.