Is your laptop feeling too modern and shiny for you? Why not give it a retro redo? With the eCog Mercury mod, you can give your Sony VAIO a serious steampunk makeover, and send your 21st century gadget all the way back to the 19th century.
Having a moveable computer case won’t come in handy in daily use, but it would save you a lot of time and back pain when you do need to move or transport it. Which is why I envy Stephen Popa – not only does his PC case have wheels, it’s actually a remote controlled car, so he can have fun with it even when the PC is turned off.
If you are a fan of casemods, the Transformers, and the Xbox 360, you had better get ready to have your mind blown. A dude named Mark Bongo has created a very cool casemod for his Xbox 360 Slim console.
The guys over at XCM can’t stop modding stuff. They started out offering colorful illuminated casemods for video game consoles, then for their controllers, and now, they’re even offering a light-up mod for the Xbox 360 Kinect.
The guys over at Dutch tech site Hardware.Info recently held a contest for people to come up with the coolest design ideas possible for using the blank canvas that is Corsair’s 600T tower PC case, and the winning design is pretty epic.
Would you believe that what you’re looking at here is an Xbox 360 console? Yeah, me neither. But it is. A modder going by the name Kier created this mean green machine using a modified Lian-Li PC-XB01 case, loaded with extras.
Hey did you hear the news? You know that chap Will Rockwell? The eccentric gentleman from America, whose house might as well be a factory for all the dreadful clanging and hissing and sparks and smoke coming out from any and every hole, you’d think he was fashioning a personal steamship – but I digress.
Over the years, I’ve written about a wide variety of computer casemods based on vehicles ranging from cars, to motorcycles, to tanks, to spaceships. But this is the first mod I’ve seen with a computer built into a train.
Benjamin Bachmeier’s HTPC set up is an amalgam of brands and technologies. The most obvious inspiration of course is Apple’s iPhone 4, after which the beautifully made case is modeled. But the 40″ screen on what Benjamin calls the iTableous isn’t a touchscreen, it’s a Toshiba LED LCD monitor, which in turn is connected to a PS3 and a Hackintosh that also runs Windows 7.
So you’ve got a gold plated flash drive. It even looks like a real gold bar! La dee-frickin-da. That’ll look pathetic without an equally blinged out computer to stick it into. If you really want to burn money and be a true techie pimp, you’re going to have to get something like this golden MacBook Pro by Computer Choppers.
Released in 1977, the Atari 2600 aka VCS (Video Computer System) is a pioneering piece of technology. Although it was not the first to have game code separate from the console (as opposed to a piece of hardware that was stuck with pre-installed games) it was the one that popularized that setup, which as we all know is still in use today.
Upgrading a computer’s hardware with updated components is a good way of prolonging its life. But Steve La Riccia was able to achieve the same thing by doing the opposite. His fully functional steampunk computer is an amalgam of a 1991 Mac and a 114-year old Remington typewriter.