Want to score a really cool, original laptop? Then get your checkbooks ready. On Monday, May 12, PC Magazine is launching an online charity auction (on eBay) of nine custom HP laptops lovingly embellished by famous U.S.
The only thing worse than taking a paintball pellet in your ass is when your return fire won’t end up inflicting the same pain on your opponent. That’s what you have to look forward to if you end up going toe-to-toe with this robotic foe.
Created by builder Che Edoga (aka “darkback2”), his wood and metal robot “Gepetto” can fire paintballs while it tools around via remote control.
While most of you are tuned in to the Superbowl, a little bird whispered in my ear to let me know about the latest portable console creation by modder extraordinaire Ben Heck. I give you the Xbox 360 Elite Laptop.
The portable Xbox 360 features a Halo 3 theme, and is based on the Elite’s internals.
On the eve of the in-store release of Apple’s sleek and sexy MacBook Air portable, it’s been revealed that an even thinner, tinier MacBook is in the works.
The MacBook Paper is about twice the thickness of a sheet of paper, and it too fits inside of an envelope.
After much speculation and hype, Apple today announced their new ultra-slim laptop, the MacBook Air. Measuring just 0.16″ to 0.76″ thick (when closed), the 3-pound machine is touted as the “world’s thinnest laptop”.
The new MacBook Air features a striking aluminum case design, and is skinny enough to fit inside of a standard manilla envelope.
As one of the first PCs I ever owned, 8-bit Atari computers really bring back fond memories for me. So I was delighted when I came across this cool modern take on one of the later models in the line, the Atari 600XL.
This has got to be one of my favorite casemods in a while. Guitar geek Ben Lewry had an old laptop lying around and decided to see if he could cram it inside of the body of an electric guitar.
The end result is a slick, interactive music device called the LCDetar.
Do you ever find yourself sitting at your computer, toiling away in your e-mail box when those late afternoon hunger pangs hit you? This laptop out of Germany might help you get your blood sugar going.
Nope, the Chocolap isn’t a functional computer, rather, it’s a fake laptop made from cardboard, and loaded with a delicious edible chocolate keyboard in the middle.
This amazing laptop creation by Datamancer beautifully melds old world style with modern technology. Under the hood of this lovingly handcrafted wood case is a Hewlett-Packard ZT1000 notebook computer, running Windows XP and Ubuntu Linux.
The system features intricate clock mechanisms below a glass top, brass details, leather wrist pads and even claw feet.
Here’s a unique computer desk design. The ScooterDesk is a self-contained workstation which lets you sit and scoot around your office without leaving your desk.
Created by the Belgian sustainable furniture design firm Utilia, the ScooterDesk gives you a solid work surface for your laptop, and lets you sit in a comfortable upright position while you work.
Remember that 24-karat gold plated MacBook Pro I told you about the other day? Well the case mod gods over at Computer Choppers were kind enough to send me over photos of the finished product, and it looks even more fantastic than I had envisioned.
Other than the diamond-encrusted Apple logo and the LCD screen, every surface of this shiny spectacle is covered in gold.
Tired of the old plain plastic shell on your Mac laptop? Here’s a nifty way spruce up its outsides without a lot of time or money. These adhesive-backed layers stick on to the shell of your portable computer and give it a bit more style.
Available in a variety of wood veneer and textile finishes, iamhuman’s laptop covers trump cheap vinyl skins, giving the exterior of your computer some real texture and depth.
Just a few weeks back, Microsoft introduced their Surface tabletop multi-touch computer. Now Microsoft Research is showing off a prototype of a multi-touch interface portable computer.
By hacking some infrared sensors through the back of a standard laptop display, they’re able to track the locations and pressure from multiple finger locations.
Apple today rolled out their new high-end MacBook Pro models, ranging in price from $1999 to $2799.
Each of the Pros features a beautiful 1-inch thick aluminum case and is powered by a workhorse Intel Core 2 Duo CPU.
VIA Technologies has announced a new reference design for a extremely portable notebook PC, dubbed the NanoBook. The standard build of the system may weigh in at less than 2 pounds, but boasts a pretty solid feature set for its size.
The platform is based on a low-power 1.2GHz
So what do you do when you crack your iPod screen? This industrious hacker has decided to turn his broken eggs into an omelet by turning his fractured iPod into a tiny little laptop.
Owen McGarry created his iTop mini laptop by cutting his old iPod in half, keeping only the screen, battery and audio portions intact, then flipping that portion up at a 45-degree angle.