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Macintosh Portable case mod is bulky, fantastic

Itching to do something with that dead Macintosh Portable in your closet? Then maybe you will be inspired by this video of a mod, spotted by Engadget, that brings OS X to this late '80s machine. This DIY project is as great on the outside as it is on the inside. For starters, the casing of...

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iPhone case mod features aluminum back, vintage logo

If you enjoy case mods, then you should check out this latest offering from the K.O. gadget store. The custom backing lets you replace your glass back panel with an aluminum one inspired by the concept designs of the iPhone 5. Though the idea of an aluminum back is fetching, the highlight of...

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Swap out your iPhone 4's rear glass with a replacement panel from voBack

A few days ago, one of our readers emailed us to ask, "Is this a photo of the Verizon iPhone, or a Chinese knockoff?" It only took me a couple seconds to realize it was neither; it was a voBack replacement iPhone 4 rear panel from Fixxed, a company based out of Christchurch, New Zealand. I'd seen a...

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Bloom County's Banana Jr 6000 lives on as a fantastic case mod

If you're too young to remember it, the Banana Jr 6000 was a thing of beauty that appeared in the comic strip Bloom County, which used to run in these things we called newspapers. (You can find out more about newspapers on Wikipedia and by asking your older relatives.) To this day, Bloom County...

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iPhone case mod with LED logo

Back in February, we posted a link to a beautiful iPhone case mod that used a matte black TiAIN finish. iPhoneclub community member Jo Croiman has gone in the opposite direction, creating a polished metal beauty complete with LED logo. The Psycho iPhone Mod, as he calls it, is the result of...

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iBooklet server

How we love enterprising geeks. "This machine isn't dead," they say, "it's prepped for re-purposing!" Thus was Jonas' thought process (maybe not verbatim) when he came across this 500mhz G3 ibook with a busted display. Other than the screen, the computer functioned perfectly, making it a good server...

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Rig of the Week: The ATX G4

This week's rig features one of the best-looking G4s you'll ever see. Enterprising reader :: Jonathan transplanted the guts from his destroyed G4 into an ATX case he had lying around. Sure, the power buttons didn't line up and the had to do some sawing to make the ports accessible, but the important...

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Rig of the Day: The black Blue and White G3

While perusing our Flickr pool this morning, we decided, "It's time for a mod post." Behold the Blue and White G3 that's been painted black. It looks pretty good, Geoff. "Power Mac G3 Black Mod" posted by GeoffMyers. If you'd like to see your own rig featured here, simply upload photos into our...

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Order a pre-painted Mac mini case

If you're the instant gratification type who is sick of white, check this out. FastMac is selling Mac mini cases in your choice of seven colors. For $69.95US, they'll send you a pre-painted case and a video that shows you how to swap the painted case for the boring white one that your mini is...

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Flickr Find: iPod as an arts and crafts project

Remember all the time you spent making little houses out of Popsicle sticks in elementary school? Flickr user snazzyguy sure does, and in fact he's still putting those skills to use. He put the innards of a dead iPod and a few AA batteries into a custom popsicle stick case, and now he's rockin....

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iPod meets Geiger Counter

Cue mournful music. In a post apocalyptic world, all iPods will be rendered useless. Except for this one. Imagine the excitement of being the only person on the planet able to listen to music, all the while being notified of exposure to harmful doses of radiation. Cool! Seriously, this is one nice...

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