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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2005 11:48 pm    Post subject: Review: The Plasticsmith mini Skirt glo Reply with quote

Review: The Plasticsmith mini Skirt glo
Wednesday May 4, 2005

Plasticsmith's mini Skirt glo is by far one of the coolest accessories for the Mac mini that we've come across and is destined to make your Mac mini the center of attention. The mini Skirt glo is made out of a 3/4" tall piece of acrylic that is shaped to match the Mac mini and includes a USB powered 5V LED light in your choice of either blue or white to illuminate the base. The underside of the mini Skirt glo has four non-skid feet to keep base from sliding, while the top of the base is perfectly flat keeping the Mac mini both level and secure.

The flexible USB cord that runs from base of the mini Skirt glo to the back of the Mac mini has a nifty on/off switch that lets you turn the LED light on/off as desired. When the light is turned on it brightly and evenly illuminates the base giving the Mac mini a neon glow look that's very aesthetically pleasing. We were a little apprehensive that the base would generate too much heat when lit up, but we can report the base stays relatively cool and doesn't transfer enough heat to the bottom of the Mac mini to become a problem. The only downfall of the mini Skirt glow is it takes up one the Mac mini's two valuable USB ports, but you can always use a USB Hub to overcome this issue. Overall we give the mini Skirt glo a rating of 9 out of 10 and would recommend it to our readers. The mini Skirt glo sells for $29.95 and is sold exclusively on the Plasticsmith website.


Pro's
- Perfectly fit Mac mini's shape and size.
- Bright and evenly illuminated base.
- On/Off switch with flexible cable.
- Doesn't heat up the Mac mini.
- Raises the Mac mini.

Con's
- Price being raised to $39.95 June 1.
- Uses one of the Mac miniís USB ports.
- No AC power option.

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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2005 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big Meh. I could see if it did a little more than just glow but this doesn't do much.
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2005 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A lot of people bought glow sticks for PC mods! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2005 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah well, those PC modders are 'tards too.

Big meh, I have to agree.

And crikey, $30 for that? I guess some people will buy anything.
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2005 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bani wrote:
Yeah well, those PC modders are 'tards too.

Big meh, I have to agree.

And crikey, $30 for that? I guess some people will buy anything.


Oh I agree $30 is a rip. Maybe like $10-15 at the most.
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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2005 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if anyone's done a blue LED mod for the mac mini...
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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2005 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

droopy1592 wrote:
I wonder if anyone's done a blue LED mod for the mac mini...


A top glow or lit up Apple logo would be cool. The only problem is there' s a metal lid inside the case that blocks the plastic.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:04 pm    Post subject: Ports Reply with quote

droopy1592 wrote:
Big Meh. I could see if it did a little more than just glow but this doesn't do much.

Fort that money it might have been nice to see two or four USB ports out the front or back Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

idave wrote:
bani wrote:
Yeah well, those PC modders are 'tards too.

Big meh, I have to agree.

And crikey, $30 for that? I guess some people will buy anything.


Oh I agree $30 is a rip. Maybe like $10-15 at the most.


Actually, for the quantities that they're producing (should be very low) I'm surprised they can manufacture and deliver them for $30.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

barnz wrote:


Actually, for the quantities that they're producing (should be very low) I'm surprised they can manufacture and deliver them for $30.


Which may be why they appear to be out of business... Too bad too -- this would look cool between a mini and a ministack HD... Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone know where can I buy this item? I really like it. Maybe there is another similar? I want to buy it online somewhere.

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 5:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And it uses up a USB port? (OK the reviewer did point that out.)
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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

2005. 2008. 2010.

This thread's had more comebacks than The Osmonds. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sensamic wrote:
Does anyone know where can I buy this item? I really like it. Maybe there is another similar? I want to buy it online somewhere.

Thanks.


Possibly from SputnikShop in the UK.

Good luck!!!
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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JohnnyBoy wrote:
2005. 2008. 2010.

This thread's had more comebacks than The Osmonds. Very Happy

LMAO. It's up for a Necromonger Award!
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