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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 3:40 am    Post subject: The Plasticsmith introduces the Mac mini Shack Reply with quote

The Plasticsmith introduces the Mac mini Shack
Friday April 15, 2005 12:04 AM EST

The Plasticsmith has unveiled three new accessories for the Apple Mac mini. The mini Shack glo, mini Shack clear and mini Shack B.Y.O.H. The mini Shack glo features a built in 7-port USB 2.0 powered hub with your choice of either a blue or white LED illuminated base retails for $69.95. The mini Shack clear sits on a flame polished clear acrylic base without the LED illumination and includes a 7-port USB 2.0 hub and retails for $59.95. The mini Shack B.Y.O.H. "Bring Your Own Hub" model doesn't include the USB hub but has the LED illuminated base in your choice of blue or white and retails for $39.95. The mini Shack accessories from The Plasticsmith ship April 29th.


The Plasticsmith – "The Plasticsmith announces the release of its newest Mac mini accessory, the mini Shack,designed exclusively for Apple’s Mac mini. It is the first stand to incorporate a hub. The mini Shack:glo sports a blue LED illuminated base crowned with a white acrylic housing that shelters a built-in 7-port high-speed USB 2.0 hub and provides space under the hub for cord management."

mini Shack glo


mini Shack clear


mini Shack B.Y.O.H.



http://www.123macmini.com/news/story/290.html

Update:

Prices have been revised from the Plasticmith:
mini Shack glo: $69.95
mini Shack clear: $59.95
mini Shack B.Y.O.H: $39.95

All prices are introductory and rise to $79.95, $69.95 and $49.95 beginning June 1, 2005.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 4:38 am    Post subject: The Plasticsmith introduces the Mac mini Shack Reply with quote

Hey Guys
This looks like 3 Mac mini's poking their tongues out at me LOL
Just kidding, its an interesting idea. I want a Mac mini shack now and perhaps two and besides its Friday.
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Now thats better!
JJ Laughing


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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This looks like 3 Mac mini's poking their tongues out at me LOL
Just kidding, its an interesting idea. I want a Mac mini shack now and perhaps two and besides its Friday.
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HE HE it does look like that. They're kind of cool but very expensive. Whatcha want is the USB ports to be on the front of the mini. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 4:58 am    Post subject: The Plasticsmith introduces the Mac mini Shack Reply with quote

Hi Blazer,
Boy your either up very early or really late.
Its Friday 8.03 PM and work has finished for the week
The article doesnt show the back I would have like to see one less tongue and at least one back profile to see how it works?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm up way late it's 3:00AM here in CA. I have a three-month-old daughter and she keeps us going some nights. The links in article show the back of the mini shack.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 8:33 am    Post subject: The Plasticsmith introduces the Mac mini Shack Reply with quote

Hi Blazer,
I know what bubs are like, 4 children and 7 Grandchildren the youngest 2 years old
JJ Very Happy
Engadget have a back view showing the USB 2.0 hub on the back.
How expensive is it?
JJ


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man.

This is really disappointing. I was kind of hoping it would have the same profile as the miniSkirt. That doesn't seem like it would be difficult to pull off. I guess I was kind of envisioning that it would be like the skirt with 7 ports *on the front.*

The price is *way* too high, too IMHO.

I think I'm going to try to make my own.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 12:17 pm    Post subject: Nice Idea Falls Short Reply with quote

A 7-port USB hub is a nice idea.
BUT why are there no FireWire ports?
And WHY are there no ports on the front?

This could be useful with some rethinking/reworking and with the addition of FireWire ports.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vertigo25 wrote:
Man.

This is really disappointing. I was kind of hoping it would have the same profile as the miniSkirt. That doesn't seem like it would be difficult to pull off. I guess I was kind of envisioning that it would be like the skirt with 7 ports *on the front.*

The price is *way* too high, too IMHO.

I think I'm going to try to make my own.


I agree, plus it looks too big. The lighted part on the bottom looks smaller than the miniskirt and I'm not crazy about the white coloring but it does match the mini's profile. I'm waiting for something that matches the mini's profile and has the ports up front and includes Firewire.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it just me or do they look like minis sitting on the toilet? I really wish Apple would make some Mac mini accessories. The company who first comes out with a little silver one about two inches high, matches the mini's rounded corners and has the ports up front is going to do quite well.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

$100 bucks...I'll pass! I think their other product that lights up is cooler.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

andp wrote:
Is it just me or do they look like minis sitting on the toilet?

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

You're RIGHT!!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How long is it going to take companies like Belkin, Macally of Griffin to release something for the mini!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This biggest problem with these things is the USB is still on the back. I bet they couldn't find a way to mount the USB hub flush to the front panel and still support it in the case. The other problem is the hub is from a third party company so I bet they didn't even try to gut one, mod it and fit it up to the front panel because it would void the hub's warranty.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think everyone should just buy an Apple Cinema Display and use its USB and Firewire ports for a hub! Very Happy
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