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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2005 10:33 pm    Post subject: Mac mini generation 2 concept... Reply with quote

My Mac mini generation 2 concept includes 4 USB 2.0 ports, 2 FireWire ports, Audio-in and out. I dumped the modem to make room for the extra USB ports.



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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2005 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah mate i agree with u, modem is waste of space! What i would like more than anything is DIGITAL OUT. Im into my music in a big way
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2005 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd stick the USB ports together on onet side of the video, and the firewire on the other. That would simplify the internal wiring. Maybe swap two of the USB and the ethernet?

You could also save some space by going to FW800 Smile
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2005 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

resuna wrote:
I'd stick the USB ports together on onet side of the video, and the firewire on the other. That would simplify the internal wiring. Maybe swap two of the USB and the ethernet?

You could also save some space by going to FW800 Smile


I was thinking of doing that. With the USB this way you can take cables around to the front from either side. Maybe I'll do one up the other way!
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2005 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

how about some ports on the front? usb and audio on the front at least.

oh and a power connector which doesnt fall out if you look at it cross eyed would be nice too.
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2005 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bani wrote:
how about some ports on the front? usb and audio on the front at least.

oh and a power connector which doesnt fall out if you look at it cross eyed would be nice too.


I like the front clean!
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2005 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and the back to be a cable jungle? yuck.
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2005 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2005 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

idave wrote:
With the USB this way you can take cables around to the front from either side.


The back isn't really big enough for cable reach to be an issue, I don't think. If you're concerned about cables interfering, well, however you arrange them there's always going to be SOME crossing over.
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2005 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

resuna wrote:
idave wrote:
With the USB this way you can take cables around to the front from either side.


The back isn't really big enough for cable reach to be an issue, I don't think. If you're concerned about cables interfering, well, however you arrange them there's always going to be SOME crossing over.


Point taken! I was trying to keep the DVI output centered and keep things in scale.
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2005 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

with things that cramped it's going to be difficult to plug stuff in or pull stuff out without bashing other ports. it's already bad enough trying to hotplug firewire drives while everything is plugged in.

moving some ports to the front would alleviate that.

ergonomics over aesthetics any day. or do you really prefer apple's 'great aesthetics' hockey puck mouse?
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2005 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or if not all the way to the front, how about the front of the sides?
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2005 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The sides would be good! Up near one of the front corners.
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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2005 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

idave wrote:
The sides would be good! Up near one of the front corners.
Down near the bottom. Put it up at the top and you make it harder to snake a cable in inconspicuously. But maybe one *on* the top to slot your iPod Shuffle into.
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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2005 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

resuna wrote:
idave wrote:
The sides would be good! Up near one of the front corners.
Down near the bottom. Put it up at the top and you make it harder to snake a cable in inconspicuously. But maybe one *on* the top to slot your iPod Shuffle into.


Do you mean on the top like this?

http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merchant_Id=&Section_Id=201526&pcount=&Product_Id=198333
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