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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 2:05 am    Post subject: iMove for Mac mini Reply with quote

iMove for Mac mini
Thursday September 15, 2005

iMove is a new transportable workstation for the Mac mini. You can now bring your display, keyboard, mouse and accessories all along for the ride. Ok, maybe it's not as sexy as a PowerBook, but it still looks pretty darn cool. iMove has adjustable pegs to lock all your gear into place. The workstation itself is made out of acrylic plastic and measures 18.97" wide X 17.63" tall X 7.67" deep. You have your choice of transparent, semitransparent blue, semitransparent green or semitransparent pink colors. iMove also comes with a blue bag to cover everything up. Pricing for the iMove is € 96 or approximately US$117.



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 9:37 am    Post subject: Re: iMove for Mac mini Reply with quote

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iMove for Mac mini
Thursday September 15, 2005

iMove is a new transportable workstation for the Mac mini. You can now bring your display, keyboard, mouse and accessories all along for the ride. Ok, maybe it's not as sexy as a PowerBook, but it still looks pretty darn cool. iMove has adjustable pegs to lock all your gear into place. The workstation itself is made out of acrylic plastic and measures 18.97" wide X 17.63" tall X 7.67" deep. You have your choice of transparent, semitransparent blue, semitransparent green or semitransparent pink colors. iMove also comes with a blue bag to cover everything up. Pricing for the iMove is € 96 or approximately US$117.



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Looks like it's sagging in the middle ... Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 11:00 am    Post subject: iMove Reply with quote

Very interesting product and timely introduction for me personally. Now I wonder if this is acceptible as airline carry on luggage? (Can't see myself checking it in-no way) I may be traveling soon, however, I am trying my best to fit a new iBook in my budget-like this week. My other alternative is to take my laptop PC (not-I am soooo hooked on my mini). It appears that my monitor's base is not detachable-hp pavilion f1703. Anyway, I am sure that iMove will work for some folks.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 1:09 pm    Post subject: Re: iMove for Mac mini Reply with quote

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Looks like it's sagging in the middle ... Shocked


It does look like the shelf sinking. I don't see a big market for these. However, the design is ingenious.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hrm. Looks like it's saving a little money on a last-generation iBook.

Mac Mini - $500
LCD - $200-$300
iMove - $100

Total - $800-$900

Apple Refurbished iBook G4 12" - $800+
Apple Refurbished iBook G4 14" - $900+

Apple iBook G4 12" with Core-Image-Ready Radeon 9550 - $1000
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

resuna wrote:
Hrm. Looks like it's saving a little money on a last-generation iBook.

Mac Mini - $500
LCD - $200-$300
iMove - $100

Total - $800-$900

Apple Refurbished iBook G4 12" - $800+
Apple Refurbished iBook G4 14" - $900+

Apple iBook G4 12" with Core-Image-Ready Radeon 9550 - $1000


Being able to run off a battery... priceless!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does it come with a pocket protector?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That thing would barely fit my 20 inch widescreen, hehe.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2005 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, you really do save a little. I woldn't buy a laptop without Applecare because if anything goes wrong with the laptop screen it's pretty much a matter of sending it back to Apple... the screens aren't commodity and they're not cheap. The iMove is more robust... if something breaks you can replace it.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2005 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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No, you really do save a little. I woldn't buy a laptop without Applecare because if anything goes wrong with the laptop screen it's pretty much a matter of sending it back to Apple... the screens aren't commodity and they're not cheap. The iMove is more robust... if something breaks you can replace it.


I would never buy an Apple laptop without AppleCare or Wintel laptop without a three year warranty. It's crazy expensive to replace laptop screens. Most screens will set you back $350-$600 plus the labor. For that kind of money you can buy a hella good 19" desktop LCD.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2005 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I developed iMove in order to answer to a precise requirement: working everywhere with my desktop computer. In fact I don't like notebooks to much, I'm an engineer and I often design for many hours a day using a big sheet format. When I work I need a big enough monitor (at least a 19"), a big and comfortable keyboard and a "mighty" mouse. There's another thing I don't like to do: worrying about to battery. When the Mac mini came out I realized it was the computer I needed for my personal transportable workstation. Hence I developed and built iMove which let's you easily a 19 or 20" monitor inside.

Question: what can you do with iMove?

You can't:
- use it instead of a notebook;
- use it in your car, in train or in airplane;

You can:
- use it as a comfortable and big workstation easily transportable from place to place (for example office, home, hotel, etc.);
- transport it in your car without problems, anchoring it to the security belts
- use it in order to keynote at reunions;
- last but not least, personalize it with external devices such as hard disks, speakers, etc.

This is iMove.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2005 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rivo cCrtonesi wrote:
I developed iMove in order to answer to a precise requirement: working everywhere with my desktop computer.

Plus if you break the screen you don't cry. Smile

How about some kind of cover for the back to hide all the ugly cables?

Oh, and make the shelf adjustable so you can fit your Belkin USB/Firewire hub underneath your mini. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2005 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The price is very reasonable.

I work in the oilfield setting-up the instrumentation/computer network/communications on drilling rigs.

We currently use laptops for workstations. This works well, but some complain of the 15" screen size and we have a number of harddrives fail. They run 24/7.

This design would not be adequate for our needs, as it would need to be more protective, but the idea of a small portable workstation is great.

Too bad we have to run PC's.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2005 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rivo cCrtonesi wrote:
I developed iMove in order to answer to a precise requirement: working everywhere with my desktop computer. In fact I don't like notebooks to much, I'm an engineer and I often design for many hours a day using a big sheet format.


Good job Rivo. I have two questions. How thick is the plastic? How much does the iMove weight minus the equipment?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2005 1:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

resuna wrote:

How about some kind of cover for the back to hide all the ugly cables?


No, there isn't any kind of cover because I think everyone must have the freedom to connect cables as he wishes.

...I usually sit in front the computer btw Wink

resuna wrote:

Oh, and make the shelf adjustable so you can fit your Belkin USB/Firewire hub underneath your mini.


The shelf can be raised 2 cm higher using the second hole.

blazer wrote:

How thick is the plastic? How much does the iMove weight minus the equipment?


The plastic is 6 mm thick. iMove weights about 2.8 kg.

Here are some photos of the transparent model:




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