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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:43 pm    Post subject: NewerTech Intros NuCube for Mac mini Reply with quote

NewerTech Intros NuCube for Mac mini
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Posted by: Glenn

NewerTech today announced the release of the NuCube, a new acrylic enclosure for the Mac mini. According to the company, the handcrafted finish of the NewerTech NuCube turns a Mac mini into an elegant, computing work of art. By reorienting a mini into a vertical position within a housing, the NuCube frees up desktop workspace with a visual presentation that harkens back to the acclaimed PowerMac G4 Cube. Plus, its unique design provides full access to the Mac mini's optical drive slot and rear ports, while enabling the Mac mini to run cooler than in the normal horizontal position. The NewerTech NuCube is priced at $49.99.



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet!......

A great time to release new, affordable Mini accessories, the day of the "Big Let Down" Laughing Laughing Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I could be wrong, but didn't someone make something like this before?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks nice, and it's clear too, so those that got their Mini from Colorware can still show of the colors. I think silver/metal would've looked nice too, would've given it a Mac Pro look Very Happy

Your right hackersmovie, we can't have an upgraded Mac Mini, but at least we can change its look.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure how this would allow the Mac mini to run cooler, unless I'm missing some slots or something in the plastic. Wouldn't it block the vents that go around the bottom of the Mac mini. Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why not just turn the Mini on its side and save a few quid? I'm not a fan of the clear plastic 'modern' look - it just looks cheap to me.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

scooper wrote:
I could be wrong, but didn't someone make something like this before?

I'm not sure, but I saw one of these cases for the Mac mini that looks exactly like the Cube. It costs a $150 smackers though. The site seems a little strange too.

http://www.trademarklaser.com/TradeMark_Laser_Store.html

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

scooper wrote:
I could be wrong, but didn't someone make something like this before?


Yep.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ben_Tex wrote:
scooper wrote:
I could be wrong, but didn't someone make something like this before?

I'm not sure, but I saw one of these cases for the Mac mini that looks exactly like the Cube. It costs a $150 smackers though. The site seems a little strange too.

http://www.trademarklaser.com/TradeMark_Laser_Store.html



I think this new one looks a bit more elegant though; it's not as bulky looking, price seems more reasonable for a plastic casing too.

...like I said before, a metal enclosure that would make the Mini look like a Mac Pro would be really cool, probably with a really silent fan and an ipod or iPhone dock while their at it Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did a flickr search on G4 cube & minis. The trademark laser guys have also made some other mini cases. Check them out...



http://www.flickr.com/photos/trademarklaser/3177916384/in/pool-69453349@N00

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have never seen such devices as at all usefull. All it really does is just put some plastic on your computer.

Other than aesthetics I see no purpose for one of these. I personally do not like the look though..
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the plain old look of the Mac mini. The aluminum is much better looking than any kind of plastic enclosure.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw this thing today at OWC's display @ MacWorld. Its well constructed and looks sturdy and well made, but I see no useful purpose for it. It might just be me, but I don't understand all these products made to put the Mini into, on top of, under, and in between. Just put it on the desktop or the shelf or somewhere in the home theater and be done with it. But everyones situation is different...maybe thats just me. But, for anyone who would want to consider an enclosure for their Mini, I'd recommend this.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To me it is old wine in new bags, I'm sure I've seen this before! Surprised
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:42 am    Post subject: Re: NewerTech Intros NuCube for Mac mini Reply with quote

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NewerTech Intros NuCube for Mac mini
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Posted by: Glenn

NewerTech today announced the release of the NuCube, a new acrylic enclosure for the Mac mini. According to the company, the handcrafted finish of the NewerTech NuCube turns a Mac mini into an elegant, computing work of art. By reorienting a mini into a vertical position within a housing, the NuCube frees up desktop workspace with a visual presentation that harkens back to the acclaimed PowerMac G4 Cube. Plus, its unique design provides full access to the Mac mini's optical drive slot and rear ports, while enabling the Mac mini to run cooler than in the normal horizontal position. The NewerTech NuCube is priced at $49.99.



http://www.123macmini.com/news/story/1114.html
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Very COOL! I've been considering a Mini enclosure for some time, but held off for something outstanding. When I saw the acrylic enclosure posted last week, I ordered it immediately ($39.99 from OWC). It looks great and is very well constructed. As a former "cube" user, I appreciate the classic look and style.
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