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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 3:46 pm    Post subject: zStand for Mac mini Reply with quote

zStand for Mac mini
Friday October 7, 2005

Pressure Drop has unveiled the zStand, a stylish monitor stand that ingeniously includes a USB 2.0 and FireWire 400 combination hub hidden in the back is designed to perfectly accommodate a Mac mini. Delivering beauty through its stylish "Z" shape but brawn through its dual hardened steel support walls, zStand gracefully elevates monitors weighing up to 50 lbs. to a more ergonomically correct height, easing common neck and shoulder fatigue associated with improper monitor positioning. Hidden from view, however, is a combination hub that offers more expansion ports for the Mac mini than any other hub on the market today. The zStand is shipping now and retails for US$99.99. Look for a full review soon!



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now thats pretty cool
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! Where do you find all these great items!!!! Wink This one is really cool! I wish it would hold a Mini Stack type HD along with the Mini though! Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool, but very expensive! I'm glad to see USB has a power supply and isn't tapping into Firewire.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that their photos would look even cooler if they had used a Cinema Display. The zStands lines would complement the lines of the Cinema Display stand quite nicely. If I did not have my Cinema Display on a VESA monitor arm, I would seriously consider getting the zStand.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's aight! Cool

The z design might have some merit because it looks like you can access the power button. The stand is a little pricey though. I figure a nice stand is going to set you back roughly $30. A decent USB and firewire hub should set you back around $40-$50. This thing might have been a little more appealing if it was priced around $75. JMHO
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bsnoel wrote:
I think that their photos would look even cooler if they had used a Cinema Display. The zStands lines would complement the lines of the Cinema Display stand quite nicely. If I did not have my Cinema Display on a VESA monitor arm, I would seriously consider getting the zStand.


No doubt. Plus, it might have helped them sell some more units. I think the ACD would look sweet resting on it. That's if you are lucky enough to have one! Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 1:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not enough ports for me! Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2005 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not too crazy about the design, but the back ports are a cool idea. They certainly give you enough of them. I think the paper hub they make looks better.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2005 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it would be cooler if the USB and firewire ports were on the front. All of these Mac mini accessories seem to be missing the boat by not including some front ports.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it looks horrible.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks odd, but I like the concept. Adding more USB ports is never a Bad Thing Smile

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ba747heavy wrote:
It looks odd, but I like the concept. Adding more USB ports is never a Bad Thing Smile

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It almost looks like the stand is facing the backwards. You're right about the ports. You can never have enough of the them.
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