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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2005 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

resuna wrote:
Yeh, the "patent pending" top-loading port. *snort*


Are you talking about the Belkin Hub?
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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2005 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeh. I mean having the slot in the top so you can plug your shuffle in and make it into a kind of iPod monolith is nice, but it's hardly a new and patentable idea.
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2005 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

resuna wrote:
Yeh. I mean having the slot in the top so you can plug your shuffle in and make it into a kind of iPod monolith is nice, but it's hardly a new and patentable idea.


It seems silly! I wonder if someone has the patent for a top power button? Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jah wrote:
Do you mean on the top like this?

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


This thing is sooooo ugly! YUCK! Mad
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The top would be a great place to add some ports or iPod dock. Didn't someone figure out there was an unused connector located near the top on a circuit board?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2005 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about an S-Video port in place of the modem.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2005 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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How about an S-Video port in place of the modem.
Could just as easily fit a second display interface in the DVI port... it's got room for two. Then you could use any kind of adapter.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2005 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure if I follow you. Do you mean above the DVI port?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2005 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I mean in the DVI port itself. DVI has enough pins to carry two video signals for two separate displays. That's why half the pins are missing on the back of the mini. You would use an adaptor at either end of the cable to access the second signal.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2005 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see what you mean now. I wish Apple would've included the $20 DVI to video adapter with the mini. It would've been a nice touch if anything else and promoted the media possibilities of the mini. I noticed the new Intel/Acer Pandora concept has S-Video and YPbPr connectors. Maybe the 2nd or 3rd generation mini will include these as well. Confused
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2005 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bani wrote:
and the back to be a cable jungle? yuck.


You might not use them all Razz
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2005 3:44 am    Post subject: Re: Let's be reasonable Reply with quote

mproud wrote:
I think the sound-in port isn't necessary. Most people using this computer won't need it. You will notice the inclusion of a microphone. I think this would work well as a substitute and would allow people to buy iSights, for example, and take advantage of video chatting.


The isight already has a built in mic...
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