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videonastie
Jun 3, 2003, 08:39 AM
Does anyone know if there is anything else available on the market, that is similar to the Googie Drive for the Powerbook G4?

maradong
Jun 3, 2003, 08:58 AM
wtf is that?

pEZ
Jun 3, 2003, 09:08 AM
I agree - Googie? I'm a touch confused. Can you eat it?

videonastie
Jun 3, 2003, 09:26 AM
Its a bit like a unit, to perch your Powerbook onto. You can store an attached pro keyboard underneath it, therefore turning the Powerbook into a LCD monitor. ;)

maradong
Jun 3, 2003, 09:30 AM
Originally posted by videonastie
Its a bit like a unit, to perch your Powerbook onto. You can store an attached pro keyboard underneath it, therefore turning the Powerbook into a LCD monitor. ;)
ah :D

g3ski
Jun 3, 2003, 09:59 AM
http://www.google.com" -> "Dock for powerbook" - >

http://www.bookendzdocks.com
http://www.bookendzdocks.com/bookendz/g4tspec.htm

they have been making docks for powerbooks for years. Some people love em, and some, well.....

I also believe that there is an all day battery for the powerbook. Goes underneath the book and attaches to powerport, basically a thick large tablet like battery that provides 10-12 hours of juice. Maybe Lind makes it.

mrjamin
Jun 3, 2003, 10:30 AM
there's the iCurve, but from what this thread (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=25933) says, they're kinda 'iCrappy'

medea
Jun 3, 2003, 06:55 PM
what you have in that picture is not a drive, its the googie smart lap, googie does make some really cool drives though such as the twist which is shown in this pic.....
http://www.googiestore.dk/shop/default.asp?SetLng=3

g3ski
Jun 4, 2003, 12:01 AM
I got one for my girlfriend recently, she loves and it goes perfectly with the ibook I gave her (hehe, now I get my desktop all to myself).

Seriously, we tried another stand that was more like an Elvis plate holder. Then I stepped up and got the iCurve. It's solid, strong, looks awesome, and leave a lot of extra room below the book for storage of say plam pilot, mouse, wires, pencils, dust.

1 drawback is that the ibook is not actually clamped in, so when you open the lid, you need to hold down the book with the other hand..not really a big deal.

Other drawback is that it is NOT height adjustable...but they made it the right height, so it works out great.

We got one of those $100 metal stands from Japan (macimports.com I think) and it's really sweet, but not much better than the $30 iCurve.