Apple Power CD

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  1. mkjj macrumors 6502a

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    Remember these? Just bagged a nice bargain on eBay. Complete down to the registraton form and Apple stickers. Could never afford one at the time!

    http://homepage.mac.com/markjjohnson/MacStuff/PhotoAlbum19.html

    (Also have a look at the last image on the PSP Link, new web browser showing Apples home page, pretty cool)
     
  2. Err macrumors member

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    how much did that cost you?

    its nice looking in a retro 80's apple way
     
  3. mkjj thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    £41, not bad as the last complete one on eBy went for £120! (which was mad)

    Sound output is great when attched to some Apple Design Speakers II.
     
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    noob (or lazy) question here:

    What does (did) a Power CD do for you? Is it a CD-ROM drive for early Macs?
     
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    It was a CD player that also read the new Kodak Picture CD format, could be a CD drive for your Mac or a stand alone music CD player. The base station takes batteries (8xAA!) so it was portable (if somewhat heavy) and had a remote control. Manufactured I think in partnership with Philips, different for the time as a lot of CD drives still in use had caddies to hold CD's so this was a usual Apple design slant on a pretty boring product. Don't think it sold to well as it was very expensive at the time of release.
     
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    Blake

    What's the Sony box next to your PS2?. Some sort of switch?
    Is your Power CD connected to your stereo, looks cool on that unit, pride of place!

    Like you new watch too, very nice. Have you downloaded the Asteroids widget yet? It's excellent.
     
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    Thanks, much. Wearing the watch now. :)

    The Sony box next to the PS2 is a 4-position s-video switch. I've replaced it with a 5-position s-video switch, since. Currently it switches feeds into my 27" Sony VVEGA (going 45" flat panel later this year) between Dreamcast, N64, Cable box, and iBook. (The PS2, my DVD player, and my GameCube are on a component switch, in to the TV.)


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    Nice Widget Blake, did not know you ran this site too, you must be a busy man! Love the iPod (picasso) logo, that freestyle is excellent.
     
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    Thanks. A mutual friend of Arn's and mine drew it for me. I requested that he use the Macintosh "Picasso logo" as inspiration. I think it turned out quite well.

    I used to sell t-shirts, but that was some time ago.




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    Ermmmm.. nice Tshirt! ;)
     
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    :) Indeed, I'm not the only one who likes the geek shirts in our household. My wife's taken a shine to them as well, despiter her not being at all a techno freak. A curious thing, it is.



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