G5 Cube

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  1. iChan macrumors 6502a

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  2. jxyama macrumors 68040

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    that's pretty awesome...

    just to clarify, it's a G4 Cube with a custom case made to look like a G5 one.

    yeah, japanese do some crazy (and/or neat) stuff sometimes. this one is almost as impressive as the guy who built the keyboard backlight into his iBook before the 17" PB came out with one.
     
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    holy cow ! That's some serious product design prototyping skills. I am speechless...
     
  4. toughboy macrumors 6502a

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    this is so beatiful...
    I wished I could own one...
    this could make my throw my pc away...
     
  5. Doraemon macrumors 6502

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    Amazing!

    I wish Apple would release one that look just like that Japanese one!

    The G5 tower is way too big anyways. A Cube would be perfect!
     
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  7. iChan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yeah, I'd love to get my hand on one of those. the really sweet thing about the case is that, it isn't just a straightforward case, they totally customized it to include 4 usb prots and everything, that is something that took Apple years to achieve!!! haha.
     
  8. etoiles macrumors 6502a

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    does anybody know what kind of 'plastic' is being used ? Is that something you would find in a model shop ? Any 'tutorials' online on how to work this material ?

    (still dreaming about a custom 'dock' for my iPod in my car...)
     
  9. iChan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I am gonna have to investigate on how to cut it so clean... I am still amazed at how he managed to make those handles, they are perfect !
     
  11. benixau macrumors 65816

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    I am actually worried about heat. The G4 Cube used air-cooling. Therefore the air goes from bottom to top and out the vents which are now pointing forward.
     
  12. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    Wait a minute. People actually like this G5 "satire" of the Cube?

    I'm sitting here, looking up at my Cube (yes, I keep it on a shelf), then I look at the pic of the "G5 Cube"... somebody put me to sleep and get it over with. I'm so glad that the original Cube comes with a glass base support, rather than some aluminum/rounded light metal base. Plus I think that the smoothened gray/graphite + glass protectant kicks the mock-up hole punched variation from the pics in all three physical dimensions.

    But, I'll admit that the ports on the front of (and directly behind) the G5 Cube make plugging in/out way easier than my technique: If the sound comes out, lift up the Cube carefully, unplug the USB audio plug, replug it, then slowly lower it without suddenly having the computer shut down.
     

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