The Perfect Office Mac? - InformationWeek
IoT
IoT
Government // Mobile & Wireless
Commentary
12/24/2009
05:13 PM
Jake Widman
Jake Widman
Commentary
50%
50%
RELATED EVENTS
Threat Intelligence Overload?
Aug 23, 2017
A wide range of threat intelligence feeds and services have cropped up keep IT organizations up to ...Read More>>

The Perfect Office Mac?

German tinkerer Klaus Diebel will modify your old iMac so that it makes coffee but still functions as a Macintosh.

German tinkerer Klaus Diebel will modify your old iMac so that it makes coffee but still functions as a Macintosh.Diebel, operating at www.kiwidee.com, specializes in turning old Macs into newly functional objects. Previous projects include the iMac RMS, an old bubble-shaped iMacs reconfigured as a rural mailbox; and the G4 PT, a G4 tower Mac case stuffed full of power strips. For his most recent trick, he's come up with the iMac CS (Coffee Sub), which gives new meaning to the term "all-in-one computer" -- it's a bubble-shaped iMac again, only this time equipped with a Mac mini, a subwoofer, and a coffeemaker, all tucked inside the iMac case.

Actually, the coffeemaker, a "pad-type" one-cup device, sticks out a little bit through the "screen" of the iMac so you can grab the cup. (The screen can be printed with any picture you want.) The mini is a stock machine but connected to what remains of the iMac so that its optical drive is behind the slot where the iMac's CD drive would be, its ports are accessible where the iMac ports used to be, and it turns on with the iMac's power button. And the subwoofer is a JBL Spot.

Diebel doesn't sell the iMac CS off the shelf. He makes them to order, using an iMac and a Mac mini you supply. Depending on "version, color, setup, and more," labor and materials cost for your CS will run 300-400 800-1,000 Euros (today, about $1,150-1,440). [Correction from Mr. Diebel.] For another 30 Euros (plus cost of the machine), he'll find you an old iMac on eBay.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
To learn more about what organizations are doing to tackle attacks and threats we surveyed a group of 300 IT and infosec professionals to find out what their biggest IT security challenges are and what they're doing to defend against today's threats. Download the report to see what they're saying.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
IT Strategies to Conquer the Cloud
Chances are your organization is adopting cloud computing in one way or another -- or in multiple ways. Understanding the skills you need and how cloud affects IT operations and networking will help you adapt.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Flash Poll