:: Wednesday, January 12, 2005 ::
New and stunning Mac Stuff
Geek Gadgets: Over at Engadget, the New Ipod Shuffle. 512MB and 1GB sizes (for $99 and $149, respectively), and can act as a USB 2.0 mass-storage device, USB-rechargeable 12-hour battery, weighs 0.78 ounces. super slim and tiny. More from the Apple Shuffle site.
And also 'as seen on Engadget', the so called Headless Mac that I mentioned the other day. Its a $499 US product officially called the Apple Mac Mini:
a slot-loading drive (DVD/CD-R), DVI (and VGA by included adapter), Ethernet (10/100, not Gigabit, unfortunately), USB 2.0, Firewire, audio out (but no audio in—this is a big deal!), a v.92 56k modem, and is 6 x 6 x 2.5-inches. It will be $499 with a 1.25GHz G4 processor and 40GB hard drive, and $599 with a 1.42GHz CPU and an 80GB drive.
Six inches on the side? Wow! And the Apple site for the Mini for this has been up and down, but was running when I checked it just now. This thing is like the old Apple Cube. You could stack, what?, about four one on top of the other. This is one slick piece of gadgetry.
Both will come standard with 256MB RAM, a 32MB ATI Radeon 9200, iLife ‘05, but can be customized with up to 1GB of RAM, an 80GB drive, integrated Bluetooth and Airport Extreme (what the rest of us call 802.11g
:: Mike Wood 01:10 [+] ::