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Oct 25, 2004, 03:46 PM
 
Originally posted by Manchungster:
How is the Ilap stand? Looking at getting one myself but not to keen on the icurve, as I want sth I can use as well just rest the PB on?
Hey I used to use the iBreeze also but I found that the design never let enough air under my beloved 12" PB and as a result the fan would turn on all the time.

Thus I took it into the shop and drilled a bunch of holes, and it works way better as the fan turns on less often, and now it even looks more interesting and even customized...

Thus I present to all of you my new creation...

iScrap.... (i.e., scrap metal)

However I am still using my custom copper holder as it looks cooler from the side and holds the PB at a more friendly angle on my desk...



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Oct 25, 2004, 04:52 PM
 
Originally posted by shabbasuraj:
Hey I used to use the iBreeze also but I found that the design never let enough air under my beloved 12" PB and as a result the fan would turn on all the time.

Thus I took it into the shop and drilled a bunch of holes, and it works way better as the fan turns on less often, and now it even looks more interesting and even customized...

Thus I present to all of you my new creation...

iScrap.... (i.e., scrap metal)

However I am still using my custom copper holder as it looks cooler from the side and holds the PB at a more friendly angle on my desk...



Any pics of the copper holder would be pretty interested in seeing that. BTW any recommendations on PNB stands form anyone?
     
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Oct 25, 2004, 05:39 PM
 
Originally posted by Manchungster:
Any pics of the copper holder would be pretty interested in seeing that. BTW any recommendations on PNB stands form anyone?
Pics of my copper setup are at the top of page 23.

With regards to your other question I am not sure what you mean by 'PNB'?
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Oct 25, 2004, 10:28 PM
 
Originally posted by shabbasuraj:
Pics of my copper setup are at the top of page 23.

With regards to your other question I am not sure what you mean by 'PNB'?
My Bad, OOOps. I meant PB stands. Any recommendadtions?
     
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Oct 28, 2004, 06:06 AM
 
[QUOTE]Originally posted by V12:
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Man, awesome gear, but did you ever hear about ergonomics? Printer on the floor and on the top shelf? How do you access the scanner? Stereo speakers 12" apart with the subwoofer next to them?
     
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Oct 28, 2004, 10:24 AM
 
Originally posted by Hanul:
Man, awesome gear, but did you ever hear about ergonomics? Printer on the floor and on the top shelf? How do you access the scanner? Stereo speakers 12" apart with the subwoofer next to them?
HAHA. I thought the same things. Also, chair with no back on it??? LOL. This is like one of those "What's wrong with this picture?" brain teasers.
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Oct 28, 2004, 10:36 AM
 
Originally posted by markclausing:
i only use it on my desk, not on my lap. As an iCurve would set it too high for my liking.
Could you tell me how high that stand is ?
     
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Oct 28, 2004, 10:43 AM
 
I don't see how so many of you people use external keyboards with your PowerBooks/iBooks. With my iBook, if I use an external keyboard, it puts the screen so far away from my face that it isn't as clear as if it's at the distance it is when you use the built-in keyboard (and I have 20x15 vision). So...I use the built-in keyboard.

I mean, think about it... If you use an external keyboard, you have the distances of the built-in keyboard, the built-in palm rest, the external keyboard, and your external palm rest. That's pretty far to have the screen away from you, IMO.
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Oct 28, 2004, 10:47 AM
 
You're sure your eyesight is ok ?
I think it's pretty easy to read at that distance. And besides, the internal keyboard is complete crap for long periods of typing.
     
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Oct 28, 2004, 10:52 AM
 
The PB on an iCurve with an external keyboard and mouse is perfect for serious work/writing.

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Oct 28, 2004, 11:17 AM
 
simplicity&another self-designed stand...


12" revC pb/edirol pcr-1/mackie hr824's/kensington bluetooth mouse
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stand allows air under powerbook (radio shack a$1.59)
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Oct 28, 2004, 11:58 AM
 
edit. duplicate post.
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Oct 28, 2004, 12:13 PM
 
Originally posted by Powaqqatsi:
You're sure your eyesight is ok ?
I think it's pretty easy to read at that distance.
hehehe...yeah, eyesight is good. I think it might have to do with the fact that I don't have a stand that raises the computer up to a better height. So I'm looking way down, thus making it even farther away.

OK, so I need to look at the iCurve again. BTW, what are some good palm rests that match the Apple Bluetooth keyboard?
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Oct 28, 2004, 01:30 PM
 
Originally posted by Powaqqatsi:
You're sure your eyesight is ok ?
I think it's pretty easy to read at that distance. And besides, the internal keyboard is complete crap for long periods of typing.
I think that the PB keyboard is great for extended use. At least for my finger/hand size.
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Oct 28, 2004, 07:15 PM
 
quote"Man, awesome gear, but did you ever hear about ergonomics? Printer on the floor and on the top shelf? How do you access the scanner? Stereo speakers 12" apart with the subwoofer next to them?"



yea i took that pic the next day after assembling everything
the chair broke in the process...i got a new nicer one
where the creature speakers were is where the scanner is now, and for the printer on the floor its now on the left of the desk (near that little globe)
spekaers are on each side of the laptop, and woofer is on the floor

ill take pics when i get my new camer (if i get it) if not ill take it when i get a chance, i should be free for most of november (more days off then school days !!! )
     
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My room is very messy right now, but I just got my first digital camera, so I took a picture.



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hi guys! i'm new to this board and this was the first post that caught my attention. man some of you guys have some seriously badass setups! (and i wasted about an hour looking through the 20+ pages of posts to check it out =x) anyways heres my humble setup....






as for the sun keyboard... my apple pro keyboard decided to stop working (it works for the first 5 minutes or so then it stops cant figure out for the life of me whats wrong...), whats great is the volume control keys, help and the sleep buttons actually work

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Oct 31, 2004, 06:03 PM
 
Originally posted by Alfonso:
My room is very messy right now, but I just got my first digital camera, so I took a picture.
Awesome poster.

Originally posted by crazeazn:
as for the sun keyboard... my apple pro keyboard decided to stop working (it works for the first 5 minutes or so then it stops cant figure out for the life of me whats wrong...), whats great is the volume control keys, help and the sleep buttons actually work
Is the Sun keyboard USB?
     
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Originally posted by johnzoidberg:
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Is the Sun keyboard USB?
yup! i got it cheap at a swap meet, it would be really neat if i could use all the miscellaneous keys on the left side....."stop again props undo front copy open paste find cut"
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Here

and

here.

Still a little untidy but it's getting there. I do need a good chair and I want to tidy up the wires (though I often just to to the couch or outside on the porch) to work/surf.

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Originally posted by crazeazn:

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and the black keyboard is a Silicon Graphics one, very cool and kinda similar to the one my Octane2 has, have you had an intel based SGI ?
     
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Originally posted by crazeazn:

as for the sun keyboard...
Would you be able to post a pic of the keyboard by it self? I have never seen a SUN keyboard.
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Originally posted by Randman:
You are the first I saw who also uses a Sarotech hardbox.
How noisy is yours?
     
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I also have a Western Digital external and that is quiter, but I don't find the sarotech that noisy. Of course, I usually have iTunes on at the same time.

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25 pages, 1224 replies and still no stickie? Can we atleast have a reason?
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Nicely Done.
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Here is my setup. Not as good compared to some I've seen in this thread...

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A close up of the cleverly hidden USB transmitter/receiver thingy. I gotta change those batteries :S.


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Originally posted by Randman:


Here

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Still a little untidy but it's getting there. I do need a good chair and I want to tidy up the wires (though I often just to to the couch or outside on the porch) to work/surf.
Smack me if someone has mentioned it already but it's strange that you would use a USB overhead light for a Powerbook that has a backlit keyboard. What's up with that?
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Originally posted by hldan:
Smack me if someone has mentioned it already but it's strange that you would use a USB overhead light for a Powerbook that has a backlit keyboard. What's up with that?
Good catch. I don't, but I have the light from my iBook days. I was just trying to get as many of the toys in the shot (such as my 40GB iPod AND my Mini).

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I do not yet have my new 17" 1.5GHz Powerbook, but this is the new stand a friend of mine and I made in about three hours. It is made from 6061 Aluminum and is 1" x .375" bar and 12" dia x .25" thick plate for the base. What do you all think? I made it because all of the options that I found out there just didn't seem up to the task of holding such an awesome piece of art. Will post pictures of the Powerbook on it when it arrives on monday.


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UPDATE: After a year of debate I have decided to begin producing these stands. They have a couple improvements and may be purchased from the following site.

www.deskstands.net
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Thats one amazing stand mate! Very nice!
     
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The stand looks nice, but unless you have an iBook, you might want to get something like the radtech cushions juts so you don't have metal on metal and risk scratching your PB at all.

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Or maybe something to keep it from slipping off and falling on to your table or even worse off the edge on the floor.
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Originally posted by Ormnik:
I do not yet have my new 17" 1.5GHz Powerbook, but this is the new stand a friend of mine and I made in about three hours. It is made from 6061 Aluminum and is 1" x .375" bar and 12" dia x .25" thick plate for the base. What do you all think? I made it because all of the options that I found out there just didn't seem up to the task of holding such an awesome piece of art. Will post pictures of the Powerbook on it when it arrives on monday.


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Damned impressive! How much do you want for a 15" version?
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^Ditto.

althou i fear our powerbooks will slide right off without some sort of sticky pad on it.
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The Powerbook's rubber feet match the center of the arms and will not slide off. Also the feet keep it off of the aluminum, so it does not touch it. Why does everyone think it is going to scratch the bottom of the Powerbook? Does your Powerbook get scratched by putting it on a table? The answer is probably no if you have the rubber feet on the Powerbook.
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Originally posted by Ormnik:
I do not yet have my new 17" 1.5GHz Powerbook, but this is the new stand a friend of mine and I made in about three hours. It is made from 6061 Aluminum and is 1" x .375" bar and 12" dia x .25" thick plate for the base. What do you all think? I made it because all of the options that I found out there just didn't seem up to the task of holding such an awesome piece of art. Will post pictures of the Powerbook on it when it arrives on monday.
Nice !! I want one for my 15" ....

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Originally posted by Ormnik:
I do not yet have my new 17" 1.5GHz Powerbook, but this is the new stand a friend of mine and I made in about three hours. It is made from 6061 Aluminum and is 1" x .375" bar and 12" dia x .25" thick plate for the base. What do you all think? I made it because all of the options that I found out there just didn't seem up to the task of holding such an awesome piece of art. Will post pictures of the Powerbook on it when it arrives on monday.


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beautiful...lets hope tho that paramount doesn't sue you for using the star trek ship design...

btw you gotta go easy with the drill! (there's holes in the wall)

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Originally posted by Ormnik:
I do not yet have my new 17" 1.5GHz Powerbook, but this is the new stand a friend of mine and I made in about three hours. It is made from 6061 Aluminum and is 1" x .375" bar and 12" dia x .25" thick plate for the base. What do you all think? I made it because all of the options that I found out there just didn't seem up to the task of holding such an awesome piece of art. Will post pictures of the Powerbook on it when it arrives on monday.


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That is awesome....I really like that. I agree with the person tat said somethingto keep metal to metal contact but it is really a nice stand. I think I will head to the shop this weekend and fabricate a similar stand....imatation is the sincerest form of flattery.

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Wow. How much for a 12" version
     
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I'm also interested in a 12" version, when can I order
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i want a 15" one. as long as you make sure PBs don't slide off the thing.
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Sweden proudly present: PB G4 867 + iBook G3 500

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Originally posted by Agazzie:
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It's a stand called Frosty, made by the company Matting. Frosty (Just remember that it's swedish crowns, not USD. 495SEK is about 70-80USD)
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