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iStation camouflages your iPad into an Apple computer from the 80s

Posted: , by Victor H.

iStation camouflages your iPad into an Apple computer from the 80s
Got an iPad and have a nostalgia for the past of computing? Well, while technically you’d still be in 2011, iStation, an Apple II-esque stand, brings you looks even better than Macs had back in the 1980s. The one small difference is the couple of hundred times faster processor on the iPad and the touchscreen, but that’s one modern day convenience we’d like to keep even in this retro looking setup.

The stand itself also works for the iPhone, and in both cases you also get a Bluetooth keyboard to fully emulate the feeling of a retro Mac. The wooden finish overwhelms you with the wild illusion that computers could indeed be made from wood and this marriage of materials is what really makes this a neat idea. But you can also get a plastic grayish stand which would fit perfectly a black iPad. The stands have stereo speakers with a subwoofer, which is definitely a welcome addition.

There’s also a USB port which allows you to charge the device while it’s docked. So overall, for $85.90 you get the stand with a Bluetooth wireless keyboard, a USB to micro-USB charging cable, a 3.5mm mini-stereo to 3.5mm mini-stereo TRS cable and an AC Power Adapter. It’s compatible with the iPad, iPad 2, the iPhone 4 and 4S, but you’d better order yours soon if you want to get it for the holidays - the demand seems overwhelming and orders are expected to arrive only on December 26th.

source: M.I.C. Store via CNET


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posted on 06 Dec 2011, 07:09

1. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


Now why would I want my tablet to resemble a Mac, and an old one at that.

posted on 06 Dec 2011, 07:16

2. hepresearch (unregistered)


Maybe the wood-panel-sided station-wagons will come back into style again, too!

posted on 06 Dec 2011, 13:18

8. corporateJP (Posts: 1826; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Dude...get off of that.

posted on 06 Dec 2011, 07:52 1

3. GYNGA (Posts: 19; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


Actually very cool accessory

posted on 06 Dec 2011, 08:00

4. hepresearch (unregistered)


... about as cool as an $800 shaped-ceramic iPhone horn, but costs a tenth as much and is much more useful. Hilarious!

posted on 06 Dec 2011, 08:08 1

5. remixfa (Posts: 14148; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


lol, at least this block of wood is sub-$100.. lol

posted on 06 Dec 2011, 10:33

6. mozes316 (Posts: 142; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)


Brilliant!

posted on 06 Dec 2011, 11:36 1

7. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6729; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Just wish for once these dumb companies stop putting I's in front of their products

posted on 06 Dec 2011, 13:19

9. corporateJP (Posts: 1826; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


I'm not the biggest of Apple fans, but that thing is retro-cool, in my humble opinion.

F' what you heard...

posted on 06 Dec 2011, 13:41

10. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 642; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


LOL, LOL

posted on 06 Dec 2011, 14:09

11. Carlitos (Posts: 351; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Lol my friend and I just read this.
He said it looks retarded.
I said, well.....

posted on 06 Dec 2011, 14:40

12. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


DOPE.

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