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

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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12 Comments

1. HTCiscool

Posts: 449; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

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

2. hepresearch unregistered

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

8. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Dude...get off of that.

3. GYNGA

Posts: 19; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

Actually very cool accessory

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!

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

6. mozes316

Posts: 144; Member since: Sep 30, 2011

Brilliant!

7. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

9. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

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

10. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

LOL, LOL

11. Carlitos

Posts: 681; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

12. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

DOPE.

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