Throwback Thursday: Power Mac G4 Cube

February 3rd at 5:37 PM

Throwback Thursday: Power Mac G4 Cube

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we’re venturing back to the year 2000. A time when the Y2K scare was in full swing, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was floating around 5,000, and the Power Mac G4 Cube was hot technology.

First sold in 2000, Apple’s Power Mac G4 Cube came standard with a 450MHz PowerPC G4 processor, 128MB of RAM, 24X CD-ROM drive, 20GB hard drive, and 16MB ATI graphics card. The computer was popular amongst Mac enthusiasts due to is svelte form — 9-inches tall, 8-inches wide, and 8-inches deep — fan-less operation, and unique speakers. Like all things Apple, there was a premium that had to be paid for such a compact and dapper machine; the Cube’s base price was $1599 (CPU only).

While popular amongst die-hard Mac fans, the device never really achieved mainstream success and in 2001 the Cube was retired. Since the computer’s sunsetting, instructions have surfaced online explaining how to turn the Cube’s external case into a host of other things… including a fish bowl.

Anyone out there ever invest in a G4 Cube? More →


The LG “Arena” KM900 gets official

February 8th at 9:36 AM

The LG “Arena” KM900 gets official

LG announced the launch of its newest flagship multimedia phone this morning, the Arena KM900, and now we have yet another handset to lust after as we wonder if it will ever make it to US soil. To start things off, the Arena features the unique 3D S-Class touchscreen User Interface with a cube-based layout comprised of four customizable home screens that provide access to the major features of the phone. LG is pitching the Arena as a multimedia powerhouse that will incorporate both Dolby and DivX technologies but we’ve seen a few handsets recently *cough-Acme i8910-cough* that are certainly more capable in that area. Move past all that and you’re looking at 7.2 Mbps HSDPA support, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, a 3″ touchscreen with 480 x 800 resolution and two cameras (one being a rear-facing 5 megapixel shooter). Additional details on the Arena, along with some surprises from the sound of things, will be announced at LG’s press conference at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

[Via Unwired View]