(photos: Victorian Steampunk) iCog Hades iPad Case + Bluetooth Keyboard | US$424.00 | www.etsy.com
we don’t know the exact relation between Victoria era and the steampunk movement. whether is it frictional, a fantasy or whatever – we are not really bothered by it. one thing we are sure about this golden era is that famous folks like Charles Dickens, Ludwig van Beethoven, Louis Sullivan and among the many others, all hailed from around that era. so, if these pioneers were use tablets, it would probably look like your iPad clad in this beautiful iCog Hades iPad Case + Bluetooth Keyboard. handcrafted by John William Dunn, the iCog Hades comprises of an iPad bumper case and a matching Bluetooth keyboard, both fashioned from a combination of wood, brass and copper elements. the bumper case attached to the keyboard via hinges, turning your iPad into a Victorian-styled laptop, and when detached, the wood framing your iPad continue its duty as a wooden bumper case or sort. Continue reading iCog Hades iPad Case + Bluetooth Keyboard
(credit: Miterbox) Handmade Natural Wood Retro TV iPad Dock | US$60.00 | www.etsy.com
remember the old Macintosh machine-turn-iPad stand? well, here’s another one that runs along that line but this time in the iPad masquerade itself as a retro TV. handmade with natural wood, this unique iPad dock (i’d call it a stand) is fashioned to resemble the vintage television set (likely the 60s or 70s) and another difference to the Macintosh machine stand is that you don’t need to get your hands dirty to own one. yup, it is up for sales via the creator, Mitebox’s store on Etsy for $60 a pop. since this stand, i mean dock is made from the ground up, it can be custom made to fit either the original iPad or the newer iPad 2. Continue reading Handmade Natural Wood Retro TV iPad Dock for iPad or iPad 2
(photo source: hirac.info)
would you like to have one? unfortunately, it is not available off-the-shelf but you can certainly follow the instruction to make one yourself. i would think you will need a pair of technical hands to do that and of course, an old Macintosh that you are ready to dig out it’s internal. pretty cool, except that having to touch-interface horizontally, isn’t exactly ideal for long period of time. perhaps for watching movie?
how about adding a 30pin dock to the side (if there’s room) and route the cable to the back? in this way, you can have unlimited juice while watching movie on it or surfing the net. or maybe throw in some mod circuitry to connect a vintage Mac joystick? perfect.
check it out @ Site Hirac (Japanese).
Instructions in Japanese and English.