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Element Liquid Case for iPhone Review

Element Liquid Case for iPhone Review

Aftermarket accessories for the iPhone 3G have a tough time standing out; it's a crowded market and if you're offering the same old silicone, transparent plastic or leather case, you're likely to sink without trace. Element have certainly managed to carve a niche for themselves, and they've done it by carving distinctive cases out of alloy or injection-molded polycarbonate. They send SlashGear two Element Liquid iPhone cases to try out.

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Hackintosh Jr. casemod

Hackintosh Jr. casemod

This casemod probably won't be mistaken for official Apple hardware, but then it cost a whole lot less than it would to boil a Mac Pro tower down to 5.5-inches high.  The handiwork of modder Widefault, it's a compact low-power Hackintosh running OS X on salvaged components.

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8ft Steampunk Frankenstein Computer case mod

8ft Steampunk Frankenstein Computer case mod

As insane Steampunk PC case mods go, this Frankenstein machine by D. Mattocks will take some beating.  Standing almost eight feet tall, and bristling with copper piping, vintage gauges and glass indicator lights from an old navy ship, it's not so much a computer as a tribute to H.G. Wells, Dr Frankenstein and the sort of coffin Isambard Kingdom Brunel would've probably liked to be buried in.

The vent was salvaged from an old church, and now acts as the air inlet for the water-cooling system.  Meanwhile everything is backlight with green cold-cathode tubes, which manage to make the Frankenstein Computer look even more ominous.  Happily one of the gauges does actually show the computer temperature, though there's probably not a steam blow-off valve.

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