Apple iPod touch 2G owners tired of their PMP expiring mid-way through their favorite track can now slap on a mophie Juice Pack and more than double playback time. Taking the same approach as the Juice Pack for the iPhone and iPhone 3G, the mophie Juice Pack for iPod touch 2G is basically a cradle containing a rechargeable Li-Ion battery.
You might remember the Steampunk Frankenstein case mod from last month: an 8ft behemoth of brass, ominous lighting, tricked-out gages and water-cooling. Creator D.Mattocks has been in touch to let us know the huge PC is now finished, complete with some much-welcome Steampunk tweaking to the drives (which previously were left bare plastic).
Thermaltake have been showing off their special edition Level 10 PC case, created in association with BMW Designworks, at CeBIT this week. Unlike most cases, which try to fit everything inside one big dull box, Level 10 looks as though the shell has been vacuum-packed around each of the components.
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.
Abee Japan have announced a new desktop PC case which, thanks to some neat little aluminum legs, gives you a space to push your keyboard out of the way. The Abee Japan smart SC120D has room for either a Micro-ATX or Mini-ITX motherboard, along with two 3.5-inch bays and a 2.5-inch bay.
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.
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.
We’ve seen some unorthodox Lian Li’s concept in the form of sea shell and billowing sail, those were standard size PC cases; their latest creation, PC-Q07, takes on Mini-ATX platform with oversized chassis to accommodate traditional full sized components.
We're fully expecting Amazon to announce the Kindle 2 this morning, but if the Wall Street Journal is to be believed then there could be more than just a new ebook reader on the cards. The paper is reporting that Amazon have persuaded author Stephen King to pen an exclusive work that will only be available on Kindle.
Whether its left you screaming in frustration or cooing in delight, the last thing you want is to see your BlackBerry Storm smashed on the cold, harsh ground. Happily OtterBox have finally wheeled out one of their sturdy cases for the touchscreen smartphone, and while it won't make it water-resistant, it will add protection against drops, bumps and dust.