Because of the GPS module, and the fact that the ModBook’s metal case blocks wireless signals, the top of the case has two areas in matching MacBook plastic, underneath which Axiotron places an array of antennae for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and—on models that include the module—GPS.
Ooh, so that’s (part of) why it looks so bad. Okay then, fine. But, watching the video and cringing every time he moves the poor thing, I realize I don’t want to touch a tablet Mac until it’s got a flash drive.
Speaking of which, 128GB SATA flash drive. Hee.
Enso [via] is an interesting take on the usual “let’s clone Quicksilver on Windows” theme: for once, they do understand that Quicksilver is more than a launcher and that the plugin-based architecture is its biggest advantage (Enso is expandable in Python, how buzzwordy is that); and rather than copy the interface like everyone else they try and do their own thing displaying a big, nicely typeset text-only overlay when you press-hold Caps Lock.
If you’re a Windows user you should be all over this — Quicksilver is the most important piece of software on the Mac, and anything remotely emulating its functionality on Windows ought to be good.
Oh, and while we’re coopting Caps Lock to do anything but lock caps, the Happy Hacking Keyboard Lite 2 isn’t quite pretty but it’s cool — sporting old-style keys and having Control above Shift, all in a reduced footprint. I’m not going to buy it at $64, but it would nicely complement my mini. (Yes, it’s a Mac keyboard. Which it doesn’t actually look like, though it doesn’t feel like it’d be out of place connected to one. Provided you have a big, black, transparent Terminal window always open.)
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