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Reply 40 of 88, by Bruninho

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I oddly like that. The un-integrated internals of a phone are more tangible than other examples in this thread, which remain magical black boxes in spite of the chips being visible. I look at that and think, if I had those components I could build my own phone.

Or maybe I'm just imagining Melissa Joan Hart picking that up on Nickelodeon in 1993.

Ooohh, Clarissa explains it all! I had completely forgotten. 🤣

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Reply 41 of 88, by torindkflt

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bfcastello wrote:
EDIT: But actually when I was a 90's kid I had a phone in my room that was transparent: […]
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EDIT: But actually when I was a 90's kid I had a phone in my room that was transparent:

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My father had this exact same model of phone in his workshop for many years. It eventually stopped working.

Back in the 90s, I had a Tozai clock radio that was transparent (but unfortunately not colored). It worked well, but I eventually replaced it because I needed a clock radio that would allow me to run the radio and have the alarm buzzer enabled at the same time (most cheap alarm clocks back then didn't allow this since the radio volume knob was also the buzzer switch).

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As for specifically colored translucent items, to the best of my recollection I have ever only owned two. One is a USB adapter that allows me to plug a PS1 or PS2 controller into my computer (still have it in storage), and the other was a USB flash drive (lost it somewhere).

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EDIT: I almost forgot the innumerable floppy disks I've had over the past two decades that were translucent colors. I still got tons of those in storage.

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Reply 42 of 88, by SirNickity

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Well, since consoles are fair game (hehe), here's the translucent pride and joy of my console collection:

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Every self-respecting console collector needs a Funtastic rainbow. 😁

Got Sega love, too. Really, I'm just a sucker for controller variations, and the Dreamcast even had matching VMUs!

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Even Sony got in on the fun... a little bit:

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But I confess, the dual OG console thing is more about head-to-head Wipeout XL. 🤣 And this is neck-in-neck with the SNES as my all-time favorite console. <3

Reply 43 of 88, by Jo22

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That phone and the alarm clock are really pretty! I've always loved colourful think that you can look into. ^^
It's simply fascinating seeing how something works, what kind of circuit works inside etc.

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In what to one race is no time at all, another race can rise and fall..." - The Minstrel

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Reply 44 of 88, by Bruninho

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If you like the phone...
https://www.cultofmac.com/656098/stunning-app … lassic-machine/

Jesus Christ.

"Design isn't just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."
JOBS, Steve.

Reply 45 of 88, by Jo22

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Haha, thanks. 😉 Reminds me of the Fischertechnik stuff from the 1980s.
Back then, that look was meant for educational purposes.

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Source: https://www.c64-wiki.de/wiki/Fischertechnik_C … ng_Modell_30562

A translucent a500 case would fit nicely to am Amiga version of the same interface (if exists). 😀

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In what to one race is no time at all, another race can rise and fall..." - The Minstrel

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Reply 46 of 88, by SirNickity

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I'm warming up to the Xbox, so here's some fresh-from-the-Bay classic translucent kitch -- hybrid console / PC style:

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Bringing this back around to PC-adjacent territory, what better example of clear acrylic than the G4 Cube?

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Reply 47 of 88, by Caluser2000

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Ooh I do have something and it was beside me all the time with my most useful

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floppies in it. You know partition magic, CDUs MS Dos 7.1 distro, MaxBlast, EZDrive, Compaq bios set up disks etc. It is pre translucent fad and is yellow so I can't lose it 😀

There's a glitch in the matrix.

Reply 48 of 88, by xjas

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Haha, nice. I have the same thing, but for CDs. It's "just" clear though so I didn't post it.

@SirNickity: I love the Green/Halo Xboxes so much. All mine are standard black (I have three now?! Why do I have three?) but I'm sure one will pop up locally soon... I kind of regret flogging my G4 cube too (although it was replaced by a nice little white Mac Mini, like yours.) I never had the monitor or speakers though. That's a really tidy looking setup & the sub looks like it's made for it too.

Gotta say this thread is D E L I V E R I N G . Awesome stuff, all!

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Reply 49 of 88, by FAMICOMASTER

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I used to have a Bondi Blue iMac G3, the original one. I paid $20 for it, it came out of a barn. It eventually died and I bought a Grape iMac G3 rev C(?) to replace it. It's 333MHz and it runs Mac OS 9.2.2 really well, almost as well as my early PowerMac G4!

Oh yeah, my USB to IDE adapter is also translucent blue. So is my Teac USB floppy drive (which recently died, but I bought a NOS one of the same model).

Fun fact, all of these devices came from the same store (except the Grape iMac).

Reply 50 of 88, by Errius

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https://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/1999/04/28 … est-is-for-macs

“Your mission is to attack and destroy the Apple Computer manufacturing plant. You are allotted 35 bombs and 60 lasers."

Reply 51 of 88, by HanJammer

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Fortunately I somehow avoided this era and I doubt I have a single item styled like this - maybe just some Verbatim cd-rw boxes, but that's about it...

I don't know what's more horrible:
piano-black cases
silver cases
blue-leds in everything
or these translucent colored plastics

All of above -> AWFUL.

For sale (2019.12.01 - new items!!!): 8088, 286 stuff | 386, 486 stuff | Socket 5-8 stuff | Old HDDs and 5.25" FDDs

Reply 53 of 88, by Anonymous Coward

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HanJammer wrote:
Fortunately I somehow avoided this era and I doubt I have a single item styled like this - maybe just some Verbatim cd-rw boxes, […]
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Fortunately I somehow avoided this era and I doubt I have a single item styled like this - maybe just some Verbatim cd-rw boxes, but that's about it...

I don't know what's more horrible:
piano-black cases
silver cases
blue-leds in everything
or these translucent colored plastics

All of above -> AWFUL.

We should find a way to combine all of these attributes into one really awesome design.

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Reply 54 of 88, by Bruninho

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SirNickity wrote:
I'm warming up to the Xbox, so here's some fresh-from-the-Bay classic translucent kitch -- hybrid console / PC style: […]
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I'm warming up to the Xbox, so here's some fresh-from-the-Bay classic translucent kitch -- hybrid console / PC style:

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Bringing this back around to PC-adjacent territory, what better example of clear acrylic than the G4 Cube?

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I LOVE the G4 Cube. I wish more computers were like this.

"Design isn't just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."
JOBS, Steve.

Reply 55 of 88, by Caluser2000

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Another damn item I use every day. Blue translcent $2 shop torch.

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Great for finding your 386s power button.

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There's a glitch in the matrix.

Reply 56 of 88, by SpectriaForce

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SirNickity wrote:

Well, since consoles are fair game (hehe), here's the translucent pride and joy of my console collection:

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Every self-respecting console collector needs a Funtastic rainbow. 😁

You still miss a couple translucent versions (one EU and two Japanese consoles) and that excludes the Pikachu N64 versions 😊

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Reply 57 of 88, by Caluser2000

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Anonymous Coward wrote:
HanJammer wrote:
Fortunately I somehow avoided this era and I doubt I have a single item styled like this - maybe just some Verbatim cd-rw boxes, […]
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Fortunately I somehow avoided this era and I doubt I have a single item styled like this - maybe just some Verbatim cd-rw boxes, but that's about it...

I don't know what's more horrible:
piano-black cases
silver cases
blue-leds in everything
or these translucent colored plastics

All of above -> AWFUL.

We should find a way to combine all of these attributes into one really awesome design.

Some people are just, just, how shall I put it , soooo beige Alll those '80s 8-bit systems were so colorful in their blacks, silvers etc. You would've thought it was a modern thing going by some here.

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There's a glitch in the matrix.

Reply 58 of 88, by j^aws

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I still have these somewhere in storage:
iMac G4 with Harmon Kardon speakers

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Reply 59 of 88, by King_Corduroy

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I have a new thing that looks like it should have come from the early 2000's 😁 (I specifically bought this colour because it reminds me of the cheap toys and stuff from the late 90's 🤣)

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