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Jason
2004-08-13, 08:58
It would actually be nice to see Slim Devices offer a kit for the Squeeze
that put the guts into a nice rack mountable case.

The demand is surely there, and I'm sure Slim could bargain for the best
deal possible in having a Taiwanese or Chinese manufacturer crank them out
by the bucket full.

If they offered a nice anodized finish and maybe a jet black option it would
sell pretty well I think, provided the price point was reasonable (maybe
around $99 for the whole kit).

I think that with the graphic SB now available some sort of premium case
offer is due.

-J

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of BigHam
Sent: Thursday, August 12, 2004 8:24 PM
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] Custom Case... the next evolution

Father-in-law co-owns an amplifier company. He helped me out. It was done in
a machine shop as a return favor... but you can easily do similiar designes
for less $$$. Such as this one:
http://www.geekmods.com/neilslimp3/case.htm

Geek connector, well... geeked. Thanks for the tip Sean.

http://www.geekmods.com/slimp3/g2/pages/011.htm

On Fri, 13 Aug 2004 03:03:55 +0100, Torgeir Veimo <torgeir (AT) pobox (DOT) com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-08-10 at 21:09 -0700, jason bigham wrote:
> > Here's a sneak peak at the next revision of my custom case (and my
> > entry for the software/hardware plugins contest). Been at it for
> > several hours now, time to eat:
> >
> > http://www.geekmods.com/slimp3/g2/
>
> How did you make the case? Do you have special machinery?
>
> --
> -Torgeir
>
>
>
>

BigHam
2004-08-13, 09:50
Not sure I would say that rack mountable is high demand, I don't even
know anyone who owns a rack for audio equipment. Not to say that there
aren't peeps out there though.

It is definatly cheaper to make a rack mountable faceplate rather than
a full on case like I did though. I actually tried to do this once,
just for the hell of it, but I lost the work in progress when i moved.

On Fri, 13 Aug 2004 09:58:22 -0600, Jason <jason (AT) pagefamily (DOT) net> wrote:
> It would actually be nice to see Slim Devices offer a kit for the Squeeze
> that put the guts into a nice rack mountable case.
>
> The demand is surely there, and I'm sure Slim could bargain for the best
> deal possible in having a Taiwanese or Chinese manufacturer crank them out
> by the bucket full.
>
> If they offered a nice anodized finish and maybe a jet black option it would
> sell pretty well I think, provided the price point was reasonable (maybe
> around $99 for the whole kit).
>
> I think that with the graphic SB now available some sort of premium case
> offer is due.
>
> -J
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of BigHam
> Sent: Thursday, August 12, 2004 8:24 PM
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: [slim] Custom Case... the next evolution
>
> Father-in-law co-owns an amplifier company. He helped me out. It was done in
> a machine shop as a return favor... but you can easily do similiar designes
> for less $$$. Such as this one:
> http://www.geekmods.com/neilslimp3/case.htm
>
> Geek connector, well... geeked. Thanks for the tip Sean.
>
> http://www.geekmods.com/slimp3/g2/pages/011.htm
>
> On Fri, 13 Aug 2004 03:03:55 +0100, Torgeir Veimo <torgeir (AT) pobox (DOT) com> wrote:
> > On Tue, 2004-08-10 at 21:09 -0700, jason bigham wrote:
> > > Here's a sneak peak at the next revision of my custom case (and my
> > > entry for the software/hardware plugins contest). Been at it for
> > > several hours now, time to eat:
> > >
> > > http://www.geekmods.com/slimp3/g2/
> >
> > How did you make the case? Do you have special machinery?
> >
> > --
> > -Torgeir
> >
> >
> >
> >

kdf
2004-08-13, 09:59
Quoting BigHam <jasonbigham (AT) gmail (DOT) com>:

> Not sure I would say that rack mountable is high demand, I don't even
> know anyone who owns a rack for audio equipment. Not to say that there
> aren't peeps out there though.

just think of all the young popstars who need a good piece of kit so they can
simply scroll through the set list, press play and start lipsyncing. I'm sure
there are a great many Teamsters who would appreciate the easy setup and
stability so that they can get the hell out of there so much faster, and save
precious brain cells.

With all this talk of quiet server PC's, it seems like it wont be long before
someone considers packing a squeezebox and a VIA board into a single component
case. rack tabs could be optional.

-kdf