iTop: Linux-based iPod laptop

ItopI lack the technical know-how and gadget vision of creative hackers and modders, so if I were in the shoes of a fellow named Owen, whose cracked iPod screen voided his warranty, I would’ve tossed the DAP into the trash straightaway.

But not Owen. No, to him, a lost device is a gained opportunity . . . to make a tiny laptop! He calls it the iTop and plans to add iBoy-like buttons and build some sort of speaker-enabled desk or table around it soon. I can’t really picture it (like I said, no gadget vision), but even in its current state I already prefer it over the MacMini Portable. It lacks the latter’s functionality, of course, but it successfully runs Linux and has full UIs. Pretty cool.

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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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