windbook-miniA member of the MSI forums has put together a tutorial for modding an MSI Wind U120 netbook lid to include a glowing Apple logo. Look, I know this isn’t the first time we’ve seen a hack like this. But that doesn’t make it any less cool, OK?

One thing that really makes this hack special is that it uses an actual Apple logo ripped out of an old iBook lid, which gives the effect a bit of authenticity. The plastic also includes diffusion material, which helps disperse the light properly.

The whole process requires a bit of dremeling, filing, painting, and general messing around with the insides of your computer. So it’s not for the feint of heart. But if you’re already running OS X on your netbook and want to confuse the heck out of your friends and coworkers… yeah, it’s still probably not worth messing with unless you’ve got a lot of patience and a steady hand.

via Wired Gadget Lab

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9 replies on “Yet another MacBook Mini hack – with glowing Apple logo”

  1. I agree, it’s still pretty cool and I can confirm, it’s fun to run Mac OS X on a netbook.

    Is there any new news or rumors about an Apple netbook?

  2. Not any “less cool”? What could be less cool than being such a slave to a brand name that you’ll waste hours of time on a project like this?

  3. My interpretation. . . If they sold it, it would be a trademark violation. A trademark violation happens if somebody sells something with an Apple-like logo that might mislead the buyer into thinking it’s an Apple product. I don’t see that happening here.

    1. There are two major points – –

      “With intent to deceive” – that one is covered in the posts;
      “Use in inter-state commerce” – that one is unknown at this point;
      but if the machine ever shows up on e-bay. . . .

      It might be done only for “Bragging Rights” – but then maybe not.

  4. Ignore the Pison nonsense –
    That use of the Apple Logo is a trademark violation, no question about it.

    1. How does an individual computer owner physically putting a part from one computer into another computer violate anyone’s trademark?

      You really need to learn what “trademark violation” means…. Sheesh.

      1. Title VIII, Section 43 (15 U.S.C. $ 1125) is quite clear on that point.
        But to apply that (or to not apply that) in this case requires knowledge
        of the subsequent actions of that person.

        So unless you are the person who did that work – I don’t see how
        either of us could know what the intent and future actions of the
        person might be.

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