A member of the MSI Wind.net 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