Apple’s Power Mac G4 Cube may have been one of the few commercial misfires during Steve Jobs’ reign, but it has a cadre of loyal users and new products are still being released for it. Now MacMice Workspace Products Co. has introduced the US$79.99 CubeScoot, a clear acrylic roller stand for the discontinued computer.
MacMice President Jack Campbell says the CubeScoot is probably “the most utterly pointless accessory ever launched for that machine … or, possibly for any Apple machine ever built.”
Modeled after MacMice’s iScoot roller stand for the Power Mac, the CubeScoot is scaled down for use with the smaller Cube. Made of clear Acrylite brand acrylic sheet and equipped with clear polymer industrial truck casters as rollers, Campbell told MacCentral that he came up with the idea for use with his own Cube. The question, of course, is why.
“We still use Cubes at MacMice, and the idea came up to build a scaled down iScoot to stick under one of these collectible computers,” he said. “Of course, the CubeScoot is totally pointless. After all, the Cube isn’t put on the floor in the first place. But it’s so pretty, we decided to release it as a real product, anyway. We think only a true Cube nut, like myself, would ever consider buying one of the silly things.”