Power Mac G4 Cube owners looking for a unique customization option for their diminutive Macs may want to consider a new offering from upgrade maker PowerLogix called the
PowerCube. It’s a case mod for the Cube made from aluminum that PowerLogix claims offers not only up-to-date styling but functional improvements as well.
The case is manufactured using 5052 aluminum alloy, and hand-assembled. It’s available in one of three finishes — what PowerLogix describes as a “G5-style” anodized aluminum, glossy black powder coat, or cool white powder coat. The company offers two optional perforated cooling grilles available in either anodized aluminum or mirror chrome.
Why bother? Outside of the unique look compared to the acrylic outer shell of the original Power Mac G4 Cube, PowerLogix claims that the PowerCube case provides better cooling than the original while retaining the “fanless” design of the original cube. As a result, Power Mac G4 Cubes can be upgraded with faster processors and more capable video cards without risking equipment failure or damage produced by additional heat, according to the company.
The PowerCube is compatible with all versions of the Power Mac G4 Cube. It sells for US$269 plus shipping costs, and is available only from PowerLogix.