Having left in 1985, Jobs returned to Apple in 1997 and unleashed his corporate son, Ive. Apple's software was in a mess and its market share almost invisible. So Jobs went for taste, and Ive produced a series of extraordinary, wildly postmodern machines. With their translucent, candy-coloured plastics and, in the case of the desktops, large, inviting handles, they had an almost overpowering tactile quality.

Bryan Appleyard, Sunday Times

LaCie Firewire speakers

The LaCie Firewire Speakers look pretty good and don't need an AC adapter because they are bus-powered. If you own a firewire Clamshell this might be the right choice. There connecting cable between the two speakers is a lttle bit short..



Compared to its small dimensions you will encouter a powerful sound. The installation is cumbersome: You have to open /utilities/ Audio Midi Setup and choose Lacie Firewire Speakers as default and system output. Then set audio output properties to 44.100 Hz. There seems to be a fatal bug if you're running OSX 10.4 Tiger: while everything seems right under 10.4.6 - after you install the 10.4.11 update the system will crash immediately when the first sound is played.

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