Apple Computer's iBook, introduced two weeks ago, has a high ''ooooh'' factor -- the involuntary reaction elicited from some people when they see a thoughtfully designed product. The person mainly responsible is Jonathan Ive, 32, a London native who is the personal-computer industry's leading design rebel.

Steve Lohr, New York Times


My iBook Clamshell Gemini

The Gemini is based on a G3 Clamshell iBook (300/366/466MHZ) - it has a integrated touchscreen and was built to support disabled people. The Gemini iBook was the second Mac modded by Assistive Technology Inc., the first one was called Freestyle and featured a PowerPC 603e Processor. I bought my 366Mhz Indigo Gemini in 2009 and carefully upgraded it with a DVD Drive and 120GB HD.

The Gemini has no internal keyboard, there are a couple a new internal wires, so the upgrade process was very delicate.

Read more: My iBook Clamshell Gemini

List of compatible RAM Modules

The Clamshell iBook has a 66Mhz front side bus, so ram modules had to be (downward) compatible to 66Mhz, even if they can handle 100mhz or 133mhz.
There a lot of 144 pin SO-DIMM standard modules that work flawlessly, others seem to work, but produce errors, some are not even recognized.

You' re lucky if the manufacturer or trader tests the compatibility (see photo above)

The following SO-DIMM modules should work for you:

1. 512MB Samsung/Apple OEM PowerBook PC133 SODIMM (p/n M8631LL/A)
(M8631LL/A, M464S6453DN0-L7A, KTA-PBG4/512) memoryx.net

2. 512MB Apple iMac/iBook/PowerBook PC133 1" SDRAM SODIMM (p/n MX-M8631G/A)
(M9088G/A, M8631G/A, KTA-PBG4/512) memoryx.net

3. 256MB Apple PowerBook/iBook PC133 SDRAM SODIMM (p/n MX-M8206LL/A)
(M8206LL/A, KTA-PB133/256, KTA-PBG4/256) memoryx.net

4. 128MB Apple PowerBook PC133 SDRAM SODIMM (p/n APPLE-128MB-PC133-SO)
(APPLE-128MB-PC133-SO, KTA-PB133/128) memoryx.net

iBook users report that this modules work for them:

1. 512MB Kingston KTA-PBG4/512
3. 256MB Lei PC100 256MB32X64

Luminiscent Apple Mod

The Clamshell iBook, has - in contrast to the black PowerBook and more recent iBook,PowerBook and MacBook models no lumininiscent apple logo on the top case. When you take a look at the iBook when the display is on in a dark room, you will see that the surrounding of the apple is gently glowing. Roll up your sleeves - we can do better than that. After the Luminiscent Apple Mod you will get a lovely light-show for your Clamshell iBook - as to be seen in the picture above.

Read more: Luminiscent Apple Mod

iPad in iBook mod

A plain vanilla iPad in iBook mod comes from Osaka, Japan, published on applenoir.com. The iPad replaces the tft display, a keyboard is connected via iPad camera connection Kit. You can find a more detailed descripition here. Kudos!

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