Going Stealth: MacBook Air Keyboard Case

I’m a big fan of case mods. I’ve never done one myself, but I’ve always thought that it would be fun to do. That’s why when I see cool stuff like this online, I have to tell the world. It’s called the MacBook Air project, and let me have the builder explain it to you:

One day, I was gifted a busted up MacBook Air.

Now, ever since the Air was announce and Steve Jobs held up that tiny motherboard I’ve had an idea about installing one in a keyboard, specifically one of the old white Apple keyboards.

I’ll spare you the next few weeks of posts, and cut to the chase. Instead of using a wired USB keyboard, he decided to build a base and install a Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard and Magic Trackpad on top. This gives him a fully functioning computer, all underneath the keyboard.

It’s not pretty right now, but it’s still a work in progress. Ultimately, this is still a pretty cool idea, and one with a lot of potential. Were this based off a newer MacBook Air with a Mini DisplayPort connection, it could be even easier. I can’t wait to see the finished product.

Kevin Whipps

Kevin Whipps is a copy editor, writer, photographer and custom car builder based in the Phoenix, Ariz. area. For the past 10 years he's been building his portfolio, mostly in the automotive publishing industry. When he's not wrenching on cars, most of his time is spent discovering new gadgets and toys, and of course, using everything Apple. Whipps is also married, and has a baby boy, Kevin Whipps Jr., coming on February 7, 2010.


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