How to tart up an Iyonix caseBy Chris Williams. Published: 14th Nov 2003, 23:31:34 | Permalink | Printable
Neon lights to the rescue on a Friday nightOne of the major let downs of the Castle Iyonix, expressed purely by the general userbase, was the choice of casing. The Iyonix's case, for some people, is so generic, it made cardboard look more exciting than a one time Acorn executive releasing his pent up fury on a PC at that Acorn World show with a hammer and hack saw.
Case modifications were once upon a time all the rage. Heaven forbid if they still are, we suspect the fashion died out when adventurous geeks tried adding aquariums to their machines. Splish, splash, smell of burning PCB? Maybe not. Cue Iyonix.
While there's no tropical fish and silicon chips in sight here, there is one glowing souped up Iyonix case, crafted from the loving hands (or merely moisturised) of Neil Spellings. He of the Cino team has put together an online gallery of how he created his neon and perspex effort. All he needs now is a glow in the dark keyboard and possible a gold star for his achievement.
Any other ideas for an Iyonix case redesign welcome.
"The Cino Iyonix" webpage
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