News at 11: At trade show, major company shows off cool prototype it will never sell

"First of all," warns Ubergizmo, "this media server is a concept, not a commercial product." And yet it has specifications. [Ubergizmo]

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8 Responses to News at 11: At trade show, major company shows off cool prototype it will never sell

  1. MrWeeble says:

    Looks like it would be a fingerprint magnet, but who wouldn’t want a dodecahedral box sitting in their lounge. I would call mine Dodo!

  2. TedJohnson says:

    If you shake it, does it tell your fortune?

    Seriously: This looks like one of the cheap desk calendar doodads that banks used to give a way.

  3. trr says:

    dodecahedron (a Platonic solid) != cubeoctahedron (an Archimedean solid)

  4. OM says:

    …And if you push the right buttons, it turns into a Starfleet Redshirt who thought she was dead!

  5. word_virus says:

    Hehe. It’s like the unholy love-child of Swarovski and Sun Microsystems!

  6. Halloween Jack says:

    Toshiba Media Server is made of redshirt!

  7. muteboy says:

    It looks like a Draconian super weapon from Buck Rogers, or the Visitor self-destruct thing from V. Is Glen Larson missing a prop?

  8. Anonymous says:

    This is almost a spitting image of the EPICAC from the Vonnegut show of his story!

    I own it on commercial DVD, bought from the bottom of the $3 bin at Giant Tiger! Woohoo!

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