The Rarest MacBook Ever Made

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Snazzy Labs

5 сарын өмнө

Snazzy Labs talks about the ModBook Pro-the rarest touchscreen Mac mod ever-and how the company that included Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak lost $1.5M.
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Quinn Nelson of Snazzy Labs talks about Modbook-a company started by an Apple Executive that had the support of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak for a number of years. What initially began as a success went down a path of failure and ultimately cost the company millions of dollars in losses with Kickstarter backers never receiving the product they ordered and the company in charge ghosting everyone involved.

Snazzy Labs
Snazzy Labs 5 сарын өмнө
A likely unrelated (but interesting) development: whoever was hosting Modbook's website has now banned them and the website seems all but gone. You can still find it on the Internet Archive for those interested.
Andrey Lucas
Andrey Lucas 2 сарын өмнө
The most interesting thing is the MacOS inside. Why other companies/startups don't use it as well? Probably legal reasons I know, but how Andreas managed to get around those restrictions?
NicVandEmZ 3 сарын өмнө
@TeckGeeks try hackintosh with the raspberry pie and see if you can fake there arm power MacBook Pro MacBookPro17
TeckGeeks 4 сарын өмнө
I want macOS on RPi 4
Crazy Harry the Muppet
Crazy Harry the Muppet 5 сарын өмнө
The site seems to be working just fine for me; with the exception of the store link getting the 502 error
Doriphor 5 сарын өмнө
The site works for me 🤔
Travis Bradley
Travis Bradley 17 өдрийн өмнө
I owned one from 2014-2018. Unfortunately the motherboard fried, and that was the end of it. Luckily I have the internal hard drive, but data recovery is going to cost me $1,500 and luckily 80% of its contents I had backed up on externals. I enjoyed it, and felt cool for having such a unique piece of technology. I’m an illustrator that put it to good use, but in hindsight I should’ve avoided it.
A Nother
A Nother 20 өдрийн өмнө
Snazzylabs... why do MNdown presenters, such as yourself, think it's ok to set up their audio so we can hear every inhalation and exhalation, and quite often the sound of their tongues clicking on the roof of their mouth and 'lip smacking' sounds as they speak? It's horrible and totally unnecessary. You rarely hear it on TV programmes, as they know people don't want to hear it. Please, apply the same care to your audio as you do the video. 🙁
A Nother
A Nother 20 өдрийн өмнө
A great story, and well researched. It's a shame so many crowd funded projects end up like this, very little to show and lots of money disappearing.
-ゝ- 21 өдрийн өмнө
"it still had a DVD drive heh" AND A HEADPHONE JACK HEHHEHEH
Make Money Now
Make Money Now Сарын өмнө
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NexyDoesYouTubeStuff Сарын өмнө
Oh my God. That's quite a story. Came to this video from Krazy Ken's recommendation and I loved it!
VIPΞR MEDIA Сарын өмнө
Interesting how the website says "© 2012-2021 Modbook Inc. All Rights Reserved." Not to mention they have a COVID-19 message...
Volomette Сарын өмнө
Mod book gay 😳
Eli the Photo G
Eli the Photo G Сарын өмнө
i bet he regrets leaving his position at apple now...
Bunny Сарын өмнө
that pc is still better than the one i have
PrivateCheeselaw Сарын өмнө
I still use DVDs....
Fatboy Gaming
Fatboy Gaming 2 сарын өмнө
The Newton was tied with the amstrad PDA600 for being the first.
Sco B
Sco B 2 сарын өмнө
Apple really should offer a matte and touch version.
Charles Sylvander
Charles Sylvander 2 сарын өмнө
love that he has roblox installed on it xD
Lg Hammer
Lg Hammer 2 сарын өмнө
Wow, that's seriously interesting! Thanks for the look @ such an intricate piece of tech that was a little part of Apple's history
Niklas 2 сарын өмнө
Never in my life have I ever heard of this. I almost didn‘t think this was real lmao
EmperorFaiz 2 сарын өмнө
When I think about it, if they still developing ModBook Pro but using M1 Macbook hardware, we would finally get the Mac OS "iPad" people keep clamoring for years.
Prove iT!
Prove iT! 2 сарын өмнө
John Werner
John Werner 2 сарын өмнө
Great video. I never knew there were any devices that were marketed running the Mac OS save for the failed period when Apple licensed the Mac OS for several makers of non-Apple branded desktops legally running licensed Mac OS. That statement that in the future Macs may eventually offer touchscreens vindicating this man's vision is kind of off. I mean he basically stole money from Kickstarter investors in the final analysis. Not a combination I think adds up to a brilliant visionary.
Alexey Shupta
Alexey Shupta 2 сарын өмнө
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Josh Adams
Josh Adams 2 сарын өмнө
High key salty he called an ac cobra a mustang when jts an ac ace which carol shelby shoved a 427 ford engjne into
Aurelio Tomas Turbao
Aurelio Tomas Turbao 2 сарын өмнө
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Marcelino Dreams
Marcelino Dreams 2 сарын өмнө
I just like watching his videos. His voice just makes it great. Ok now I sound weird.
Alexander Martin
Alexander Martin 2 сарын өмнө
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Business Guide
Business Guide 2 сарын өмнө
Keep posting interesting contents like this!
SDrummond Robert
SDrummond Robert 2 сарын өмнө
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Poo poo Pichu
Poo poo Pichu 2 сарын өмнө
If only that dude stayed at Apple 😩
Max 2 сарын өмнө
Pedro Henrique
Pedro Henrique 2 сарын өмнө
You can just buy a surface studio with this money....
Savim 18
Savim 18 2 сарын өмнө
Is there steam on that thing whyyyyyyyyyy
D3DPiXL 2 сарын өмнө
at 8:35 haas in the picture is wearing a watch, can some amazing person please for the life of me tell me what that watch is, i believe in the power of the internet, i hope :P
Jakub Lulek
Jakub Lulek 2 сарын өмнө
I feel that Axiotron got Wozniak on board because it would be awkward for Apple to sue it's founder...
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This mod book 📖 📚 is exactly the reason why Apple will probably never add a touch screen to there computer lineup! Now notice I said “touchscreen” and not “touch functionality”, two completely different things!
yeeisme 2 сарын өмнө
I saw one of these when I was still a Mac Genius. They were also featured a number of times on the SciFi (when it was properly spelt) show, Eureka. They were very heavy, very clunky in usage and since they were mostly made from the Black and White MacBooks you'd be replacing that hard drive more times then you would want to admit!
Bashir Sfar
Bashir Sfar 2 сарын өмнө
FYI, the AC Cobra was not based on the Ford Mustang, as the Mustang did not exist at that point. The AC Cobra was a roadster by AC Cars with a modifies Ford Engine inside. Still same legal sense but thought I should mention that.
SanvicTHE N00B
SanvicTHE N00B 2 сарын өмнө
I have fancy unibody white MacBook (I still use it)
Dexter Gaymon
Dexter Gaymon 2 сарын өмнө
I was able to get a Modbook. I was never able to find a Modbook Pro.
AuraicHalo 2 сарын өмнө
Isn't salt lake city the place with no laws?
eivis13 3 сарын өмнө
2007 back then :DDDDD I get that a decade in computer years is a milenia, but still :DDD
Hirnfaser 3 сарын өмнө
11:20 this is literally what the wacom driver looked back then. (I think they didn’t change anything) The mouse mode was obviously designed for graphic tablets and doesn‘t really make sense on this device. :D
10 Gauge
10 Gauge 3 сарын өмнө
For anyone interested, there's actually a new old stock i5 Modbook Pro for sale on Amazon RIGHT NOW.
Bart 3 сарын өмнө
There is one 2009 model on eBay UK - over £400 :/
Daily Shadow
Daily Shadow 3 сарын өмнө
I actually had a modbook. It wasn't bad, but it was expensive as hell. I never had an issue with it though, other than it having pretty poor specs. Chugged a lot in Adobe illustrator once my files were getting too large for it.
Annuai 3 сарын өмнө
I think everyone should back projects like these that come right out of passion. Even though they might not even come out real, they surely shine some light on what is possible
DNdavidsonsnation 3 сарын өмнө
Touch screen macbook, no thanks.
DM DM 3 сарын өмнө
I felt bad for the engineer Hoss (didn’t quite catch the name). Inventor whose idea was ahead. It doesn’t sound like some sort of copyright was enacted by him from which he could have profited now. The report by you that he does come to that office sounded sad.
pini weenie
pini weenie 3 сарын өмнө
I wonder what version of OS it supports
Gabriel Rosario
Gabriel Rosario 3 сарын өмнө
The first iPad pro!
KiraPlaysGuitar 3 сарын өмнө
133Hz "Whack 'em" touch layer.
Remi Larroque
Remi Larroque 3 сарын өмнө
thx for publishing this story to all of us that baked this project i did trust this project where i shouldn't the money is lost for ever without really any explanation. we were scammed and i hope this video will prevent other in future
Retroike7 3 сарын өмнө
Your pronunciation of Wacom. Wackem Sackem Wabbits
Alex Calley
Alex Calley 3 сарын өмнө
The AC "Ace" Roadster wasn't a modified Mustang. The Shelby Cobra was a modified AC "Ace" Roadster. Am I the only one who picked up on that and can't stop thinking about it during a computer video?
DAV3 3 сарын өмнө
Still better than any MacBook...
David Empire
David Empire 3 сарын өмнө
I have an idea for how ModBook could be revived: Put the internals of the new Apple Silicon Macs with the M1 chip into the body of a modern tablet, like the iPad Pro. Give it a proper multi-touch display with pressure sensitive stylus, and maybe even 120hz refresh rate, and Smart Connector-like keyboard and trackpad support, running macOS Big Sur, of course. This would be the ideal tablet for professionals who just can’t get enough out of the iPad Pro, and with a new 5nm fanless ARM SoC, it could likely fit into the body of a thin and light modern tablet. Plus macOS Big Sur is remarkably touch-friendly.
Alex Hadfield
Alex Hadfield 3 сарын өмнө
Wow! I thought this would be a click bait video, but you weren’t lying. Great video!
TJ 3 сарын өмнө
Oh I remember when this came out ! Wanted one so much but it was expensive and didn’t seem particularly useful. But now we moved to Apple silicon there are gonna be iPad Pro shaped Macs someday that’s sure and these would actually be useful with an Apple Pencil.
위니더푸 3 сарын өмнө
I never knew such thing existed! I would love to have a modern one where i can use it as a tab and as a computer 2 in 1!
Fatalstryke 3 сарын өмнө
Sooo the Palm Pilot is Palm pulling an Apple
Dinkar Patrayani
Dinkar Patrayani 3 сарын өмнө
Wow ! Never knew this existed. What a concept and interesting execution !
Jack Dawson
Jack Dawson 3 сарын өмнө
awesome video
G Mercer
G Mercer 3 сарын өмнө
I still have my two newtons in storage.
BeybladeFan9009 3 сарын өмнө
I was in high school when these guys first came out. I wanted one so bad! I'm still way too poor to buy one 😂
Thought Loop
Thought Loop 3 сарын өмнө
imagine if you could run Big Sur on the iPad Pro
Joran Vancoillie
Joran Vancoillie 3 сарын өмнө
Which camera do you use for your A-roll shots and which lens?
James Sherrard
James Sherrard 3 сарын өмнө
Why did I love the gag at 20:45 so much?
erqfrqefa refdarefad
erqfrqefa refdarefad 3 сарын өмнө
The Shelby Cobra. "A Highly modified Ford Mustang" 😂
Kabosumama Doge
Kabosumama Doge 3 сарын өмнө
Really enjoyed your content! Very informative
Qasim Ali
Qasim Ali 3 сарын өмнө
I bet Steve jobs approved ipad just to destroy modbook🔥
\[#_#]/ 3 сарын өмнө
Why did the second gen modbook still have pen input only? That‘s so bad when there‘s an iPad next to it which works flawlessly at the tip of your finger. And is like 1500 bucks cheaper.
duncan rmi
duncan rmi 3 сарын өмнө
>goes home, glues cintiq to old macbook, takes pictures for ebay
Spencer Reeves
Spencer Reeves 3 сарын өмнө
I worked at Best Buy a few years ago and someone brought one of these in to recycle! I was so intrigued because I thought it was some crazy prototype MacBook and looked it up... if I would have known its history, I would have tried to keep it!
Niall Capstick
Niall Capstick 4 сарын өмнө
It may not be your purview, but I’d been interested in a Panasonic Toughbook for its functionality and high nits value, which is a knock against any screen I’ve come across (try using your iPhone on a sunny day). The Modbook seemed like a good idea, but how did it manage for light output?
todd grudzinsky vevo
todd grudzinsky vevo 4 сарын өмнө
I am gonna waot till they make the MODBOOK AIR. That would be cool if they made one.
Shahar Rozenbloom
Shahar Rozenbloom 4 сарын өмнө
Next iPad Pro Will Have Better Contrast and Will be Wider And longer. Work.
Sophie The Cat
Sophie The Cat 4 сарын өмнө
been loving all the hype about this lately, i hope it actually comes out at some point!
loric loppi
loric loppi 4 сарын өмнө
My thiccpad does it better :p
iLife64 4 сарын өмнө
I wonder if Louis Rossmann would shit his pants if one of these were shipped in for repair. Don’t delay, shid and fard today
ElijahAppleUser 4 сарын өмнө
Who else noticed that the ModBook Pro had Roblox installed on it.
Luke Davis
Luke Davis 4 сарын өмнө
Angie G
Angie G 4 сарын өмнө
Ravpower sucks.
Kadette - Media Group
Kadette - Media Group 4 сарын өмнө
good job jumping on that bandwagon
Pyre Records
Pyre Records 4 сарын өмнө
Kickstart? More like scamstart haha I have NEVER seen anything good come out of there its 99% of the time fake
7i7i. sqw
7i7i. sqw 4 сарын өмнө
😂im dead when i saw the madbook pro logo
Andrew DuBose
Andrew DuBose 4 сарын өмнө
A friend of mine had one of these for his home theater setup. Holy cow, forgot about these!
James King
James King 4 сарын өмнө
I vividly remember in 2009 reading in some magazine I bought about this, it was under some future tech section (1 page after the top 50 you gi oh cards list 😅) . It had the iPad build but the MacOS background on it, when the iPad came out a year later I always wondered why they never put MacOS on it. I guess it's cause it's so they can make more e-waste at this point as a Mac with touchscreen and 'Mac pencil' would make iPad pro obsolete.
Several People are typing
Several People are typing 4 сарын өмнө
These tablet computers costs as much as a Wacom MobileStudio
Joinen Again
Joinen Again 4 сарын өмнө
I, weirdly, had one of these in my first year of uni. I managed to get it quite cheap on an eBay bid presumably because no one knew what it was. I used it every day and carried it along with the insanely bulky metal stand, a bluetooth keyboard, and mouse in my backpack. I ended up hating it so much, the least functional computer I've ever owned.
Joinen Again
Joinen Again 3 сарын өмнө
@Remington Kissack I ended up selling it later that year for enough money to buy an actual Macbook haha
Diego G.
Diego G. 3 сарын өмнө
Man you find joinen in the most unexpected places
Remington Kissack
Remington Kissack 4 сарын өмнө
@Joinen what ended up happening to it? Did you ever sell it, or do you still have it?
Eowyn Dernhelm
Eowyn Dernhelm 4 сарын өмнө
Headed over here from Twitch just to say hi, it was weird hearing you rant without chat getting mad :)
Ondřej Soukup
Ondřej Soukup 4 сарын өмнө
Your segways are like from Linus lol
S K 4 сарын өмнө
The Newton wasn't the first PDA. Psion had one well before Apple did, and I think there was one from Hitachi that was before the Newton as well.
Techno Universal
Techno Universal 4 сарын өмнө
While that Tablet it what the IPad Pros will most likely evolve into within the next five years but of course the IPads will be extremely capable and power efficient with sleek and lightweight designs! :)
Shareef Wahab
Shareef Wahab 4 сарын өмнө
So it was an iPad?
Silviu I.
Silviu I. 4 сарын өмнө
Is it just me or Quinn's anticlimactic (c***blocking >:D) storytelling style is getting old and tiresome?
LeWolfYT Videos and Animations
LeWolfYT Videos and Animations 4 сарын өмнө
Derp Wolf
Derp Wolf 4 сарын өмнө
Ah these, I was hype for these.
sketchy_marcus 4 сарын өмнө
I remember wanting one of these so much in college. But I just couldn't justify the price and instead went with a macbook pro and intuos 4. And then the retina iPad came out.
enthusiasticGeek 4 сарын өмнө
14:25 quieres?
Akshayan 4 сарын өмнө
NeonFlame 4 сарын өмнө
ok this is all cool....but why the hell do you have roblox on it?
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