Created by Microworkz, the iToaster could have been a great machine for the general public, cheap as a WebTV but much more better since it would have ran on BeOS. But sadly, it appeared to be a scam as the company closed its door before the release of the machine. The specs were:

  • Pentium II running at 266 MHz
  • 2.1 or 3.2 GB hd, depending of the price *
  • 32 MB of RAM
  • 56k Modem
  • Two USB ports
  • You can plug it either on a computer monitor (800x600 with 16 millions colors) or on a TV screen
  • Price: approx. $199

    * You can't install any apps, the use is for file storage only
  • A common nickname, amongst computer techies (out here in Fort Worth, Texas anyway), for a Compaq PC.

    The Compaqs have multicolor chassis, like the iMac, but also have a FLOPPY drive - hence toaster (bread goes into toaster and pops out when done, same with floppy.... ok, weak analogy - sure - but it works).

    Faithfully following the iMac trend, there are now "normal" toasters available which can only be described as iToasters. They're available at Wal-Mart, and they have the goofy blueberry-translucent and tangerine-translucent plastic shells. I think there are other iKitchenAppliances available, too-- I think I remember seeing an iBlender too, though I'm not sure. Just like their digital predecessors, they come in lots of other colors, too. What the hell is the world coming to?

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