Linux Gadgets – The Fit PC

Check out this Fan-less Linux PC from Compulab.


It is roughly the size of a paperback book, and it only uses a small amount of power between 3 to 5 watts.


The fitPC comes with Linux pre-installed and is design to fit into spaces where conventional PC’s can’t.

According to Compulab the fit-PC is based on the company’s CM-iGLX computer-on-module (COM), reported as the world’s smallest LX800-based single-board computer when it was introduced. The module has a 500 MHz AMD Geode LX800 processor, and is equipped with 256 MB of DDR RAM and up to 512 MB of NAND flash.

The fitPC is designed to be virtually maintenance free and ideal for 24/7 use in the home or office.

The is no fan, but the fitPC is cooled by its black anodized case, which serves as a heat sink.

The Specs

  • 40 GB hard drive
  • Dual 100 Mbps Ethernet
  • SXGA graphics controller, resolution to 1920 x 1440
  • 2 USB 2.0 high speed ports
  • Audio in/out interfaces
  • RS-232 serial port
  • Single 5V power supply
  • Dimensions — 4.7 x 4.6 x 1.6 inches (120 x 116 x 40 mm)

It is also possible to run Windows XP on the fit PC, and you can order it online for $285 (About £140) plus delivery.

Via Linuxdevices

PC Mods – Tiny PC in a Wooden Box – G-metric Nano

The G-metric Nano is a desktop PC featuring a VIA NX15000 Nano-ITX mainboard and 1GB of Crucial DDR2 memory. The power is provided by an 80W picoPSU.

g-metric nano

The case is made of Hard Pennsylvania Cherry veneer with an art deco geometric design on the top. The inlay is done in walnut, mahogany, basswood and cherry veneers.

g-metric nano

This is a stunning PC case-mod, head on over to slipperyskip for more pictures and full details.

via Gizmodo

Geeky Gadgets – IDE to SD Card Adapter

Check out the IDE to SD card adapter.

ide to sd card adapter

This SD card adapter  connects directly to an IDE cable and you can use an SD card as you OS hard drive.

It is probably not going to be faster than a SATA hard drive, but it will use virtually no power, so it work be a great solution to use in a small Linux PC.
It is available to buy online from gizfever for $24.99 (about £12.50).

via SlashGear

Mini Solar Powered Linux PC

The Aleutia E1 is a mini Linux PC, which comes in a tough aluminium case, has no moving parts and also runs in complete silence.

Aleutia E1

The cool thing about this mini linux PC is that it uses only 8 watts of power, which is about a quarter of the power used by an average laptop.


Aleutia E1

It runs the Puppy Linux OS, and also comes with office compatible software.
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Geeky Concepts – The Optimus Tactus Keyboard

Check out this concept keyboard from Art. Lebedev Studio, the company that produced the Optimus Maximus OLED Keyboard, named the Optimus Tactus Keyboard.

optimus tactus keyboard

The Optimus Tactus Keyboard has no physical keys, the keyboard can be programmed to display any images and perform any function.

optimus tactus keyboard

This is an amazing looking concept, whether or not it will go into production is anyone’s guess, everyone know the problems Art. Lebedev have had getting the Optimus Maximus keyboard to market.

via Geek Alerts

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