Does anyone recognise this peripheral?

  WhiteTruckMan 22:12 21 Aug 10
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If you go to this link click here and scroll down to the second pic the man standing is holding what looks like a laptop (might be a mac?), but does anyone know what is plugged into it and dangling down?

(please note, this is about the dangly bit, NOT the article, even if it is in the daily wail).

Thanks

WTM

  MAJ 22:26 21 Aug 10

It looks like a Farallon LocalTalk transceiver for a Mac. click here

  WhiteTruckMan 23:07 21 Aug 10

It's tempting, but I'm inclined to discount the idea mainly due to the timeframe involved. To quote from your link

"With the release of the iMac in 1998 the traditional Mac serial port disappeared — and thus, the ability to use both LocalTalk and PhoneNet — from new models of Macintosh."

But thanks.

WTM

  Why wont it work 23:08 21 Aug 10

Looks like a Macbook to me. Could well be a mini DisplayPort to VGA/DVI/whichever adapter.

  rdave13 23:16 21 Aug 10

Looks like a broken zip to me; click here

8-0

  MAT ALAN 23:25 21 Aug 10

fine pair of peripherals!!!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 23:31 21 Aug 10

Looks like a Rj11 phone adaptor - network card something like click here

  Forum Editor 00:10 22 Aug 10

I have one rather like it. Mine is black, and on a bendable stalk. I use it to illuminate the keyboard of my laptop on aircraft, after they turn the lights off to create their artificial night.

  wolfie3000 01:03 22 Aug 10

Never having used a Mac I first thought it was a DSL Filter.

click here

  Forum Editor 09:00 22 Aug 10

Well spotted, I'm sure you're right.

  WhiteTruckMan 10:06 22 Aug 10

For difficult identifications is awarded to fourm member for his outstanding performance.

Thank you.

WTM

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