Apple Made A Desk??

13 Th02, 2021
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Snazzy Labs talks about one of the lesser-known Mac accessories: the MacTable. Released in 1984 alongside the 128K Macintosh, it has a longer and more storied history than you might expect.
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The original Macintosh released in 1984 changed the world. It was the first computer to bring a GUI, mouse, and windowing system to the mass market. Sure, machines from Xerox and others existed before-in classic Apple fashion, nothing they created was novel. But it was polished, it was targeted at "normal people" rather than tech enthusiasts that had previously dominated the home computer sales market and it was designed "right." It wasn't resorted to the basement dweller's lair, rather at the centerpiece of the home. As one might expect, accessories for the device became very numerous and in 1984, the MacTable was released. Partial drawing table, partial computer desk, partial... well, who knows what the heck it was for? Designed by famous industrial designer Jacob Jensen of Bang & Olufsen fame, it isn't just your average desk. Let's take a look at it in 2021. #Macintosh #RetroTech #IndustrialDesign

  • It's rare for me to see an Apple history video about something I don't know about. Great job dude.

    Matthew PearceMatthew Pearce13 ngày trước
    • @Felix Vetter Quinn is always legit.

      ricky vricky v9 ngày trước
    • Usually these kind of videos are click bait. but this was actually legit. damn

      Felix VetterFelix Vetter9 ngày trước
    • @Charlie M that apple camera video still sticks in my head many years later

      Zahed ChowdhuryZahed Chowdhury11 ngày trước
    • @Chris Waldrip Those were a very niche product. I would have liked one as a toy. 😂

      ricky vricky v11 ngày trước
    • Glad to see you're still hanging around, Matt! I watched your videos when I was younger.

      Charlie MCharlie M11 ngày trước
  • Yes, and they also made a desk, top

    Raymond LoRaymond LoNgày trước
  • 7:24 I would have that even now. But then again, I really like the white translucent polycarbonate iMacs

    soberhippiesoberhippieNgày trước
  • As somebody who likes to draw at 30 degrees, this is coming close to something i could use. I don't need the whole table to be at an angle, i want certain sections to stay flat and certain sections to actually change. At least the concept is there.

    JOSEPHJOSEPH2 ngày trước
  • Great story, I loved it!

    Amir KAmir K3 ngày trước
  • Apple is more successful than ever but the word “pc” means windows

    whiteandnerdytubawhiteandnerdytuba4 ngày trước
  • I didn't know this thing existed and I kind of like it... in that old school desk kind of way. Wouldn't give up my modern desk for it on the day to day usage but would still get one if I found one.

    Poison EmpressPoison Empress4 ngày trước
  • This is so awesome!

    Jay KerrJay Kerr4 ngày trước
  • Omak Macintosh. Gottem

    Ismail GadallahIsmail Gadallah5 ngày trước
  • i hereby engage with this content. in the name of the algorithm, amen

    dgpx84dgpx845 ngày trước
  • If they made this today it would cost $9K with an option to add casters for another $2000.

    Friday13th fanFriday13th fan5 ngày trước
  • I’m an Industrial Designer and an all time technology fan, you have no idea how much I enjoyed this video! Thanks @SnazzyLabs !

    Anuar CasabAnuar Casab6 ngày trước
  • Hey, happy to hear that my very scandinavian 90 degree feet finally got a mention!

    Henrik PeterssonHenrik Petersson6 ngày trước
  • Wait guys... i think the beard is coming back!

    Jake JohnsonJake Johnson6 ngày trước
  • good vid~ history documentary

    K KenK Ken6 ngày trước
  • Solid beard bro

    Kirk EbyKirk Eby6 ngày trước
  • Apple in 2022: MacHammer

    HybridHybrid7 ngày trước
  • maybe I´m saying this because it´s getting late... or because I´m from Denmark... or because I´m tired of tech channels posting the same video topics over and over.. but I´d like to say thank you for a surprisingly original video ... I believe this is my first comment on YT in years

    Daniel ZonoziDaniel Zonozi7 ngày trước
  • you make good content keep going

    River RumleyRiver Rumley7 ngày trước
  • Quinn, you’d make a great investigator

    TejTecTejTec7 ngày trước
  • My dream is coming true. Quinn is growing the beard back. Please.

    Mohamed EzawiMohamed Ezawi7 ngày trước
  • Someone watches DankPods - dollary-doos!

    IrtiIrti8 ngày trước
  • You're captain disillusion without the disguise, I know it

    hihi8 ngày trước
  • I like that theres a random ampex quadruplex video tape in the back of the set

    Linus wLinus w8 ngày trước
  • Nice Model F!

    Jordan FishJordan Fish8 ngày trước
  • That intro.... the 1984 Mac was not successful, and it’s impact is entirely imaginary

    Levi JohansenLevi Johansen8 ngày trước
    • I didn’t say it was successful. I said it was the first successful mass-market machine WITH a GUI and mouse. And that is true. Even if it didn’t sell in great quantities.

      Snazzy LabsSnazzy Labs7 ngày trước
  • Calls poeple out for saying the desk is made by Apple . puts a apple logo on it in the thumb nail lol

    JTK GAMINGJTK GAMING8 ngày trước
  • Nice discussion about wood.

    Edward FEdward F9 ngày trước
  • This was great! As others, I had never heard of the Mac table either so thanks for this history lesson!

    Nicholas TeslukNicholas Tesluk9 ngày trước
  • As a dane I watched your video on the MacTable with great interest. But you got some facts wrong. I actually did some research on this in the danish media and business archives. If you look in the danish company register you will see that Søren Storm was only a board member in the company from 1986 to 1987: I did some further research and found the designer Derek Howard Dennis. He is a real person from Denmark, but unfortunately is passed away now. I talked with his son on the phone for 5 minutes and he did verify that his father was responsible for the design, but only a few prototypes was made according to his memory. Jacob Jensen did not have anything to do with the design. I mentioned the US market, but he did not seem to know about that. My educated guess is that Søren Storm was a US sales representative. Hope you can use this bit of information.

    Anders MussegaardAnders Mussegaard9 ngày trước
  • Jesus you need to shave that high school patchy "beard"

    whiteandnerdytubawhiteandnerdytuba9 ngày trước
    • @Snazzy Labs mustang is what I had in high school, you were probably there with the same beard

      whiteandnerdytubawhiteandnerdytuba7 ngày trước
    • You need to be interested in better cars.

      Snazzy LabsSnazzy Labs7 ngày trước

    imRetardedimRetarded9 ngày trước
  • Yeah the first mouse, that got dirty so fast.... that was the great time !

    Fabfour DubFabfour Dub9 ngày trước
  • You missed lead me with this video

    Jimmy CarefulJimmy Careful9 ngày trước
  • “NINE-HUNDRED dollarydoos!” Dig the low key Simpsons reference.

    jmzr65jmzr6510 ngày trước
  • It's something I've never thought about until this moment, but I really like the idea of a desk being custom made for a particular computer. Wait, now that I'm thinking about it, I hate it! I'm confused.

    Brandon BemBrandon Bem10 ngày trước
  • nice work / music desk

    Hi-Fi InsiderHi-Fi Insider10 ngày trước
  • I worked for the general contractor who built the NYC Subway store. he told me those huge tables in Apple stores cost like $10,000 and apple super picky if they have even one defect. Which is ridiculous because after one day of being open those imperfections are nothing compared to what the public does to them.

    Adolfo CastroAdolfo Castro10 ngày trước
  • What a neat desk! I'd love to see a modern equivalent!

    BillBill10 ngày trước
  • A what

    Agent EagleTAgent EagleT10 ngày trước
  • Dude quarantine is starting to show in ur cheeks... Great history lesson though

    Jason LowtonJason Lowton10 ngày trước
  • "Tens of millions of dumb little fanboys..just kiddin" wink wink....

    ThePeddleThePeddle10 ngày trước
  • It would be really cool to have a new version of this. It could incorporate wireless charging and pairing so that I can set my iPhone, magic keyboard and mouse on the desk to automatically pair to the Mac and charge. It could also be a standing desk that connects to iPhone via HomeKit to control the height and set memory settings.

    Tom PikeTom Pike10 ngày trước
  • You’ll be able to build a PC with one of those tables.

    Robert PRobert P10 ngày trước
  • ScanCo? More like ScamCo

    Tarun sankar PerumalTarun sankar Perumal10 ngày trước
  • “We called a guy in Denmark named Jacob Jenson and he gave us the thumbs up.”

    An Unseen RulerAn Unseen Ruler10 ngày trước
  • The easiest way to tell if it's a real apple Mac table, just look for the $699 wheels

    Sean C.Sean C.10 ngày trước
  • The Mac sold well? What? It was called the biggest seller of Apple IIs as people would see the ad, go into the store balk at the price and buy an Apple II. The Apple II wasn't a good seller either. If you have not read 'Sophistication and Simplicity: The Life and Times of the Apple II' I would recommend it. It starts off drinking the cool-aid and avoids the hard truths but in the later chapters it just has to face the hard facts.

    OziphantoOziphanto10 ngày trước
  • 2:46 sKUzii

    Harrison BorbarrisonHarrison Borbarrison10 ngày trước
  • Legs sold separate

    LetsStarYBLetsStarYB10 ngày trước
  • Return of the Beard: The Beginning

    Kevin DoyleKevin Doyle10 ngày trước
  • Legs sold separately.

    Ayaan KAyaan K10 ngày trước
  • Uh... "rollable coasters?"

    fire surferfire surfer10 ngày trước
  • my thoughts: Apple made a desk?... Apple? Buying it.

    shadoeshadoe10 ngày trước
  • if apple did make a desk you will pay 200$ for more storage and it will not com with the leggs u get them separately

    Rafe TV GamingRafe TV Gaming10 ngày trước
  • I like the beard.

    A AROYA AROY10 ngày trước
  • Love this story...and love my MacTable (version 2)...which I still have and use...over 30 years after my darling wife bought it for me! We have quite a bit of Danish teak furniture, and she thought it would go well with the rest of the furniture we had. I have used it in a variety of configurations, all dependent upon the size of my Macintosh, but it is truly a great piece of furniture!

    johonewjohonew11 ngày trước
  • They didn’t just made a desk. They’ve created the Desktop!

    Il ItalianoIl Italiano11 ngày trước
  • this was a fun video, thanks snazzmazter

    Michael CowlesMichael Cowles11 ngày trước
  • I guess it's been an editing error but from 1:41 there's no backgrounf music and it just stops.

    DJordydjDJordydj11 ngày trước
  • Hey Quin, long time viewer here (from before you went and learned Spanish) and I don't normally comment but this was truly a great video and i needed to say that. You had me captivated throughout the whole video and it was just about a table. You have made a couple videos like this and I think your on to something here. I think you could make a series with videos like this one and the Zune video and make a series about other forgotten things that have been lost to time but are deeply rooted with their time and place. Its the context tying in the whole story that make this such a great story to tell. I think the scoop could be quite large and aslong as it ties into how some kind of tech sculpted history i think it would be a good time. Building on this you could go decade to decade and tell history through tech. Just give it a snazzy name and I think your set. Anyways keep up the great work! P.S I like watches and would love to see you go full on Watchfinder & Co....

    joshmlpjoshmlp11 ngày trước
    • Thanks dude!! I’ll keep that in mind. :) cheers!!

      Snazzy LabsSnazzy Labs11 ngày trước
  • These are the videos I come here for. Good job Snazzy.

    smakusdodsmakusdod11 ngày trước
  • Finally, back on track to doing what you do the best. Thank you, Snazzy

    Krishna RKrishna R11 ngày trước
  • I thought you'd talk about the tables inside the apple stores too... they perfectly represent the minimalism imho Great videos ! Big Fan!

    Philipp SchwabedalPhilipp Schwabedal11 ngày trước
  • @DankPods

    DragonoidDragonoid11 ngày trước
  • Even before the video was over I did a search on IKEA...

    E.J. BertelE.J. Bertel11 ngày trước
  • I want one. A lot. Preferably not with the 80s oak cabinet trim. But I want one. Really good video, sir.

    • Thanks, man! I’m keeping my eyes around for a gen 1. They’re awesome!

      Snazzy LabsSnazzy Labs11 ngày trước
  • Hobo youtuber trend spotted!

    costafilh0costafilh011 ngày trước
  • you look very healthy mashallah

    8xsolution8xsolution11 ngày trước
  • Bearded Quinn > Regular Quinn

    Ibrahim ChehabIbrahim Chehab11 ngày trước
  • Well, Hello Wo- *cough* Linus!

    EliEli11 ngày trước
  • Awesome job! This is now one of my favorite Mac history videos. Keep them coming! I didn't get my first Mac until 1990, but I remember the ads in MacWorld for this desk. I really think you should do videos like this one more often.

    D.G. HeceiD.G. Hecei11 ngày trước
    • Thanks man!

      Snazzy LabsSnazzy Labs11 ngày trước
  • Best video I've seen this month!

    UkasaUkasa11 ngày trước
    • Cheers!

      Snazzy LabsSnazzy Labs11 ngày trước
  • Quinn, please make more of videos like these! These unheard, yet interesting things

    Tech AisleTech Aisle11 ngày trước
  • Love your videos.

    Danny SpivakDanny Spivak11 ngày trước
  • The IABLE

    ohoh11 ngày trước
  • Let's hope the screws are ok

    TomgamezTomgamez11 ngày trước
  • What happened to your voice? It sounds different, it is like you are being dubbed by someone else.

    Ali BAli B11 ngày trước
    • I have a cold 😂

      Snazzy LabsSnazzy Labs11 ngày trước
  • ... 8:50 - angled panel on the left is obviously for coffee...;P

    Krunoslav ŠokićKrunoslav Šokić11 ngày trước
  • Thanks Quinn now I want one..🤦🏼‍♂️

    Jandoeseverything DEJandoeseverything DE11 ngày trước
  • On 2:46 sounds like he stepped on a baby hahahahah 🤣

    Daniels_Adventure_Daniels_Adventure_11 ngày trước
  • My man really made a 13 min video about a DESK and managed to make it interesting

    pavlebnpavlebn11 ngày trước
  • Macs are currently at their low point. Unserviceable, everything glued / soldered together garbage.

    The Shadow ManThe Shadow Man11 ngày trước
  • Did I just watch a 13 minute video about a table? Yes, yes I did! Did I really enjoy it and would love a part 2? YES, yes I would!

    Barlas SahinogluBarlas Sahinoglu11 ngày trước
  • Does somebody know which super cool mac is shown at 7:25 ? I did not know that model!

    Philipp NordhoffPhilipp Nordhoff11 ngày trước
  • We had a Mac 512k growing up. I truly wish it'd survived, but it died in storage during Hurricane Katrina... :(

    Adam HammackAdam Hammack11 ngày trước
  • really looking forward to a review of that F77

    GavinGavin11 ngày trước
  • It would make for a pretty good drafting table for sure!! lol

    Everything ElseEverything Else11 ngày trước
  • Thank you very much for a interesting little bit of apple history 😊

    Patric MelanderPatric Melander11 ngày trước
  • I have never heard of this before and now I want to make one. Lol.

    bluefaolanbluefaolan11 ngày trước
  • Quinn, you find the most interesting products. Now find us some more of those touch screen 📺 MacBooks. 😉

    ricky vricky v11 ngày trước
  • 9:04 why would I want to know how much it costs in Australia?

    Toomany FrancisToomany Francis11 ngày trước
  • You’re going getting fat bro.

    AndrewAndrew11 ngày trước
  • As per the advertisement at 11:19 in the top right corner it mentions that the surfaces are interchangeable with the design-variant shown at the last advertisement. I assume that the center wooden part where the pieces attach to can be turned as well around during assembly so that the logo points to the correct direction even when the movable pieces are on the back half.

    PfahliPfahli12 ngày trước
  • li ke oh my god my 10 gig internet sucks waaaa

    LS StudiosLS Studios12 ngày trước
  • i always love and appreciate the amount of detail and heart you put into your videos.

    Mike CuomoMike Cuomo12 ngày trước
  • yo nice cameos of the model f77

    Pepperoni SecretPepperoni Secret12 ngày trước
  • apple always made tables since that is all their junk computers are good for.

    Rayhw1 AnderRayhw1 Ander12 ngày trước
  • This table reminds me of the tables at school in the 80's. Yes, I live in Denmark. The first design was the premium design, the second one was basically every tables at the schools - without the leveling. In the 90's they where replaced with tables that helped posture in the class rooms, but where still to be found in areas where you did not sit more than 30 minutes or so. This was totally a weird video to watch. Note: My experience may not be the same as most others. I went to a private school in the 80's, before switching to public school in the 90's. The tables at the public school was not this design, before they switched to tables that helped with posture.

    Martin KjærulffMartin Kjærulff12 ngày trước
  • 12:18 lmao

    fercheese sevenfercheese seven12 ngày trước