The Rarest MacBook Ever Made

26 Th09, 2020
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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.

  • 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.

    Snazzy LabsSnazzy Labs5 tháng trước
    • 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?

      Andrey LucasAndrey LucasTháng trước
    • @TeckGeeks try hackintosh with the raspberry pie and see if you can fake there arm power MacBook Pro MacBookPro17

      NicVandEmZNicVandEmZ3 tháng trước
    • I want macOS on RPi 4

      TeckGeeksTeckGeeks4 tháng trước
    • The site seems to be working just fine for me; with the exception of the store link getting the 502 error

      Crazy Harry the MuppetCrazy Harry the Muppet4 tháng trước
    • The site works for me 🤔

      DoriphorDoriphor4 tháng trước
  • 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.

    Travis BradleyTravis Bradley8 ngày trước
  • Snazzylabs... why do VIworld 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 NotherA Nother11 ngày trước
  • 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.

    A NotherA Nother11 ngày trước
  • "it still had a DVD drive heh" AND A HEADPHONE JACK HEHHEHEH

    -ゝ--ゝ-12 ngày trước
  • Your channel definitely deserves my subs!

    Make Money NowMake Money NowTháng trước
  • Oh my God. That's quite a story. Came to this video from Krazy Ken's recommendation and I loved it!

    NexyDoesYouTubeStuffNexyDoesYouTubeStuffTháng trước
  • Interesting how the website says "© 2012-2021 Modbook Inc. All Rights Reserved." Not to mention they have a COVID-19 message...

  • Mod book gay 😳

    VolometteVolometteTháng trước
  • i bet he regrets leaving his position at apple now...

    Eli the Photo GEli the Photo GTháng trước
  • that pc is still better than the one i have

    BunnyBunnyTháng trước
  • I still use DVDs....

    PrivateCheeselawPrivateCheeselawTháng trước
  • The Newton was tied with the amstrad PDA600 for being the first.

    Fatboy GamingFatboy GamingTháng trước
  • Apple really should offer a matte and touch version.

    Sco BSco BTháng trước
  • love that he has roblox installed on it xD

    Charles SylvanderCharles SylvanderTháng trước
  • Wow, that's seriously interesting! Thanks for the look @ such an intricate piece of tech that was a little part of Apple's history

    Lg HammerLg HammerTháng trước
  • Never in my life have I ever heard of this. I almost didn‘t think this was real lmao

    NiklasNiklasTháng trước
  • 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.

    EmperorFaizEmperorFaizTháng trước
  • hi

    Prove iT!Prove iT!Tháng trước
  • 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.

    John WernerJohn WernerTháng trước
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    Alexey ShuptaAlexey ShuptaTháng trước
  • High key salty he called an ac cobra a mustang when jts an ac ace which carol shelby shoved a 427 ford engjne into

    Josh AdamsJosh AdamsTháng trước
  • The equable numeric apically replace because license thermodynamically tempt alongside a deafening comfort. knowing, flashy dancer

    Aurelio Tomas TurbaoAurelio Tomas TurbaoTháng trước
  • I just like watching his videos. His voice just makes it great. Ok now I sound weird.

    Marcelino DreamsMarcelino DreamsTháng trước
  • Isn't it Way-Com

    Alexander MartinAlexander MartinTháng trước
  • Keep posting interesting contents like this!

    Business GuideBusiness GuideTháng trước
  • The fearful fearless cappelletti unknowingly tremble because bee inferiorly use athwart a spiky fox. vengeful, plausible caterpillar

    SDrummond RobertSDrummond Robert2 tháng trước
  • If only that dude stayed at Apple 😩

    Poo poo PichuPoo poo Pichu2 tháng trước
  • Albeit

    MaxMax2 tháng trước
  • You can just buy a surface studio with this money....

    Pedro HenriquePedro Henrique2 tháng trước
  • Is there steam on that thing whyyyyyyyyyy

    Savim 18Savim 182 tháng trước
  • 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

    D3DPiXLD3DPiXL2 tháng trước
  • I feel that Axiotron got Wozniak on board because it would be awkward for Apple to sue it's founder...

    Jakub LulekJakub Lulek2 tháng trước
  • Please never use Linus’s Sponsor Segways again!😂😎

  • 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!

  • 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!

    yeeismeyeeisme2 tháng trước
  • 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.

    Bashir SfarBashir Sfar2 tháng trước
  • I have fancy unibody white MacBook (I still use it)

    SanvicTHE N00BSanvicTHE N00B2 tháng trước
  • I was able to get a Modbook. I was never able to find a Modbook Pro.

    Dexter GaymonDexter Gaymon2 tháng trước
  • Isn't salt lake city the place with no laws?

    AuraicHaloAuraicHalo2 tháng trước
  • 2007 back then :DDDDD I get that a decade in computer years is a milenia, but still :DDD

    eivis13eivis132 tháng trước
  • 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

    HirnfaserHirnfaser2 tháng trước
  • For anyone interested, there's actually a new old stock i5 Modbook Pro for sale on Amazon RIGHT NOW.

    10 Gauge10 Gauge2 tháng trước
  • There is one 2009 model on eBay UK - over £400 :/

    BartBart2 tháng trước
  • 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.

    Daily ShadowDaily Shadow2 tháng trước
  • 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

    AnnuaiAnnuai3 tháng trước
  • Touch screen macbook, no thanks.

    DNdavidsonsnationDNdavidsonsnation3 tháng trước
  • 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.

    DM DMDM DM3 tháng trước
  • I wonder what version of OS it supports

    pini weeniepini weenie3 tháng trước
  • The first iPad pro!

    Gabriel RosarioGabriel Rosario3 tháng trước
  • 133Hz "Whack 'em" touch layer.

    KiraPlaysGuitarKiraPlaysGuitar3 tháng trước
  • 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

    Remi LarroqueRemi Larroque3 tháng trước
  • Your pronunciation of Wacom. Wackem Sackem Wabbits

    Retroike7Retroike73 tháng trước
  • 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?

    Alex CalleyAlex Calley3 tháng trước
  • Still better than any MacBook...

    DAV3DAV33 tháng trước
  • 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.

    David EmpireDavid Empire3 tháng trước
  • Wow! I thought this would be a click bait video, but you weren’t lying. Great video!

    Alex HadfieldAlex Hadfield3 tháng trước
  • 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.

    TJTJ3 tháng trước
  • 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!

    위니더푸위니더푸3 tháng trước
  • Sooo the Palm Pilot is Palm pulling an Apple

    FatalstrykeFatalstryke3 tháng trước
  • Wow ! Never knew this existed. What a concept and interesting execution !

    Dinkar PatrayaniDinkar Patrayani3 tháng trước
  • awesome video

    Jack DawsonJack Dawson3 tháng trước
  • I still have my two newtons in storage.

    G MercerG Mercer3 tháng trước
  • 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 😂

    BeybladeFan9009BeybladeFan90093 tháng trước
  • imagine if you could run Big Sur on the iPad Pro

    Thought LoopThought Loop3 tháng trước
  • Which camera do you use for your A-roll shots and which lens?

    Joran VancoillieJoran Vancoillie3 tháng trước
  • Why did I love the gag at 20:45 so much?

    James SherrardJames Sherrard3 tháng trước
  • The Shelby Cobra. "A Highly modified Ford Mustang" 😂

    erqfrqefa refdarefaderqfrqefa refdarefad3 tháng trước
  • Really enjoyed your content! Very informative

    Kabosumama DogeKabosumama Doge3 tháng trước
  • I bet Steve jobs approved ipad just to destroy modbook🔥

    Qasim AliQasim Ali3 tháng trước
  • 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.

    \[#_#]/\[#_#]/3 tháng trước
  • >goes home, glues cintiq to old macbook, takes pictures for ebay

    duncan rmiduncan rmi3 tháng trước
  • 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!

    Spencer ReevesSpencer Reeves3 tháng trước
  • 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?

    Niall CapstickNiall Capstick3 tháng trước
  • I am gonna waot till they make the MODBOOK AIR. That would be cool if they made one.

    todd grudzinsky vevotodd grudzinsky vevo3 tháng trước
  • Next iPad Pro Will Have Better Contrast and Will be Wider And longer. Work.

    Shahar RozenbloomShahar Rozenbloom3 tháng trước
  • been loving all the hype about this lately, i hope it actually comes out at some point!

    Sophie The CatSophie The Cat3 tháng trước
  • My thiccpad does it better :p

    loric loppiloric loppi3 tháng trước
  • 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

    iLife64iLife643 tháng trước
  • Who else noticed that the ModBook Pro had Roblox installed on it.

    ElijahAppleUserElijahAppleUser3 tháng trước
  • IT FINALLY CAME. OUT.... sorta

    Luke DavisLuke Davis3 tháng trước
  • Ravpower sucks.

    Angie GAngie G3 tháng trước
  • good job jumping on that bandwagon

    Kadette - Media GroupKadette - Media Group3 tháng trước
  • Kickstart? More like scamstart haha I have NEVER seen anything good come out of there its 99% of the time fake

    Pyre RecordsPyre Records3 tháng trước
  • 😂im dead when i saw the madbook pro logo

    7i7i. sqw7i7i. sqw4 tháng trước
  • A friend of mine had one of these for his home theater setup. Holy cow, forgot about these!

    Andrew DuBoseAndrew DuBose4 tháng trước
  • 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.

    James KingJames King4 tháng trước
  • These tablet computers costs as much as a Wacom MobileStudio

    Several People are typingSeveral People are typing4 tháng trước
  • 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 AgainJoinen Again4 tháng trước
    • @Remington Kissack I ended up selling it later that year for enough money to buy an actual Macbook haha

      Joinen AgainJoinen Again3 tháng trước
    • Man you find joinen in the most unexpected places

      Diego G.Diego G.3 tháng trước
    • @Joinen what ended up happening to it? Did you ever sell it, or do you still have it?

      Remington KissackRemington Kissack3 tháng trước
    • Headed over here from Twitch just to say hi, it was weird hearing you rant without chat getting mad :)

      Eowyn DernhelmEowyn Dernhelm4 tháng trước
  • Your segways are like from Linus lol

    Ondřej SoukupOndřej Soukup4 tháng trước
  • 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.

    S KS K4 tháng trước
  • 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! :)

    Techno UniversalTechno Universal4 tháng trước
  • So it was an iPad?

    Shareef WahabShareef Wahab4 tháng trước
  • Is it just me or Quinn's anticlimactic (c***blocking >:D) storytelling style is getting old and tiresome?

    Silviu I.Silviu I.4 tháng trước
  • Wow

    LeWolfYT Videos and AnimationsLeWolfYT Videos and Animations4 tháng trước
  • Ah these, I was hype for these.

    Derp WolfDerp Wolf4 tháng trước
  • 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.

    sketchy_marcussketchy_marcus4 tháng trước
  • 14:25 quieres?

    enthusiasticGeekenthusiasticGeek4 tháng trước

    AkshayanAkshayan4 tháng trước
  • ok this is all cool....but why the hell do you have roblox on it?

    NeonFlameNeonFlame4 tháng trước