If you want to have hands on Mac computers but do not know how to then there is a easy solution now. You can turn your expensive smartphone into a small Macintosh computer and here is how to do it. Thanks to Elago the company that earlier released a stand that turned the Apple Watch into a miniature Macintosh computer to sit on your bedside table while it charges. This company has now essentially done the same thing for your iPhone with its M4 stand, which lets your phone display as a vintage Apple computer that’s woefully under-powered in comparison.
All you need is your iPhone 7, 6s, or 6 phone that can be turned into an old Mac PC.
Called the M4 Stand for iPhone, the charging stand functions exactly like the Apple Watch version: users slide their iPhone into the side of the silicone housing, and there’s a pass-through rail underneath the stand for Lightning cable organization. In terms of size, the M4 Stand is about 5.8 inches long, 4.3 inches wide, and 5 inches tall.
If you want to use a matching vintage Apple keyboard with it, however, you might be out of luck unless it’s been hacked and upgraded with wireless Bluetooth functionality, which simply didn’t exist way back in 1984.
M4 stand features:
- View your iPhone through a blast from the past. Your iPhone fits perfectly into the stand and transforms it into an old Apple monitor.
- After installing your lighting cable, simply put your iPhone into the stand and plug it in! Your iPhone is now charging and ready to be used to watch movies or surf the web.
- The M4 Stand is made with scratch-free silicone to prevent damage to your iPhone and cable; the material’s unique properties allow the stand to feel soft to the touch and provide weight to plant your stand on any flat surface.
- Stand is compatible with iPhone 7, iPhone 6S, and iPhone 6.
While your iPhone is dressed up as a classic Macintosh computer, you’ll still have easy access to its home button, but adjusting the volume is a bit more complicated, requiring you to stick your fingers into an opening on the underside to reach those buttons. As for the lock switch on the other side seems completely inaccessible, unfortunately.
Available now for $US34.99 in beige or black, it’s cheaper than buying and gutting a real Macintosh computer on eBay if you’ve got a nostalgic itch.
Note that the M4 isn’t compatible with any Plus versions of the iPhone, nor will it work with an iPhone that’s in any sort of protective case. Elago did mention, however, that the company’s line of “Slim Fit” cases are compatible with the M4 Stand.