One of the most neglected members of the Apple family, next to the Apple TV, is the Mac Mini: Even though the Mini is the Apple computer that’s the lightest on the wallet, it has never really taken hold as a popular desktop alternative. That hasn’t stopped a small, dedicated group of Mac Mini lovers from dreaming up home theater roles for this small wonder.
The Mac Mini A/V Dock, from an anonymous blogger at Asteroid, turns the Mini into a media center that would fit into your home theater rack. The second Mac Mini creation, from the blog Myopia, features a Mini integrated into a customized home theater system, with an iPod-like tuner, media card slots, and FireWire and USB ports. The setup also has room to install an extra hard drive, stackable batteries, and more. (If you’re a hard-core Mac Mini lover, check out 123MacMini.com, too.)
Mac Mini A/V Dock image: Asteroid Mac Mini Home Theater image: Myopia