updated 10:10 am EDT, Mon April 25, 2005
MicroNet has introduced the , an external hard disk and port extender designed to enhance Apple’s Mac mini by adding up to 400GB of storage, 3 USB ports, and 2 FireWire ports. “The Mac mini’s powerful G4 processor and the iLife creative applications make it perfect for all creative endeavors,” said Alex Koyshman, MicroNet’s director of Research and Development. “With additional storage space and ports for camcorders and other input and output devices, the miniMate™ extends the capabilities of Apple’s Mac mini to match the most capable workstations.” The device offers both FireWire and USB hubs as well as integrated hi-performance (7,200 rpm) USB 2.0 storage. It is currently available in 80GB ($150), 160GB ($180), 250GB ($250), and 400GB ($500) models.