February 23, 2006 9:47 AM PST
PC looks like a giant iPod
Logisys Computer this week added the ePod Soho case to its lineup of unusual PC shells. The white PC case has several "buttons" resembling those found on the scroll wheel of an Apple Computer iPod, as well as a blue LED light that gives the case a constant backlit glow.
The ePod is currently shown on Logisys's Web site, but it is not yet available through any retailers. A Logisys representative said the company has not had any communications with Apple.
But even the company's motto--"We do different"--is somewhat reminiscent of Apple's "Think Different" campaign.
Apple has been known to take legal action against makers of PCs and music players that it thinks resemble its wares too closely. For example, it sued eMachines and a few others back in the late 1990s when they came up with PCs that Apple felt treaded too close to the design of the original iMac. Apple settled several of those suits in 2000.
However, it's unclear what the company will do with a PC that resembles its music player. An Apple representative was not immediately available for comment.
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