While everyone scrambles to get the Mac mini into their home theaters, some people are thinking (har-dee-har) outside the box. This concept, mocked up by Lester Ward, fits the mini into a home theater component-width dock with entertainment center-friendly connectors on the back. Instead of buying a digital audio connector, component video converters, and external Firewire drives, this box would have it all. The larger box also makes room for additional hard drives to turn the Mini into a true media server. The idea is a good one, and we'll probably see some accessories like this in the near future. Will they look this good, though?
[Thanks, Brian and Wordman]