Stunning Apple II Kickstarter case gives you a new look at a classic machine


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What a gorgeous Apple II case.
Photo: MacEffects/Kickstarter

The Apple II may be more than 40 years old, but Apple’s first mass market personal computer still has plenty of fans. Now those fans can get hold of a brand new injection-molded case for the iconic Steve Wozniak-designed computer. All thanks to a new Kickstarter campaign.

Boasting a transparent design, the case will let you get a closer look at this legendary computer than ever!

“Based on feedback from our last Kickstarter for the clear case Macintosh SE/30, we created an Apple II series custom case,” creators MacEffects write on Kickstarter. “You asked, we listened. As a result, we are pleased to offer an opportunity to own and support a very special product. A completely custom engineered, artistically interpreted clear case for the Apple II and II Plus.”

The Kickstarter case will require you to bring your own Apple II or II Plus to the party. However, once you swap out the old beige case for the new transparent case you’ll be able to “peer inside the system at its beautifully engineered internal components.” The results are not only a good conversation starter, but also a great way of showing how computers work.

Kickstarter: Your choice of Apple II cases

A basic Apple II or Apple II Plus transparent case will cost you $150 on Kickstarter. Additional options are also available, coming packaged with add-ons like stickers. There are also variants including a charcoal edition (which is slightly less transparent) and even a limited edition version dedicated to Woz, priced at $450. The creators note:

“We hope this special reward can encourage similar passion for those who wish to make it a part of their family. The Woz Limited Edition reward will be limited to 50 units. There will never again be production run. The best part is each case will be glow-in-the-dark!”

As ever, we’d recommend that anyone considering pledging be aware of the potential risks with Kickstarter campaigns. That can include products which ship late, not as described, or sometimes even not at all. If you’re aware of these risks and nonetheless want to get involved, head over to the Kickstarter campaign page here. Shipping of the Apple II case is currently planned to take place in March 2020.