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Assistive Technology Freestyle Tablet

I received a pair of these in the mail today, and although they weren't advertised as functioning and sold "as is", they booted just fine with the addition of a power adapter I have from a PowerBook 5300. They are in both in pretty good physical shape. One is missing the battery door, and both are missing their rear port door. These are really interesting computers, and I plan to do a more detailed segment on a future podcast episode.

I am having trouble finding more about their history. So far, I've only found a few sources of information. None of these sources speak of the role Apple had in making these. Are they considered clones? They aren't Macs though or are they? Frogdesign helped design them so in addition to sharing the guts with a 5300, they also take a lot of Apple design cues by way of Frogdesign.

A few quick photos:



Other sources of information:

Freestyle at EveryMac.com
Freestyle Pictures
AppleFritter Forum Post
Moto: Freestyle

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Comment by MacMan on April 17, 2008 at 6:30am
Wow, that is very cool. If it is similar to the 5300 then does it have PC card slots? If so, you could turn one into a wicked retro Wifi machine using a Orinoco/Wavelan wireless card. A furthur improvement could be to rebuild the battery and replace the internal hard drive with a compact flash adaptor and card.
Comment by James on April 17, 2008 at 6:23pm
Yes, it does have PC card slots and all of the ports the 5300 has. Those are some good suggestions!
Comment by Steven Matarazzo on April 23, 2008 at 4:44pm
I got one of these too, they're pretty cool aren't they? I sent you a message if you want to chat about them. I wonder if they have the same software on them. :)
Comment by James on March 8, 2014 at 8:54am

The Moto: Freestyle page is no more so here it is courtesy of the Wayback archive:Freestyle

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