$700 for Mac Pro wheels and they don't even work on a lousy skateboard
What you need to know
- Have you heard Apple sells Mac Pro wheels?
- Have you heard they cost $700?
- Have you seen them attached to a skateboard for reasons unknown?
I've written and re-written this into a few times and I still can't quite settle on where to start. So I'm just going to show you the video of someone taking Apple's Mac Pro wheels and attaching them to a skateboard for reasons unknown.
Actually, scratch that. It's for the views!
So that's a 15-minute thing that we just watched.
Snark aside – not for long, it'll be back soon – this is mildly interesting for a couple of reasons. Firstly you have to take your hat off to someone who can kickflip a skateboard whose wheels move in all directions, seemingly at once. Secondly, the wheels actually hold up surprisingly well under the load. The only thing that fails is the hardware attaching them to the board itself. You can probably trust these things with that $50,000 Mac Pro.
Oh, and did you hear that these were the world's most expensive skateboard wheels?
I wish someone'd mentioned it.
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.