We welcome our new giant laptop overlords, courtesy of The Shack

Venerable retail chain Radio Shack has somehow outlived Circuit City, The Wiz, and many others, with its mix of phones, RC cars, and a hard-to-beat assortment of plugs, wires, and adapters for electronic tinkerers and vintage gear fans like myself.

Venerable retail chain Radio Shack has somehow outlived Circuit City, The Wiz, and many others, with a mix of cordless phones, RC cars, and a hard-to-beat assortment of plugs, wires, and adapters for electronic tinkerers and vintage gear fans like myself.

The company is planning to unveil a new image, as "The Shack," in a mere 16 hours (6am EST on August 6) at launch events in NYC and San Francisco, but we're more fascinated by a few leaked images (via engadget and Metblogs) of giant laptop props that have popped up online.

According to The Shack, these two giant laptops will beam Webcam footage to each other during the launch event. We just hope we don't peek at the manufacturer's sticker underneath and find it labeled "Skynet."

Once again, the tilde key gets shafted. Engadget
A marketing department rendering of a giant laptop prop. Metblogs

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Dan Ackerman leads CNET's coverage of laptops, desktops, and Windows tablets, while also writing about games, gadgets, and other topics. A former radio DJ and member of Mensa, he's written about music and technology for more than 15 years, appearing in publications including Spin, Blender, and Men's Journal.

 

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