Arborescence and Katz Media announced plans to build the first "combo" expansion bases for the Canadian market as part of the "Arborescence/Katz Media Pippin package", containing a floppy drive and ethernet (or modem) for customers without internet access. Primetech Electronics prototyped a dock with a X-PCI riser card to support various options through conventional PCI. However, these docks were never widely released. Some collectors have found individual riser cards as well as complete specimens housing an ethernet card.
Pippin SCSI dockEdit
Released by Olympus on November 15, 1996, this dock featured a MOS330E TURBO III drive with the ability to read 128MB and 230MB magneto-optical (MO) discs with an efficient caching algorithm. It was listed for an MSRP of JP¥54,800 and required a ROM update to rev. 1.2 or later.
- ↑ Pippin Floppy Disk Unit by Mark Johnson. Flicker. 2013-10-11.
- ↑ Spec., Pipp!n@Archive. Archived 2007-02-05.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Video Game Bible 1985-2002 by Andy Slaven, p.61.
- ↑ Pippin @World gets Ethernet by Tom Karlo, CNET News. 1997-05-21. Archived 2004-11-25.
- ↑ Bandai-Pippin for sale... and more than complet by newcoleco, AtariAge. 2007-01-29.
- ↑ Arborescence introduce the first COMBO Pippin doc/base module! by Joe Kudrna, O'Grady's PowerPage: Pippin NewsPage. 1997-08-03. Archived 1998-02-07.
- ↑ Arborescence Launches KMP 2000 with New Peripherals, The Arborescence Group. 1997-05-22. Archived 1998-01-29.
- ↑ Bandai Pippin ATMARK \ @WORLD - Discuss by Kabelventje, Video Game Console Library. 2016-11-13.
- ↑ Useful Notes / Pippin, TV Tropes. Accessed 2017-04-20.
- ↑ Bandai Digital Entertainment To Offer Iomega's Zip Drive With New Internet Access Appliance., BusinessWire. 1996-06-18.
- ↑ Deltis 230 MO Docking Turbo (Japanese), Olympus. Archived 1997-06-22
- ↑ ベアドライブ MOS330E / 331E (Japanese), Olympus. Archived 1997-06-22
- ↑ Olympus Announces MO Drive for Pippin Atmark (Japanese), PC Watch. 1996-09-24.
- ↑ An MO reader in the Pippin (French) by Pierre Dandumont. Le journal du Lapin. 2016-11-26.