Date: October 29th, 2008
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Aerocool
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
With all the protective material removed, the AeroRacer Pro makes a very good first impression. The high-gloss door and the start button contrast nicely with the “leather painting surface” on the rest of the case. If you squint your eyes a bit, this finish really does resemble fine smooth leather. It's paint, of course, but it looks pretty good. A mesh accent near the bottom adds a bit of style, and the whole case has a unified look about it without being boring.
Engine start? Well, I guess that's more exciting than “computer start” or just “start.” I like the big button and its bezel, though.
I'm not a big fan of cases with doors, but at least this one has a bit of room behind it for bay devices that feature knobs or other protuberances. When closed, the door also hides the silver reset button and red HDD activity LED. This particular door is a fingerprint magnet and while the hinges seem relatively sturdy, they are plastic and won't take much abuse. The door latches are an interference fit and take a bit of force to open. Eventually friction will wear them down enough to be just right. Shortly thereafter, they'll become worn to the point where they won't work at all. It really depends on how many times the door gets opened and closed during its lifetime.
Here's the thing that people will be impressed with most. “Biggest side panel fan in the world!!!” The outside plastic grillwork is black while the fan blades are white. The only reason I can come up with for this odd combination is that someone was trying for a black and white checkered flag motif to go with the racing theme. If that's the case, all I can say is, it doesn't work for me.