Date: August 10th, 2005
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Thermaltake / ThermalRock
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The Eclipse arrived in a sturdy and stylish cardboard carton with a plastic carry handle. At just a shade under 19 pounds, I was surprised at just how light the carton and its contents were.
ThermalRock uses the rear of the carton to highlight some of the many nice features of the Eclipse.
Having had the opportunity to review more than a few Thermaltake and ThermalRock products in the past, I’ve never been disappointed with the packaging. Attention to detail and materials has always been first-rate. The Eclipse carries on this tradition with fitted foam blocks and a “Tyvek” like fabric protective bag for the case.
A manual and polishing cloth are taped to the packing sleeve. The Eclipse picks up fingerprints easily and including an appropriate way to deal with them is a nice touch. We’ll discuss the manual later.
Liberal use of plastic sheeting protects the window and the front panel assembly during shipping. More plastic sheeting between the door halves and front bezel prevent shipping damage in this area as well. The Eclipse arrived in perfect condition.
With all the packing materials removed, we finally get a good look at the Eclipse. The window is very large, relieved to sit flush with the panel and has a reverse-etched logo at the top right. The curve at the right suggests an eclipse in progress, hence the name.