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Date: December 14th 2002
Article by: Peer van Empelen (Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by : CaseAce

 

Product Use and Purpose continued


Next product to take a look at is the CaseAce LCD Harness. I bought a LCD screen to go to LAN-parties but I ran in to trouble on the first already. The LCD screen is very easy to scratch or damage. So I needed something to prevent that. I took the original box and carried it around like that. Off course it's not easiest way to carry it around so I was very happy to receive the CaseAce LCD Harness.



And again a look at what you get : The Harness itself, a shoulder strap and tag stating it's features.



Here's the victim in question : The Iiyama AX3835UT 15" LCD screen with adjustable height.



Attaching the LCD Harness was also very easy. Just lay the harness over the LCD screen with the hard part over the actual screen.



Connect the buckles and pull out the slack.



Tadaa ! And one neat LCD to go.



Another shot from the back where you can hardly see the small pocket for the cables or adapter and a little cablemanager for the necessary cables.



I put a small piece of white paper behind the harness so you could see better.


I did have one small comment to the product though : It does not hold the foot of the monitor so my adjustable height came out being a disadvantage when carrying. On the other hand : It's impossible to consider and test every model on the market.

 

Product in Use


I'm a LAN-fanatic so these product are a godsend gift. I took some pictures of me getting ready for a LAN.



As you can see I'm holding the Antec case like it's made out of foam. The LCD on the side is almost not visible. Sharp contrast to me carrying the LCD in a box.



One more shot from the back. Okay, I don't have everything in my hands , but I stocked the rest in my trusty old Nomad bag. I'm all ready to go.



And to prove that it doesn't only look good on socially disabled computergeeks : My girlfriend with the stuff.

 

Conclusions & Afterthoughts


Enough already with the clumsy boxes and wheels. You need to carry a case ? CaseAce it! If these two products don't quite fit your needs they will always have something else. And they are always open for suggestions. I now look forward to going to a LAN-party instead of fearing the agony of carrying the case and monitor. I even got to use this product professionally when we ran out of carts and still needed to deliver a case to someone. My afterthoughts on these products are brief : I just love them.


Here's the scores :


CaseAce LT.


Pro's

  • Fits about any case
  • Sturdy and high quality
  • Easy of use


Con's

  • Where do I leave my cables ? (this is a bit unfair because they do have a similar harness with plenty of room for everything, just a bit more expensive; I'm reaching here).


 

CaseAce LCD Harness


Pro's

  • This baby really protects the screen (try poking it with a knife ;-p )
  • Also easy of use
  • This is a product with a lot of thought behind it which is noticeable


Con's

  • It ain't cheap (but worth the money)
  • Doesn't hold the foot of height-adjustable monitors


 

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