Date: August 31st, 2010
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: NZXT
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES
NZXT's IU01 gets its power directly from the power supply, not through the motherboard, and can supply a full 500mA to your devices if they demand that much power. Consequently, you won't need to use the “two connector” option needed by some external drives, for example, to get the thing to work reliably. It's also “plug and play” and comes with a power cord, data cabling and a mounting solution. Let's take a closer look.
NZXT's IU01 comes in a rather unassuming cardboard carton with some basic information about the device and a window to view the contents. At first glance, a casual observer may be tempted to dismiss it as just another gimmicky gadget whose main functionality is to relieve the consumer of some of their dollars. As we'll see, this would be a big mistake.
Inside the box we have the compact IU01 module, a power and communication cable (both sleeved in a black mesh material,) and a user's guide. The guide is a multi-language fold out affair that details the absurdly simple installation process.