Date: June 20th, 2006
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Thermaltake
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
Let's start our tour with the front of the Jr. For this review I'll be joined by my friend and associate, Mr. Aloysius T. Bonedaddy. (We call him Mr. Bones around here; the more familiar “T-Bone” makes him quite peevish.) Mr. Bones likes the front panel treatment of the Jr. and I do, too. While the “doors” or “wings” are purely eye-candy, they give the Jr. a sleek look that I find appealing. As we'll see later, the Jr. packs a lot of functionality and versatility into its mid-tower package.
If you've seen an Armor or Kandalf case before, you'll recognize this feature. The top bay cover incorporates not only the switches and activity lights, but…
…it will hold a floppy or hard drive and can be placed in any available 5.25-inch bay. The leads for the switches and lights are sufficiently long to allow creative routing and still reach the motherboard pinheaders.
Another familiar feature is the design of the bay covers. A removable, washable foam filter material backs up the mesh accents to provide clean air circulation. Having used a Kandalf case for more than a year, I can assure you that these things work great.
Unlike the Kandalf (or Armor) bay covers, the Jr.'s are secured by screws. The plastic door swings open on sturdy steel hinges, facilitating easy drive installation via the included drive rails.