In-Win Goes Where No Case Has Gone Before...Again

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I purchased TWO Tou 2.0 cases this year, each priced at $1800, and I absolutely love them (even though I think they would be more reasonably priced at $1200 to $1400). They were my first two In Win case builds. I might purchase the Winbot if it was priced at $1500. But if the Winbot is priced at $2000 or more, then it is overpriced for the simple reason that the globe is made out of plexiglass, instead of tempered glass. Let's face it... *ALL* plexiglass and acrylic will eventually accumulate scratches across their surface unless you never touch the surfaces with your hands or any towels, microfiber fabrics, etc. And tiny scratches are even more visible on clear plexiglass/acrylic compared to opaque painted acrylic surfaces. In Win really should have used tempered glass on their Signature series Winbot, which can be shaped into a round globe like that. Plexiglass reduces the Winbot's weight, but it also gives it a very cheap feel, especially when it eventually starts getting tiny scratches on it. The Winbot really should have used a tempered glass sphere! The Floating case is made for people who live in clean room environments or are OCD about dusting the open frame every day, and no small children or pets are allowed near their PC :) In Win makes amazing artistic cases, but they always ignore cable management and dust management on their most expensive cases - cases like the $1800 Tou 2.0 do not include any dust filters or rubber cable grommets, which In Win should have included and then let the buyer decide whether to use them or not. Their new wood-paneled mini-ITX Gaming Cube A1 and In Win 806 are far more practical (and probably far more reasonably priced) and both of these new wood-paneled cases would make excellent HTPC builds because they look very stylish sitting in a living room or bedroom environment. Just as In Win started the tempered glass craze, I predict that In Win will now start a new craze in wood-paneled PC cases. I may buy the A1 or 806 for an HTPC build.
 

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Winbot: In general, it'd make much more sense to use a stereoscopic PTZ surveillance camera, rather than mount camera on your PC case and motorize it. Aside from the cameras, I guess there are probably reasons to have a motorized case, though I'm not readily able to think of any.

The sphere is certainly unique. Basically, the whole case is a window. And your PC is inside it. Perhaps taking the name "In-Win" a bit too literally.

You realize they're joking about the 2018 model, right? PC-based drone platforms almost certainly already exist (although I'd be surprised to find anything bigger than mini-ITX, due to weight & power constraints), but In-Win is not going to have a case that washes your dishes and folds your clothes.
 

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Dear price-insensitive wall of text: I'm sure you contain many great and insightful points, but you're simply too dense and impenetrable.

Sincerely,
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Spacing & paragraphs are any writer's friend. I hadn't realized InWin released the Tou 2.0, nor how expensive it is. InWin is one of those companies that, due their enormous successes elsewhere, are in a unique position to develop some of the most imaginative looking cases, & even succeed with the bold risk involved enough to do better than break even.

The thing about most of the computer cases that saddens me today is their transition from use of reliable, protective materials such as aluminum, to plastic, tempered glass, plexiglass, etc. It's not merely about elegance, functionality & simplicity.

There's more to what makes a good case, & increasingly, case manufacturers are headed toward not even offering consumers an option for cases surrounded entirely by metal on their facades, & outer shells.
 

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Okay, let's try being an editor...

...that wasn't so bad. With some added whitespace & formatting, it turned out to be more coherent than I thought. The second paragraph has some redundant points, but that's understandable for an unbroken stream-of-consciousness type of piece.
 
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