THERE IS OFTEN a product that as soon as you see it, you know it is the best product of the show you are at. This CeBit, the one that made me sit up and take notice was the Thermaltake Level 10 case, by far the best thing at the show.
The case is being kept under wraps at the Thermaltake booth, but if you act quickly when the PR folk are not looking, you can get a glimpse of the next big thing in cases. Just watch out for the 'no photos' sign, it is really reflective and screws up pictures.
Thermaltake Level 10 side view
If you think the Level 10 looks good from the side, look at it from the front. Have you ever seen anything that looks like this? Anything close? All I can say is wow. Wow, and damn nice.
Thin and beautiful
The idea behind it was to break up the case into it's elements, packaging those in a new and elegant form factor. Unless you are blind, you will see that they hit both marks dead on. Thermaltake did right in a way that very few companies do any more, and the results stood out as a clear best in the show.
Other than that, they won't say much, this is just a sneak preview. It will be a very limited edition case meant to promote their 10th anniversary, and I think it will do that well. The official unveiling is at Computex in a couple of months, so look for specs then. When it comes out, there won't be many, and it will probably be very expensive. And worth every cent. The line starts behind me. µ
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