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Pros: - Decent wireless range (when battery isnt dead - see below)
- lots of various multimedia keys
- good trackball
Cons: - no backlight (for an ht device, that's a no-no)
- no way to turn off - while it does "sleep", this sleep mode kinda sucks - battery dies rather quickly in my experience
- need to glue a washer around the connect button so you don't accidentally hit it
Other Thoughts: As others have mentioned, you need to stick a washer over the connect button. What I have done, is used a regular ol' metal washer I had lying around (it just needs to be taller than the buttonnd taped it to the spot - this way, it's not as permanent as contact cement, and the tape gives an extra layer of protection against pushing that button.
2 things that would improve it - recess that connect button and put an on/off switch on it!
Pros: Quiet, roomy, solid, cool running, cool looking
Cons: bay door a bit "loose"
A bit of a pain to assemble/tweak insides
No cable management
Other Thoughts: I got this case for an HTPC. It's impressively quiet (with the stock case fans), the power supply location is great. The drive cages are a bit annoying but since the hard drive cage is padded to reduce vibration, there is actually plenty of friction to hold the drive with only 2 screws on top. You don't really need to take it out to secure the bottom screws.
The front door to the bays has some give which makes it feel a bit cheap when using it, but this is really a very minor issue. Most of the time this will be close anyway and it looks great. I suspect a little piece of foam on the inside would get rid of this issue. I would recommend putting your CPU heatsink on before mounting the motherboard in place since it's a bit cramped in there with the DVD cage in place.
This review is from: SILVERSTONE Black Aluminum Lascala Series LC02B ATX Media Center / HTPC Case
Pros: Looks just like an HT component
Good build quality
Supports full ATX mobo
Cons: Have to use a riser card for expansion
FlexATX power supply limits options for replacement
VERY tight inside
Only supports slim drives
Heat might be an issue
No reset button
Other Thoughts: I've owned this case for a while and while I love how it looks, functionaly it leaves a bit to be desired. My biggest gripe is that it only supports slim drives (but I knew this going in . .just that 4 years later, I no longer want to deal with slim drives - they're hard to get and are expensive). The other issue due to its size is riser cards. Mine came with pci and agp risers but new mobos have pci-e - so I'm out of luck there.
A few more mods I had to do - drilled a hole in the case for a SPDIF coax connector, made 2 openings in the top cover to accomodate 2 80mm fans.
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