BitFenix Shinobi Window review
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 08/14/2011 01:00 PM [ 0 comment(s) ]
Right then, let's start off with the review. As always we begin with packaging. It's a simple yet informative thing to show as when you purchase a chassis, honestly you do not want any defects and scratches on it. The chassis is packaged in cardboard.
Once you take the unit out of the cardboard box you'll notice two layers of foam protecting the unit, which on its end is covered in a plastic bag. Packaging was done decently, risk on damage is fairly minimal.
Included in the bundle is the standard gear, all nice and black by the way, we like that. Rubber pads have been included which you can use as rubber feet underneath the chassis.
So after we unpackaged the chassis we can see really observe what it is all about. I like the design, I like the fact that the chassis does not scream with logo's, logo's and well refrains from being Pandora's box. Everything is matt black and easy to the eyes. Nothing out there pops out in an annoying way and the mat black tint window certainly looks nice.. Features wise the mid-tower chassis definitely is well equipped though, as we'll show you.
The chassis is made out of a steel structure with black faceplate/bezel. As you can see at the front side, it supports 3 x 5.25 inch tool-free drive bays.
BitFenix recently released an extension to the original model, the Shinobi "Window" edition chassis. An affordable yet elegant chassis solution. Tagged with a 69 USD price tag this chassis is locked and loaded as mid-tower case with its crosshair aimed at gamers. While the regular Shinobi has a solid steel side panel and one 120mm fan, the Shinobi Window is a little more advanced and offers a tinted side window as well as an extra 120mm fan and tool-free drive locking mechanisms.