Bgears b-Envi MicroATX Case ReviewMakaveli - May 1, 2008
Price: $119.99 USD
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In the past couple of months, it seems as if everyone has migrated to an HTPC or MicroATX case. Most users have done this to either free up space, make their computer portable, or to be able to combine all of their home entertainment equipment into one. I actually would like to achieve everything that was just listed, and I came really close with an HTPC case that I tested a while back. However, that case was slightly too large for it to be worthy of being in my home entertainment setup. The next case to step up to the plate is from Bgears, and it's called the "b-Envi" MicroATX case.
The Bgears b-Envi MicroATX case has made a huge buzz around the enthusiast world because of some truly amazing features. One key feature that really makes this case stand out from any others is that it has an LED touch panel for the power and reset buttons. But that alone won't win me over, because in my mind, performance outweighs exterior appearance, and hopefully this case will be a great cooling solution. What other features does this case sport that will keep it above the competition? Could this be the first MicroATX case to be allowed into my home entertainment setup? Let's dig in and find out!
The box that the Bgears b-Envi came in looked a little bit beat up from shipping, but nothing was really damaged on the outside, so hopefully everything is alright on the inside. All of the sides of the case showcase features of the case, the specifications and some pictures of the key features and the case itself. I'd say that we're in for a nice surprise, because this case looks loaded with features!
When you open the box, you'll find that the Bgears b-Envi MicroATX case is securely held in place by two big pieces of Styrofoam. Also, the windows and front panel of the case were covered with plastic to prevent any scratches during shipping.
Now let's take a closer look at the Bgears b-Envi MicroATX case itself.