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Darksaber

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The teenage engineering computer-1 is not meant to be a detached chassis. Instead, with its unique flat-packed design and the need to bend and build it yourself, the result is a fused, single unit that provides the functionality you need, and after going through the whole experience of unpacking and building it, the result is mesmerizing.

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y/A/w/N......

looks nice, but for the "privilege" of building/assembling it myself, I am certainly NOT gonna pay anything anywhere near $195.....
 
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I hate to hate on companies trying to do something different but I can't stop seeing this as a fashion statement being a PC case first rather than a PC case making a fashion statement.

I do like the look of this thing but I'm not really onboard with the assembly method. That and the price is just absurd for the materials used and the fact you are assembling the case yourself.
 
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This is what happens when you put 9 points in looks and 1 point in functionality.
 
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I really like the concept, but it seems half-baked. Then there is that color, are there other color options? Doesn't matter, for that price they can keep it. It should be cheaper if you have to assemble it yourself. Not twice the cost!
 
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I really like the concept, but it seems half-baked. Then there is that color, are there other color options? Doesn't matter, for that price they can keep it. It should be cheaper if you have to assemble it yourself. Not twice the cost!
I looked at their site and its a pretty weird company. They are known for their synths which I'm not qualified to really say anything about but everything else they seem to sell looks like overpriced fashion statements with objective performance taking a back seat.... like put a seat in the trunk kinda back seat.
 

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You cant take it apart?
I've almost never had a PC that didn't require a teardown to fix some annoying issue

It looks flimsy, and honestly the PSU and GPU exhausts look really weird and offputting. Bright orange and then... black?
Exposed fans with no filter or mesh, doubly important with the orange colour?

I dunno what the goal was here at all, as i dont quite understand why this exists. But whoever designed it never installed harwdare in it.
Why. Why is there no matching colour covers over all these other parts. Its a system designed around that visual colour, and they forgot other components won't match it.
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This just screams "build a demo system, sit it on display and throw it out later"
 
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I hate to hate on companies trying to do something different but I can't stop seeing this as a fashion statement being a PC case first rather than a PC case making a fashion statement.

I do like the look of this thing but I'm not really onboard with the assembly method. That and the price is just absurd for the materials used and the fact you are assembling the case yourself.
Amen. A glance of their website just confirms it.
 

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I think some of you guys are looking at this from a traditional point of view - while totally valid, it is def. not the point of this case. Imagine a designer boutique hotel lobby with two of these for their customers to use or an ad agency receptionist with that PC. It quite literally is a statement piece.

There is a reason the initial batch sold out immediately - there is a niche market for this stuff and it was fun reviewing something different. :)
 

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I think some of you guys are looking at this from a traditional point of view - while totally valid, it is def. not the point of this case. Imagine a designer boutique hotel lobby with two of these for their customers to use or an ad agency receptionist with that PC. It quite literally is a statement piece.

There is a reason the initial batch sold out immediately - there is a niche market for this stuff and it was fun reviewing something different. :)
Oh for sure, different stuff is great

I just think something simple as matching coloured fan covers and IO plates cover would change it from what, to hot.
 
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I like the orange and black tones but that's it, looks like the kind of thing a geek hipster would get just to show off. I'd love an actual case coming in orange, bright pink or navy blue tho.
 
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I think some of you guys are looking at this from a traditional point of view - while totally valid, it is def. not the point of this case. Imagine a designer boutique hotel lobby with two of these for their customers to use or an ad agency receptionist with that PC. It quite literally is a statement piece.

There is a reason the initial batch sold out immediately - there is a niche market for this stuff and it was fun reviewing something different. :)
It's a statement piece, for sure! To me, that statement is we like ugly things here. Expensive, ugly things at that price point. I guess I don't get it.
 
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