I would like to thank Caseking.de
for supplying the sample and BitFenix
for making this preview possible.
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CaseKing is one of the few companies out there, which will not just sell anything. They only offer hardware that performs well and is of high quality. The shop offers quite a few exclusive parts and devices from all around the world and it is also the official distributor for a long list of well known manufacturers. Their assortment has grown greatly in recent years, while great service and support is still a very important part of the shop philosophy. The website may be in German, but due to great demand, an English version is in the works. We received continous support from CaseKing and they were kind enough to allow us to take a look at a preproduction model of the upcoming BitFenix budget chassis by the name of Shinobi.
The case will ship in two variants, one with a window, two fans and screwless system aimed at the retail market and a variant with solid panels, a single fan and no locking mechanisms mainly aimed at the system integration sector.
The company is a newcomer to the market, but consists of a select few with an extensive knowledge in the industry. To give you an idea about the company's fighting stance in the case industry, here a quote from their "About Us
Combining a deep understanding of gaming and other high-demand computing applications with superior engineering and design know-how, the BitFenix team is dedicated to creating the go-to computing products and peripherals for those who refuse to quit.
We usually show you a package of the Shinobi, but since we received the chassis in a plain brown cardboard box, there is nothing to show you. We have been told by BitFenix that the case will ship in a package similar to that of the Survivor Core, which utilizes plain brown and black print. Considering the fact that this chassis is aimed at the lower end of the market such cost saving measures are rather common and to be expected.