I would like to thank SoundGraph for supplying the review sample.
SoundGraph is a company which was spun off from Samsung Electronics in 2000 and has since then specialized in developing various remote controls, VFDs and digital DJing equipment.
Here is what SoundGraph has to say about itself:
The name of our company, 'SoundGraph' is composed of two words 'sound' and 'graph'. As like on the company name, 'Soundgraph' provides the multimedia products and services which is based on the digital media technology.Now let's take a look at the SoundGraph iMON Ultra Bay. This is the newest variant of their VFD series.
Recently, there is various products and services appeared on the production, process and distribution of multimedia with the popularization of new digital media. SoundGraph provides new concepts on the viewpoint of users who receive these multimedia contents and produces innovative products based on the new concepts. We developed the technology, controls digital audio file using the analogue turntable, controls PC using a remote controller instead of keyboard and mouse, so users can using their PC like normal home appliance. And we proposed the new multi-channel digital audio file format which presents new environments of listening music.
The new multimedia contents widely spread through the network which is rapidly increased. SoundGraph will provide a creative and innovative way to control this media spreading through the network.
The cardboard packaging is colorful and shows an image of the Ultra Bay. While we got the black variant for testing, users can also choose the silver variant if it fits better in their case. There is a window on the left side, showing the remote control. The back of the box lists some features in detail, as well as some screenshots of the rather complex software.
There is a window on the side of the box, letting the user get a good look at the Ultra Bay before deciding to buy it. The packaging is great and well thought out.
The contents are packaged very well. It is secured in multiple locations with a Soundgraph sticker. The remote control is displayed behind a molded plastic window. If you are wondering about the shape and form of the remote - yes other manufacturers use the same, as it comes standard with iMON VFDs. These displays are used by a lot of different manufacturers like Thermaltake, Coolermaster & Silverstone.