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Summary After having heard of quality control issues I was at first reserved about purchasing they hue or the hue+ from NZXT. After receiving the lights I've discovered that the blue LED's within the diodes do not work and thus, I am unable to use any color outside of red, green, and yellow.
I feel that if the lights were working properly I would give it 4 stars, but I just walk away, let down by NZXT's quality control. Reconsider purchasing NZXT products.
Pros Very easy to install, nice controls, good value,
Cons not bright enough, bay device, colors aren't as custom as hoped
Summary over all i love it, looks great, easy to set up and a good price for what you get, i do hate that it's a bay device. it would be better if it went inside and you had a remote to control the colors (or a driver software) and i wish the lights were brighter, even on the highest setting they are not the brightest.
Pros -Plenty of length and LEDs on the strip -Brilliant light and colors -Wicked front-panel controller, great quality. -Turns your case into a light show of your choosing with near endless options for customization
Cons The L shaped power connector broke, but only the short side of the L harming none of the contact points. Cheap plastic or production problem??
Summary Got rough with a section of the strip, but it's fine, fairly durable & the adhesive sticks strong just make sure to dust first!
Pros Very well built, easy installation,long connectors before LED strip is a bonus...The best lighting mod out there.
Cons none so far
Summary Nice front plate sits nicely on ODD bay....could have been a little more low profile in bay as it may interfere with any watercooling resevoirs on some rigs (mine. Great functions and modes to suit everyone, I feel.
Cons tape is a bit weak Short rainbow effect when trying to achieve a white colour - although really a non issue if your side panel isn't a complete window, at least for me.
Summary This is my first time doing any sort of case lighting besides fans with LEDs, the 5.25 inch unit is a breeze to install in a case (especially with tool-less drive bays) The unit itself sits flush with my DVD burner and near flush with the other bay covers (about 1mm deeper in)
Powering the unit is also very easy as it only requires one SATA power connection and then you plug the LED strip to another lead on the unit. The unit also has a couple nice loops for cable management. The unit also has 2 LEDs in the front that match the colour of the lights inside, tying it in nicely with the inside of the case.
All of the LEDs work as intended on my unit, the only small issue I have is you can sorta see a rainbow effect on hardware very close to the LEDs (power supply) when running the lights in a "white" hue, thankfully this dissipates just after a two or so inches of light travel and is not noticeable when looking through the window.
One nice feature if you want your computer on while you're sleeping but want the LED's off you do have the option of turning them off and on by pressing in and holding the button down for a couple of seconds. Repeating this turns the LED's back on or off.
There are also several different lighting "modes" you can access by pressing in the far right button. The options are, straight/solid one colour, flashing one colour, pulsing one colour, snap changing between multiple colours and finally fading between colours (this is my favourite so far)
You can also use the left most button to change the brightness which includes 5 levels of intensity.
When in a mode that uses a single colour, to change the colour simply turn the three knobs to find a colour of your choice. Left=Red Middle=Green Right=Blue. By adjusting these you can achieve almost any colour you are looking for.
The LED strip itself is plenty long at 2m and contains enough LEDs to evenly light my case (500r). The adhesive seems a bit weak but it shouldn't be a major issue as you can rock some two sided tape if you have issues with mounting/LED strips falling off.
In conclusion I love this product as a first time case lighting user, it was a breeze to install and looks absolutely great in my opinion. I will definitely recommend this kit to friends if they are looking to light up their case
Summary There's no denying the implied connection between blinking lights and computing power! I added this to my recent PC order from NCIX (Bitfenix Raider Gun Metal Window case) and it's the best 'frill' that I've picked up in years. This technology has the potential to go in some interesting directions in the years ahead.
Pros Flexible control, produce deep colours, easy to install, connectors are long enough to hide them easily.
Cons not really
Summary i stare at the inside of my computer case for an hour to find the right routing.......but it was early in the morning, it's not that hard and 2 meters long LED stripe at the end is not too long after all. Just need a little creativity, for me it was the first time that i was fooling around with LED stripe. Really easy to install in a Fractal R4 window edition. And the control flexibility is impressive and the quality of the LED hue is really good for any colours you can think of.
Pros Easy installation Great variety of colors and modes
Cons The panel appearance may not fit all tastes (very old school)
Summary If you are a PC modder and love bright things this product is a must have. It uses an infinite array of colors with the tri-colour mixer. The installation is a breeze because it essentially uses a led strip so it's much more pliable then cathodes (I hated modding computers with cathodes). My product usage has been 2 months and it doesn't seem to have problems for now.
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