|-- LaserBay 5.25" Bay Mod
-- Price: ~ $31.00
-- By: GideonX
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There are a lot of new and exciting case
modification parts and accessories available currently for your
favorite beige box. You've got the common window kit to the
neon lights, definitely enough to spruce up your normal box a notch.
We were contacted by TekHeads
and asked if we wanted to take a look at one of their new products
they received called the LaserBay.
What this essentially is, is a 5.25" beige bay cover that has a
name cut out on the front with some bright LEDs in the back shining
through it. Real simple idea to get that extra look when
you're at a LAN party. We received ours with GideonTech
already etched into the bay.
I actually first saw this done on another hardware
Factory. Adam, the web guy over at Street
Glow also had this mod done to his box. They've got a guide on it, but I guess LaserBay
took it a step further and started mass producing these. Not
exactly sure who started it, but nonetheless we'll take a look at
how you can implement this on your box.
The LaserBay fits in any 5.25" bay
you can find. It comes with a set of screws so you can secure it
to your drive cage. Custom names can be cut in the cover I
believe, but may cost a bit more.
I lifted the white covering on the top to
expose the LEDs sitting behind there. There are a total of four
(4) of them in a row. All of them are red in color, guess it'll
match the color scheme of our site.
The LEDs are secured to the actually
drive bay with plastic ties. Not exactly the most professional
mod job here, but it works nicely in keeping the lights in
place. There is a molex connector that protrudes out of the
back, which powers these lights. This is prototype when we first
received it and we are told that the LEDs will be brighter and there
will be a molex pass through in the final production model.
The backing of the etching is covered
with a plastic sheet. This is done to spread the light that the
LEDs emit more smoothly. If this wasn't there the red light
would be brighter in some spots while dim in another.