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post #11 of 16
Tempered glass is a fad. Soon everyone is going to have one and they won't be cool anymore. Well made brushed/anodized aluminum finishes make more sense IMO.

Of course most of the people here are rich trust fund kiddies who don't mind buying a new $500+ case every 3 years. To stick their 2x and <20 core intel at 50GHz> into.
Edited by TheHorse - 3/4/17 at 7:58pm
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Originally Posted by JasonCL View Post

A few things to point out here: The glass would need to be sized according to our panels, AND drilled, and shipped. Cost significantly decreases when you order in the huge quantities, sure, but we wouldn't be able to do that. We have multiple window sizes and don't ship 1,000+ cases at a time.

As for breaking, you can tell that to my desk that sent pieces into the wall 10 feet away when no one was sitting at it, and pieces on a shelf ABOVE the height surface of the desk. There wasn't just large pieces, but we had to vacuum up dust sized particles from everywhere as well.

Totally off topic... Nice Kontrol S4, are those Chroma caps you have on the encoders? To this day a small (yet vocal) part of me wishes I had gone with the S4 (or the S8) instead of my Z2.

As for on topic, I suspect those other cases have been able to add the option due to ordering ten thousand at once and using glass from China. The cases on the market that have tempered glass nowadays are only available with one option (aka "Henry Ford style", any colour you want so long as it's black), whereas most CaseLabs cases usually have 20-30+ options and/or configurations available. They discontinued the option for different types of windows a few years ago due to various reasons (main ones being having to have several sizes on hand since you could order 3-4 types of window size at the time, not to mention people were mainly ordering clear instead of red/blue/smoked)
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Yeah, The S4 is a pretty good deck, and yes, those are Chromas smile.gif The S8 has some really sweet additions that can make remixing a lot more fun, but there's no Jog wheels and the touch strips don't have the same feel.

And your assertions are pretty much right on the money. A lot of those other cases are made in factories that can produce thousands, even up to a million cases a month (not an exaggeration). It would take us years.... Many many years to produce that much. Not to mention most companies don't have their own factories, they contract out to OEMs. Ever wonder why some cases from other brands look so similar in the interior? Because they're done in the same OEM factory. Unfortunately a boutique company with products made in the USA is just not capable of handling that kind of load, nor are we able to order that much material in one go.
post #14 of 16
I've got to support CaseLabs on this one, I think it's smart to avoid the glass fad.
post #15 of 16
All my acrylic windows get scratched and it ruins the clean looks of the case. So I welcome glass and probably not a fad..
     
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All my acrylic windows get scratched and it ruins the clean looks of the case. So I welcome glass and probably not a fad..

I agree that tempered glass is not just a fad. It beats the holy hairy heck out of acrylic when it comes to durability.
     
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