Originally Posted by gdubc
What's everyone's thoughts on Caselabs retraction to Thermaltake? I didn't buy Thermaltake products really before, but I will still never buy them on principle. Thermaltake trying to sell products based on looking like the competition is the main thing, the shoddy overall quality of their products is another, but with Thermaltake and their sponsored folk arguing like they aren't doing any such thing is just way too much.
Well, given that this is the CL owners club, I reckon most people here would probably side with CL on
From what I've seen, the general opinion seems to either be "Shame on TT for copying CL and Fractal!"
or "Finally a case I can afford with a CL feature set." (Yes, I'm sure there are more opinions and nuances,
but those are the main ones which stuck in my head.)
Personally, I think the way TT went about the whole thing was pretty dishonest and sleazy if you have a
look at their PR and what that guy from them (Shannon something I think?) blabbered out during their
various interactions with the public.
In the end, it's a PC case. It's a box. And you put electronics inside. So yes, there will inevitably be a certain
convergence of features and aesthetics across the industry. I mean, it used to be that nobody had cable
management openings or grommets, then somebody came along and did it first, people liked it, now it's
pretty much a standard feature set. Same thing for HDD vibration dampening and probably quite a few
other things. And of course, this isn't unique to the PC case market, it's a very general phenomenon. And
obviously this is nothing new either, it has been going on for as long as people have been inventing stuff.
But at least in my book there's a difference between seeing a competitor doing something and going
"Oh, that's clever, I think we need to work that into our products too!" and just ordering one of their products
and basically copy-pasting the entire thing into your CAD, then slapping your own sticker on it and hailing
yourself the next great innovator in the business. But maybe that's just me.Edited by alpenwasser - 7/17/15 at 8:52am