Thermaltake Computex 2015 Booth Tourby Kristian Vättö on June 9, 2015 8:09 AM EST
Winner of Thermaltake's modding contest
As E., our case, cooling and peripheral editor, wasn't at Computex this year, I had the opportunity of meeting with most of the companies to see what's new. My first stop was Thermaltake, which had several new and upcoming products to show.
To start off with external storage, Thermaltake had a USB 3.1 Type-C enclosure on display, which will be available later this year.
The enclosure is accompanied by a USB 3.1 Type-C hard drive dock, which allows easy hot-swap capability for those who deal with several drives.
For liquid cooling Thermaltake showed off a prototype of a CPU block with an integrated pump. The design above is obviously not a final design, but the concept is certainly interesting since mounting the pump on top of the CPU saves space and allows for smaller form factors. Thermaltake also displayed a DRAM kit with pre-installed liquid cooling block.
The focus of Thermaltake's cases was definitely in modding as the WP200 has room for two complete builds, one on each side. There is also going to be a lighter W200 model that isn't as huge as the WP200 is.
The W100 is the mode desktop-like version that is made for a single system. The top part of the case is fully modular and can be placed either on the top of bottom of the main case, where it can house the radiators or other components.
For customization Thermaltake offers a variety of different fans with LED lights and as a new product Thermaltake is introducing an RGB version of the Riing series with 256 colors.
One of the most interesting products I saw at the Thermaltake booth was the company's new Poseidon Z Touch keyboard. Basically all the keys act as a touchpad and by using Thermaltake's bundled software the user can set up custom gestures, which can be handy in some games that require a large number of macros. Pricing will be about $180, which has a premium in it but I wouldn't consider it to be too bad for a relatively unique product.
To keep things short, I've only included the highlights here and made a gallery of all photos I took, so head to the gallery above if you're interested in seeing more products that Thermaltake had on display!
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mmrezaie - Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - linkThey super copied every other company's products, and now they get coverage from almost all the websites owned by Purch, and many other advertising companies too. Nice to see how money works.
Kristian Vättö - Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - linkI will be covering almost every company I met with at Computex, which includes a bunch of case companies. Thermaltake was the first one simply because my first meeting was with them, but you'll be seeing more content as the day progresses. No money is involved, or at least there is none heading my way.
bloodinmyveins - Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - linkI just signed up to comment on this matter! My eyes are starting to bleed, when I see a big-sized company like Thermaltake ignoring CaseLabs's statement on Facebook... Being this disrespectful and behaving weird with all those "copies" (google "Thermalfake"), it's not just case's.
I decided for myself to never buy Thermaltake products anymore (bought a case in 2009).
mmrezaie - Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - linkIt's not just Caselab: http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cases_cooling/t...
And Kristian, I am sorry if I questioned your work (I have seen your previous works and most of them our very informatic) but this is an outlier when I see your first choice is the one company that in forums everyone is mentioning them as being the copiers of others work without shame.
Me sad too ...
AndrewJacksonZA - Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - linkYeah... these are some heavy allegations.
Kepe - Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - linkI think it would be worth mentioning in the article that Thermaltake copied their case designs from Caselabs.
wicketr - Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - linkI do find it odd that the allegations swirling around Computex were not mentioned at all in this article. Seems like this is relatively huge news around the offerings they have.
eanazag - Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - linkLibel is when an news organization makes a claim that hurts a person or company without evidence. I highly doubt that Kristian would have gotten a comment out of the Thermaltake booth on a legal issue. Just because serious accusations are flying around Facebook and in forums doesn't make it a topic to cover for Anandtech.
Anandtech, thank you for keeping out of the drama. Thanks for reporting the pertinent forum topics that have been written about in the past. Nvidia GTX 970 RAM configuration, Samsung Evo 840 firmware issue, and others.
sabrewings - Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - linkI couldn't buy a Thermaltake this time around. My last case was a Thermaltake Mozart TX that I bought in late 2007 and has served me well. Solid, lots of space, unique, but a bit heavy. Their offerings today look too much like pissed off transformers. I'm glad I went with my Corsair Obsidian 900d. I really like Corsair as a company (and Antec, in the case realm) so I had no problem supporting them. What TT is doing these days makes me sad.
npp - Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - linkI was baffled by the misleading product specs on Thermaltake products many years ago (for example - 2000RPM case fans with 9dbA noise rating or similar). I've read lots of reviews covering their products through the years and my general impression of this company was never a good one. The recent case with CaseLabs further cemented my decision to never even think of buying a Thermaltake product. And you're right, it's telling that not a single word is mentioned in the story about the fact that at least one case seen in the photos above is a straight rip off from another company.