In Win B2 Stealth Bomber
Looks are subjective. Blondes, brunettes, redheads, short, tall…beauty is in the eye of the beholder. What can’t be debated in regard to the “authenticity” of the In Win B-2 Stealth Bomber is that they’ve done an excellent job, with one exception: At US$139.99 (as priced at Newegg at the time of this review), it’s significantly cheaper than the real thing. It’s probably also significantly easier to park, but if you’re entitled to fly a real B-2 parking is the least of your concerns.
It’s not flawless–I’ve never heard the canopy opening on the real thing other than in movies, but I’m pretty sure it doesn’t sound like the horde of angry bees that this one emulates; if you’re that into the design, you won’t care about that. I’m not sure how long that mechanism will last, either; I didn’t have any problems with it but I didn’t put it through a 5000-cycle test either. From the sound and feel, though, we’re talking plastic gears here. Cable management, in general, is a push; it will depend just as much on how the motherboard is laid out as it will the design of the case. If you can’t tell, I’m trying to point out the negatives with this case in order to keep it real, but there really aren’t many to speak of, certainly not any of major consequence.
The In Win B2 Stealth Bomber is a product of form, style, and asethetics, as much as it is about function. I may even go so far as to say it’s a work of art in a certain perspective. In that vein, it’s difficult to objectively "rate" the B2, as it fights traditional notions of what a case entails. But what it does, it does very well; it is an example of what results when form and function meet without resulting in a head-on collision.This case may not suit everyone’s tastes, but if you’re looking for something unique and appreciate the detail and meaning behind works of art, then the In Win B2 Stealth Bomber case might be just up your runway.
IN WIN B2 Stealth Bomber
Our thanks go to IN WIN for providing the B2 for this review.