INWIN 805 Review
Up Close: Exterior
Oh the joys of trying to photograph glass! You don't so much photograph the object, so much as what it happens to be reflecting. Sure we could fork out on a filter, but what the hell. Let's have you lot go all blade runner on us. So, ignoring the reflections what you can see is a case that has 3mm thick tempered glass panels for the front and both sides. It really is a thing of beauty so much so that the photos don't really do it justice.
There's also a few nice bits of detail, such as the INWIN name set into a panel behind the glass. On the model we have this lights up milky white when the case is powered. Thankfully, the tempered glass sticker is easily removable.
The roof of the case is a single sheet of hairline brushed Aluminium and is devoid of ventilation, or anything else for that matter. Shut lines are some of the best we've seen, in the image below left we can see a gap of about 1mm, this however is deliberate as it's through this gap along the front edge that air enters the case.
The review sample we have here has a black trimmed I/O panel, but is also available in Gold and Red. Along with the 2xUSB2, 1xUSB3 and the usual Audio sockets there's actually a USB3.1 (Type C). Half way down the front of the panel the Inwin logo is picked out. It looks to be etched into the glass from the reverse side, making it distinct yet unobtrusive.