To the average Joe or Jane on the street, the typical computer case for a desktop PC is still going to be rather plain and nondescript rectangle. The boring beige box has eventually paved way to the unexciting black, but PC DIY enthusiasts know that there's a lot more in the computer case category and one of the companies continuing to push the envelope is In Win.
Over at Computex 2015 in Taipei, they've unleashed what could be their most ambitious project yet. It's called the In Win H-Tower and it is literally a transforming robot. With a simple tap through the connected mobile app (how about that?), the stunning H-Tower opens up its external casing as eight discrete pieces before turning the actual motherboard tray from vertical to horizontal. It goes from a great-looking vertical towr to a horizontal test bench in a matter of seconds.
In Win has built up quite the daring name for themselves these last few years with releases like the D-Frame Mini and the stunning S-Frame. The thing is that those cases are all passive and static, like 100% of the other cases on the market. The H-Tower could be the first production case with motorized moving parts. The best way to understand it is to see it in action via the video below.
On the more technical side, the In Win H-Tower -- which was also on display at the Asus booth in a more customized form to showcase the other Taiwanese company's search for incredible -- can accommodate mATX to E-ATX motherboards, power supplies up to 220mm in length, up to eight PCI-E expansion cards (or four dual slot GPUs), and room for a 360mm radiator. It's also got four USB 3.1 ports, including a USB Type-C port. Pricing is expected to be about $1,000 or so.