HWBOT, OverClocking-TV and Streacom Bring the Open Benchtable to Market, a Portable Benchtable for Enthusiasts and Professionals
August 23, 2016 – HWBOT, an organization regulating international Overclocking competitions and rankings is today delighted to announce the official arrival of the Open Benchtable, a lightweight, toolless benchtable that has been designed specifically for portability and ease of use. Co-developed with HWBOT, OverClocking-TV and Streacom, the Open Benchtable is a community-developed product that towers above current offerings in terms of portability, esthetics and general design.
Being 8mm thick and weighing a mere 1.82kg, the Open Benchtable is uniquely designed for travelling overclockers, enthusiasts and technical professionals who need put together a full open PC while on the road. It uniquely integrates all the components needed to quickly set up a benching or test platform including; standoffs, screws and brackets. Welcome to the next level of convenience and portability.
“The Open Benchtable story starts with a group of community members recognising the need for a wholly more portable benchtable solution,” commented Timothée Pineau, head of Project Development at HWBOT and VP of OverClocking-TV. “The design of the Open Benchtable has continued to evolve and improve with more OC community members contributing to help us finally arrive at the incredible design we have today.”
The Open Benchtable: True portability – Uniquely Designed, Ingeniously Implemented.
The Open Benchtable has been designed from day one with one key question in mind – how can we design a fully functional benchtable that is also 100% portable? Today, Overclocking is a community driven hobby and Esport where overclockers are willing to traverse the globe to bench with and compete against other like-minded people. The project has now developed a benchtable that is highly suited to the needs of a travelling PC enthusiast, overclocker, or any professional who needs to test components in the field.
The main body of the Open Benchtable is made of machined, anodized aluminum which offers fantastic rigidity while also being extremely lightweight. The body also features an integrated carry handle with legs, standoffs, and brackets all seamlessly stowed within. This means no moving (or indeed rattling) parts when in transit.
Open Benchtable: Key Features
- Ultra Portability
- Weights 1.82kg and is 8mm thin. Includes an integrated carry handle.
- Full Component Integration
- Main body integrates the legs, mounting brackets, standoffs and thumbscrews – everything you need to quickly set up an open rig.
- Toolless Design
- The entire product uses thumbscrews meaning you won’t even need to bring your screwdriver with you. Motherboard standoffs include traditional and convenient pushpin options.
- True Versatility
- Supports all form factor motherboards, plus up to four VGA cards. Integrated mounting brackets support system fans and radiators in a variety of configurations.
Open Benchtable: Community Edition – Available Now for $149
The HWBOT Community Edition is available now direct from OpenBenchtable.com for US $149 and includes a limited edition travelers sleeve. The Community Edition is limited to run of 200 units only: https://openbenchtable.com
The Open Benchtable Project
Another crucial aspect of the Open Benchtable project is that its design is open to third party developers of additional accessories. Started by HWBOT and OverClocking-TV and later joined by Streacom, the project will allow full access to the blueprint files of this final product revision. This allows third party developers to build accessories that are compatible with all Open Benchtable products, plus modify and share their design improvements.
Ultimately, community enthusiasts will be able to share their own unique accessory designs and 3D files on the Open Benchtable site for others to use. Blueprints and other design related documentation will made publicly available later in Q3 2016.
To learn more about the Open Benchtable Project.
Streacom, An Open Benchtable Partner
Streacom offer a range of products including active and passive cooled chassis, valve amplifiers, embedded home entertainment solutions, and other complimentary computer accessories. Streacom also offers OEM/ODM services to companies that require customized or newly developed products that span the entire service spectrum, from ‘design to delivery’.
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OverClocking-TV.com is the home of overclocking broadcasting, providing the best coverage of overclocking events and contests, plus streaming coverage of individual benching sessions and more. Fasten your seatbelt, grab some popcorn and get overclocked.
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HWBOT has been involved with maintaining overclocking submission databases and monitoring and regulating overclocking leagues, records and contests since 2006. The core mission is to help grow the enthusiast community of overclocking around the world with a clear emphasis on inclusion, fairness and growth. HWBOT exists to promote overclocking at all levels, abilities and budgets, reshaping something that began as an enthusiast hobby, into a globally respected Esport. Above all however, HWBOT wants you to keep pushing!
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