In this blog post we want to introduce you to the Open Benchtable v1.1. The evolution an updated and upgraded version of the successful Open Benchtable launched almost two years ago. This upgraded version features the unified support bracket, unified rubber feets and a Kensington Security Slot.
The Open Benchtable family is about to add a new sibling; the OBT-Mini is taking shape and here is what you need to know about it.
About two years ago the idea to create a lightweight, versatile and portable bench bed took place with the collaboration of Streacom, HWBOT and OverClocking-TV. The following year at Computex the project got a release date; before the end of the summer. After a fast sell out of the first batch of limited Community Edition tables, we recently announced that a new batch is now shipping in silver, black and red colors.
The team is not stopping there and is working on a Mini-ITX sized version based on the successful design of the OBT (also known as BC1). Requests came from user groups in the Small Form Factor Community (SFF) for a small sized bench bed and open air solution. This triggered the creativity of the Open Benchtable design team.
This is our current vision of a Mini-ITX bench bed :
A Mini-ITX Open Benchtable – Tell Us What You Think
These are early pictures of the OBT Mini (BC1 Mini) prototype, which means it is the best time for you to give your feedback on the forum. As of now release date and pricing are unknown.
Want the Open Benchtable for your Micro-ATX, Full-size ATX and big motherboard ? The new batch in red, silver and black are shipping right now (while supply last)!
Today we’d like to bring you a quick update regarding the Open Benchtable project and a forthcoming second batch of Open Benchtable Edition products available in just a few weeks time. Building on the success of the first production run, we are pleased to now offer a limited quantity of new and unique benchtables available directly from the OBT Project – the great news is we have expanded our portfolio to include red and black versions.
Sold simply as the Open Benchtable Edition, the new batch of silver, red and black benchtables will feature the same lightweight, portable and fully integrated benchtable design with each model sporting a Open Benchtable engraving. This batch will include a limited quantity of red and black Open Benchtables as a way to test the waters and assess the reaction of users.
Each OBT Edition product also ships with a custom traveler sleeve – ensuring it remains undamaged regardless of where your travels may take you.
The Open Benchtable Edition is available for order directly from us now. The original silver version retails for $159 USD (excluding shipping), while red and black versions of the Open Benchtable will cost $199 USD (shipping included). Prices include a traveler sleeve. Shipping is expected to commence in the first week of May.
Red and Black Open Benchtables – Tell Us What You Think
Let us know your thoughts on this initial batch of red and black Open Benchtables by visiting this forum thread on HWBOT.org: http://forum.hwbot.org/showthread.php?t=168024
Open Benchtable Project
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- Chinese New Year 2019 – Shipments delayed (edit)
- Benchy McBenchface by p0pe in the OBT podcast
- Introducing Open Benchtable v1.1: Unified Support Bracket, Upgraded Rubber Feet, Added Security Lock
- Chinese New Year 2018 – Shipments on hold from February 9 to 26
- Introducing the BC1 Mini, an Open Benchtable for Small Form Factor Systems