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BC1T Open Benchtable Pre-Order Now Available

From November 1, 2020, you can pre-order the BC1T Open Benchtable. The pre-orders are expected to start shipping out from mid-November and arrive on your doorstep not much later. The BC1T Open Benchtable is available exclusively through the Open Benchtable web store for the next couple of months.

Open Benchtable Product Family

The Open Benchtable project set out to create an open testbed platform for PC components, adapting to the evolving needs of PC enthusiasts and IT professionals. The project has now developed a range of benchtable products that are highly suited to the needs of a travelling PC enthusiast, overclocker, or any professional who needs to test components efficiently.

The lightweight BC1 Open Benchtable has received praise from tech enthusiast and reviewer worldwide including prestigious awards from Red Dot and iF Design. Eminently portable and fully integrated, Open Benchtable products contain all the components needed to set up a full system. Blueprints are open-source allowing the platform to grow and evolve.

The BC1T Open Benchtable is the seventh addition to the Open Benchtable product family.

The original Silver version launched all the way back in 2016 as a community edition of the Streacom BC1. In 2017 the product family expanded with the popular additional color variants Black and Red. Later that year, the full-size bench tables were joined with a triplet of tiny BC1 Mini for the small form factor fanatics.

This year, we expand the product family In celebration of our partner Streacom’s 10 year anniversary with the Titanium color variant.

Introducing BC1T Open Benchtable, A New Member of the BC1 Open Benchtable Family

In celebration of our partner Streacom’s 10 year anniversary, the BC1T Open Benchtable adds a new color variant to the product family.

October 15, 2020 – The Open Benchtable Project is today delighted to announce the official arrival of the BC1T, a new color variant of the lightweight, toolless benchtable in celebration of our partner Streacom’s 10 year anniversary. The test bench developed in close collaboration with Streacom, the BC1 Open Benchtable is a community-inspired open pc case that has won awards from Red Dot and iF Design in recognition of its portability, aesthetics and design prowess.

bc1t open benchtable angle

As part of the activities to mark the 10 year anniversary of its founding, Streacom is introducing a new colour option and we are pleased to include the BC1 in this rollout. We call this new colour ‘Titanium’ grey, and it has been carefully selected to complement the existing black and silver colours, offering a midway natural colour choice.

Shimon Simon, Head of Design and Manufacturing at Streacom

We wholeheartedly congratulate Streacom for marking its 10 year anniversary. In today’s fast-moving business world that is no mean feat. Our journey with Streacom started in 2015 and our collaboration gave birth to the world’s best PC test bench. It’s been an honor and real pleasure to work with such a talented team, and we look forward to many more years to come.

Pieter-Jan Plaisier, Co-Founder at Open Benchtable

Open Benchtable Product Family History

Since the launch of the original Open Benchtable in 2016, we have expanded the product family significantly.

In 2017 we introduced additional color variants Black and Red for the full-size BC1. Later that year, we released the tiny BC1 Mini for the small form factor fanatics. In 2018 the BC1 variants were upgraded to V1.1 and included additional features. Somewhere along the way we also helped customers who lost equipment by introducing a Screw Kit.

In celebration of our partner Streacom’s 10 year anniversary, today we expand the family with the Titanium color variant.

The BC1T Open Benchtable offers the same features like the other color variants, including:

  • Support for XL-ATX, E-ATX, ATX, Micro ATX, Mini ATX and Mini ITX motherboards
  • Open Benchtable traveler sleeve
  • Highly portable and toolless design
  • Integrated legs
  • Brackets for radiators and fans
  • Two types of motherboard standoffs
  • Full length PCIe standoffs supporting up to four graphics cards
  • Mounting support for ATX power supplies
  • Support for up to two drives
  • Anti-slip rubber feet
  • Kensington security lock
  • Compatibility with a long list of community-made extensions

The BC1T Open Benchtable Edition is available exclusively on obt.com for pre-order from November 1, 2020, and is expected to start shipping two weeks later. The BC1T Open Benchtable is listed at $199 USD (traveler sleeve and shipping included).

About the Open Benchtable Project

The Open Benchtable project set out to create an open testbed platform for PC components, adapting to the evolving needs of PC enthusiasts and IT professionals. The project has now developed a range of benchtable products that are highly suited to the needs of a travelling PC enthusiast, overclocker, or any professional who needs to test components efficiently.

The lightweight BC1 Open Benchtable has received praise from tech enthusiast and reviewer worldwide including prestigious awards from Red Dot and iF Design. Eminently portable and fully integrated, Open Benchtable products contain all the components needed to set up a full system. Blueprint of the actual BC1 product are open-source allowing the platform to grow and evolve.

Questions or enquiries related to the Open Benchtable project can be sent to: contact@openbenchtable.com

Introducing Open Benchtable v1.1: Unified Support Bracket, Upgraded Rubber Feet, Added Security Lock

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.

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A New Mini Member of the Family: OBT BC1-Mini

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)!