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AreoCool FP-01 Multifunction Panel

Postby Apoptosis » Mon Oct 08, 2007 8:30 am

AreoCool FP-01 Multifunction Panel

New from AreoCool is the FP-01, which is a 55-in-1 Multifunction Panel w/ Card Reader from Aerocool! This Multifunction Panel will fit in any 5.25" bay and has a car stereo style flip-out LCD Screen that looks killer. The Aerocool FP-01 is a fan controller, card reader and much more. Read on to find out what the FP-01 is like as we try it out in a PC with some SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) memory cards.

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Today we look at AreoCool’s new 5.25 drive bay device, the FP-01. This unique little device that has just about everything one would want on the front of their case crammed into one nice package that takes up the same space as a optical drive.


Article Title: AreoCool FP-01 Multifunction Panel
Article URL: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/572/1/
Aerocool FP-01 Pricing: http://legitreviews.pgpartner.com/searc ... =43031084/ ($49.99 at time of publication)
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Re: AreoCool FP-01 Multifunction Panel

Postby Major_A » Mon Oct 08, 2007 12:41 pm

The fan cables left something to be desired, with them being stranded wires, they just go every witch way. If they were flat cable or even had some heat shrink tubing to help keep things tidy would help tons on looks.

It should be which not witch.
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Re: AreoCool FP-01 Multifunction Panel

Postby Zenphic » Mon Oct 08, 2007 12:55 pm

I don't really get how does the panel come out from the device. Could you record a video or something?
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Re: AreoCool FP-01 Multifunction Panel

Postby bubba » Mon Oct 08, 2007 1:27 pm

Here you go, and don't make fun of my disaster of a desk... its been a looonngg day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odyoUSLl9Ok
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Re: AreoCool FP-01 Multifunction Panel

Postby DMB2000uk » Mon Oct 08, 2007 2:04 pm

Where was the funky slide out video? Was it tension loaded, or do you just have to pull it out?

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Re: AreoCool FP-01 Multifunction Panel

Postby bubba » Mon Oct 08, 2007 2:30 pm

It pops out about a half inch, then you pull it out and flip it up. I've uploaded another vid to YouTube, should have the link here in a minute.
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Re: AreoCool FP-01 Multifunction Panel

Postby Apoptosis » Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:04 pm

Major_A wrote:
The fan cables left something to be desired, with them being stranded wires, they just go every witch way. If they were flat cable or even had some heat shrink tubing to help keep things tidy would help tons on looks.

It should be which not witch.



Nice catch, but you missed the other witch on page 5... lol Smacks Bubba for not his witch usage!
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Re: AreoCool FP-01 Multifunction Panel

Postby Major_A » Mon Oct 08, 2007 8:11 pm

In my defense I mostly looked at the pics and only read a very little.
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Re: AreoCool FP-01 Multifunction Panel

Postby bubba » Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:08 am

Here is the vid for the opening, this is much smoother when its in a case and not sliding around on a desk trying to open it one handed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cK1VoPoZ4KA

Sorry for taking so long to post the link, DSL was out in my area, fricken Centurytel :axe:
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Re: AreoCool FP-01 Multifunction Panel

Postby DMB2000uk » Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:10 am

Cheers dude.

It's a shame it doesn't glide out on its own, that would have been cool.

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PS. I caught it via your youtube account when you said you were uploading it and then never posted the link :P
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Re: AreoCool FP-01 Multifunction Panel

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:12 am

I added the YouTube clip into the article...
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Re: AreoCool FP-01 Multifunction Panel

Postby Zenphic » Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:59 pm

Thanks for the videos bubba! That really cleared things out.
The panel looks really fragile though #-o
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Re: AreoCool FP-01 Multifunction Panel

Postby bubba » Fri Oct 12, 2007 5:46 am

The panel itself is pretty sturdy; you're not going to transport this open (I'd hope) so the likelihood that it gets ripped off in transit is nil. The outer case looks and sounds flimsy sliding around on my desk, its mostly hollow. Once installed into a case drive cage it's just fine.
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Re: AreoCool FP-01 Multifunction Panel

Postby Zenphic » Sat Oct 13, 2007 2:05 pm

bubba wrote:The panel itself is pretty sturdy; you're not going to transport this open (I'd hope) so the likelihood that it gets ripped off in transit is nil. The outer case looks and sounds flimsy sliding around on my desk, its mostly hollow. Once installed into a case drive cage it's just fine.

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Re: AreoCool FP-01 Multifunction Panel

Postby dicecca112 » Sat Oct 13, 2007 4:19 pm

yeah well apparently you underestimate someone like me, I've knocked more doors off my cases. Stupid antec and plastic doors, they snap of so easily
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Re: AreoCool FP-01 Multifunction Panel

Postby bubba » Sat Oct 13, 2007 6:42 pm

If you have ripped off the front of a CD drive then you might have something to worry about, but if you move with it closed then your fine. Unless you have ripped the font of a CD drive off, but if you have done that then you need to step away from the PC :finga:
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