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Crowdfunding For Wide Range Transparent Display Side Panels

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Transparent Side Panel Displays

A startup campaign on indiegogo that takes case modding to the next level. Transparent side panel displays aimed for all cases and colors! Have custom images and video play through! 

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Probably unlike most campaigns this one started with nothing. No funding and no team to help bring this idea to light. Sure, the idea can be seen in fancy companies today that can easily do what ive done such as LG. But as a PC gamer myself I felt the need to strive into even more ways to customize what a computer is today. Why focus on just a few LEDs to make a computer case look fancy when I could focus on an image of many pixels displayed on my computer but still letting me enjoy the internals of my beloved computer. 

Through saving up and working alone figuring out how i can make this product come to life I have developed my first prototype which still amazes me every time I still look at it and how elegant and how it has come to be just what ive imagined.

But, i didnt want to stop there at my personal experience, I knew that this idea was important to me and it gained so much interest by my family and friends of how amazing  it looked to see a floating image but still see behind it. I wanted to give this to everyone, I wanted to be able to allow people to customize their computer to the max level possible with such ease and simplicity but also way more affordable. Some companies out there have a similar project, but like all a major companies they come with a hefty, un-necessary price tag that no gamer would pay for; did i mention they dont sell these separately, that they only have one case and that it all costs over $4,000? I thought it was about time i reached out to as many people as possible, their case and their budget. 

Overall, I still struggle with nothing. With any amount and contribution im pushing forward making this idea possible for everyone out there rather than just me and by introducing more and more innovative ways to continue on what this product can do. What I need is a lot, im one person with a dream and I need your help to allow me to continue on making this a full product.

https://igg.me/at/ProjectShard/x/19006036

 

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Won't this be a niche product? In my opinion, the reason you get a side panel is so that you can show off that sh*t load of RGB in your build, I personally wouldn't want a side panel with a display on it. All the lighting in my pc is enough. Also, I'm pretty sure that the intensity of the picture on the side panel won't be too high if you have a lot of internal lighting. I don't mean to discourage this product,I'm just saying that I don't approve of it.:|

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, SidM said:

Won't this be a niche product? In my opinion, the reason you get a side panel is so that you can show off that sh*t load of RGB in your build, I personally wouldn't want a side panel with a display on it. All the lighting in my pc is enough. Also, I'm pretty sure that the intensity of the picture on the side panel won't be too high if you have a lot of internal lighting. I don't mean to discourage this product,I'm just saying that I don't approve of it.:|

The neat thing about this is that it actually works really well but also depends on what youre displaying. It wont necessarily cover up all the RGB inside your case. Light can still pass through from those RGB lights. A lot people would want to put custom images but still be able to see into their computer. And i thought so my self about the intensity of color from the lights, the colors are actually surprisingly deep and easily contrasted. Deep colors and light colors are still easily displayed. I mean who wouldnt want a nice widget of dancing anime or something along those lines to spice up how their computer looks. When you walk into a room and see a transparent display people would spend so much time looking at it and looking behind it. Linus and Luke both found this super interesting at CES and how amazing it is to see it with your own eyes and how well it actually works and performs. 

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26 minutes ago, ShardTechLabs said:

The neat thing about this is that it actually works really well but also depends on what youre displaying. It wont necessarily cover up all the RGB inside your case. Light can still pass through from those RGB lights. A lot people would want to put custom images but still be able to see into their computer. And i thought so my self about the intensity of color from the lights, the colors are actually surprisingly deep and easily contrasted. Deep colors and light colors are still easily displayed. I mean who wouldnt want a nice widget of dancing anime or something along those lines to spice up how their computer looks. When you walk into a room and see a transparent display people would spend so much time looking at it and looking behind it. Linus and Luke both found this super interesting at CES and how amazing it is to see it with your own eyes and how well it actually works and performs. 

Any videos of this see through panel?
Would be great to see it before backing the project up.


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I most definitely wouldn't back this. Basically throwing your money away.


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55 minutes ago, ShardTechLabs said:

Probably unlike most campaigns this one started with nothing.

Isn't that how most of these indiegogo/kickfarter campaigns start? With people who have no idea what they're doing and nothing more than a flashy concept that they can rarely deliver on?


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@ShardTechLabs I think you should ask for industry affiliate status as this is what you are: representing your project. 

Otherwise why are you launching so early? No rewards only "normal" prototype like enthusiast build for years on there own and renders which need custom panels where the MOQ is to high for you.

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At the moment im still in the prototyping phase and i cant make any promises just yet on what you all might get in return. But, what i can promise, is my hard work and my effort to carry out this project with any funding I get and hope that one day it can fly allowing me to start giving out free side panels to my top/first supporters. Later on I aim to give pre order discounts and early bird deals along side. 

Can it be that you don't have a plan what to do with the raised money at the moment?

Btw. such campaigns have negative connotation especially with flexible goal and indigogo. Most times they fail to deliver what they promise.

 

But feel free to talk i little bit about it. For example how do you do the different sizes and cutouts, how will be the cables be routed without the risk or ripping them of the panel, where there talks with OEM about the parts you need, do you have contacts in china/shenzen or manufacturing experience?

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sorry, but if you'd like to advertise on Linus Tech Tips forums, please inquire first to to get permission to do so at: info@linusmediagroup.com

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