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NZXT Bunker USB Locking Device Review - Final Thoughts

The Zombies are attacking, and NZXT brings us a bit of security in the Bunker.

| Cables & Accessories in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Feb 3, 2011 4:57 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: NZXT

Final Thoughts

 

Yet another great addition to the NZXT lineup! - I know not everyone is going to have the need to protect your peripherals while at the next LAN; I mean not everyone even goes to LAN events at all. Even so, The Bunker having four USB ports within easy access, versus the rear of the chassis is a plus to any case build. Even if security isn't a concern at this point, if you live in a dorm at college, or even if you have little kids in the house, this will keep your peripherals where you last left them, and not hidden in the toy box, or now attached to a computer on another floor of your dorm.

 

Functionally wise, I like the Bunker. Its lightweight construction of mostly plastic components with just the right amount of metal made it very easy to install and use. Mounting is easily handled with any tool-lees mechanism, and if screws are needed with your chassis, the plastic is soft enough to thread easily. Once the Bunker is securely in place, you just grab the key, one of twenty variations, and open the Bunker door for access. Simply plug in almost any USB device, as long as it isn't longer than the 4.2cm that the USB bracket moved back, move the cords and close the door, and then lock it to keep the door shut. It's really that simple! - With the textured black finish and steel mesh insert, there aren't too many chassis' on the market that the Bunker won't blend in with and feel right at home, as if it came with the chassis in the first place.

 

NZXT does show the Bunker on their site under chassis accessories, and as I said I was told the products released at the beginning of January so that we could take a look at it, and bring it to you. However, I have yet to see it listed online at any of the shops I frequent. Google shopping turned up nothing as well, but rest assured, the Bunker is on the way soon and should start to fill shelves any day now. With a suggested retail pricing of $24.99, the Bunker is worth that in just the additional four USB 2.0 ports; adding security to the unit was a foremost thought in design, but almost seems to be a free add-on with this sort of pricing. With a lot of high end chassis' starting to design with this feature built in, it is nice to see NZXT step up to the plate and offer everyone the added connectivity and security, even if you don't have the money to buy a chassis with it already incorporated.

 

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