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Morex Cubid 2688R Review
Posted on October 3, 2002


Morex Information Ent., Co., Ltd, based in Taipei, Taiwan have been manufacturing and marketing PC cases since 1986. The Cubid 2688R "Super Mini Case" is one of 3 in the Cubid range, the 2677, 2677R (includes a PCI riser and PCI slot in case) and this case, the 2688R (PCI riser card, compact flash ready and additional USB ports at the front).

This review only outlines the differences between the 2677R and the 2688R, and is intended to be read in conjunction with our earlier Cubid 2677R review.

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  1. First Impressions
  2. Looking Inside the Case
  3. The LAN Activity LED and Front Switches
  4. The Optional Compact Flash Reader and Slimline FDD Bay
  5. The 2 Additional USB Ports
  6. Testing the USB Ports (without a Hard Drive)
  7. Summary
  8. Gallery

First Impressions

Like the 2677, the Cubid 2688R measures (WxHxD): 11.50"(295mm) x 2.50"(63.5mm) x 10.75"(273mm). It weighs approximately 3.3Kg, including the packaging.

Immediately noticeable are the 2 additional USB ports on the front of the case. They don't really glow like that, but the flash on our camera does.

The second unexpected bonus is a mysterious plastic cutout on the left of the case. Is it a slimline floppy bay?... it turns out to be space for a compact flash reader, available as an option from Morex. There are also a rather natty looking grill at the bottom, for grating small pieces of cheese. Morex have thought of everything with this case!

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