Antec ships highly customizable open-air case, LanBoy Air

By Mike Fischer on September 28, 2010, 8:01 PM
Antec has released a new addition to its line of revolutionary cases: the highly customizable LanBoy Air. Shipping with five fans stock, and upgradable to fifteen, the case creates positive air pressure which forces hot air and dust out of the case through perforations in the side panels. This open-air flow design keeps the maximum amount of air circulation across components at all times, and considering the design allows you to fit in three sixteen-inch graphics cards, you just might need that cooling capacity someday.

Aimed at accommodating gamers and power users who want maximum flexibility, the real allure of this case is its ability to be completely reconfigured (see the exploded view above). This includes several mounting options for the power supply, slide out motherboard tray, movable fans, and eleven movable drive bays which can be configured to use Antec's vibration reducing AirMount drive suspension system. The case also features two heavy-duty handles for easy transportation, adding to its already toolbox-like appearance. Starting at $219.95 the LanBoy Air is available in red, blue, and yellow color schemes.

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Wendig0 Wendig0, TechSpot Paladin, said:

This thing looks insane! Very cool, though I wish it came in black, and a lower price point.

Julio Franco Julio Franco, TechSpot Editor, said:

Lego fans rejoice!

I will ask Antec to send us for review

Guest said:

This case looks and sounds absolutely amazing!

Cueto_99 said:

I can see a "Bulldozer" fitting great in that Yellow and Black case!

red1776 red1776, Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe, said:

looks like it was made by Caterpillar.

Guest said:

They should change the name to: Lego PC case

Kibaruk Kibaruk, TechSpot Paladin, said:

That would bring some legal disputes I believe, still pretty amazing case!

EDO219 said:


Apparently, I'm not the only one who is reminded of the Lego erector sets. xD

In fact, this case may be used for my new build!

KG363 KG363 said:

damn it's ugly

skitzo_zac skitzo_zac, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Yeah kg363, looks like I'm not the only one who thinks its ugly.

TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Trippy. Can't imagine it's too quiet with all the fans out in the open like that, though.

Guest said:

where do you hide the cables in this thing!?

LinkedKube LinkedKube, TechSpot Project Baby, said:

Well let me bring you back to time of the late 80's, early 90's. It could be named "miya the bee," or "carebear dare," or "david the drone,"

Either way I still think its a good idea.

St1ckM4n St1ckM4n said:

If the air pressure is higher on the inside, that means it is sucking a lot of air in. So fans will be caked with dust. And how would airflow be better if air is just trying to get out..?

Guest said:

put some filter in front the fan might slow down collecting dust. it's nice but i hope the price is friendly too. Lol....

---agissi--- ---agissi---, TechSpot Paladin, said:

TomSEA said:

Trippy. Can't imagine it's too quiet with all the fans out in the open like that, though.

"Trippy" haha Not quite, I like the outlandish look of the bold lego case. So many are fancy in a basic way today the unique feel and look this case has appeals to me.

Lurker101 said:

Personally, I'd fit the JCB case with watercooling.

RealXboxMaster said:

over priced, There are better cases out there than this. Not my cup of tea

Guest said:

So much for sound dampening. The sound of three video cards at full load basically out in the open would be horrid! Talk about a jetliner taking off.

Benny26 Benny26, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Ugly bugger..but nice idea

oz1819 said:

This is a innovative case design, looks cool. It would have been nice if there was a compartment for cable manegement. It is definitly overpriced.

Guest said:

You better not spill coffee, soda, beer or any other liquid substance on this thing.

Jeybyrd said:

Without solid panels, noise dampening will be almost non-existent.

EXCellR8 EXCellR8, The Conservative, said:

they really need to sell it in all black... though i guess you could just paint it.

Guest said:

NOOOOOO!!!!! It's beautiful!

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