Packaging & Protection
Packaging is extremely important with cases, particularly the “Flat Packed” style cases in which each piece is shipped loosely. Not only is it important to prevent external damage from outside the case, the interior loose pieces can damage themselves if there is not adequate internal protection. I think it’s more than safe to say, XSPC has taken “Flat Packed” packaging protection to a new level above and beyond their competitors. I have read a few horror stories of other cases coming shipped with bent corners and poor packaging, but I could not see any potential for that in my review of the H2 with the exemplary methods used in packing the H2.
First, there is the large box, it comes box in a box with additional corner protection and banding as you see here.
Protection Layer 1 – Outer Box
Upon removing the banding, edge protection and opening the outer box, you are presented with yet another box layer of protection:
Protection Layer 2 – Secondary Box
After opening up the second box, you see many layers and pieces of foam and packaging peanuts surrounding the individually wrapped case pieces. It’s pretty hard to tell what is what at this point because everything is completely wrapped in a multiple layer of plastic and foam wrapping.
Protection Layer 3 – Foam
For example, here is the hard drive cage, first the outer foam wrapping:
Protection Layer 4- Foam Wrapping
After removing the foam wrapping, you have another layer of protection in the form of a plastic wrapping:
Protection Layer 5 – Plastic Wrapping
Layer 4 and 5 was pretty much the standard for all the packaging of individual parts. It did take some time getting everything unpacked and left me with a good supply of materials to recycle for my own shipping needs, but it’s very welcome knowing the parts are all extremely well protected. A high end case like this deserves high end packaging protection and it has that.
After opening the many layers of protection, there is finally a sign of the anodized aluminum..:)
Packaging and Protection was exemplary…doesn’t get much more padded and protected than that. You can be rest assured that the product you ordered will leave the factory and arrive at your home in perfect condition as well. Excellent!!