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Icy Dock hits back with their new 4-bay USB 3.0 & eSATA external HDD enclosure, the ICYCube MB561U3S-4S. Measuring W175mm x D141mm x H235mm and weighing 3.4kg, this aluminum enclosure is equipped with both USB 3.0 & eSATA connection interfaces, a LED indicator, a detachable 80mm rear cooling fan (w/ 3 speed settings) and can house a total of four 2.5-/3.5-inch SATA3.0 (6Gbps) HDDs/SSDs. Unfortunately, there’s no word on pricing yet. [Product Page]


Here comes another affordable USB 3.0 external HDD enclosure ‘S219’ for you to grab. Measuring 124mm x 75mm x 13mm, this aluminum enclosure is equipped with a USB 3.0 connection interface, a LED indicator that monitors the reading movements of the hard drive and can house a single 2.5-inch SATA HDD (up to 2TB). Available in blue and silver color options, the S219 retails for just $11.44 (leather pouch included). [Product Page]


Sharkoon has recently released the white version of its Vaya II Value mid-tower PC case. Just like the black version, the case supports for both micro-ATX and ATX motherboards, and features a front-placed I/O panel with 2x USB 3.0 and 2x audio ports, four 5.25-inch external drive bays, one 3.5-inch external drive bay, four 3.5-inch internal shadow bays, seven expansion slots, an acrylic side panel window and has one 120mm blue LED fan in front. The White Vaya II Value retails for 34.99 Euro (about $48). [Product Page]


Ayuto is set to release their newest 2-bay USB 3.0 external HDD enclosure, the Black Hexagon. Coming in a hexagonal column design, this unique enclosure is equipped with a USB 3.0 connection interface, clone function and a built-in 80mm cooling fan on top, and can house a total of two 2.5-/3.5-inch SATA3.0 (6Gbps) HDDs/SSDs. The Black Hexagon will start shipping from June 13th for 7,480 Yen (about $73). [Product Page]


Fractal Design has showed off a new micro-ATX PC case to its range, the Core 1300. Specs-wise, the case is equipped with a brushed aluminum-look front panel, a top-placed I/O panel with 1x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0 and 2x audio ports, two 5.25-inch external drive bays, two 3.5-inch internal shadow bays, three 2.5-inch internal shadow bays, four expansion slots and has two 120mm fans (1x front, 1x rear). The Core 1300 will retail for around $49.99. [Product Page]