TechBits: computing cases (05.29.13)

Some computer companies are going outside the box on your computer box. {}THey're deigning cases that are unlike what most people have used before.

Xi3{}designs computers about the size of your fist, which bolt to the back of your monitor. The company is now marketing the Z3RO pro line, which is even smaller. {}They're tiny, but pack big processing, with a 64-bit architecture. {}They also come loaded with solid state drives.

In-Win{}is turning the idea of a computer case inside out, with the new{}D-Frame. {}The limited edition case is little more than a framework with two smoked glass panels. {}It's big and durable, and allows for efficient cooling. {}The problem is that he open design means you'll hear every sound your computer pats make- so get quiet hardware to put inside.