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Our Impressions Of The Apevia X-QPack 2

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The Apevia X-QPack 2 is available in a wide range of colors.

What does a company do when it doesn't have anything new to show off? It repackages, renames or repaints its existing models. Apevia sent us the X-QPack 2 as a new model, but even as we unpacked it, we realized that it bore more than just a passing resemblance to its predecessor, the X-QPack, which we reviewed two years ago. Of course, we were curious to see what has changed in that time.

There is a stable carrying handle on the front of the case.

A view from the back.

The outside of the X-QPack 2 has been slightly restyled compared to the previous version. The individual elements are no longer connected as rigidly as before. Also, the top lid no longer sports windows, as these are now only available as an optional upgrade. We were happy to note that the flimsy carrying handle of the old version has been replaced by a more solid and firmly attached metal handle. This gives the unit a much more solid feel.

The interior is completely identical not only to that of the Blockbuster Storm also reviewed here, but to its predecessor as well. Its aluminum insides shine as though Apevia had hand-polished every single element for several hours before shipping the unit. Sadly, the wobbly components we had already criticized on the first X-QPack model are still there. The video at the end of this article can give you a better idea of what we mean.

Freon connectors for audio, USB and Firewire

The display on the Apevia unit's front can monitor two temperatures.