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    Default Who's buying the S4 Case?

    I know theres too many S4 threads on here already. But I have been on edge about buying the case for the S4 sence it's been in the techtools shop. Right now I feel like I spent enough money, but I am not sure if I should buy the case or not. Am I just giving into the hype or is it worth the extra cash?
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    If you buy it I don't think you'll regret it. If you do though you can sell it to someone that regrets not buying it.
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    Hmm.. Initially I wanted to get one - But i'm having my doubts now as I don't know if i'll be able to use it at clubs. The Laptop part goes outwards and booths are soo cramped..

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    The laptop stand would be my one gripe 2. I don't like having the laptop directly in front of my line of sight. It doesn't bode well for your brand recognition when people look at you and just see a laptop where your face should be.

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    Im getting it just for the fact that it will be the perfect protection for the S4.
    I doubt ill use it as a stand when i gig, certainly not at my current gigs and i too dont like havning the laptop in front of me, although ill use it as a stand in my studio.

    S4 is pretty sturdy but i just dont feel comfortable using any kind of bag.
    Its definetly not like the VCI which ive thrown in the VCI softcase and in the backpack.
    The VCI is bombproof in comparison.

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    There's no info on this case, besides the picture and the price. There are no dimensions, no high-res pictures, no video demonstrating it - just what NI published with the announcement.

    There's one video with Shiftee made by DJTT
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_qKaLWYi44
    The S4 is with the case and it's visible how close the laptop shelf is to the EQs. I'm also concerned with the angled sliding rails of the shelf - they are on the hand's way when moving aside from the controller (the upper part). Hate to be pessimistic, but I literally "project" the pain in my fingers :eek: just while speaking of it. May not be an issue though, i don't know ...

    I think it's wise to wait with the case purchase until a video review is available or you can touch it yourself in some retail shop. There will be lot of new products for carrying an S4 in the following few months. Building a custom case is also an option. Why rush?

    For now, I hope for one thing (which is very unlikely) - NI to pack the retail package with a custom piece of foam (similar to this) which will:
    a) elevate it to standard equipment hight, when put below
    b) protect the jogs, the faders and the knobs when put on top (for transportation)

    HTH

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    That foam would be to soft to use it to elevate the SM to equipment height. And even if you did manage to get it up that high on it would bounce like crazy on that foam. Some type of custom molded deal would be cool though.
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    I'm going to get it, I really like the design and it looks like it's nice and sturdy... I doubt I'd use it at a club for the reasons above...might be good for the house party though

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    If this isnt the same case then id be surprised.
    Its got the same indents on the ball corners. The S4 case is obviously made to measure.

    I asked the Magma guy about the S4 case at BPM but he didnt know about it. Still, id bet its the same case.

    http://www.magma-bags.de/produkte/cw...-plus-2-e.php3

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    Also if you buy the case from DJ TT. Your S4 won't ship till mid Nov. with the case itself. But thats not so much a big deal.

    I was thinking maybe decksaver + big bag. But my problem is that when I get it I will be gigging with it ASAP so maybe the case is the best option....
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