In Win External Hard Drive Enclosure O-Ring

Posted by on Monday, November 15, 2010 - 7:49am

In Win O-RingIf you are a total klutz, or just want to add protection to your small portable hard drive, then In Win has a product to help you out. It is aptly called the O-Ring. The O-Ring is made to help those that want to prevent any type of accidental damage to their small portable drives and also to help soften impact in case a droppage onto a hard surface does occur.

Introduction to the In Win O-Ring

If you are a total klutz, or just want to add protection to your small portable hard drive, then In Win has a product to help you out. It is aptly called the O-Ring. The O-Ring is made to help those that want to prevent any type of accidental damage to their small portable drives and also to help soften impact in case a droppage onto a hard surface does occur.

In Win's take on the O-Ring

The striking yet simplistic O-Ring stretches around an external 2.5” hard drive enclosure in order to protect it from bumps and to add a splash of color to your storage device! The build-in mini-USB adapter plugs into the enclosure while the over 5 inch long cables hidden in the silicone reach out for your USB 2.0 computer connection and makes sure you will never forget your USB cables again. O-Ring’s silicone material is non-toxic, stretchy and highly durable; while the interior raised “dot design” avoids the enclosure to slip out!


Specifications

HDD Enclosure Compatibility:
Supports 2.5'' External Hard Drive Enclosure
Dimensions:
1. Diameter:106mm
2. Overall Length(non-stretched):252mm
3. Maximum Length (stretched):330-460mm
Interface:
USB High Speed (2.0)
Material:
Silicon
Warranty:
3 Years Limited

Features

 

Extreme Flexibility

Patented design of the O-Ring allows the bracket to securely fit around various 2.5” HDD enclosures.

Round Shaped Design

The round shape gives bracket the freedom to fit various placements of mini-USB connectors.

Vivid Color

Dress-up your external storage in available vivid colors and add more color to your life!

Durable Silicon Material

The durable silicon material offers additional bump protection for your hard drive, while being non-toxic and odor-free.

Anti-Vibration and Anti-Slip Protection

Its interior raised “dot design” means that the drive won't slip from the O-Ring or a desk, and it reduces vibration when in use.

Seamless USB2.0 cable for easy storage.

The seamlessly attached USB 2 cable means you'll never forget your USB cables again when you need them the most.


Closer look
The O-Ring looks like a simple product and, well it is. The O-Ring, as it's name implies, is simply a round molded piece of silicone with a ‘handle’. It also has a very simple purpose: protect your small portable hard drive, and maybe add some color to it in the process.

The O-Ring is available in three different colors: blue, green and pink. As we mentioned the O-Ring is made from silicone, which makes it extremely flexible but nearly impossible to rip or tear. According to In Win’s site the ring measures 252mm in it's original shape and can stretched up to 460mm. The circular enclosure has a diameter of 106mm.

The main half of the O-Ring is round making it ideal to fit around most 2.5” enclosures. Once fit around the drive enclosure a mini-USB plug is inserted into the enclosure, which on the end of the ‘handle’ leads to a standard USB Type-‘A’ connection to plug into the PC or MAC.


Testing

We used the In Win O-Ring on a Coolmax 2.5” enclosure we had laying about the lab. The O-Ring went around the enclosure with minimal effort and no issues whatsoever. We preformed a small test of the enclosure with the O-Ring installed and did not see any performance decrease as a result of the encased USB cable. Nice job. (Sorry, we did not perform any 'drop tests' as I'm sure some of you were hoping for! Tongue out Simply do not have the spare hardware around to perform it with.) 

Conclusion

The In Win O-Ring is a simple product with a simple purpose. Protect your 2.5” external hard drive enclosure, while at the same time offer a means to carry it and it's USB cable together with ease. It is definitely one of those products that you may see and say "damn why I didn’t think of that" (Editor's Note: Or like me, "What the heck did Tony review now?!" haha).  In Win offers the O-Ring in three different colors: green, blue and the pink unit we reviewed here today. I can’t see the O-Ring breaking or it's cable being rendered nonfunctional, but if were to happen In Win provides the O-Ring with a three year warranty.

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