SilverStone Lascala 10M: An Exclusive Look at SilverStone's Newest Creationby Purav Sanghani on November 13, 2004 8:26 AM EST
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External DesignSilverStone's products are known for their sleek, yet elegant, look with clean lines and high quality finishes. The LC10M has a façade, which allows it to blend in with many types of home theater components while also carrying a unique look. It has the same aluminum style bezel as SilverStone's other products in its case line, such as the Temjin 6.
At the top left corner, we see the white SilverStone name and snowflake logo to contrast with the case's black finish. At about mid-height, there are two buttons: the wider (~3/4") button for power and, to the right, the reset button, which is about half the width (~3/8") of the power button. They are not clearly labeled, but any user above the novice level should be able to distinguish one from the other. Between the two rectangular buttons are the lights for power and HDD activity.
At the bottom left corner of the bezel are four USB sockets, which are mounted to the backside of the bezel.
Moving to the middle section of the bezel, SilverStone has implemented a Vacuum Fluorescent Display, or VFD, to complement the HTPC theme. We saw Ahanix's version of their VFD in their D.Vine 4, which provided similar features of a 2 line by 16 character display. SilverStone uses the iMON VFD from SoundGraph, which also adds IrDA support with a USB interface for a true plug 'n play solution.