Maingear CEO Patents Gaming PC Innovation That Dramatically Simplifies Cable Management


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We recently learned about Gigabyte’s beautiful Aorus Project Stealth PC concept, with the connectors and cable routing moved behind the motherboard deck, in what appeared to be a truly innovative gaming desktop design with better airflow and an easier building process. However, it appears that Main equipment patented the design 10 years ago and launched a number of partners at the time. So, what gives? Has Maingear been scammed? And is it the efficient, ultra-clean new PC of the future?

Show Notes:

06:43 – Meeting with Maingear CEO Wallace Santos
14:01 – Visit of the Maingear BITD installation (link in the chat)
14:33 – What makes a Maingear PC different
17:24 – Discussion on Wallace’s patent
24:25 – How did the partners react to the pitch?
27:15 – “Show us the business case”
29:30 – The reaction to Gigabyte’s escape

35:11 – PC builders must talk to the customer
36:03 – What would this patent do to save time?
40:51 – Did you keep repeating these ideas?
47:36 – Why did Mobo and the chassis manufacturers not get on board?
49:21 – What problems were encountered while building a prototype?
52:50 – Why don’t we do this?
56:35 – Was Gigabyte’s leak a good thing?
58:13 – Tell us what else Maingear is doing …
59:58 – When will the shortages end?

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