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Big Letdown, coming from a fan of the regular CableBox
on January 28, 2017
I've got two of the full-size black CableBox's from Blue Lounge and they're great! I was looking for a smaller box to contain wires in the bathroom, where white would be ideal and this seemed perfect. It even comes with an included surge protector which sounded nice!
Turns out, this is an awful product. Especially given the price, and the brand behind it. The packaging does nothing to protect the white finish, and while this isn't any different from the black version it shows far more easily on white. It's frustrating to open a brand new product and find scuffs and scratches on it. The white finish is inconsistent in a few spots, and while that's mostly on the bottom this is really annoying for something that has a premium price. The included surge protector feels incredibly cheap and is ugly and poorly designed to boot. It barely fits in the box on its own, much less without various plugs attached.
I'll be returning this and getting a cheap knockoff box instead, knowing full well that it'll have many of the same problems. But, I'll get to pick my own surge protector that actually fits. And hey, it might wind up being protected in better packaging for all I know. While Blue Lounge usually is worth the premium price, this is one of their products that definitely is not.