thermaltake copyThere are plenty of computer chassis makers in the market at the moment. Brands such as Corsair, NZXT, Fractal Design, Cooler Master, and Thermaltake are just some of the few that are pretty popular amongst gamers and modders. Each brand has a unique design to them that makes them appeal to gamers, but recently it looks like Thermaltake has come under fire for allegedly copying the designs of its competitors.

nzxt-tt-fan-controllers-645x180This isn’t the first time that the company has been accused of copying designs, but it was recently at Computex 2015 in which the issue blew up again as the company had allegedly stole the design of CaseLabs’ products. Naturally this did not sit well with CaseLabs’ Kevin Keating, the company’s vice president who has since written a long statement about the matter.

define-r5-supressor-f51-645x423According to Keating, “Thermaltake has just announced their “new” case line last night, the “new TT premium line W series extreme chassis”. It is more than evident this is a stolen concept. Not only did Shannon clone our Mercury line, with his Core line, but now they have stolen our MAGNUM and Merlin designs as well.”

air-vs-riing-645x359Keating even gave some backstory on how it all began, which was at an event where they were introduced to Thermaltake, after which the company bought some of their products only to copy it and release it into the market later. Like we said before, this isn’t the first time the company has been accused to stealing designs.

As you can see in some of the examples above, they appear to have taken inspiration from other brands such as Corsair, NZXT, Swiftech, and Fractal Design, but what say you? Do you agree that Thermaltake has stolen these designs, or do you think that it was a coincidence?

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