While there are a great number of options these days for good-looking PC cases that entirely lack 5.25” drive bays, the majority of cases still offer at least one of these spaces. And efficient builders won’t want that space being used for nothing.
Don’t get me wrong: Many builders still do want to use those spaces to house intended utilities, including disc drives, card readers, extra USB ports, and even floppy drives. But that doesn’t mean there won’t still be an unoccupied bay sitting around at the end of the day. (I personally have a Pioneer Blu-Ray/DVD/CD player in my tower, and for the time being, it sits above an unused 5.25” bay.)
So, here are a few ideas for what to do with those bays instead of leaving them as cavities in your build:
Note: We at Logical Increments have been curious about home automation technology for some time. This is a contributed article from Modernize. We do not endorse the products listed in this post because we have not used them, but we do find the future of home automation interesting and exciting.
From smartphone apps to bluetooth technology and sophisticated computer-compatible devices, home automation isn’t what it used to be. In fact, there are more options to choose from these days than there ever were before, and that can be a little overwhelming. We at Modernize selected 10 of the coolest home automation gadgets and apps available right now.