Boogie Bug Tuluz Mini Disco reviewLast two-three years we have been overwhelmed with new modding products. Some of these things like fan controllers were things that the real modders first made themself, and later manufacturers started to offer these things. Other things like Cold Cathodes are also very useful to light up your case. But also we have seen some products which are not really useful, and only cool to use for a few times. And I feel the product we are going to review today is one of those.
But now, in my opinion, the biggest problem with this product : I can hardly find any good uses for it. "Maybe on your display or on the sides of it, and with the sound activation that could be nice"? Unfortunately, the wires to the LED tubes were a little bit too short so the sound module could not stay close to my speakers, and I found it rather annoying to look at, it distracted me too much.
You could use it inside your case, but this product is not made for those usages, if you want to light up your case then I suggest you buy a cold cathode, or a LED light kit.
An example which Bacata gives on their site : "If you are listening to music or printing a document the Tuluz neons will break the tedium of the task with its flashing lights". Why would we be interested in looking at some flashing LED lights while printing one or a few documents? I'd rather prefer to get a drink or some food while doing that. And to light up your room the LEDs simply are not bright enough. It will illuminate your room a little, but not enough I think.
This is just my personal opinion however, maybe you can find a really great use for it, but I can't. Something like this for inside use in your case, with 4 smaller brighter LEDs would have been a lot better I think. Anyway within a few days, we will have a review of the Tuluz Disco Neon, which is about the same as this product but with one big tube, instead of two small tubes. That product has some more usages. But more about it within a few days.
Like I already said, this product is for most people not necessary. It is maybe a cool gimmick, but real good usages for it I could not find. The LEDs are not bright enough, and the wires to the LED tubes are way too short. I can imagine that some people may actually find a good usage for this product, but for me, this is totally unnecessary.
This product can be found for about €13 in Europe
- Sound activated
- It's a cool gimmick to use a few times
Bad stuff/Things that could be done better
- Wires to the LED tubes are too short
- Not bright enough
- I could not find a good use for it.
Added: July 16th 2003
Product reviewed: Boogie Bug Tuluz Mini Disco