The Convar BytePac kit does double duty. The kit contains 3 HD boxes for storage of which one can be used as an external USB HD enclosure at any given time. In either capacity, the product works as described. To inject a bit of humor, Convar has a Wild Mix kit with some distinctive sleeve themes. The claim to fame of the BytePac kit, however, is the use of renewable resources.
The company claims “NPPO – No Plastics, paper only!”, which does apply to the enclosures. They are made from cardboard and while they are simply not going to be as durable as a plastic or aluminum enclosure, they do get the job done. If handled with even a small amount of care, they should last for quite some time. If needed, additional boxes are easily attainable.
Being modular, there is one option I would like to see which is a power cable with a USB plug on one end and a power output jack on the other end to mate with the powerbox socket.
While $55 seems a bit high considering you can get similar plastic or aluminum enclosures anywhere from ~$50 down to ~$16 each. However, you do get three boxes and the ability to upgrade the interface with ease.
For those need to know, the cost matrix for the BytePac kit is
- 39,95 €
with the Wild Mix kit costs
- 14,99 €