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Pandora gets a hands-on review

Dec 28, 2009, 16:03 (0 Talkback[s])

"The recent reports on Pandora's case design and controls have been nothing short of glowing. It's pretty satisfying information for the most part; there is no doubt that what we're hearing from the team is genuine delight in what they've achieved. But the question has been asked – what would some guy off the street think of it? (What, is the youthful exuberance of a Newcastle upon Tyne rooftop matinee not enough for you? Fair enough then.)

"Well, the day has come. Last week, both Craig and EvilDragon invited forum users to their homes (seriously) to see Pandora for themselves. This resulted in two great things. One, the image above. Two, a 500km train journey to ED's lair undertaken by guy-off-the-street Balzac2m. Sadly, Balzac2m couldn't bring a Pandora back with him. But he did bring back a detailed 2,300 word report. Are you seated? Let's begin. .

"Hands-on Pandora preview by Balzac2m

"Today I am invited to a birthday party in berlin, so I took the opportunity and invited myself to EvilDragon's home in Ingolstadt to have a look at his pre-production pandora. While Ingolstadt isn't exactly on the way between Karlsruhe and Berlin, I figured having a premature look at the pandora is well worth a 3:30h/500km detour. I had quite an early start having to get up at 5:30 in the morning after 4 hours of sleep. The trainride was as beautiful as I hoped the pandora would be, the whole country is covered in fresh white snow, the sun was shining, the weather was sweet (and freaking cold)."

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