Being a huge supporter of AiaB seeing as though I have one myself that I’ve used in major tournaments since 08, I can say the following is true:
- Yes it is easy to open, you just take several screws off the bottom panel and viola, you’re in there. I’ve made several modifications to mine, including a RJ45 neutrik mod. (which btw if you are planning to do, you will have to dremel some of the inner front panel because its quite thick) I’ve also put in an LED mod as well.
- if you are the storage kind of guy, even though there isn’t a storage space, I highly suggest installing a neutrik adapter.
- as far as the size goes its only a bit taller than a TE, all storage options for a Te will work for an AiaB slim.
Ed, personally for me the reason why I prefer detachable cords is because it makes it easier on me when i travel with it. Instead of wrapping the cord around the stick and risking damage to the cord and/or the stick, I usually keep all the cables in the pockets of my storage bag and my arcade stick neatly in the main bag compartment. Not having the cables wrapped around the stick also allows the stick to rest evenly when placed down.
So yeah… just my two cents on the matter. Continue the bartering!