We recommend using this article if you've just purchased the Box and need some guidance to get set up.
Before you continue
- Use caution when handling the Box. Its weight is approximately 2lbs (1kg).
- Set the Shadow Box down on a flat surface, preferably on the metal piece screwed into the Box.
- Find a DisplayPort or HMDI to connect your monitor or TV. An HDMI adapter is included.
- An Ethernet connection is required.
- Do not turn off the Shadow Box during startup. Startup may take around 3 - 5 minutes.
Plugging in your devices
- Use an Ethernet cable to connect your Box to your router or modem.
- Plug in your monitor or TV. The Box supports DisplayPorts, but you can use the HDMI to DisplayPort adapter provided, if necessary.
- Plug in your mouse and keyboard.
- Use the two black USB 2.0 ports located at the front of the Box.
- If your mouse and/or keyboard has LEDs, requires drivers, or supports programmed shortcuts/macros, these must be plugged in the two blue USB 3.0 ports located at the back of the Box.
- To plug in additional devices, use the blue USB 3.0 ports, located at the back of the Box.
- Additional devices may include other peripherals, such as: Controllers, headphones, microphones, external storage, USB flash drives, and webcams.
- Use the power cord provided to plug your Shadow Box into a power source.
- Press the power button to turn on the Shadow Box.
- If successful, the lights on the Box should change colors using this specific pattern: Red, blue, green, red, blue, green, then back to red.
- The Box requires 64.9 watts of power.
- Log in to Shadow.
If this is your first time connecting to Shadow, be prepared to set up Windows 10.