The Thermaltake SpinQ VT comes in a black box with a red stripe running across one side, in keeping with Thermaltake's color schemes. The front has a clear photo of the SpinQ VT with it's red LED glowing, visible in the hollow center of the cylinder, as well as through the fins. The rear of the box features two photos of the SpinQ VT installed and operational, as well as four photos detailing major areas of the SpinQ VT and a listing of key features. Also included on the rear of the SpinQ VT packaging is an Operation Diagram explaining how the seemingly different design works. This is a key feature of the packaging, as the SpinQ VT does operate differently than the standard CPU cooler. One side of the box gives a detailed specification and compatibility listing, along with three more detailed photos. Also present on this side is a performance comparison to something just listed as 'Box Cooler'. Given the ambiguity, it doesn't tell you very much. The final side of the box of the SpinQ VT points you to the Thermaltake website in ten languages.
Opening the box of the Thermaltake SpinQ VT reveals a small white cardboard box containing the accessories. Lifting out this box gets you to the SpinQ VT itself. The SpinQ VT is packed in poly end caps to protect it during shipping. This is essential as, like most heatsinks, the fins are delicate and can be easily bent. There is a good amount of room around the unit to ensure that it will remain intact, even through some very heavy mishandling.
Out of the end caps, the SpinQ VT is definitely a different looking cooler. Fifty circular copper fins coated with polished aluminum are stacked on six 6mm heatpipes to form a cylinder. Aside from the base, the SpinQ Vt is completely symmetrical. The fins of the SpinQ VT are notched and aligned to form spiral indentations down the unit.