X2 Magic Lantern fans add a shot of color to PCs on the cheap


— 12:12 PM on November 28, 2016

Dutch PC component X2 is looking to inject a little wizardry and a lot of light into users' PC cases with its new Magic Lantern RGB-PTY illuminated case fan kit. The kit includes three 120-mm cooling fans, each lit with 22 individual LEDs. The included control box and infra-red remote allow the user to pick six preset colors, seven different lighting patterns, and select the fan speed without the need for software. "RGB-PTY" refers to red, green, blue, purple, turquoise, and yellow, the fans' only selectable colors.

The three included fans all have the same special blade shape, spoke design, and silicone pads for vibration reduction. X2 claims the fans' "Nano Tech Bearings" are made of "the hardest material," though we doubt there's any diamond in the bearing material. The fans connect to the controller with three-pin connectors and don't offer PWM capability. Airflow is listed as 27 CFM at 1380 RPM. The control module gets its power from an antiquated and unloved four-pin Molex connector.

The X2 Magic Lantern RGB-PTY kit will sell for $45. X2 says it ought to be available right away, though we could couldn't find it for sale at our favorite online stores just yet.

 
   
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