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

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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    • Chrispy_
    • 3 years ago

    Purple/Turquoise/Yellow?
    [i<]Puh-lease[/i<], it's Cyan/Magenta/Yellow! Not sure anyone should be buying a lighting product from a company that doesn't know what colours are made by mixing red, green and blue LED's in different combinations...

    • derFunkenstein
    • 3 years ago

    Looking at the product page, I can’t see how you’d add that control box in a way that doesn’t make it extra fugly. I guess you’re supposed to put that IR sensor in the window of your case?

    • Anovoca
    • 3 years ago

    this is exactly what I need, one more remote control sitting on my desk.

      • derFunkenstein
      • 3 years ago

      I was saying the same thing about my living room last night. My Logitech Harmony 650 died. 🙁

        • morphine
        • 3 years ago

        Thankfully, it’s Cyber Monday today: [url<]http://www.bestbuy.com/site/searchpage.jsp?id=pcat17071&nrp=15&cp=1&sp=-bestsellingsort%20skuidsaas&seeAll=&ks=960&sc=Global&list=y&usc=All%20Categories&type=page&iht=n&browsedCategory=abcat0107039&st=categoryid%24abcat0107039&qp=brand_facet%3DBrand~Logitech[/url<]

          • derFunkenstein
          • 3 years ago

          Already ordered on Saturday night. Local store doesn’t have it in stock, but it’ll be here by the end of the week.

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