Riing RGB Radiator Premium fans bring the IoT to the PC

If you're going to go with RGB-illuminated case fans, you might as well see how far the rabbit hole goes. Thermaltake's Riing LED RGB Radiator Fan TT Premium Edition spinners certainly dig that hole a little deeper. The Riing fans are available in 120mm and 140mm sizes and combine two of 2016's biggest technology buzzwords: RGB LED lighting and the Internet of Things. Thermaltake also offers a Riing kit including three fans and a Wi-Fi-enabled fan hub that lets users control the fans with their PC or mobile device.

The Riing fans have Thermaltake's patented RGB LED ring illumination that the company says delivers uniform color and brightness. PWM control allows the fans to spin between 500 and 1400 RPM. The fans can light up in one of 256 colors, or can cycle through shades randomly. Thermaltake uses a hydraulic bearing in an effort to cut down on noise and increase the motor's lifespan. The fan frame has rubber pads to reduce the transfer of vibrations to the PC chassis.

The real magic is in the WiFi-enabled fan hub and the associated software. Each hub can control three fans. Up to sixteen hubs can work together to allow the software to address up to 48 fans. Thermaltake's Riing RGB control software is available for Windows, and a mobile version is available for iOS and Android. The Wi-Fi connectivity allows users to control fan color, illumination pattern, and fan speed via the host PC's Riing software or the mobile app. The fan hub accepts PWM fan speed instruction from the host PC's motherboard, or users can choose to override the PWM input and control fan speeds directly via the included software. The mobile app also allows the fans to pulse with the beat of music playing on the phone or with any audio signal picked up over the phone's microphone.

Thermaltake did not provide pricing or availability information, but the company's existing kit with three 140-mm RGB LED fans and a non-Wi-Fi-enabled controller sells for $68 on Amazon.

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    • Prestige Worldwide
    • 3 years ago

    No. Just no.

    • Captain Ned
    • 3 years ago

    Ah, the days when a fan was just a device for moving air.

      • Anovoca
      • 3 years ago

      Someone should talk Dyson into designing a PC Tower.

        • DPete27
        • 3 years ago

        This makes me pictures [url=http://www.asus.com/Tower-PCs/ROG-GT51CA/overview/<]this case[/url<] with a Dyson motor in the front. HAHA

    • Farting Bob
    • 3 years ago

    TotalBiscuit has these in his newly built super high end rig. They do look really stylish in his particular setup, but damn are they expensive.

    [url<]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkNT9Puuwfc[/url<]

    • trackerben
    • 3 years ago

    The heights they had reached.

    • Voldenuit
    • 3 years ago

    New! Botnet your case fans!

      • stdRaichu
      • 3 years ago

      h4x0r5 now don’t even need to stoeled your megahurtz; they’ll just trigger a flashing light pattern that’ll knock you unconscious and then turn the fans up to max and simply fly your rig out of the window.

        • Wirko
        • 3 years ago

        Or blow out the LEDs. This, in turn, will trigger a DDoS RMA attack on TT.

      • just brew it!
      • 3 years ago

      That was my first thought upon seeing this too: “Oh, great… now my case fans can get assimilated into the next botnet!”

      I never thought I’d see the day where our case fans need security patches for their firmware, but I guess that day has finally arrived.

        • curtisb
        • 3 years ago

        To be fair, it’s the controllers and not the fans themselves. 😀

        Point still stands, though.

      • hendric
      • 3 years ago

      Two quotes, not from me:

      “The S in IoT stands for Security”

      “Can’t spell IDIOT without IOT”

        • just brew it!
        • 3 years ago

        …and according to a list of acronyms I found on my employer’s intranet, “IOT” can stand for [i<]either[/i<] "Internet Of Things" or "IOT Operations Team"!

      • Krogoth
      • 3 years ago

      Here comes epileptic seizure inducing hacks……

        • stdRaichu
        • 3 years ago

        You have to admit, that would at least be impressive.

    • tay
    • 3 years ago

    $68? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    *pause for breath*
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    *pause again*
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    *phew*

    • Anovoca
    • 3 years ago

    Can we add an RGB filter preference to the news feed. PLEEEEEEEEEEEEASE

      • TwistedKestrel
      • 3 years ago

      Or maybe condense the RGB stories into a weekly summary or something

        • UberGerbil
        • 3 years ago

        On an entirely new site: RGBLEDReport.com

      • DancinJack
      • 3 years ago

      There has also been a TON of news about coolers, cases, and fans lately. I could have done with one big post for all of it, but that’s just me.

      • drfish
      • 3 years ago

      Think of it as reporting on an epidemic…

        • DancinJack
        • 3 years ago

        Except that usually results in not being able to look away, this is the other way around.

          • drfish
          • 3 years ago

          So you sympathize with the poor news guys then? 😉

            • DancinJack
            • 3 years ago

            Somewhat, but it’s not like they have to report it. There is plenty of news that goes unreported, and not just here, that people would like to see. It’s always a choice, and clearly TR must have some data that says RGB is what their audience as a whole wants to see. Otherwise, who the hell knows?

            • Anovoca
            • 3 years ago

            I think it has more to do with vendor than component or feature.

            • DancinJack
            • 3 years ago

            You mean like “Dutch PC maker X2”? or CableMod?

      • Ninjitsu
      • 3 years ago

      So you’re saying you only like your news to be in shades of grey?

      • Chrispy_
      • 3 years ago

      Then there would be no news at all 🙁

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