BitFenix Recon Fan Controller Review
It's November 23rd 2013, approximately one year on from "Recon day". The day when BitFenix Recon fan controllers across the globe became self aware, Networked together and harnessing the collective processing power of their twin CPUs they became one of the most powerful supercomputers the planet had ever seen. Being browser based they were able to interact with any web connected device on the planet. PCs, Laptops, Smart phones and tablets. Heck, even web connected fridge freezers fell beneath their power. We, the last few, a group known as "The Reviewers", possibly the last hope for civilisation (which is a bit of a worry) are held up at OC3D towers. From here we transmit our message on Longwave, 24 hours a day, seven days a week "Only use analogue, non programmable, non touch screen, non web connected fan controllers". We just hope it's not too late....
A bit extreme I guess but if BitFenix turn out to be a subsidiary of Cyberdyne systems then we might start to get a bit worried. In the meantime lets just reflect on the fact that what we have here is a 5 channel fan controller that can be used in the traditional sense as a touch screen unit with both manual and auto modes, but also has higher level functions which are accessed via a web based interface. And because this is a browser based interface, it means not only can you set custom profiles from your desk top, but any desk top you happen to be sat at, or laptop, or tablet, or smart phone, or web connected Fridge. OK, so not the last one, but you get the idea. With all this in mind you'd be forgiven that this twin processor fan controller (yes it has two processors) would cost an absolute arm and a leg, but it doesn't, not even a small part of a severed metal endo skeleton. At just £30 BitFenix have plonked the Recon straight into the most competitive area of the market.
SofTouch™, ABS Plastic, Steel
147 x 43 x 67mm
5.25" Drive Bay
Max Watts / Channel
Every 0.1 – 0.4 Seconds
Temperature Alarm Range