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SilverStone releases Air Penetrator fan for your desk

SilverStone releases Air Penetrator fan for your desk

SilverStone's Air Penetrator fans have already impressed us in cases such as the FT02.

SilverStone has just released a desk version of its Air Penetrator fan. Essentially a USB-powered version of its AP121 case fan, the AP121-USB features the same air-channelling grille, which projects its airflow far more effectively than other fans.

According to SilverStone, the fan's overlapping blade design will also increase air pressure, allowing for straighter airflow as well as quiet action.

We haven't got round to fully testing the case version of the Air Penetrator fan yet. However, we have reviewed several cases equipped with them, such as SilverStone's TJ11, all of which have performed admirably.

Of course, you're not expected to screw the AP121-USB fan to your desk or monitor. Instead, the AP121-USB is equipped with a lightweight adjustable stand.

What do you make of SilverStone's latest product? Could a case fan such as the Air Penetrator make a decent desk fan too? Let us know in the forums.

SilverStone releases Air Penetrator fan for your desk  *SilverStone releases Air Penetrator fan for your desk

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GiantKiwi 7th July 2011, 14:01 Quote
I'll take 3 please :3
coolius 7th July 2011, 14:04 Quote
not sure about the pink...
SMIFFYDUDE 7th July 2011, 14:05 Quote
fanny
SexyHyde 7th July 2011, 14:06 Quote
Can it play c......... I meant how much does it retail? I use an antec big boi to cool my sweaty bear paw in these warm months, no reason why this shouldn't.
Material 7th July 2011, 14:33 Quote
These positively scream Custom Kit fodder. We could do with some in the sweltering bit-tech offices.
Lance 7th July 2011, 14:35 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Material
These positively scream Custom Kit fodder. We could do with some in the sweltering bit-tech offices.

And the other dennis offices

Also will it plug into my g15?
RedFlames 7th July 2011, 14:35 Quote
i'd rather have a one of those [even the pink one] than one of those stupid pointless dyson 'air multiplier' things...
Bungletron 7th July 2011, 14:38 Quote
looks a pretty decent gadget, might be good for a test bench too
Bauul 7th July 2011, 15:10 Quote
That's rather neat actually. Shame my work monitor doesn't have any USB sockets!
Silver51 7th July 2011, 15:16 Quote
Aside from keeping it in a narrow column, how much air flow are we talking here? I'm thinking late night mouse-hand cooling during STF's (or raids if you're weird) where I'd want something quiet so not to wake the neighbours.

(Wait - got the specs: http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=297&area=usa )



Unlike work, where I've just got a 230v fly-shredder mounted to a steel frame:


http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab253/silverfish51/Desk_Fan_01.jpg

http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab253/silverfish51/Desk_Fan_02.jpg
Everydayoddity 7th July 2011, 15:20 Quote
man alive Silver, you better hope you've not got anyone like me around that desk, I compulively try and stop the fan blades with my finger, and I'd have nothing left of my hand with that thing!
Fizzban 7th July 2011, 15:32 Quote
Silver51 - That fan looks like it could double as a pencil sharpener :)

More on topic, the desktop Air Penetrator looks pretty good actually. Would help on those hot nights gaming. My pc belches out loads of heat on hot nights since I got crossfire..like wow lol. It takes me back to my pentium 4 days, man those things got hot!
centy 7th July 2011, 15:41 Quote
My face doesn't really get hot when gaming but my hands do, might help stop them becoming so sweaty after long sessions.
NethLyn 7th July 2011, 16:11 Quote
Chuck it into Custom Kit some time please, then at least we'll get an approximate street price. Or it'll make a nice boxout in the next labs test for case fans.
billysielu 7th July 2011, 16:46 Quote
I don't know why I would want this...
Fizzban 7th July 2011, 16:54 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by billysielu
I don't know why I would want this...

To keep your sweaty man-boobs cool of course :D
kenco_uk 7th July 2011, 17:18 Quote
So... sit it on your desk, turn it on and prepare to be penetrated?
JCBeastie 7th July 2011, 17:20 Quote
No black?

IT'S AN OUTRAGE!
Woodspoon 7th July 2011, 17:33 Quote
I don't want my air penetrated, I want it stirred.
kzinti1 7th July 2011, 18:17 Quote
"Anything for a buck."
Apocalypso 7th July 2011, 18:36 Quote
I've run out of molex adapters on my psu though.

edit. which I'm sure is not going to be an issue considering it's USB
Shayper09 8th July 2011, 00:26 Quote
Do want :)
storm_temple 8th July 2011, 04:08 Quote
Need to be modded to put under my desk to cool the balls
SpAceman 8th July 2011, 06:21 Quote
Where from and how much? I want..
Eiffie 8th July 2011, 07:18 Quote
Insta-BUY!!!
Anneon 8th July 2011, 07:30 Quote
nice idea. I'd take one.
srgtherasta 8th July 2011, 07:39 Quote
got to agree with the others ,needs a black one!
Xir 8th July 2011, 09:05 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by kenco_uk
So... sit it on your desk, turn it on and prepare to be penetrated?

I had expected something along these lines as a first comment...took you long enough! ;)
kenco_uk 8th July 2011, 09:26 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xir
I had expected something along these lines as a first comment...took you long enough! ;)

In all honesty, I expected something in the article. But you can count on the community to come up with the goods ;)
okenobi 8th July 2011, 16:56 Quote
Send some over here to Lanzarote and we'll see if they work in 40 degree temps...
cube_ 8th July 2011, 17:38 Quote
Question: what on earth could i use this fan to cool off? If it isn't internal i don't see the benefits...
cube_ 8th July 2011, 21:42 Quote
what can i use this thing for?
capmoq 8th July 2011, 22:21 Quote
Ofc they didn't come up to put the most important thing in the article - THE COST OF THIS THING.
Mr. Perfect 9th July 2011, 00:40 Quote
Er, I've already got a ceiling fan and it does the whole room. What's the angle on this thing?
erratum1 9th July 2011, 07:14 Quote
I would like to have a couple of them on ma desk.
Spreadie 9th July 2011, 19:12 Quote
So, I'm the only one who thinks these look like cheap frikkin tat?
Phalanx 10th July 2011, 10:56 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spreadie
So, I'm the only one who thinks these look like cheap frikkin tat?

No, no you're not. While I use AP fans in my case, and I know they're good, Silverstone's design here does indeed look like tat. Shame, as I'd have had one if it looked better.
[USRF]Obiwan 11th July 2011, 08:34 Quote
Hmmm interesting. USB powered fans with advance monotiring through usb. I allready see all those fancy dials and stats on the desky :)
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