Corsair has announced the launch of the Corsair Commander Mini, a centralised control unit for the company's Corsair Link system monitoring and control protocol.
The Corsair Commander Mini plugs into a motherboard's USB 2.0 header and provides temperature sensing, fan and lighting control with Corsair Link-compatible expansion ports.
First announced in January 2011
but not launched until the following year
, Corsair Link is designed to allow the monitoring and control of PC hardware through a specially-designed protocol exclusive to Corsair's devices. The Corsair Commander Mini adds the technology to any USB 2.0-compatible motherboard, adding control for six fans and one LED lighting system, plus readings from four temperature probes.
The Commander Mini is powered by a single SATA connector, and can drive up to 1A per fan header and 2A across the RGB LED channel - with the proviso that all connections combined cannot exceed 4A, rather than the 6A you might expect the unit to handle. The unit comes bundled with a Corsair Link Digital connection cable, and includes four ports for expansion to other compatible hardware like Corsair's i-Series liquid coolers and power supplies, along with four thermistor cables, three fan extension cables and double-sided mounting tape.
More information on the Corsair Commander Mini is available at the official website
, where the device can also be ordered for £54.99 including VAT.