CableMod, best known for its custom power supply cables, has announced it is branching out into the lighting arena with the launch of the WideBeam LED strip family.
Following considerable success for the company's sleeved cable kits
, CableMod has opted to address another popular area of computer modification: case lighting. It plans to do so with the launch of the WideBeam LED strip range, which it claims go above and beyond the usual 12V LED strips you'll find from non-specialist manufacturers and resellers.
The primary difference between CableMod's creation and an off-the-shelf third-party lighting strip, the company has explained, is in the mounting system: rather than requiring the use of adhesives, each 30cm strip comes with six embedded rare-earth magnets which will grip to the steel chassis of any case. For those whose systems are non-magnetic - such as a case made of aluminium or acrylic - a more traditional permanent adhesive foam option is available, though the company claims it's around 200 per cent stronger than its rivals'.
The LEDs, too, are claimed to be a cut above: the company has stated that it has chosen LEDs which offer a beam angle up to 50 per cent wider than those of traditional LED strips, while also offering proved brightness. Colours available at launch include red, green, blue, white, ultra-violet, and a full-colour RGB option which comes with an adapter for connection to the Asus Aura LED header on compatible motherboards. In any of the range, power is provided by a SATA connector. 30cm and 60cm strips are to be available, and can be chained together for longer runs.
More information is available on the official website
, with UK pricing yet to be confirmed.