InWin 307: How About 144 RGB LEDs on a Front Panel
Having addressable RGB LEDs in a PC is one thing, and having OLED panels on various components is another. There is a fine line between the two, especially when it comes to utility – or rather, how much of it is needed at all? If there were to be an uncanny valley between the two extremes, then InWin has perhaps the answer: 144 RGB LEDs on the front panel that can be configured to display icons, animations, and perhaps messages.
If we assume that pictures say a thousand words, then what you see here is all I need to say. Aside from the full RGB range, the front panel can display small pre-programmed animations or implement custom designs using the GLOW software. The software comes with 11 pre-programmed outputs, such as ‘candle’, ‘vortex’, ‘clock’, ‘hourglass’, or ‘time tunnel’.
For anyone who is a fan of pixel art, this might be a fun case to get. Personally I thought most of the pre-programmed modes were pretty poor, but the hearts and the Pacman ghost visuals were certainly in the right style for a case like this. There is also a top-panel microphone that can enable the front panel to react to volume or frequency of certain noises.
InWin expects the case to be available in Q4, with a price range around $250-$300.
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