This Year’s Best April Fool’s PC Hardware Hoaxes: Retro, Razer Razors, and Bladeless PC Fans
Who doesn’t like April Fool’s Day? It’s the day every year when your inner prankster tells friends and family a harmless joke. It’s also the day every year when PC hardware vendors can unleash their creativity and launch silly products with zero repercussions.
Over the years, we’ve seen some unique and fun inventions from hardware brands. Sometimes the announcement is clearly a hoax, but other announcements are so well done that you might think they’re real. Here’s a small roundup of the hardware announcements.
NZXT’s first GPU?
NZXT is well known for their PC cases or CPU liquid coolers.So I know something strange was happening when NZXT murmured (opens in new tab) This looked like the AI-generated rendering of the graphics card the company originally claimed. It’s a shame it was a joke because after EVGA’s exit, consumers could use another competitor in the graphics card market.
The graphics card doesn’t look too bad, with a beautiful all-white look that matches the company’s motherboards. The dual-slot graphics card features a standard cooler with his two cooling fans from the NZXT brand. The rear I/O cover has a unique design with circular pattern vents, 3 DisplayPort outputs and 1 HDMI port.
Dead Silent Fan by be quiet!
in the meantime, be quiet! (opens in new tab) has released a press release (actual press release) announcing the company’s Zero Wings AI fan. The bladeless fan (yes, that’s right) leverages the brand’s Controlled Airflow Technology (CAT) design and FANOS AI technology that controls Zero Wings AI fan speed and airflow according to the environment.
Thanks to its bladeless design, Zero Wings AI fans can direct airflow in any direction within your system. For example, if your graphics card is overheating, the fan will direct airflow towards it. be quiet! Zero Wings AI claims performance is on par with a standard 120mm fan spinning at 8,500 RPM. The advantage of Zero Wings AI is that it has zero noise. Hey, silence is literally built into the name be quiet.
Dyson (opens in new tab)why not for PC?
Razer’s Razer To Make Your Face Look Sharper
Laser revealed Razor Razor (opens in new tab), the brand touts as the world’s first gaming mouse that doubles as a razor for shaving. Powered by Razer Chroma RGB, the Razer Razer uses 1,337 microblades to give you a clean shave even on the most delicate skin. The razor shaves at 360 FPS (follicles per second), allowing gamers to shave their facial hair in record-breaking time.
According to Razer, subjects experienced a 69% performance increase in gaming after using the Razer Razer. However, performance appears to decrease as the subject’s hair grows back. The company even has his FAQ on razors, which is interesting.
Silverstone old-fashioned yellowish case
silver stone (opens in new tab) announced their SST-FLP01-W and SST-FLP01-B cases that pay homage to 90’s PC cases. Silverstone defines the case as white, but it’s a more traditional beige. The case is compatible with Micro ATX, ATX and even his SSI-CEB motherboards. Plus, with plenty of room for graphics cards up to 300mm in length, the SST-FLP01-W should easily accept today’s best graphics cards.
The SST-FLP01-W’s most unique selling point is its two 5.25 inch floppy disk bays. If you still have the original Doom Now that it’s stored somewhere, it’s time to replay the iconic title. SST-FLP01-W also features three 12cm cooling fans and USB Type-C support.