be quiet! Announces Zero Wings AI, an AI-Controlled Bladeless Fan

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It may only be March 30, but for whatever reason, be quiet! decided to celebrate April Fool’s Day early this year. The German manufacturer for premium PC components published a video today about Zero Wings AI, a bladeless fan powered by a proprietary AI dubbed “FANOS,” but while it looks like a neat concept, it, unfortunately, appears to be completely imaginary as far as anyone can tell, having been given a release date of April 1, 2023, by the company. On a more serious note, be quiet! does have a new, actual product to advertise in the form of the Light Wings White, a new color option for its award-winning ARGB fan series. These will be available beginning April 11 in 120 and 140 mm sizes, with prices starting at $79.90.

be quiet! Light Wings White Features

  • Vibrant Lighting
    • ARGB LEDs with front and rear illumination make for impressive effects
    • Amazing colors with up to 20 LEDs
    • The ARGB hub can sync up to 6 ARGB components for maximum convenience
  • Silence and Performance
    • The 9 fan blades of the high-speed version produce the high pressure needed for radiators and heatsinks
    • The 7 blades of the case fan version provide higher airflow
    • Silence-optimized fan blades for low noise-generating turbulences
  • Advanced PWM function
    • Pulse width modulation (PWM) allows compatible 4-pin controllers (including those built into many motherboards) to intelligently vary the speed of the fan
    • With PWM your system can ramp up the cooling when it’s needed, or operate in maximum quiet mode when it’s not
  • Product conception, design and quality control in Germany
  • Explicitly recommended for use in show cases and gaming systems for best performance and appearance
  • High-grade rifle bearing technology contributes to a very long lifespan of up to 60,000 hours
  • 3-year manufacturer’s warranty

From a be quiet! press release:

be quiet!, the German manufacturer for premium PC components, s extending its fan portfolio with Light Wings White. Based on the award-winning Light Wings fan series, Light Wings White offers a new white color option for users looking to build color-oriented systems. All Light Wings White fans offer high-performance, low-noise operation with ARGB illumination and are equipped with one LED ring at the fan’s inlet and another narrow LED ring at the outlet. They are available in four different triple-pack versions: 120mm, 120mm high-speed, 140mm, and 140mm high-speed.

Stylish design with vivid lighting and ARGB hub included

System builders looking at creating all-white builds have a stylish new option with Light Wings White: the fan, cable sleeve and connector are fully executed in white, with a subtle black-on-gray logo to match the color scheme. Like their black counterparts, Light Wing White’s light rings are equipped with up to 20 individually addressable LEDs with a diffuser to spread the light in both directions. This results in a remarkably uniform illumination and impressive lighting effects. Light Wing White is exclusively available in triple packs, which include a white ARGB hub to enable the synchronization of up to six ARGB components in total. The fans can also be connected to motherboards with 5V ARGB-headers and controlled by motherboard software.

Quietness and performance

Light Wings White fans are available in four versions. The PWM models, equipped with seven fan blades and a rotational speed up to 1.700 rpm (120mm) or 1.500 rpm (140mm) are ideally suited as case fans thanks to their low operating noise level. The PWM high-speed models with nine fan blades and up to 2.500 rpm (120mm) or 2.200 rpm (140mm) are optimized for use on radiators or heat sinks. The thick frame and the adapted impeller result in shorter fan blades with optimized angles for a balance between volume and performance for both models. The high-quality robust rifle bearing guarantees a long-lasting and trouble-free operation with a service life of 60,000 operating hours. All Light Wings White fans have a PWM connector that can intelligently control the rotation speed directly via the motherboard.

Pricing and availability

be quiet! Light Wings White triple packs are available in stores from April 11 at the following suggested retail prices:

  • Light Wings White 120mm PWM Triple-Pack: €69.90/ $79.90 / £59.99
  • Light Wings White 120mm PWM high-speed Triple-Pack: €69.90/ $79.90 / £59.99
  • Light Wings White 140mm PWM Triple-Pack: €72.90/ $84.90 / £65.99
  • Light Wings White 140mm PWM high-speed Triple-Pack: €72.90/ $84.90 / £65.99

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