Sony has introduced a smartphone cooling fan accessory that is supposed to decrease the temperature of the Xperia 1 IV when it is subjected to strenuous gaming sessions. In addition to its function as a cooling attachment, the Xperia Stream provides users access to various additional connectors. It is currently available for preorder in Japan for 23,100 yen (about $162), and the planned arrival date is October 14th.
These kinds of accessories, which companies like Asus and Razer have also produced, are designed to allow the processor of a mobile device to operate at higher speeds for a more extended period. This is accomplished by preventing high temperatures that can lead to the performance of the device being throttled.
While Razer has just announced an RGB cooling fan designed to be attached to any smartphone you select, Asus has the Aero Active Cooler for its gaming-focused ROG Phone range. Asus has built its ROG Phone lineup for competitive mobile gamers.
The USB port on the bottom of Sony’s cooler allows it to connect to the Xperia 1 IV and has four extra ports. There is a 3.5mm connector for attaching a gaming headset, a USB-C port for charging, an Ethernet port for wired internet and an HDMI port for outputting game video to a capture card.
You can let Sony’s software manage the fan’s speed automatically or manually adjust its RPM to a more acceptable degree. In addition to selling the Xperia Stream as a standalone product, Sony is also offering it as part of a package deal known as the Xperia 1 IV Gaming Edition for a 189,200 yen price is around $1,330.
The base model of the Xperia 1 IV comes with 12 gigabytes of random access memory (RAM). However, the version of the phone included in this bundle has 16 gigabytes of RAM. It is not clear when either the cooling fan or the Gaming Edition smartphone will be made available in Europe or North America if either will be released at all.
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