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Gaming peripheral maker Razer has launched its Phone Cooler Chroma, a MagSafe-compatible cooling device for the back of an iPhone.
The Razer Phone Cooler Chroma is an accessory that can be attached to the back of smartphones, including the iPhone and Android devices. Rather than using a case with cooling capabilities, the idea is to attach the cooler to the iPhone when needed.
Connecting to MagSafe, or a clip for older iPhones and Android smartphones, the cooler consists of a Peltier cooling tile that sits close to the back of the smartphone. A seven-bladed fan is used to draw air from the surrounding aluminum heat sink, which spins at up to 6,400 rpm, which is then exhausted at the rear.
In addition to cooling connected smartphones, the cooler also includes twelve customizable RGB LEDs with different effects, which Razer says provide “more style and gaming immersion.” Power is somehow delivered not through MagSafe, but through a USB-C cable. The supplied cable is about five feet long, which seems like it isn’t long enough for practical use.
This isn’t the first time Razer has tried extra cooling for iPhones, which can heat up when loaded with games and other apps. The Arctech iPhone Gaming Case range claimed to collect and dissipate heat from the iPhone itself, allowing it to run longer without thermal throttling.
Razer also manufactures the Kishi game controller, an MFi-certified accessory that expands and fits around the iPhone, while also providing access to console controller-like controls.