While Apple may design its chips so cooling fans are largely unnecessary, Razer thinks the iPhone still needs one. A big one. With lights!
For $60, you can now buy a MagSafe-compatible Razer Phone Cooler Chroma that attaches to the back of your iPhone to add a 7-blade fan with up to 6400 RPM and RGB lighting. Razer supplied Macworld with tech specs for the device and it’s quite large, measuring 65.8mm (2.5 inches) in diameter and about an inch (24.1mm) deep.
Razer says the Phone Cooler’s “electronic Peltier cooling tile with heat sink draws heat away from your smartphone and dissipates it with a powerful yet quiet 7-blade fan, ensuring maximum airflow with minimal noise.” Razer says the fan’s noise profile is 30 decibels, which is definitely pretty quiet. But since it’s literally attached to your phone, you’ll probably still hear it. And you’ll need to stay close to an outlet when using it because it needs to be plugged in to operate, according to Razer.
While the cooler attaches to your iPhone using MagSafe, in this instance it just means magnets. There are no special MagSafe-powered abilities. It also has a USB-C port for “fast, convenient power while you game,” but, like the iPhone, it doesn’t come with a power adapter. It also won’t charge your iPhone while you use it, but you will be able to “unleash brighter, more refined lighting effects for greater style and gaming immersion.” That’s thanks to a 12-RGB LED for “maximum flair.”
Michael Simon has been covering Apple since the iPod was the iWalk. His obsession with technology goes back to his first PC—the IBM Thinkpad with the lift-up keyboard for swapping out the drive. He's still waiting for that to come back in style tbh.