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Bitfenix Recon Touch Screen Five Channel Fan Controller w/ iPhone and Smartphone Control Capability

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Features    [ Edit | History ]

Take control of your system anywhere with the BitFenix Recon Fan Controller. This five channel fan controller features internet connectivity - another world first from the BitFenix Design Labs. Featuring dual processors that continuously interact with your motherboard, Recon enables you to monitor and control your system on the go with any internet-connected device, including the latest smartphone, tablet or laptop. The easy-to-use touchscreen displays your current system temperatures and status, while giving you easy access to Recon's robust functionality. Customizable profiles make it easy to save and recall your favorite settings, while the SofTouch bezel makes it an attractive addition to your killer rig.

Internet Connected for Mobile Devices
Recon is the world's first internet-connected fan controller. Once setup, Recon allows you to monitor and control your system fans and temps using any internet-connected device, including smartphones, tablets, laptops. Best of all, Recon is not platform dependent and only requires a simple web browser to operate. Ideal for users who run their systems 24/7, Recon gives you total control and peace of mind - no matter where you are.
Touchscreen Controls

Keeping tabs on your system and making adjustments has never been easier with the Recon's easy-to-use touchscreen controls. The touchscreen offers system temperatures and fan speeds at-a-glance, and even alerts you in the event of any temperatures getting too high. The intuitive layout makes it easy to adjust your fan speeds to adapt to any situation.
Dual Processor Technology

Recon employs two custom microprocessors that interact with your system for accurate real-time status monitoring and control. Working with your motherboard, these microprocessors connect to your system and enable you to control your system's fans both locally and via mobile devices.
System Status Monitoring
Keep tabs on your system at all times with Recon’s robust system monitoring capabilities. Fan speeds are displayed at-a-glance, and both fan voltages and threshold temperatures are all right there to help keep you up-to-date on the health of your rig.
Five Channel Thermal Control

Recon gives you five thermal channels to couple your system fans with. Each channel delivers up to 10W of power, enough to drive even the largest fans!
Customizable Profiles

Program your favorite settings and recall them with a single button press! Set up an entertainment profile to keep fans spinning slowly during a movie, or a gaming profile that spins up your fans full speed when the action heats up. Recon allows you to customize your own profiles and recall up to three of them on-the-fly, allowing you to be ready for any situation.
BitFenix SofTouch™ Bezel

Recon also comes with signature BitFenix SofTouch™ surface treatment. This smooth rubbery coating not only feels pleasing to the touch, but also lends a superb matte finish that makes it a handsome addition to virtually any rig.

Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
Materials SofTouch, ABS Plastic, Steel
Dimensions (WxHxD) 147 x 43 x 67mm
Form Factor 5.25" Drive Bay
Fan Channels x 5
Temperature Channels x 5
Max Watts / Channel 10W
Measurement Frequency Every 0.1 0.4 Seconds
Temperature Alarm Range 30-90
Temperature Range 0-100
Screen Size 4.7"

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Experience: 1 Months
 Verified Owner
Matches the colour of my case (black)
Lusterless touch to it, rubber feel/texture.
UI Pretty straight forward.
Easy to install
Kind of illegible if you look at the panel from different angles, you have to look at it with your eyes level with the controller.

Loud beep if you enable sound.
Overall, good quality fan controller.
Have had no technical problems with it yet.
Fits perfectly in my tower.

Experience: 1 Years
-Looks cool
-Controls fans reasonably well
-Annoying beep whenever powered on
-This is seriously an octopus of cables, makes it quite hard to cable manage
-Softtouch plastic likely won't match non-bitfenix cases
-Horrible viewing angles
This is an older fan controller and after a year of experience I can safely say it is completely unnecessary for my system. Most motherboards bought in the past 5 years have fan control and if you need more fans you can just grab some splitters for like $2. The viewing angles are crap and it beeps annoyingly at random. There is no way to turn beeps off and there are often no reasons for the beeps. This does look pretty cool, however and is the reason i bought it. The fan control is also pretty good with the probes.

Experience: 1 Days
- Bright Display
- Alarm
- Includes Extensions Cables
- Awful screen viewing angles
- Web Interface is buggy
- Settings take time to actually apply (10 seconds)
- Cannot individually set manual/auto per fan, all or none.
The recon is a decent fan controller, for a decent price. The tape included was not very useful and I ended up just using electrical tape to secure the temperature nodes in place.

Experience: 26 Days
 Verified Owner
works as expected
I use this to control my radiator fans and pump, and it works perfectly.

Experience: 90 Days
nice looking display
pricematch available
nice touchscreen display and good fan screen viewing angle

Experience: 1 Months
 Verified Owner
nice looking, cheap
Been looking for a cheap and efficient fan controller. The Recon is a great fan controller. The touch screen works perfectly.

Experience: 1 Days
 Verified Owner
High quality build, easy to use, clear and concise USB hookup/Windows integration instructions.
Horrendous display viewing angles, takes around 10-15 seconds for fan settings to apply, not as user friendly or visually appealing as the NZXT Sentry 2.
I purchased this to replace my beloved NZXT Sentry 2, which decided it would fail on me last week. Decided to give this fan controller a try after reading decent reviews. It's essentially a Sentry 2 with higher quality components that actually supplies proper voltage to the fans, unlike the Sentry 2. I didn't bother using the USB feature as I don't need it. The one thing that disappointed me the most about the Recon is its terrible display viewing angles. You literally need to be facing the display to see things properly. Also, why it takes around 15 seconds for fan rpm settings to apply is beyond me. Overall, a decent fan controller with a few little issues that need to be ironed out.

Experience: 6 Months
 Verified Owner
Bright screen, alarm.
This is a great fan controller. The touch panel works nicely. I don't have it hooked up to my usb header so I haven't been able to try its online functionality but I personally don't see a reason for that. None the less still a great fan controller on its own.

Experience: 1 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Temperature probes
5 fans
decent touch screen layout
nice looks!
terrible angles (looks like the whole thing is lit up from a slight angle on the sides
Doesn't know my fans max RPM, constantly changes it 100-300 rpm
Great! I picked up to for $35, and the rubber coated plastic goes great with my CM Storm Troopers rubber plastic.

Experience: 1 Months
 Verified Owner
-backlight off button
-soft touch / matches Prodigy
-includes spare thermal sensors and extension cables
-fan speed changes takes too long (starts at 100% for 20 sec)
-Auto/manual mode cannot be set for individual channels (all or nothing)
-Recon Web Service a little buggy (1300rpm recall save profiles)
-only 10W per channel
Got this for my white Prodigy build. At first I thought the black wouldn't go well with the case but it actually does. Compliments the black edge of the front panel nicely.

Touch panel provides a nice sleek look vs ones with knobs. It has a backlight "off" feature, soft-touch front to match the case and includes fan extension cables and extra thermal sensors.

A few things I've noticed:

1) Auto and Manual modes cannot be set for individual fans like the Lamptron Touch. In other words you cannot have some fans on Auto while some with manually set speeds, it's a global setting that affects all channels.

2) Every time you start the computer, all fans spin at 100% for 15sec before slowing down to what you set them too. Not huge issue but can get annoying sometimes. Also, any changes you make are not immediate. It takes several seconds before the fans slow down or speed up after you set it.

3)Recon Web Service is a nice feature, but can be buggy. For instance, if I set any of my fans above 1300rpm, save the the profile, then recall them later it does not spin at that speed but rather maxes out at 1300rpm. As an example I set Fans 1,2,5 to 1500rpm and when I restored it, those fans all spun at 1300rpm and I have to manually set them individually back to 1500rpm. There's no issue if you set them to 1300rpm or below or if you bypass the web service and just use the touch panel to save your manual settings.

Other than what I stated above, it's a pretty good first try for Bitfenix in the fan controller market.

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