Fancy, flashy PC cases – motorized ones in particular – are usually what we’d expect from InWin at CES or perhaps from a Razer concept. but Cyberpower took on that role this year with its Kinetic series, a case with 18 motorized triangular vents that respond to internal temperatures and open to allow more airflow to your cool air-loving components.
Cyperpower tells us that the vents are controlled by 18 servos connected to a post and collar inside the chassis, similar to (but obviously more complicated than) how umbrellas work. The general idea is that the vents can be left mostly closed to muffle fan noise and keep more dust out at low temperatures, but open up to more airflow when the temperatures inside your case get more steamy.
In contrast to an umbrella, the ventilation openings of the case do not just stay open or closed all the time, but can, according to the press release, adapt to “every single degree of temperature change” down to the smallest detail. “It senses the environment and is constantly contracting and expanding to adapt to the situation with micro-adjustments.”
You can also set the temperature ranges that will trigger the vents to move. And small gaps between the ventilation openings and triangular cutouts at the top ensure that there is always a little cool air available inside the housing even when the ventilation openings are closed.
How attractive all of this will be to many depends of course on how loud the servo motors and mechanism are. And since we haven’t seen the case in person, it’s impossible to say. While the company said they are still working on exactly how the motorized mechanism works, the way it moves will be the same in the final version.
Vents aside, it’s obvious that cyberpower meets a modern art aesthetic look that meets the mid-century aesthetic combined with a functional design. Cyberpower’s press release states that the case was inspired by kinetic architecture, where parts of buildings can move and change to suit a specific purpose.
The mid-tower case of the Kinetic series will be available in black or white, supports radiators up to 360 mm, up to seven 120 mm fans (or five 140 mm) and up to ATX motherboards.
As you would expect with a case with 18 moving parts, the Cyberpower Kinetic Series is not a budget model; The company expects it to sell for a fairly reasonable $ 249. And if it catches your eye, you’ll have some time to save up, as the company says the case will hit the market sometime during the third quarter of this year.