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BitFenix Recon Fan Controller

  • SofTouch, ABS Plastic, Steel
  • Fan Channels x 5
  • Temperature Channels x 5
  • Max Watts / Channel 10W
  • Measurement Frequency Every 0.1 - 0.4 Seconds
  • Temperature Alarm Range 30 Degrees -90 Degrees
  • Temp
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Control 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. With dual processors to 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.

  • newegg 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, and 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.
  • newegg 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.
  • newegg 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.
  • newegg 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.
  • newegg 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!
  • newegg 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.

Model

Brand
BitFenix
Model
BFA-RCN-KS-RP

Spec

Compatibility
5.25" Drive bay
Material
SofTouch, ABS Plastic, Steel
Dimensions
5.59" x 2.64" x 1.69"

Features

Features
Fan Channels x 5

Temperature Channels x 5

Max Watts / Channel 10W

Measurement Frequency Every 0.1 - 0.4 Seconds

Temperature Alarm Range 30 Degrees - 90 Degrees

Temperature Range 0 - 100 Degrees

Internet Connected for Mobile Devices

Touchscreen Controls

Dual Processor Technology

System Status Monitoring

SFive Channel Thermal Control

System Status Monitoring

BitFenix SofTouch Bezel

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • cody m.
  • 3/3/2014 1:43:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: keeps fans running low or high depending on what youdoing or you can turn some off to keep noise down

Cons: none its cool why would it have a con

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  • Corey C.
  • 1/30/2014 12:20:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Product

Pros: -Very nice display that responds to touch well.
-Installs easily.
-Included internet accessible software is a handy tool to have.
-Cables are long enough for even the largest of cases.

Cons: -Temp probes are pretty much useless unless you put some real heavy thought into permanent placement for them and their wires.
-The included tape is garbage, use electrical tape or pressure mount them between two surfaces if your going to use the probes.
-You have to run the software as an administrator for it to work.

Other Thoughts: All in all this was a good purchase as it makes it very easy and simple to adjust the fan speeds on all my case fans. I found if your going to use the probes it's best to place them in the heat sinks as close to the component as possible, this takes some tricky rigging to work. I ended up just bundling them up and zip tieing them next to the unit as I just control the fans manually anyways.

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  • Barbra P.
  • 1/11/2014 9:48:57 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsBad experience

Pros: control 5 fans
long cables
extensions for 3 pin fan cables
nice screen

Cons: see other thoughts

Other Thoughts: I took 2 eggs off because this item was delivered to me after 12 days (almost half a month) after my complete payment. I even opened a claim for package lost because newegg didn't have enough info about its location when I called in.
Also, there are a lot (I mean a lot) of cables that come with this controller, so be prepared for the mess.

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  • Eddie C.
  • 1/10/2014 10:00:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDon't work

Pros: Looks cool

Cons: The software hasn't been updated.
The sound on this is annoying and extremely loud if not turned off.
Touch screen is buggy.
End result is that my fans are just set on full speed.
Poor viewing angles I mean there is a large ghosting effect.

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  • William F.
  • 12/30/2013 7:46:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat unit

Pros: I love the Bitfenix SoftTouch coating on the outside thought that was a great touch. Controlling and setting up the unit is extremely simple. The white backlight has a slight blue tint which looks great on my Bitfenix Prodigy case. I'm not into a whole lot of lights and all that jazz but I thought the little bit emitting from this unit keeps things classy.

Cons: Couple small things I don't really care for this unit is it's a fingerprint magnet if you want to use it manually and the sound on this is annoying and extremely loud if not turned off.

Other Thoughts: Would like to see a better quality touchscreen, maybe not at this price point but for a bit more I would totally spend a little extra.

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  • Colby P.
  • 11/3/2013 2:56:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsO.K.

Pros: Controls 5 fans.
Temp. thermistors tested good for 2 sig. figs within range of 20-70 C.

Cons: The screen is trash.
The software hasn't been updated in over a year and is also trash.
The tape is useless.

Other Thoughts: Software - use Phoebetria.
Thermistor mounting - superglue and zip ties.

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  • James D.
  • 10/13/2013 5:07:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Works great until the screen dies on you ! after 6 months or less

Cons: Screen is DEAD

Other Thoughts: make a screen that works for longer then 6 months please . thanks

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  • Kristin W.
  • 10/9/2013 4:48:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Really neat concept

Cons: Didn't work

Other Thoughts: I put it in without screwing it in and it seemed to work great, it functioned great, and gave accurate temperatures as well, I WAS happy. Well I went ahead powered off and installed it in and turned on my pc...it worked so I maxed out the fan speeds and set up for bf3. It was so touchy where the screw goes on the right side that if you tighten it to your case it pushes the power to the unit off, hence I just ordered a new cpu because it fried my old one :( Could never get it to work and was constantly hitting the top of me case to "shake" it back on again.

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  • John A.
  • 8/24/2013 2:01:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsZero egg

Pros: No pros garbage

Cons: Firts of all express shipment was delayed and i needed to pick it up from one of purolators location cause they failed to deliver it on my door. I deserve a 50% shipping cost refund.
About the product its good but the USB HEADER is not working out of the box. Thats why software did not work on me. I tried to allow port forwarding and all their instructions but did not work. Now i tried to find out what is wrong and figured out that this fan controller is not being recognize by my mobo and im 100% sure that USB HEADER FROM THE CONTROLLER IS FAULTY. Iam not going to buy any product frim this manufacturer from now on. Software is not easy to install for newbies aswell if you dont have knowledge on configuring your router on hosting. In short this is a waste of money to buy

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  • John A.
  • 8/24/2013 12:25:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDis appointed (zero egg)

Pros: None

Cons: Firts of all express shipment was delayed and i needed to pick it up from one of purolators location cause they failed to deliver it on my door. I deserve a 50% shipping cost refund.
About the product its good but the USB HEADER is not working out of the box. Thats why software did not work on me. I tried to allow port forwarding and all their instructions but did not work. Now i tried to find out what is wrong and figured out that this fan controller is not being recognize by my mobo and im 100% sure that USB HEADER FROM THE CONTROLLER IS FAULTY. Iam not going to buy any product frim this manufacturer from now on. Software is not easy to install for newbies aswell if you dont have knowledge on configuring your router on hosting. In short this is a waste of money to buy

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