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 US$60, in the US at least, 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 (There's an image of this item on Razer's Australian website that doesn't yet got to a product page). Razer didn't provide dimensions
for the fan on the tech specs page, but it appears to be quite
large, taking up a large portion of the back of the iPhone 13 Pro
and extruding at least half an inch.
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 good luck holding your iPhone comfortably with a giant light-up
heat sink attached to the back.
The Razer Phone Cooler Chroma attaches to the back of your
iPhone 12 or 13 using MagSafe. Image: 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.
We're pretty sure this wasn't Apple's intention when it launched MagSafe, but
it's certainly a unique accessory that's far better than the
Android version which uses a clunky clamp to stay in place. So if
you find your iPhone is running too hot or just needs a splash of
color, head over to Razer to buy one.