Ad6 hatches plan to see A9home take offBy Chris Williams. Published: 9th Dec 2005, 16:24:07 | Permalink | Printable
No fan puns here, the coast is clearWith temperatures in the UK nose diving into a frosty oblivion and the population bracing itself for one of the coldest winters in a decade, AdvantageSix have come up a marvellous Christmas stocking filler for RISC OS users: a USB powered fan complete with an icy blue neon light. Forgotten what it's like to have a draught because you spent hard earned cash on insulating your walls, windows and doors? Now you can feel a cool breeze as you work or surf the web; the chilled atmosphere making your heart long for summer.
Ad6 said the idea came about after A9home beta testers, bless 'em, said they missed the sound of a noisy fan when using the tiny silent ARM9 machines. Rather than playing an MP3 of a whirring fan - impossible at the moment given the lack of sound support - the team decided to plump for an actual fan. Presumably, this special offer comes as a welcome break for them from weaving kernel and driver code to harness the A9home's mostly undisturbed chipsets. A new set of updates were released to owners this week to test drive.
This wouldn't be the first time we've been confronted with USB based japes.
USB fan webpage - works on any USB interface, special offer details, price, etc.
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