You'll notice that I did not include a testing page like normal since it either works or it doesn't. In the case of the Thermaltake X-Tunner, it works just as it was designed to. I don't have 25-30 feet of space to play with in my test lab, but the remote was fully capable of controlling fan speeds from the far end of the room.
One item of note that needs mentioning is amperage limits on each channel. You will be limited to 1 ampere per channel, so don't get too carried away daisy-chaining those fans together or you'll be a channel short. With four channels to work with, however, it shouldn't become too much an issue. Even large fans usually stay under a half amp power draw so just plan accordingly.
So while rheostat devices are available all over the place, you'll be hard pressed to find others that allow you to remotely control fan speeds. This might be for everybody, but for those who are looking for ways to set themselves apart from those other enthusiasts at the local LAN, this might be just the ticket to open up some eyes.
As far as working properly, it does do exactly that, but you cannot make adjustments to only one or two channels at a time. When you increase or decrease fan speeds it affects all fans hooked to the device. This could be an issue for those who want to be able to manually control all fans independently. It will really come down to looking at your own needs and seeing whether this device fits the bill.
Bottom line... For those looking for a reliable fan speed controller AND are also wanting something that will set them apart from the masses, take a look at the X-Tunner. While it does have limitations, it still manages to offer a solid controller that showed itself to be very reliable and effective.
Remotely control fan speeds from across room
Very simple installation and operation
Limited amperage draw per channel
Channels cannot be adjusted independently
Rating - 8.5 out of 10
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- ADATA reveals new XPG Flame DDR4-3000 RAM
- I'm cheating on Overwatch with Battlefield 1, for now
- Battlefield 1 open beta is 7GB on the PC
- Intel Core i7-7700K 'Kaby Lake' performance teased
- ESL inks deal with Yahoo Esports on everything eSports
- Intel 7th Gen "Kaby Lake" Core Processor Overview
- Who to Request For Motherboard Review Sample ?
- Cooler Master MasterCase 3 Micro-ATX Tower Case Review
- Samsung EVO 256GB microSDXC Memory Card Review
- Asrock z170 gaming k4/d3 and the f-stream tuning program
- Samsung mass produces 14nm Exynos processor with full connectivity integration
- Samsung launches two new curved gaming monitors
- ASUS Republic of Gamers announces ROG Masters
- BIOSTAR TB150 PRO motherboard designed for professional mining
- ADATA launches XPG Flame DDR4 memory modules