Who doesn’t love April Fools’ Day, the one day each year when we unleash our inner jokers to play harmless pranks on our friends and family? It’s also become an annual day when PC hardware vendors can get creative and announce ridiculous products without consequence.
Over the years, we have seen some unique and fun inventions from hardware brands. Sometimes the notifications are clearly hoaxes, but others are so well done that you might think they’re real. So, as is our annual tradition, we’ve compiled a small roundup of the most unusual and interesting hardware announcements of April Fool’s Day.
You will like Sapphire Top RX 7999 XTT Mega if you like overdesigned graphics cards. The RDNA 3 graphics card was born from Sapphire’s pile of unreleased graphics cards. The three-slot graphics card features three cooling fans and brilliant RGB lighting.
While the specs are still a mystery, Sapphire has confirmed that it has “100GB GDDR0401” memory and impressive clock speeds. Sapphire Top RX 7999 XTT Mega is designed for future 14K gaming. However, the graphics card is only available today, so don’t think twice before pulling out your credit card.
Asus Steam Floor Killer
Asus has unveiled the ROG Ally, the brand’s first handheld gaming console. This device uses a custom, unspecified AMD Ryzen APU. It is available on Windows and supports different gaming platforms. Equipped with a Full HD display, ROG Ally features a dual-fan cooling solution to operate cool and quiet in your hand.
ROG Ally is compatible with Asus’ ROG XG Mobile eGPU, which uses the GeForce RTX 4090 laptop GPU to take your gaming experience to the next level. The eGPU allows ROG Ally owners to stream their favorite games on the big screen, similar to the Nintendo Switch.
Asus even launched a pre-order website at Best Buy.
MSI’s energy drink is for true gamers
MSI has revealed a unique energy drink for gamers. The drink is sugar-free and elevates gamers’ energy levels to new heights. Unfortunately, MSI did not share what flavor this drink comes in. However, advertising claims that it has a cooling and refreshing effect.
Gigabyte’s RGB cat bed is for lively companions
If your cat needs a comfortable and relaxing bed, Gigabyte Have you insured yet? The manufacturer has launched the Aorus Cat Master, a 280mm wide cat bed that sits on your PC case.
The bed features a flexible mesh design that facilitates airflow towards your favorite companion. The Aorus Cat Master is not only comfortable but also looks great thanks to the built-in RGB lighting on the bed stand.
NZXT’s first GPU?
NZXT is better known for its computer cases or CPU liquid coolers. So you know something strange is going on when NZXT tweeted what appears to be an AI-generated render of what is said to be the company’s first graphics card. It’s a shame that it was just a joke because consumers could use another competitor in the graphics card market after EVGA leaves.
The graphics card doesn’t look bad at all, sporting a nice all-white finish to match the company’s motherboards. The dual-slot graphics card has a standard cooler with two NZXT branded cooling fans. The rear I/O cover has a unique design with circular vents, three DisplayPort outputs, and one HDMI port.
Be quiet!’s Dead Silent Fan
Meanwhile, be quiet! has issued a press release (yes, an actual press release) announcing the company’s Zero Wings AI fans. The bladeless fan (yes, you read that right) takes advantage of the brand’s Controlled Airflow Technology (CAT) design and FANOS AI technology that controls the Zero Wings AI’s fan speed and airflow, depending on the environment. school.
Thanks to its bladeless design, the Zero Wings AI fan can direct the airflow in your system in any direction. For example, if your graphics card gets too hot, the fan will send a stream of air towards it. Be quiet! claims that the performance of Zero Wings AI is equivalent to a standard 120mm fan spinning at 8,500 rpm. The advantage of Zero Wings AI is that it makes no noise. Hey, silence is literally in the name of silence, and if it works for Dyson, why not for PC?
Razer’s to keep your face looking sharp
Razer has unveiled the Razer Razer, a brand advertised as the world’s first gaming mouse that functions as a razor for… shaving. With Razer Chroma RGB, Razer uses 1,337 microscopic blades to shave even the most delicate skin. The razor shaves at 360 FPS (follicles per second), so gamers can remove hair from their face in record time.
According to Razer, test subjects saw a 69% increase in gaming performance after using Razer Razer. However, performance appears to deteriorate as the subject’s hair grows back. The company even offers an FAQ about the razor, which is interesting.
Silverstone’s old school yellow case
silver stone unveiled the company’s SST-FLP01-W and SST-FLP01-B cases that pay tribute to PC cases from the ’90s. Although Silverstone defines the case as white, it comes in a classic beige color than. Yes, there’s even a Turbo button on the case. The SST-FLP01-W accepts Micro ATX, ATX, and even SSI-CEB motherboards. Additionally, there’s enough clearance for graphics cards up to 300mm in length, so the SST-FLP01-W will have no problem accepting today’s best graphics cards.
The most unique selling point of the SST-FLP01-W is the two 5.25-inch floppy disk trays that you no longer see on the case. So if you still have the original Death is stored away somewhere, now it’s time to replay the iconic title. The SST-FLP01-W also has three 12cm cooling fans and supports USB Type-C.