Sony has launched a smartphone cooling fan accessory that’s designed to decrease the temperature of its Xperia 1 IV beneath intense gaming masses. The Xperia Stream additionally provides a choice of additional ports along with working as a cooling accessory. It’s accessible to preorder now in Japan for 23,100 yen (round $162) with transport anticipated on October 14th.

The purpose with these sorts of equipment, which have additionally been produced by the likes of Asus and Razer, is to let a telephone’s processor run at increased speeds for longer, by stopping the sorts of excessive temperatures that may result in efficiency throttling. Asus has the AeroActive Cooler for its gaming-focused ROG Cellphone lineup, whereas Razer lately launched an RGB cooling fan that’s designed to be connected to no matter smartphone you select.

The 4 ports on the underside of the accessory.
Picture: Sony

Cool air in, scorching air out.
Picture: Sony

Sony’s cooler plugs into the Xperia 1 IV by way of USB, and provides 4 extra ports on its backside aspect. There’s a USB-C port for charging, an Ethernet port for wired web, a 3.5mm jack to connect a gaming headset, and an HDMI port for outputting sport footage to a seize card. The fan’s velocity may be managed robotically by Sony’s software program, or you possibly can fine-tune its RPM manually.

In addition to promoting the Xperia Stream by itself, Sony is additionally promoting it in a bundle named the Xperia 1 IV Gaming Version for 189,200 yen (round $1,330). The model of the telephone offered on this bundle has 16GB of RAM, up from the 12GB of RAM within the base Xperia 1 IV mannequin. It’s unclear when or if both the cooling fan or the Gaming Version smartphone will likely be launched in Europe or North America.

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