While touch-screen fan controls for the PC aren't exactly new (Google for NZXT's SENTRY 2), Aerocool thinks its Touch-2000 is unique. After all, to paraphrase a sales rep who spoke to us at COMPUTEX 2010, "it's patented!"
He was talking about the Touch-2000's two-panel configuration, or how it takes up two 5.25" expansion slots in front of a typical PC case. The added real-estate creates enough space for the following ports: 1 x eSATA, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x 3.5mm mic-in, 1 x 3.5mm line-out and as pictures show, the Touch-2000 can control up to four fans, and even features Celsius-Fahrenheit conversion for customers who can't handle the metric system.
While the sales rep couldn't come up with a specific price, he did point us to Aerocool's website. The product page does provide a healthy amount of info, including contact info for the sole US distributor and even the manual. Ultimately though, aside from the cool retro Knight Rider aesthetics, what makes a touch-screen PC fan control panel worth the buy?
Nor is it actually part of the SI standard ('International Standard of Units') as Kelvin is the natural unit choice for temperature.
It's just the most common, and sensible, day-to-day reference unit for temperature.
Oh and I'll stick with Fahrenheit for a personal pref.
The metric system measures more than just length, and Celsius temperature scale has always been a part of it.
Actually, Celsius is part of the SI Units, it is specifically referenced in the SI as a 'coherent derived unit'.