CES 2022 has been a time for tech firms to showcase some of their more experimental ideas, and this year it looks like PC case makers have had a whale of a time in that regard. First, we had the unusual breathable PC case, and now the Showcase PC is following a case that features moving holographic images on its sides. Because RGB is so out of date these days.
This feature will be available in the upcoming . is found in single and dual hologram pc case, The Solo case projects a hologram from the front, which is pretty wild. Dual, as the name suggests, adds a second that protrudes from the top of the case. There’s no word yet on whether these visual illusions might make a concert.
The effect works thanks to a special fan system that places 224 LEDs on its blades. As the fan spins, the LEDs project your desired image, with the blades spinning fast enough to fool your eyes. The system has 8GB of internal storage and is housed in the NZXT H510 case, which is used to hold holographic animations. If you want to switch between holograms, there’s a remote control for cycling through them.
I was never a big fan of the RGB craze, but at least I can see the appeal. RBG lighting looks pretty, and when combined with other smart lights, you can create an effective ambient lighting system. But these holographic cases scare me some sharks have jumped in the PC industry.
In fact, it wouldn’t surprise me if holograms were actually quite distracting. There you are, blazing your way through another toxic Twitch chat, when all of a sudden you spy a floating head out of the corner of your eye. Sure, it turns out to be just a hologram effect rather than Ghost of Christmas Past, but how are you supposed to focus with it in your peripheral vision?
Still, it’s certainly a neat piece of tech, and it’s one that can add some extra bling to your case in a way that RGB lights never could.
If you’re interested in picking one up for yourself and pulling a questionable Flex on other PC owners, then Showcase Hologram Singles The case is on sale for $299, while dual model Going for $449. Current pricing runs until tomorrow (January 8) and the case will launch in June 2022.