Multi functional Scythe Kama Panel, first to appear in 2007, has been reborn for the third time. Just like its predecessor, modernized Kama Panel 2, the novelty is set to fit 5.25′ bay.
Kama Panel 3 designers have combined four main functions in it: card reader, hot swap for 2.5′ SATA drives, fan speed control and peripheral device connection.
The device supports memory sticks of most popular formats including SD, SDHC, microSD, microSDHC, Memory Stick Micro, Memory Stick and MMC. Storage drive slot allows hot swapping of SATA HDDs or SSDs not higher than 9.5mm. Regarding peripheral device connection, Scythe Kama Panel 3 features two USB 2.0 + Power eSATA ports, microphone and speakers connectors.
Built-in controller provides independent speed management for two fans (voltage output range 3.7-12 V) while readings are displayed on a small LCD with blue illumination. Besides, LCD shows temperature readings from two temp probes that come inside the package. Exceeding of set temperature limit or fan stop triggers alarm.
In additions, there are Power and Reset buttons that can be used if original ones are not conveniently located.
Start of sales for Kama Panel 3 стартуют should begin in June at a price of 32 Euro.