Packaging and Accessories
Bitspower sent along a triple pack of the Njord Dual Fin fans, and packaging for these is more colorful than for the Touchaqua NJORD fans with a lot going on everywhere. The company and product name are seen on the front, along with a render of the fans, as well as a note on the integrated RGB LEDs being compatible with onboard control from mainstream motherboard makers. On the back are the fan specs as well as a QR code that takes you to the installation manual found on the product page—not that you need it to install these on a radiator. There are seals all throughout the packaging to help keep the contents inside in place.
Opening the box, we see the included accessories right away, above the fans. These consist of a powered fan hub capable of driving as many as ten of these fans off a full-sized SATA connector from the PSU and a 2-pin PWM control header leading to the motherboard or other PWM controller. The second of the bigger accessories is their RGB multifunction controller we have used before with their CPU blocks. As seen above, these are paired with the necessary cables.
The other accessories include a set of four self-tapping metal screws per fan, included in case you want to use them as case fans. For the sake of this review, they will be tested as radiator fans, in which case we will be using the ~30 mm screws provided with the radiator itself. Finally, and this is because of the fairly unique daisy-chaining power and control setup on the fans, we get detachable cables for the three fans. Two of these are short and meant to connect the three fans to each other with sides marked as In and Out and ten-pin connectors for both the LEDs and the fan motor, and the final cable is longer and intended to connect the fans to the LED controller and PWM controller of choice—this cable terminates in two separate connectors for the LEDs and fan motors, which means your two controllers need to be close to each other. The included hubs come in handy here, and instead of two cables per fan, you then have two cables collectively going to the motherboard, for example.
The fans themselves come individually packed in a plastic clamshell for further protection, and have a sticker on the metal badge of the front hub that should be peeled off to get the full effect. Not much else to see here, but this is otherwise a better-than-average unboxing experience with the included accessories on par with or even surpassing competing solutions from other companies.