MenuSearch | Country: United States | Currency: USD
Excellent
3,674 reviews at Trustpilot.3,674 reviews
Kama Panel Silver 6-Channel Fan Controller / Card Reader
Discontinued
Kama Panel Black 6-Channel Fan Controller / Card Reader
Discontinued
More variations available Show

Kama Panel Multi-function 6-Channel Fan Controller / Card Reader

Scythe once again unleash their seemingly never-ending Japanese innovation and produce a marvel of convenience.

Scythe’s Kama Panel is quite simply one of the most feature rich 5¼" multi-function panels we have ever seen. As well as bringing USB, FireWire and audio ports to the front of the PC case, the panel also has a 12-in-1 card reader and an E-SATA port. The panel allows the user to control up to six 3-pin fans. There is even a nice blue glow to the dials that control the fans!

The Kama Panel is also capable of housing a slim optical drive (not supplied). Once the bottom four fan controllers have been removed, the slim optical drive can be installed in their place. If you are using an older slim optical drive with IDE (ATAPI) interface, a special PCB (supplied) adapts the socket on the back of the drive to a standard ribbon connector so it can be connected to your motherboard. If you are using a SATA drive, the PCB isn’t needed.

The four fan speed controller dials can be removed to make room for a slim optical drive to be installed if required (drive not supplied)
The four fan speed controller dials can be removed to make room for a slim optical drive to be installed if required (drive not supplied)
Wiring layout for the Kama Panel
Wiring layout for the Kama Panel

Please note: The Kama Panel is not compatible with 4-pin PWM fans.

Scythe Kama Panel Silver
Scythe Kama Panel Silver

Compatibility Considerations

Due to the large number of wires these unit’s need to operate, you may find that you simply don not have all of the necessary connections available on your motherboard to enable all of the features these products have to offer. Also some of the connections are made externally and this will mean taking some of the leads from the unit out of the back of the PC and plugging them into the motherboard’s rear USB ports.

Features

  1. Offers fully variable speed control of up to six 3-pin fans
  2. Integral card reader is compatible with twelve types of memory cards
  3. Conveniently brings USB, FireWire, Audio, and E-SATA ports to the front of the PC case
  4. Great value for money and easy to install in any spare optical drive bay
  5. Supplied with all necessary cables

Reviews

  • PC Gamer

    “Any PC feels a little unfinished without a built-in card reader these days. Our current favourite is this comprehensively decked-out affair. Rating: 90%.”

  • PC Answers

    “It’s time to add extra functionality to your PC (without breaking the bank). Scythe’s jam-packed front panel does just that... Interestingly, there are also SATA power and data connections, enabling you to hook up another drive without having to open your case first.”

Show specifications and reviews for:
SpecificationsKama Panel BlackKama Panel Silver
Part codeSCKMPN-1000-BK SCKMPN-1000-SL
ManufacturerScythe Co., Ltd. Japan Scythe Co., Ltd. Japan
Dimension148 x 42 x 90mm (WxHxD) 148 x 42 x 90mm (WxHxD)
Fan ControllerUp to 6 (2 built-in, 4 extra as slim slot-in attachment) Up to 6 (2 built-in, 4 extra as slim slot-in attachment)
CompatibilityWindows 2000/XP/Vista/Win 7/Win 8 Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Win 7/Win 8
Compatible MediaSD Card, miniSD Card, MMC Card, RS-MMC Card, Compact Flash, Micro Drive, xD Card, Smart Media, Memory Stick (Including PRO, DUO, PRO-DUO). SD Card, miniSD Card, MMC Card, RS-MMC Card, Compact Flash, Micro Drive, xD Card, Smart Media, Memory Stick (Including PRO, DUO, PRO-DUO).
Connectors2 x USB Cables, 1 x S-ATA Data, 1 x S-ATA Power, 1 x Line-In, 1 x Mic-In, 1 x Audio-Out, 1 x IEEE1394 2 x USB Cables, 1 x S-ATA Data, 1 x S-ATA Power, 1 x Line-In, 1 x Mic-In, 1 x Audio-Out, 1 x IEEE1394
SlotSlim Optical Drive Slot (not supplied) Slim Optical Drive Slot (not supplied)
Warranty24 months 24 months
EAN barcode4560143270716 4560143270723
SpecificationsKama Panel BlackKama Panel Silver
Part codeSCKMPN-1000-BK SCKMPN-1000-SL
ManufacturerScythe Co., Ltd. Japan
Dimension148 x 42 x 90mm (WxHxD)
Fan ControllerUp to 6 (2 built-in, 4 extra as slim slot-in attachment)
CompatibilityWindows 2000/XP/Vista/Win 7/Win 8
Compatible MediaSD Card, miniSD Card, MMC Card, RS-MMC Card, Compact Flash, Micro Drive, xD Card, Smart Media, Memory Stick (Including PRO, DUO, PRO-DUO).
Connectors2 x USB Cables, 1 x S-ATA Data, 1 x S-ATA Power, 1 x Line-In, 1 x Mic-In, 1 x Audio-Out, 1 x IEEE1394
SlotSlim Optical Drive Slot (not supplied)
Warranty24 months
EAN barcode4560143270716 4560143270723

Customer Reviews

Kama Panel Silver
Kama Panel Black

We haven't received any reviews of this product yet.

Please Make These Again Scythe!

,

Everything in one 5.25 inch bay!!!: 2 fan controllers; 2 USB ports; 1 IEEE 1394 port; Line In, Headphone, & Mic Jacks; 15 in 1 Card Reader with Dedicated Micro-SD slot; Space for Slim-Type Blu-Ray ROM DVD Burner!!! (or one can use the space for the included additional 4 fan controller).

The only con is that the fan controllers can’t handle high power fans: no more than 1 amp, 12 watts.

very handy indeed

,

Has loads of connections for lots of things, E-SATA and USB amongst others with plenty of fan controllers. I would recommend it - easy to install as well.

Top Case Accessories

“Professional orders & delivery”

“No problem - order revived withing three weeks in Australia using normal postal service.”

(Review via Trustpilot)