Seriously, I’m not joking. Why not heat up your home while at the same time mine some crypto! The QC-1 is capable of mining Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum, but it will cost you $3575 plus another $300 shipping fee … ouch!
French company Qarnot has unveiled their QC-1 crypto heater, which is an extension of their Q.rad computing heater that was released in 2013. The new QC-1 allows consumers to mine cryptocurrencies and utilize the generated heat for heating their homes. It features a high-end passive cooling solution and noiseless design as the unit doesn’t require the use of fans or mechanical hard drives. A pair of Sapphire NITRO+ Radeon RX 580 graphics cards are responsible for the cryptomining duties. Together, they can generate a hash rate around 60MH/s. In normal mode, the QC-1 produces 450W of heat. However, customers can activate the booster mode via the provided mobile app for another 200W which brings the total to 650W. The mobile app also serves as a tool for QC-1 owners to monitor the crypto markets.
According to the manufacturer, the QC-1 is capable of heating a 20 square-meter room. Qarnot is marketing their crypto heater as a plug-n-play device which customers can setup in 10 minutes. Installation consists of plugging the unit into the wall outlet and router and entering the crypto-wallet address into the mobile app. The QC-1 is designed to mine Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum. The Qarnot QC-1 comes with a 1 year warranty. The unit currently costs 2900 euros which by today’s exchange rate is $3575 plus another $300 shipping fee. If you order a QC-1 before March 20th, Qarnot will deliver the QC-1 to your doorstep before June 20th.
- Computing: 2 x NITRO+ RADEON RX 580 8G, 60 MH/s
- Dimensions: 65×62.5×15 cm
- Power: 650W in total, 450W in mining mode + 200 in booster mode
- Weight: 27 kg
- Materials: Wood, Anodized aluminium
- Noise: 0 dB
- Connections: 110/230V AC, RJ45 Ethernet
- Interfaces: Capacitive touch, Mobile app, Web app
- Communication: Ethernet
- Github: Temperature and LED management