Qarnot is already famous for its first computing heater Q.rad, which embeds microprocessors as a heat source and is connected to the Internet. The company claims a Q.rad can heat up a 150 to 300 sq. feet room.
Now the company has come up with an upgraded solution, a QC1 heater that is optimized for mining. The heater is an attempt to benefit from the use of waste heat generated in large quantities during cryptocurrency mining.
The QC1 features two AMD GPUs (Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX580 with 8GB of VRAM). The heater mines Ethereum by default, but can be set up to generate Litecoin and other cryptocurrencies. It takes a few minutes to set it up, and then you will gradually receive ethers to your wallet. It is worth noting that Qarnot does not receive any coins, you will keep all of them to yourself.
The innovative device is perfectly noiseless, as there are no fans or hard drives inside. You can monitor the mining mode of your device, activate a heating booster mode in addition to the mining level when you are cold, on the device and on your app.
Taking the current price of Ethereum in mind, Qarnot says you can expect to mine around $120 per month (€100).
The QC1 price is around $3,600, the purchase can also be made with bitcoin.