Gaming Today Reviews Pelican Air Flo Cooler for Xbox 360
While the debate still seems to rage over the real cause of this dreaded malady, it certainly is well known that the Xbox 360 has some cooling issues. So well known in fact, that there is a whole section of the industry competing over your preventative cooling needs. The first one in the spotlight was the Nyko Intercooler, which then was ridiculed for sometimes ironically CAUSING overheating issues in the console.
One of the newest additions to this market is the Air Flo 360 by Pelican. While the Nyko solution uses power direct from your electrical outlet, the Air Flo simply uses available power from one of the consoleâ€™s USB drives. The Air Flo is also quiet, so quiet in fact that I had to look into the unit itself to make sure the fans were actually spinning. Its hard to really judge if the two additional fans really add in any cooling power, but the unit itself certainly has other uses.
Did someone say VGA ports? Well, I just did I suppose. As perhaps one of the best solutions for gaming on a dime, the Air Floâ€™s HDTV-ready VGA port is one of the greatest solutions out there. Simply plug in one of your computer monitors into the back of the system, and off you go.
While this method certainly does not grant you the HDTV clarity of an HDMI cable, it certainly is better than hooking it up to a 10-year-old 15 inch bubble TV. This feature alone is certainly worth the $30 dollar purchase, but couple that with 4 additional USB ports, component out, and S-Video options, you certainly have a strong contender for best Xbox cooling accessory available.