Posted on August 15, 2007,

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 console’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.

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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 Flo’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.

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2 Comments on Gaming Today Reviews Pelican Air Flo Cooler for Xbox 360


On September 4, 2007 at 6:25 pm

i just bought this thing only to find that it does not fit onto the newer 360′s with the hdmi port i hope they make one that does


On June 29, 2009 at 8:32 pm

So there is absolutely no way this can fit on a Xbox 360 with a HDMI port? Wow, epic fail on Microsoft’s part for changing the position of the composite input for the HDMI input. Was that really even neccessary, I wonder?