XBox 360 Cooler Fan
Before this review can start, I need to
disclose some information regarding my XBox 360 overheating and
eventually causing the dreaded "red ring of death" which sends shivers
down the owners of XBox 360 consoles. Even though my XBox 360 was in a
well ventilated place, it did have overheating problems and became quite
warm during gaming and DVD playback.
This caused games to
freeze and the machine would crash and eventually, the XBox 360 failed
to power-up and three disheartening red lights appeared near the power
button, indicating hardware failure. My XBox 360 was dead!
Fortunately, Futuretronics have come to the rescue of XBox 360 owners
with their XBox 360 Cooler Fan that will hopefully prevent the
above scenario from occurring. The Futuretronics XBox 360 Cooler Fan
basically connects to the back of your console to increase the air
supply to the gaming machine in order to minimise heat retention and
increase the longevity of the unit.
The installation of the XBox 360 Cooler Fan was a breeze and it simply
connected to the back of the console without any issues whatsoever and
once the power cable was connected, the unit was ready to be turned on.
We were pleasantly surprised of how quiet the additional fan was on the
XBox 360 but needless to say, this is one investment that all XBox 360
owners should endeavor to have.
In conclusion, the Futuretronics XBox 360 Cooler Fan is probably one of
the best third party accessories for the next generation of consoles
that really cools the console and prevents overheating & hopefully any
hardware failures. With a recommend retail price of $24.95, this device
is available at all god retailers. Highly Recommended!
For those wishing to know the conclusion of our XBox 360 problem, the
unit died basically a week after the warranty expired and fortunately
Microsoft still honored the warranty and replaced the unit in around two
weeks. The moral of the story is that prevention is always betters than
the cure. Thumbs up for Futuretronics and their XBox 360 Cooler Fan!