We're not sure we're buying the snake oil that companies like Pelican and Nyko
are selling next-gen gamers -- namely, cumbersome bolt-on cooling units that may cause more harm
than good. While Xbox 360 owners have been gobbling up
the Nyko Intercooler
, PS3 owners have been forced to deal with a system whose only cooling options are the ones put there by the console's engineering and design team.
But no longer! IGN has reviewed
Pelican's Air Flo Cooler, a unit that promises to lower the temperature of your already cool PS3 by 15° without causing a ruckus. How does it do it? Why, with "Auto Thermo Sensing Technology," of course. We imagine when this space age technology was first developed by NASA, they had no idea it would end up in a cheesy $30 video game peripheral. Incredible!