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Here's A Cooling Fan For The Nintendo Switch

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Summers are brutal in Japan. So, here’s a small fan to help Switch owners make them more bearable.

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This is the Gamers Mobile Cooler. It’s a small USB-connected fan that purports to pump out cool air that can drop the temp by 13 degrees Celsius (55 degrees Fahrenheit).

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As Game Watch Impress notes, the fan can also be used for mobile phones.

For the most part, Japanese summers are humid and gross. Air conditioning might not be the best. This is a silly-looking and strange product, sure, but considering how awful summers in Japan can be, it does make sense.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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atimson
HamsterExAstris

Looks like this plugs into another USB-A port. If it’s intended to be used in portable mode, shouldn’t it plug into the Switch’s USB-C port instead?