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If One Nintendo Switch Cooling Fan Isn't Enough, Here Are Two

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Screenshot: Thanko

Earlier this year, Kotaku introduced a USB-connected fan to help chill things down during Japan’s notoriously hot summers. Now, here’s a USD peripheral is not one, but two fans. How cool is that?

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This reikyaku (“cooling”) charging grip from Japan’s Thanko. Unlike the single USB-fan, the Switch is housed in a cradle and can recharge the console. (According to Thanko, the grip can store enough battery power to recharge a Switch at least once.)

Illustration for article titled If One Nintendo Switch Cooling Fan Isnt Enough, Here Are Two
Screenshot: Thanko
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There is also a power button for those who want to take a break and just use it as a grip. Priced at 3,980 yen ($37), it’s available in Japan through Thanko’s online shop. 

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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DISCUSSION

Are Japan’s summers “notoriously hot”? because it looks like Chicago weather to me. Anyway I’m inclined to believe any Electronic device that needs an external cooling fan to survive weather is probably flawed. I do have a Switch and haven’t noticed any major heat issues, but then again I’m not playing it outside.