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This review is from: Nyko Intercooler Xbox One
Pros: Nyko has been making console products for a while, they've always been good quality and pretty reliable. The unit itself looks nice, it matches the Xbox One's design and color, it hooks up very easily on the hot air exhaust on the top of the unit.
You can tells it cools very efficiently, it seems to be temperature based as when the system gets hotter the fan will start increasing the RPM. The fan is definitely of better quality than the built-in fan inside of the system.
Easy to install, on top of the exhaust grill, all you have to do is line it up and put pressure from the top to clip it in, on the top side near the back it has a lock handle, which will secure the fan to the system instead of just letting it sit on top of it. You then hook up the USB cable on the back USB ports and you're set.
Cons: My first and top complaint is this fan will continue to rev up and function even when the system is turned off, this is probably due to the temperature gauge. Even after turning your system off, it will still be hot enough to activate the fan even after a couple of minutes. It will continue to run then stop and run again as it keeps triyng to cool the system. It's nice that the unit is smart and keeps cooling but for people like me which have their systems in their bedroom, it can make trying to sleep a bit more challenging.
The fan itself is loud, this is probably to a higher RPM and a bigger and better fan. I do like the fact it keeps the system very cool, I use a headset so the noise hardly bothers me while I'm actually on the system but it may be a negative for people who likes using speakers/sound systems.
Pros: If this machine didn't fail after only 2 months, I would be more willing to write down the pros.
Cons: It is absolutely ridiculous that these days a laptop cannot go more than 3 months without having some sort of critical error, I do not appreciate burning my hard earned money on a product that will die out only a few days later. This is Acer, a manufacturer that I used to believe was quite decent. I've used their laptops before, which is why I decided to purchase this one. Big mistake.
Other Thoughts: So I am on the Acer tech support website, filling out the request for a system repair. After spending a lot of time answering all their stupid questions, I get close to finishing. I take a simply break to take a picture of the problem so Acer has something to use as reference and what happens when I return? My request has "timed-out", meaning I had to go through the whole process again.
Seriously, a time-out period on a system repair page? Yeah, no. I'm not going through that bull again, I will keep my broken system and they can keep my money. I thought Acer was a decent company, not anymore. I will never purchase any product with the name Acer on it again, they can all go screw themselves. Way to not only make bad, piece of shoot products, but also also slap clients trying to do the right thing.
This review is from: Xbox LIVE 12 Month Gold Membership Card
Pros: I got this on a sale, $45 for a year. Very good deal, the code worked and immediately I was able to sign in and play with friends online.
Cons: None, cheap and it worked. What's there to complain about?
Other Thoughts: The price is the regular $60 now, maybe it will go down to $45 again some day. I'll be waiting for that, I don't mind paying the full price but it's always nice to get discounts.READ FULL REVIEW