|Item Weight||1.6 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||7 x 4 x 1.3 inches|
|Item model number||CPA-1195-1|
Nintendo Wii Mini Power Cooling Fan
- Quiet and efficient cooling fan
- Cools down Wii internal components
- Self-powered thru USB port on Wii
- Power switch to turn ON and OFF unit
- Indicator light
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The fan runs reasonably quiet; it's certainly audible but I've heard worse. I haven't had a chance to test that the USB passthrough port works since there currently aren't any USB peripherals available for the Wii, but it's nice that they thought ahead and included it anyway.
My one gripe is the red LED, which is constantly on and is quite bright. It's not a deal-breaker, just an annoyance.
The Wii is still too new to really know whether temperature is a stability or reliability concern, but I don't aim to be the first victim of Wii overheating, especially when a solution exists for a measly two bucks. I'd recommend this to any Wii owner, especially one who lives in the middle of the desert like I do.
Edit: Roughly three weeks after receiving it, the fan died without warning. I guess you get what you pay for; can't say I should have expected different given the price. Buyer beware!
It plugs into the back of the Wii using one of the two USB ports, and conviently has its own USB port, so you still have access. Power up the Wii, turn the fan switch "on"...and nothing. My heart sank. Turned it off, turned it back on, and it started right away. Guess it just wanted to give me a little scare.
It ran for approximately 2 hours straight last night, and the Wii never got any warmer than it did when we had the fan. So, I am pleased.
the question is, how long will it last? At $3.99, I don't expect this to be a long-term fix. But, for the time being, I am happy.
Edit 9/12: okay, I didn't expect it to be a long term fix....but only 3 weeks?? It has completely stopped working. Lesson learner...I have ordered a higher quality fan.
Edit 9/28: The darn thing started working again. We used something to "nudge" the fan blades and it started spinning again. Have had to do that a couple times since the 12th, but all in all, again- for the price, I guess it's hard to complain too loudly. I have the "higher power" fan in storage for the inevitable day when this one really does bite the dust.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fan came in on time. It worked ok for a few days then it stopped working. It would have been fine had it been more reliable.Published on March 11, 2014 by carlos
Cools my wii down as I play games for a long time. It helps the wii maintain the same speed and not slow down between switching games.Published on May 13, 2013 by Brandon
Item works great, keeps the wii from getting to hot. Fits in the back of the wii just right plug in and play.Published on July 14, 2012 by T.Rivers
NOt a game at all. This fan does not work. At least it is cheap.Published on April 22, 2010 by RLev