Nyko’s Switch Intercooler launches soon, but don’t buy it

Nyko has made a wide array of different accessories for the Switch so far. Soon, it will be adding yet another new product to its catalog, though this is one you’ll be better off avoiding: the Switch Intercooler.

As the name suggests, the ‘Intercooler’ has been designed with the intention of helping the Switch expel heat. It comes armed with a large air vent and even proximity sensors to determine when is the best time to engage the fans. All of that sounds well and dandy, but in reality, it really doesn’t mean much, if anything.

The Switch, like every other electronic device, can get pretty hot. But, it was already designed with specific cooling techniques and protocols in mind. You’ve likely heard it in action if you’ve played any particularly taxing games like Cities: Skylines. Even when stressed,  your Switch will most likely not succumb to overheating (unless in particularly extreme conditions). In the event that does happen, it’s designed to shut itself off before any serious damage occurs to the components. Thus, Nyko’s Intercooler is basically worthless. Anyone that’s used a console cooler in the past or a laptop cooling pad very well knows this. So, save the $30 that Nyko is asking for this and use that to buy a game or something.

If you’re really worried about your Switch’s temperatures, just make sure its ventilation system isn’t being clogged by dust.


A.K Rahming
Having been introduced to video games at the age of 3 via a Nintendo 64, A.K has grown up in the culture. A fan of simulators and racers, with a soft spot for Nintendo! But, he has a great respect for the entire video game world and enjoys watching it all expand as a whole.