Works as advertised, suprisingly
Works as advertised! I was surprised this thing was quiet, like really quiet when operating. I had bought a Nyko intercooler for my PS3 Fatty and that was very noisy. But it worked and prolonged my PS3 for 6 years so I put up with it until my fatty eventually died. I don't know why other ppl are saying this is noisy, maybe they need to return theirs and exchange it for a new one. But the one I got ran quiet with a barely noticeable hum, turned on when the system got hot and the design fits the PS4 like a glove. I would definitely recommend this product and if you got a noisy one, return it and get one that works!
Like many of you, i'm interested in this product to hopefully help extend the life of my PS4, especially since I bought mine on day one. I've been following this product since it was announced and the delays are ridiculous. I believe it has been pushed back 6 or 7 times at this point. To be fair, we want the product to fit well and work as advertised, but the delays are frustrating. I actually emailed NYKO, and here was their response (on July 3rd)..."Nyko takes pride in releasing products that match our customers’ expectations of a Nyko product, and our expectations. Since the Intercooler connects directly to the back of the PS4 we take great care to make sure the fit is as seamless as possible, requiring us to make millimeter level changes to our design for the best fit and look. In addition, we test all of our Intercooler products internally and externally, to ensure we are achieving the desired cooling results. These things sometimes take a little longer than we originally anticipate, hence the delays in releasing the product."
I paid for this back in may when i preordered a game that was to be released after it. Now its mid August and that game ive done beat and sold. At this rate I hope its compatible with the ps5.
Loud but efficient
So I finally received the ps4 intercooler a couple of days ago (9/1) after many delays. So I figured I'd use it for a few days to give it a fair review. The intercooler itself looks cool and it fits snug to the ps4 without adding too much bulk but it's pretty noisy when up an running. I guess that's what's going to happen when you add additional fans but I'm kinda disappointed at how loud they are. It's not a big deal once you have your games or netflix going, but it's still kinda annoying that I have to turn up the volume on my tv to compensate for the noise of the fans. That being said, these fans do a good job at sucking out the hot air from the ps4. You can really feel the hot air blowing out the back. So I know this intercooler was designed for systems that were to be housed in a cabinet where heat build up can be a problem, and if this is your intention then maybe the noise wont be much of an issue but if you plan on having it placed on the tv stand, out in the open, in front of your bed, you may want to pass on this accessory.
what with the hold up
i own this product for ps3 and it has extended my ps3 for over 7 yrs keeping it cool when it on and removing the exhausted hot air after its turn off, but for some reason every time i try to buy this for ps4 the date continues to be push back. Its becoming very tiring.
Frankly I find it ridiculous that the system(s) aren't shipped with these already at the cost we pay
Looks nice, runs, decent price
So this fits extremely well on to the ps4 itself. The only people that would know its there are the people who own a ps4. It is simple to install and works great with the power feed coming from the usual power cord to the ps4. My only complaint so far is that you know its there by the noise level. You can clearly hear it, if you do not care to have increased air flow and heat reduction and increase the amount of noise it makes then by all means buy this. I personally find it a little bit annoying since I am used to the ps4 making minimal noise, since I have mine close to where I use it from. They did not design this to be quiet that is for sure. Other than that this product works just fine and is a decent price.
Not Impressed with release date.
Had the PS4 since February been looking at getting the intercooler and uh it keeps on getting pushed back! Why? This is starting to feel like Destiny keeps getting pushed back further and further. Pathetic.
Release date literally gets pushed back each time. At first it was 6/2/2014 then it was supposed to be today 6/16/2014 and now it is pushed back even further... What is the deal?
I FIXED IT!!!!
Day one was great, Day two I turn my PS4 on and my neighbors could hear this thing. Okay maybe not that loud but it was pretty loud... after a little tinkering i found it was one of the smaller fans making the noise so after pushing them around with a tooth pick "WHILE THE FANS WERE RUNNING" the little bugger finally got quite!!!