|It's not just desktops that overheat. Laptops are often designed without proper airflow in mind and can grow dangerously hot, putting both the machine and the lap it rests on at risk. Keep your laptop cool and safe with the Antec Notebook Cooler.|
I thought that this cooler would be a little more sturdy since it has a metal surface on top, but the back is plastic, and the top is very thin aluminum. Therefore, portability is still an issue, so I typically don't take the cooler with me when I travel. There are two fans, but they're not quite as strong as thought they would be. I do really like that the usb connection is double sided (the end that doesn't plug in has a USB plug on it) so that you don't waste a USB port when you use your laptop cooler. In conclusion, I think that laptop coolers are good accessories to protect your laptop investment and also to protect your skin (see recent reports about skin damage due to latop heat),and I am satisfied with my purchase.
My hot laptop is now cool!10/5/2010
Buy.com is great and they always take care of me. I purchased this refurbished model for my wife and it's working great for her. I then purchased another one for myself but learned that my USB cord was faulty (my cooler didn't work but it did work with my wife's USB cord). Buy.com gave me a $5 credit because they don't stock individual parts and I bought a new USB cord from the manufacturer for $4.98. Just a minor inconvenience but well worth it.
Great Laptop Cooler9/15/2010
This is my first laptop cooler purchase so I can't compare and contrast this cooler to others. However, it is quiet, it keeps my laptop cool, and incredibly easy to use (you simply plug in the USB connection to your laptop). A very good and worthwhile purchase if you're looking for a laptop cooler.
Before I bought this cooling pad my computer was overheating, the internal fan was always on (and it was loud!) and streaming video appeared choppy. This cooling pad has a low an high setting. I can't hear it on low but it's still powerful enough to cool my laptop and keep the internal fan off. Haven't had a problem with streaming video since.
This cooler works good and keeps the laptop nice and cool. The unit is well-built but still light-weight.
This one's a keeper5/17/2010
Currently using this cooler with the famously heat prone Dell Studio XPS 16 laptop and the temperature difference is remarkable - the laptop actually stays cool to the touch. Highly recommended. Pluses: * Its low-power requirement allows one to utilize an un-powered hub. * Very quiet * Two-speeds, both of which cool effectively * Has pass through USB port (I haven't used this, since it's running off a hub) * Aluminum chassis is very ridged * X-Shape and allows me to strap it to the front of my back pack. * Base is rubberized and sturdy * Air is ported to side and front of unit which allows it to rest on a fabric surface without restricting airflow. Minuses: * X-Shape means hi-lo switch is recessed and isn't at finger tips. * Blue light (nothing that some electrical tape couldn't remedy)
Great laptop cooler - own 2 of them10/1/2009
This laptop cooler is both quiet and effective in cooling my high end laptop. It's also sturdy and durable. My son bought a popular brand name made of plastic and the fan broke within a month. Highly recommend!
Quiet and keeps my lap cool.7/7/2009
I bought this cooler for myself a year ago and then went ahead and bought the same model for my mom this year. No complaints.
power jack really tricky7/5/2009
The cooler works great, but I have to have the plug from the usb plugged in just perfectly into the base, otherwise no power. If you hit the cord/plug or move the base, many times the power goes off. I probably should have returned it, but it didn't happen right away.
Bought an earlier version. Newer version has anti-skid/elevating pads that further separate the laptop from the cooling pad to allow more air circulation. Great cooler!
Great air flow4/13/2009
This cooler provides great air flow. The temperature of my Thinkpad falls several degrees immediately when it is turned on. I have tried several but this one is the best.
Best notebook cooler on the market1/19/2009
I just love it!! I've own it for 2,5 years and it works perfectly! My boyfriend bought a Targus one and it doesn't compare to this one. Don't waste your money on other products. This cooler will work very well and the fact that is metallic makes it look nice and last a long time.
Best Cooler So Far12/10/2008
This is my 2nd laptop cooler I've bought for my Macbook Pro. (1st one was the Belken and it didn't do much at all!) All Mac laptop users know that the laptops can get extremely hot, even to the point of scalding. This fan gets my laptop down to a very comfortable heat level, one that would be comfortable enough to hold in your lap. However the fan isn't very lap friendly since the bottom is designed to be placed on a flat surface. But it does help the computer running as smoothly as it should without overheating.
Great little cooler12/8/2008
I've purchased 3 of these now (one for each of us) and have no problems with any of them. While they are thicker than other notebook coolers they are also much better made, are sturdy, and move a lot more air across the bottom of the laptop. Plus it is the only cooler I have found which has a 3 year warranty which indicates to me that they expect it to be reliable. Watch for it to be on sale or there are frequent rebates available for it making it an even better deal.