|NotePal I300, a lightweight and simple laptop cooling pad for the NotePal families, NotePal I300 is the ideal companion from 7" to 17" laptops. The ultra slim and lightweight design is made for easy carrying and easy storage. The fully meshed surface plus 160mm blue LED silent fan provides excellent cooling performance. Two height settings for ergonomic operation.|
Good cooler for summer8/17/2013
This cooler is rated for upto 17 inches laptop. My Sony laptop is 15.6 inches and it is really suitable size for that. It's fan is 16 cm diameter and has Fan Speed 700 ~ 1400 R.P.M.+-15%. Means it generates ample air flow to keep my laptop cool in the heat of summer. And I can see the clear difference with and without cooler. Also it is quite fan does not bother so much, Highly recommended cooler fan for laptop.
Not bad with rebate5/13/2013
I see some complaints about noise with this laptop cooler, but I didn't really find it annoyingly loud. It fits fine under my HP Envy 17.3" laptop, but possibly that's because I have the bumped-out oversize battery which acts as a rear support for the laptop; that's what sits on the cooler. The USB connector is a passthru type that has an inconvenient 90-degree cable attachment (it just happens to be oriented the wrong way for my USB ports) . Still works ok though.
Very noisy, poor design5/13/2013
Had I not qualified for a substantial rebate I wouldn't have bought this Notepal I300. I was suspicious of design and quality issues, and my suspicion was justified. The design is very poor, leading to excessive noise caused by (a) small fan radius, (b) high fan speed, and especially (c) perforated metal top with very small holes. The result of those choices is that the air forced through those small holes creates most of the noise. How do I know this? I dismantled it and loosened the fan: by itself in open air the fan made far less noise. I 'modded' it with a potentiometer to slow the fan, disconnected the useless LEDs, and used a Dremel tool to cut out as much of the perf'ed metal in front of the fan as structurally possible. The result is tolerable, at further expense of time and a few bucks in parts. It's also slightly too small for 17.3-inch laptops like the HP Pavilion DV7 series, leading to the risk of the laptop slipping off one side; I may be able to solve that by creating dimples of J-B Weld to cup the laptop's rubber feet, or possibly hammering dimples into the grate. This could easily have been designed better without adding significant expense. Do not consider it unless you're not averse to whiny noise or are willing to modify it.
Got mine in yesterday. So far so good. Got mine with the MIR. So, it was a deal for me. Been looking around to fit my 15+" laptop. VERY quiet! Nice blue glow not too bright and not too dim. Only thing I am not fond about is the usb connection. Wish I could have bought 2 but the deal only allowed one per household. Was going to buy another one but the deal is already done. But even for $20 still nice cooler.
Don't buy this cool pad very noisy. I am planning to return it. If you don't care about noise you can buy this product.
a bit too small for my 17" laptop4/25/2013
I have a HP pavilion G7 laptop, 17". Pros: pretty quiet, fans are powerful as i can feel a good amount of air, more so than my old ones. Sturdy. Cons: Width of this fits fine, however, the length of it is about an inch shorter on each side of my laptop. The 4 rubber feet of my lap top barely sits at the edge of this thing, so with slight movement the rubber feet will fall off the edge making the laptop unstable I wouldn't recommend this if you have a 17" laptop.