Bag claims to cool laptops without a fan

It supposedly uses "thermal shifting chemicals."

Thermaltake

This may sound a little far-fetched, but anyone who's suffocated a still-hot laptop in a zip-up sleeve might be interested to hear about a bag that cools its contents without the help of a fan. That, at least, is what Thermaltake claims its "iXoft Notebook Carrying Bag" can do.

The 15-inch bag uses "unique thermal shifting chemicals to spread heat out evenly across the pad," according to Fareastgizmos, which "melt into a gel state when heated and solidify into crystal state when cooled." Yes, it could well be an attempt to capitalize on burning laptop fears , but that doesn't mean it won't work.

The company does have something of a track record on the subject, especially where sweaty palms are concerned. Besides, it's more convenient than lugging around a laptop in a picnic cooler . Just be sure not to use it with one of those Glacial touch screens that's supposed to stay warm.

 

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