Antec Notebook Cooler review: Antec Notebook Cooler

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CNET Editors' Rating

3.5 stars Very good
  • Overall: 7.5
  • Design: 7.0
  • Features: 8.0
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The Good Powered fans for active cooling; small enough to fit in a laptop case.

The Bad Requires proprietary USB power cable; doesn't provide additional work space.

The Bottom Line The Antec Notebook Cooler uses dual USB-powered fans to provide effective cooling for hot laptops.

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Antec Notebook Cooler

If laptop heat is a major problem for you, it may be time to move beyond simple passive laptop desks into the realm of powered devices. After all, singed legs and overheated thighs are a major issue for heavy notebook users, and a wide variety of products are out there to provide some much-needed heat dissipation. Rather than a simple plastic board designed to expose more of the laptop's surface area to the air, the $45 Antec Notebook Cooler has two built-in fans that suck hot air away from the overheated bottom surface of your system.

Unlike the LapWorks Laptop Desk 2.0 or the LapWorks Laptop Desk UltraLite, both of which have extended wings for use as a mousing surface, you won't get any additional work space from the Antec Notebook Cooler. Instead, the device sits directly under your laptop and is powered by one of your system's USB ports, via a proprietary (and easy-to-lose) cable.

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Antec Notebook Cooler

Part Number: NOTEBOOK COOLER Released: Jan 1, 2007
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  • Release date Jan 1, 2007