Date: June 5th, 2007
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Thermaltake USA
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES (From Thermaltake)
The iXoft is a simple product with nothing to plug in and no fans, so it doesn't consume any power and makes no noise. It's really nothing more than just a bendable pad.
The material used inside to dissipate heat is sodium sulfate decahydrate, also known as Glauber's salt.
This material will change to liquid when exposed to temperatures usually experienced out the bottom of a standard notebook computer. This reaction absorbs heat away from the notebook and evenly transfers it throughout the cooling pad, solidify and release its' stored heat energy.
This notebook cooler is reasonably priced at around $25 US. Nothing is included inside the blister packaging except the iXoft itself and a cardboard insert describing features and specifications. I wish Thermaltake would have used a clamshell package design instead as I had to be careful not to cut the pad when I was trying to get it open.