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Date: April 14th, 2010
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Titan
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CONCLUSIONS AND AFTERTHOUGHTS



Titan's G9T 3 in One laptop cooling pad has an innovative design not seen in most other products of this type, allowing one to use the cooler in a variety of ways. The modular design of the G9T also makes it very travel friendly and, when disassembled, allow it to be stowed easily in a laptop bag or other luggage. It also cools your notebook computer and does it very quietly.


While the G9T is certainly serviceable around the home environment, I'm a bit troubled by Titans choice of materials and some of the design features. Starting with the cooling pad itself, the thin aluminum veneer doesn't do much to strengthen the plastic construction, and the thin metal clips, designed to stiffen the unit when deployed, don't inspire much confidence. Similarly, the fan module is virtually all-plastic in construction and I wouldn't be surprised to see it damaged during the rough handling associated with a lot of travel. This unit could also benefit from a hub or pass-through for the USB power cord to avoid losing a USB port on the laptop. The retractable power cord is a nice touch, but it would have been nice if Titan had provided a place to stash it away (in a compartment incorporated into the fan module, for example) to avoid losing it during travel.


All in all, the G9T from Titan is an interesting product with an innovative design that just wasn't executed all that well. It performed as advertised, but I fear for the longevity of the product, particularly if the G9T is used extensively for travel, which Titan holds out as one of its main uses.


I don't find it for sale in the US at this time, and there is no pricing information so it's difficult to evaluate the G9T's value. Consequently, it's very difficult to recommend this product. At the right price (say around $20-$25,) it could be worth a look for the casual traveler that feels the need for a product like this. Otherwise there are just too many other products like this, with more and better features and superior build quality, to justify purchasing the G9T.


Pros:


- Versatile
- Works as advertised
- Modular design for travel
- Good, quiet cooling performance


Cons:


- Feels cheap and flimsy
- Takes up one USB port
- Availability
- No pricing information
- Not as travel friendly as it appears

 

 

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