Date: July 27th, 2007
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Zalman USA
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS & FEATURES
PRODUCT COMPOSITION & WALKTHROUGH
This notebook cooler isn't cheap and comes in with a pricetag of US$45 through online retailers. Seeing most most other notebook cooling options from other manufacturers cost almost half of that price, this cooler must bring something extra to the table to make up for the premium pricetag.
First out of the box is the user's manual and the included USB cable. The USB cable is used to supply power to the notebook cooler's two onboard fans.
And last out is the cooler itself. The cooler is comprised of aluminum top with an underlying plastic fan assembly. Because of the materials used and the overall size of this cooler, it is relatively heavy when compared to other cooling options. My first initial impression is that this cooler is too heavy to be practically portable. In my mind, this cooler is more suited to a desk environment where the notebook can be placed on it during work or play periods of use. But to think that I would stuff this in my laptop bag? Not unless someone else was going to lug it around for me. I bought a thin notebook so I would reduce weight. I will not counteract that advantage with a heavy cooler. It just doesn't make sense.