It's not just desktops that overheat. Laptops are often designed without proper airflow in mind and can grow dangerously hot, putting both the machine and the lap it rests on at risk. Keep your laptop cool and safe with the Antec Notebook Cooler.
Device Type: Cooling Fan
Product Title: Antec Cooling System for Notebook
Power Score: 3.8 | 44 Reviews
Device Type: Cooling Fan
Green Compliance: RoHS
Weight: 1.59 lbs - Net Weight
Warranty Information: 3 years limited warranty
URL: Manufacturer Link
Frequency Band: Low power consumptionNo batteries or power adapter neededUSB-powered cooler with pass-through connector includedDraw power from any USB port without losing use of the USB portProtect your valuable investment and reduce heat-related instability
Fan Diameter: 2 x 3.15"
Product Model: Notebook Coolar Classic
Brand Name: Antec
Fan Bearing Type: Dual Ball Bearing
Country of Origin: China
Green Compliance: Yes
Fan Location: Side Fan
Front Camera: Antec
Product Reviews (14)
Antec NoteBook Cooler
Strengths: Low/High speed setting. rather quiet at Low setting. Thin, built in storage for "power plug"
Weakness: The fans do NOTHING for my Compaq R3000Z.
I only tried it because it was ten dollars after rebates.I think i'll use it for a pad when i am on the floor or bed. My laptop runs cool normally, it's only when encoding video that it gets 52-60 C degrees.
I even took the unit apart to reverse the fans (I think Blowing on the underside of my laptop would be the answer) but they are not reversible.
By whatsthatsmell - Aug 3, 2005
Strengths: Very effective cooling system. Aluminum Surface. Works great!
Weakness: The USB connector is too big and takes too much space. The fans are very loud. Expensive.
My laptop is a new one so it never has any problem. But I noticed that when I used this cooler my laptop fan seldom starts. I really like it. The only thing I am dissatisfied with is the fans are too loud.
Update: Power connector on unit sticks out too much, jack is not working now. Too bad.
By songwei67 - Jun 16, 2005
Overall, its a little cute cooler...
Strengths: Compact design, not bulky; usb powered, can go will the laptop; with usb pass-through connector; not too noisy;
Weakness: Laptop might move on its surface; depend on the types of usb port, the cooling effect can be good or not so good; it might not work too well for a big laptop these days;
Overall, its a little cute cooler for my 13.3 inches laptop, the cooling effect is though not outstanding
but good enough. If you have a 15 or 17 inches laptop, think twice before buying it.
By cciblufa - Apr 19, 2005
Summary: If you plan to use this...
Strengths: Lightweight, quiet, performs very well on a flat surface
Weakness: almost unusable on soft surfaces, cable compartment difficult to open, power cable usb passthrough bulky, no attachment possibility to notebook
Summary: If you plan to use this on a desktop environment it's top notch, I would certainly recommend it. If you plan to use it on the couch, in bed, on your lap I would have to recommend that you look at other units.(Grain of salt: I am a hardware/software tester by occupation so i'm very critical, and I'm also using this device slightly differently than it's designed purpose) Weaknesses-For...
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Summary: If you plan to use this on a desktop environment it's top notch, I would certainly recommend it. If you plan to use it on the couch, in bed, on your lap I would have to recommend that you look at other units.(Grain of salt: I am a hardware/software tester by occupation so i'm very critical, and I'm also using this device slightly differently than it's designed purpose)
Weaknesses-For this purpose it's almost unsuited as the fans blow out the bottom and are blocked by setting them on a cushion or pants. The power cord comes out of the side so it might get in the way more than if it was in the back. The pass-through usb power cable, although a good idea if you are limited on usb ports is far too bulky if you have usb ports on the side.
Strengths-The unit is very light and relatively quiet. If you don't have enough usb ports then this one doesn't prevent you from using the one it's plugged into.
I typically use my laptop in bed, on the couch, on my lap etc.. so I purchased a cooler to keep the fire out of my lap and cool off my desktop replacement. In this environment it has several critical flaws: 1.The unit blows out the bottom with no second layer so soft surfaces render it into a block of plastic. 2.The usb pass-through is bulky enough for you to worry about breaking it off. 3.It has no provision for attaching to your laptop in any way, so you now have two things on your lap connected by a power cable. The three things that would solve this unit's issues and still make it well suited for a desktop would be 1. a false bottom so they fans exhaust to the sides of the unit, 2. a right angle usb cord, perhaps even one that swivels, and 3. attachments for the desktop, perhaps just sticky velcro. That being said I like the unit enough that I'll probably mod it myself and make a power cord.
-There's my $.02
By suicidebiker - Sep 10, 2004
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Strengths: 3 Year Warranty; About 10-15 Degree Temperature difference; Reliable Company; Smart Computing Magazine High Review; Small-fits inside my notebook case;
Weakness: Not great for putting on thick carpet floor or lap.
I research products diligently in hopes I get the best price for the best performance. I have never been an impulse buyer, so when I started to search for a cooler for my powerful laptop, that has a problem with overheating (overheated once already and burned the motherboard) I made an effort to search all the coolers and lap pads, from Vantec, Lapworks, Coolmax, Bytec, Targus, etc.... Reviews...
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I research products diligently in hopes I get the best price for the best performance. I have never been an impulse buyer, so when I started to search for a cooler for my powerful laptop, that has a problem with overheating (overheated once already and burned the motherboard) I made an effort to search all the coolers and lap pads, from Vantec, Lapworks, Coolmax, Bytec, Targus, etc.... Reviews from reputable companys, such as Smart Computing, PC World always mean more than a company selling said products. So, most reviews seemed to recognize Antec reducing temperatures by as much as 15 degrees. The cost and three year warranty and Big company stamped the worth for me(although Vantec came close with their USB-2 ports and fan speeds, but I really didn't need them especially if I had to hook up an outlet to make them work). Thus, Antec won and has proven better than I anticipated -It is not as loud as I thought it would be, it is also thinner than I thought -it can fit inside my bag, though sticking a bit out, and the design is sleek and goes with my laptop (fits any size, by the way). As for reducing the temperature (the most important aspect), my laptop feels so much more cooler!!!
By markandrew - Aug 23, 2004