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Has anybody here ever tried this??

http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/produc...01/r15on01.asp
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They look alright, but I can't see how it cools effectively. It must do, though, if that's what they say it does. I mean .. they made the BT -- they're no noobs to knowing how to cool a system

You should just build a laptop cooling pad yourself. Get some MDF or other soft wood (make sure it's soft)... Around 1.5 times as thick as the laptop's base. Measure round the laptop, and cut an indent out where the laptop will go. Place 120mm fans behind each of the fans on the bottom of your laptop to provide 'em some air..

Simple as that Cost .. significantly less.
    
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Originally Posted by JohnRogers View Post
They look alright, but I can't see how it cools effectively. It must do, though, if that's what they say it does. I mean .. they made the BT -- they're no noobs to knowing how to cool a system

You should just build a laptop cooling pad yourself. Get some MDF or other soft wood (make sure it's soft)... Around 1.5 times as thick as the laptop's base. Measure round the laptop, and cut an indent out where the laptop will go. Place 120mm fans behind each of the fans on the bottom of your laptop to provide 'em some air..

Simple as that Cost .. significantly less.
I believe the point of this is that it is portable. All it really is a big piece of thermal interface material wrapped in a clothe. I can see it helping slightly but only slightly. It is passive and there are too many layers of thermal inefficency. I say pass on this thing.
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Sit on it. It would probably go to better use that way.
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I use this cooler for my laptop
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Originally Posted by JacKz5o View Post
A review: http://www.jonnyguru.com/review_details.php?id=105
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Interesting. Seems like it's actually worthwhile.
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