Over my lifetime I’ve probably owned around 4 laptops, and have interacted with numerous more while using or fixing family and friend’s. One thing I’ve noticed is that laptops can vary quite a bit, from the keyboard layout and buttons available to screen size and track pad styling. Additionally each laptop seems to have that one area that gets hotter than the rest (many times near the battery and vent) and its location can change from one notebook to the next. The engineers over at iGO must have noticed this because they came up with the perfect solution: a laptop cooler with a movable fan! This allows you to be able to place the fan right under the hottest area of your computer. Other features include a built-in dampening feature that reduces rattles and vibration, a hidden USB port for power, and a small size that makes it perfect for travel. This cooler is made for laptops up to 17” (exact measurements 12.78 x 11 x 1.4 in) and weighs about 1.4 lbs. The pad is also very affordable too – I got mine for around $20.
First off I have to say that the movable fan is genius. It is very quiet and moves around easily in the cooler. The cooling power of the pad is that much more effective because you are able to target the problem area easily. Once you have the fan under the hot spot, the cooler gets to work and very rapidly cools down your computer. I also liked the angle the pad gave my laptop; it was perfect on my desk for working and reduced glare from my lamp. The hidden USB power cable was nice as well, when not in use you can just place it in the compartment, making the pad that much more portable. I do wish the pad had an on / off button, but it isn’t a big deal because the pad uses very little power and having a fan going constantly is only going to cool the laptop more.
Overall the IGO Arctic Laptop Cooling Pad is a great idea that is executed well. The moveable fan works exactly as described and is able to easily target hot spots for greater cooling power. Combined with the dampening and portability features you get a great all around laptop cooler for an amazing price.
If the Arctic Chill Pad sounds like a great product to you, check it out at Amazon.com. They have amazing prices and a huge selection. Check it out and thanks for reading!
- Movable ultra-quiet fan
- Dampening feature to reduce vibration
- Very portable
- Hidden USB charger
- No On / Off Switch
If you liked this pad, the Logitech N200 Cooling Pad will be right up your alley.