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Antec Notebook Cooler S

Around £20

Manufacturer: Antec

Our Rating: We rate this 4.5 out of 5

The Antec Notebook Cooler S is a, er, cool way of keeping the heat of your laptop down. And at less than £20, you can't afford not to.

The Antec Notebook Cooler S is a, er, cool way of keeping the heat of your laptop down. And at less than £20, you can't afford not to.

Antec is in the business of keeping desktop PCs cool (mostly internal components), so it's no surprise to see it in the business of notebook cooling as well - producing the Antec Notebook Cooler S. The company's first notebook cooler was about the width and length of an average notebook, and would cool the bottom of a notebook when plugged into a USB port.

This latest version, the Antec Notebook Cooler S, is about half the size of the original, and is meant to be placed behind a notebook at an angle (the back part of the notebook sits on top of it). This allows the unit's two fans to cool behind the notebook and under it, creating a wave of circulation that will keep the notebook's components cooler. The angled nature of the notebook also may help a user's ergonomic position when typing, but we're not ergonomic experts so we can't say for sure whether this is a better or worse position for the notebook.

Like Antec's earlier version, the Antec Notebook Cooler S is powered by the USB port on your computer, and the cable/plug is passthrough, which means you can plug another USB device into the plug so you don't lose a USB port for your cooling efforts. That in itself is cool (good thinking, Antec!).

In addition, the Antec Notebook Cooler S has two cooling settings, low for a quieter cool, and high for maximum fan spinning. When we tried the unit, the high setting wasn't really that noisy.

Antec Notebook Cooler S Expert Verdict »
2 blower fan units, 80x15mm
DC 5V from USB port
4.25V to 5.75V operating voltage
high and low speeds - 0.45A and 0.30A input currents, 1,800rpm and 1,350rpm, 2.25W and 1.55W input power
19in cable
  • Build Quality: We give this item 9 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 8 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 9 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 9 of 10 overall

If you're going to be using your notebook during the summer, having the Antec Notebook Cooler S with you will eliminate any fears of overheating for the notebook (we can't say anything about you overheating).

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