Antec Notebook Cooler
The aptly named Antec Notebook Cooler
is our last compact
unit in the roundup; it slightly larger as the previously mentioned Vantec and Spire models, but still has a rather small footprint.
Weighing in at 682 gram it becomes borderline heavy to carry around with your laptop; its design is different from the other laptop coolers so far, which tilt your laptop in order to blow cool air under it.
With the Antec model your whole laptop has to sit on the cooler, with no forward tilt action to speak of.
The topside if covered with aluminum for better contact (and heat transfer) so state the specifications; but since most laptop have rubber feet, not a lot of direct contact to be had…
The bottom side reveals the cut-out for two fans, which draw in cool air and blow it towards the laptop sitting on top.
The USB power cable is a pass-through model, allowing you to keep using that USB port; the cable is stored inside the Notebook Cooler:
The power plug and fan speed selector are hidden on the other side, the fan switch is very small and hard to reach when using a larger laptop.
No tilting with this cooler, so your whole laptop sits higher:
When hooked up a bright blue Led indicates that the cooler has power: