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Absolute Crap! Save your time / money!
on April 3, 2011
This thing is absolute crap! Never mind the USB hubs and the poor reviews for that, I didn't even buy this for the hub but for the cooling, which was said to do a decent job in other reviews. This thing made my computer shut down because it can't get any air! It's better off with nothing at all.
Let me explain just a bit. This "cooling pad" is completely flat and has nothing to raise the computer, creating an almost perfect seal for the vents under your computer. Secondly, the fans do not blow air onto the computer, they suck air away from it. My computer tries to cool itself with several slit vents underneath. Additionally, it has a fan that pulls air through these vents, through the computer, across the heatsink attached to the processor and exits out the back. So now I have one fan trying to pull air from the bottom of the computer to cool it and three fans pulling air in the opposite direction. Who do you think wins this battle? Please don't curse your computer by buying this product.