Of the numerous laptop accessories available in the market, the one that is most often ignored is the cooling pad. Most ask what it achieves at all. For those who think along these lines, cooling pads are meant to prevent your laptop from overheating by providing heat escape routes. Antec has joined companies like Logitech and Philips now in offering affordable cooling pads.
The Antec Notebook Cooler Designer is a lightweight raised platform finished in silver. The colour blends in with most laptops and the pad almost becomes a part of the machine. It has a flat front and raised back that make it ergonomically comfortable to work with a notebook. The Cooler can be placed on a flat surface and is equally comfortable to use on a lap. Its 110 mm blower, hidden within the sleek body, operates at 800 rpm to create a cooling power. Surprisingly, the operation of the blower is so silent that you will not even hear the noise of the fan. But using this means blocking a USB port on the laptop.
The Cooler can be used for notebooks of up to 15 inches. It is good at what it is meant to do, and, at 700 gm, it is convenient to carry around too.