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ThermaPAK HeatShift Laptop Cooler review: in times of heat…

ThermaPAK HeatShift Laptop Cooler review: in times of heat…

By: Alexandra Fistic  In: Accessories and Peripherals  Updated: Dec 9, 2011

What I am going to review in this article is the ThermaPAK HeatShift laptop cooling pad. As it is commonly known there are two types of cooling pads: the ones using active methods (usually connected to your laptop/notepad through an USB port and they are all power consuming from your laptop) and the ones using passive methods (based on organic composites that are meant to cool your laptop without any power alimentation at all. The ThermaPAK HeatShift is part of the second category.

Basically, the ThermaPAK HeatShift is an accessory that drops down the hot temperature of your laptop, a laptop cooler or a notebook cooler, you can call whatever you want. It’s made out of organic cooling crystals that suck the heat generate by your CPU or GPU.  It is designed with curved channels that improve the air flow, it weights one pound and 10’’ sized.

In terms of performances, ThermaPAK HeatShift is completely silent, it is not energy consuming, it doesn’t have any fans (that could suck in dust and all sorts of lint that would require additional cleaning) and it cools all by itself (you don’t have to put it in the refrigerator). All in all, it’s very environmental friendly and this is where the list of pros end. About the cons: well, it doesn’t last as long as an fan cooling system, after a few hours the crystals will melt, so that’s it with the cooling until they solidify again, which is why allot of people have thought of buying an additional cooling system.

ThermaPAK HeatShift Laptop Cooler

ThermaPAK HeatShift Laptop Cooler

The ThermaPAK HeatShift works like this: you put it underneath your laptop and  it cools temperatures down for a while. I believe that the best thing about it is that it’s not only extremely simple to use, but it produces no fear that you might be obturating   the fans.


This cooling pad is definitely for those users that aren’t willing to spend more than o few hours per day in front of the laptop or the notebook, for  people that has had enough with wires and  USB cables  from the fan cooling systems or with fan cleaning or if you have already used this systems and you noticed that your CPU’s performances have dropped, than this cooling pad is for you!

The price is very reasonable, you can get the ThermaPAK HeatShift for less than 20 dollars and is available for 10, 13, 15 and 17 inch laptops in Black, White or Pink colors. And that is, in my opinion a good deal, this laptop cooler makes you forget about all the possible troubles of  fan cooling systems, with one issue, it doesn last for more than a few hours!

And here’s a video review to give you a better idea on what to expect:

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Alexandra is Editor at Gadgetroad. She's an open-minded, creative and intelligent woman! She's writing about gadgets, but her interests also cover fields like Green sciences. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter

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