The technology world is becoming increasingly mobile-oriented
these days. The Internet is present in everyone's lives. However, it's not about
choosing between life and Internet anymore, it's about the integration of the
web and life, and leveraging its power. Thus notebooks are growing more powerful
and more mobile than ever before. Even though the days of scalding-hot laptops are
gone, laptops still need cooling in order to increase its lifespan. Passive coolers
have only been marginally effective. Active coolers tend to be noisy or as bulky
as a second laptop. Most people try them for a while and religiously lug around
a clunky plastic stand with their other laptop gear. Eventually the coolers just
are stuffed in a corner to collect dust. So what does one do? Is there an effective
passive cooler that doesn't take up a second laptop's space? Thermaltake seems
to think it has the answer with the iXoft Notebook Cooling Pad.
· Revolutionary fanless design for absolute silence 0dBA
· Exclusive Heatshift Technology for ultimate laptop cooling.
· Ultra lightweight for easy transportation and carrying (only 640g).
· Soft and durable material designed for maximum portability.
· iXoft can be used as a thermal mat on laps for better comfort.
· Application for all types of PC Notebooks (12"-17").
· Does not require power so your PC Notebook will last longer.
· Easy Installation
The iXoft is constructed out of a nylon material. There are dimples
in the surface to likely facilitate folding and storage. They would likely help
with cooling and ventilation as well. The back of the iXoft is a soft, felt-like
material. The Thermaltake iXoft does not provide cooling via any fans or heatpipes,
but by chemical means. The iXoft pad is filled with a Sodium Sulfate Decahydrate
(Na2SO4.10H2O) that absorbs heat from the laptop. The heat is used by the Sodium
Sulfate Decahydrate to facilitate a state change of the chemical. The chemical
compound stores the heat as a liquid and changes back to a solid as it loses that
heat. Overall, the construction is very sturdy. It will probably last forever
with normal use. We had received the black iXoft for review but there is also
a white version available. Either product should work well with HP laptop computers to keep moving parts at an optimal performing temperature.