Summary: This is a decent cooling pad, the noise was higher than I was expecting (but still lower than my Lenovo 510p on when the fans are on full blast). It is huge! I like that I can turn the LEDs off since there is no point to them (you can't see them when the laptop is on the pad).
Pros: Cools well, hand cooler works ok, cable management, can disable LEDs
Cons: huge! Not as quiet as I would like, doesn't cool as well as I would like.
Summary: This provides adequate cooling to my laptop. One of the lights didn't work but since it is covered most of the time, it didn't really matter to me. The fans are really loud, and occasionally it sounds as if the fan is hitting up against the sides, making a scraping noise. This noise can be solved if you shift your laptop around a bit. I would recommend this case, but only when discounted.
Pros: Great cooling, Ergonomic tilt, Extra USB port to compensate for the one used, Fan control
Cons: One light didn't work, Loud fans, Occasional unusual fan noise
Summary: I own a 17 inch laptop, HP DV7 series. Had a few issues with overheating during gaming and bought this to disperse heat around the video card - Works like a dream quiet dependable and the laptop will not slip off the platform, Barely fits my laptop but is not top heavy. The LED lighting is almost useless with a large laptop but overall I am pleased.
Summary: Worth the extra $$. Have tried a cheaper cooler master & another. This is very quiet and effective, also nice tilt angle for typing. More sturdy than others and has better USB connection - - does not interfere with bottom of fan and the extra USB slot is on unit, also more sturdy than others. Additional fan outlet to cool front (where you are sitting) is a good plus. Overall, a very solid item; does job well, very reliable and good value.
Excerpt: Fan stopped working after one use...and my wireless mouse doesn't work when it is plugged in. Hope to return it, but I see there's a 14 day policy - I'll be mad if I'm stuck with this piece of junk.
Summary: The fan moves enough air to cool my notebook, but not enough to be ridiculously loud. The blue glow is nice, but I find it's mostly covered so it doesn't really show up that well. The fan controller could be good, however I didn't notice much of a difference between lowest and highest settings.