Summary: I feel it was worth the money, but I believe everyone has a different perception on the real value of an item and expected working lifetime for a product.
Pros: It cooled well, had an equal distribution of air, and was built well. It worked for almost a year and a half. I game and play media on my laptop (Toshiba Satellite L505) pretty often. The laptop's built-in fans turn on when the Laptop is overheating. With this cooler, the internal laptop fans rar...
Cons: Well not so much a con, but just the result It finally gave out on me at the 17-month mark. The fans would no longer work and my laptop's built-in fans started having to work recently. Time to get a new one!
Summary: Wish there were some sort of pegs or stopper strip that would keep the laptop from sliding down a bit. There are a couple of rubber strips but they're a little too shallow/thin so they aren't super effective.
Pros: Works, uses USB power, looks nice, quiet.
Cons: Only 1 USB port on back, but I guess you can't put too many as it would exceed output, so a trade off from separate power supply versus USB powered. Laptop tends to slide down a bit.
Summary: I am happy with this because while it isn't perfect, the quality is great for the price I paid. My laptop isn't smoking hot, so using a low and quiet fan speed works just fine for me.
Pros: Quality of product for the price, features. The centrifugal fan design is better than regular blade fans for these coolers in my opinion. Even at low fan speeds, it cooled off my laptop fairly well.
Cons: Feet design means this is primarily intended for use on a desk. The fan design makes it possible to use on your lap, but it probably wouldn't be too comfortable unless you had it sitting on top of a tray or pillow. Also, the fan is a bit noisy unless it's turned almost all the way down.
Summary: The aluminum design is great at dispersing heat, but the fan positions don't line up with the position of the air intake on my Toshiba laptop without some repositioning. While this may not be a case for most, I feel expanding the vents on the device would help a lot. Overall, 4/5 eggs.
Pros: Good design, fits my 17" laptop nicely. Super quiet! It's on the highest setting and I'm not hearing it at all!
Cons: Even on the highest setting, I'm only seeing about a 6 degree drop. While this is enough to keep my processor at a safe level, I was hoping for more dramatic results.