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Thermaltake Mobile Fan 12 AF0007 Case Fan. USB Powered, 12CM Adjustable Speed Fan With Retractable USB Cable

  • 120mm
  • 800 ~ 1,500 RPM ± 250 RPM 66.55 CFM
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Thermaltake’s Mobile Fan 12 is a convenient cooling solution for "Mobile user”. It is powered by USB and features a cable box to retract the USB cable. The 120mm fan moves up to 66 cubic feet per minute (CFM) of airflow - more than enough to prevent you from sweating.

  • newegg Easy to Carry The Thermaltake Mobile Fan 12 features a one-touch retractable USB power cable box for quick packaging and draws power directly from the USB port of your desktop PC or laptop, so you don’t need to take additional power adapter wherever you go.
  • newegg VR Fan Speed Control A VR knob allows you to manually adjust the fan speed (800 ~ 1,500 RPM ± 250 RPM) according to your need.

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  • Jason G.
  • 11/14/2014 12:37:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIdeal for my application

Pros: - Reliable 120mm fan with virtually zero bulk (the bulk being the stand)
- Excellent rigid metal stand with very little mass
- Low noise especially if below ~80% speed
- Adjustable speed knob (doesn’t seem like it will break/wear out)
- Metal grilles (front and back of fan)
- - Grilles can easily be removed for cleaning or other reasons
- Convenient retractable (via push button) USB connection cord utilizing flat cable
- - USB connection length measures 64’’ without a lot of tension (could stretch another inch or two but I wouldn’t recommend it) [162.56cm]
- On/off controlled via USB
- Practically unbeatable price + value when compared to other products in this application field

Cons: -Rigid metal stand can vibrated on some surfaces depending on fan speed (mostly unnoticeable but see below)
* * Rigid metal stand can be improved with sticky felt or other such materials to remove this Con
- Fan not simply replaceable without proper knowledge/tools (not marketed to be replaceable though…)
- Rigid metal stand not adjustable to modify fan vertical angle (at least the manual doesn’t advise as such)
- - Bending the metal stand to modify fan vertical angle could weaken the metal’s structural integrity if done repeatedly

Other Thoughts: I purchased 2 of these fans to help cool an enclosed tiered level entertainment center which houses multiple pieces of equipment (3x game consoles, 1x satellite television receiver, 1x surround sound receiver, and a mess of hidden cables). I had been planning to buy computer case fans and mockup the entertainment center myself but came across this product which is exactly what I had been designing and ended up highly satisfied. Now the entertainment center which used to be able to get up to 120°F (48.8°C) over prolonged periods of time will not go above 90°F (32.2°C) and averages around 75-85°F (23.8-29.4°C) which is a substantial difference. I setup both fans in a type of intake and output style, similar to a computer tower, and they generate a perfect jet stream flow which I measured with colored smoke.
The connection to the USB cable is a type of modified (probably proprietary) 2-pin power connector. The fan itself appears to be a 3-pin 120mm fan. Two of the cables for controlling the speed are wired off to the speed knob and the other two go to the 2-pin connector. I have no doubt if I wanted to swap, repair or replace this fan with another 120mm 3-pin, 4-pin or 3/4-pin fan I would be able to fairly easily.
In my application these two fans both power up when I turn on equipment inside of the entertainment center which is ideal as they turn off with the equipment as well. This could be a Pro or Con for some but is strictly a Pro in my situation. A small side note to this is the fans are truly very portable; I can connect them to a USB adapter on my smart phone or even my mobile battery charger pack and have the fans operate. A fully charged 4000mAh mobile battery charger pack that I’ve had for a while was able to operate one of the fans for well over 8 hours.

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  • Preet B.
  • 3/12/2014 7:45:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat fan for External Hard Drive Cooling!

Pros: The larger 120mm (vs 80mm version) is nice because the larger fan moves more air at lower RPM (and consequently less noise). You can hear a soft hum if you turn it to max but I've found that when dialed to about 80% and not placed directly in your face, you will barely hear anything.

I own 3 of the vertical standing (fanless) Seagate Backup Plus hard drives. They're among the cheaper drives and have a reputation for running hot. Looking at SMART monitoring data, my drives had hit >60C on several occasion with 69C as a peak...definitely not ideal. While there is some conflicting data about whether heat damages these external hard drive, I am of the firm belief that if not bad for the hard drive itself, will be bad for the other electronic circuitry.

I've been doing an external HDD-to-HDD transfer for about 4 hours straight now and the temperature has not budged beyond 38-40C.

My setup: 3 vertically standing Seagate Backup Plus drives with the TT fan set up behind it to blow air perfectly through the width of the air slats/vents of 3 drives. Why not get an external enclosure you ask? 1) Cost 2) Doing so would require all 3 drives to be persistently on. Also, I do believe that minimal use (backup drives) is somehow better than constantly on; if not the HD motor, then other parts or possibility of data corruption/loss.

Anyway, I can selectively plug in the specific hard drive I want. I'll leave the fan on regardless because it saps negligible amount of power (~3Watts). The box rates the fan at 30,000 hours (~3.5years) continuously makes the $23 bucks I spent a great investment.

Cons: No on/off switch; somewhat audible at max setting though from ~80% to 100% offers no real world incremental temperature benefit (for my use).

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/19/2014 4:44:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks

Pros: Works perfectly, fairly quiet. Great niche product.

Cons: None

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  • Ralph J.
  • 1/10/2014 8:52:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Adjustable fan speed, 120mm fan, has a wire stand, USB powered.

Cons: wire stand is kinda flimsy but functional

Other Thoughts: I have a htpc that was running on the warm side. I wanted it to be located in a somewhat confined oak TV home entertainment cabinet. The ambient temp inside the cubbyhole of the cabinet was pushing 85 degrees while outside the cabinet was 65 degrees. The cpu fan was working overtime to cool and was quite noisy so I added a pci slot fan but the cpu was still to noisy and was still to warm for my liking. So in looking for a solution to get cool air inside the cabinet I stumbled upon this Thermaltake fan. I am very pleased with how quiet it is and now inside the cabinet is only slightly warmer than the outside ambient temperature.

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  • 12/15/2013 12:17:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThermaltake Mobile 120mm Fan, Adjustable Speed and Retractable USB Cable

Pros: *Adjustable fan speed
*Good Air flow
*Able to power from USB port frm. Asus router.
*IMHO not loud at full speed.
*Multiple uses with any USB power source (ie, USB A/C wall Ph. charger).


Cons: * Zero at this point.

Other Thoughts: Fan appears to be interchangeable w/ other 12cm/120mm fans if the Included fan quits working. Parts appear to be of sound quality. Unit has been operational 24/7,@ full pwr. approximately 2 wks. and without any change in performance.

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  • Ben L.
  • 8/22/2013 6:40:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSurprisingly Quiet

Pros: Quiet.
Decent looking.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I used this in a bit of an odd setup.
I have a rack server, in a custom built desk case (with S intake and outflow for reduced noise). Basically the desk case takes a 80db+ dell server, and quiets it down to normal computer noise.
However, it needed some more airflow, so I popped two of these on the exhaust side, and no more cooling problems. I was mostly impressed with how quiet they were at full speed. I may end up putting a third in for good measure.

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  • Eric P.
  • 4/25/2013 10:42:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIts the little things that brighten my day...

Pros: Awesome little fans for whatever you need little fans for.

Cons: None for me. Except maybe that I didn't find these sooner.

Other Thoughts: These things are great. The best thing is if the fan ever wears out I always have extra fans and the stands are totally reusable.

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  • Jennifer C.
  • 3/2/2013 4:41:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSatisfied

Pros: - USB powered
- 120mm
- adjustable speed
- It's quiet. less noisy compare to my other fans
- Has a feet
- power cable is long enough to move the fan to the desired direction

Cons: - Feet is not adjustable
- Wish for faster RPM, but I'm ok with it.

Other Thoughts: I like it, I already purchased 2 more.

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  • Tu N.
  • 3/1/2013 11:11:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgood for niche applications

Pros: good for cooling my first-gen PS3, it's in a cramped media cabinet.

quiet, speed-adjustable

Cons: even at the highest speed it doesn't move all that much air

Other Thoughts: wouldn't use it in a mission-critical application, but good for making sure air is circulating in a media center.

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  • Andrew M.
  • 9/13/2012 11:08:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsReliable running 24/7

Pros: Has been running 24/7 at low speed setting for 18 months and remains quiet, has not become noisier over time.

Cons: At higher speed settings it moves more air but becomes too noisy for home theater use.
Orange color of fan blades is a matter of taste (yuck !) but we knew that before purchase so this an observation rather than a complaint !

Other Thoughts: We have a long entertainment cabinet filled with home theater components. The big amplifier sits on a central shelf with a few inches of space above it, and it generates a fair amount of heat. This Thermaltake fan is placed on top of the amp. near the front of the cabinet (cabinet door removed) and blows heat out into the room. When the speed adjustment knob is set to a little above the lowest setting it runs quietly and moves enough air to keep the amplifier from getting too hot. The fan is NOT silent but it's quiet enough not to interfere with getting good clear sound from the speakers.

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