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This review is from: DEEPCOOL N6000 Laptop Cooling Pad 17" Metal Mesh Panel 200mm Fan with Blue LED
Pros: I've been using this on and off for about 6 weeks and have definitely put it through its paces. It seems a little flimsy right out of the box but oddly enough, it's holding up really well. I tend to be pretty hard on things that I get to review.
I've thrown it around haphazardly and generally been pretty hard on it without any damage. It cools my Dell laptop without issue utilizing the large 200mm blue LED lit fan. I saw a 2 degree drop according to SpeedFan.
As others have indicated, the fan contains two USB ports to compensate for the one that you lose. I also like the fact that the device tilts the laptop at a slight incline, similar to a keyboard. The fan is large enough to accommodate the vent position on most of the laptops I've seen and the LED is the correct brightness for me. It gives my desk a nice subtle glow when I turn on the LED and I'm not in a bright room. The device does include an ON/OFF switch so you can turn off the LED if you don't want it on.
The fan seems to flow a good bit of air, as indicated by my high tech "stick your hand in front of the fan" sensor. I didn't notice a battery drain associated with its use, but my usage is pretty sporadic and I try and charge on a regular basis when I'm in the office.
Cons: The packaging indicates it will fit a 17" laptop, but I'm not 100% sold on that point. Unfortunately, I only have a 13" and a 15.6" for testing. It just seems like 17" might be a tad too big, but don't hesistate to buy it based on is comment.
Other Thoughts: If you are looking for some additional cooling, from a durable, nice looking device that won't kill your battery look no further. At a reasonable price point, this is the device you want. I would definitely recommend this to my clients.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: FREMO P130 13000mAh Power Bank Charger & Dual Port USB Car Charger for iPhone, iPad, Galaxy S5, Note, Galaxy Tab, Nexus, HTC One, One 2 (M8), PS Vita and other Smartphones and Tablets (made by SCUD)
Pros: When I unboxed this, it reminded me of an Apple product. The power bank is a matte aluminum and feels very well built. I almost wanted to drop it on the driveway just to see how it handled the shock, but I figured I should probably test it out first. Out of the box it came with a 50% charge. The FREMO comes with a car charger and a 6" USB charger. So here I am sitting in my living room and the only option is to run upstairs and charge it using my computer. I thought it was pretty silly that they didn't include a wall charger. I would have much rather had that, than the car charger. The FREMO is made to be a portable power bank, so why do I want to carry around a car charger?
You can tell just from feel that they packed some batteries in this Power Bank. It has a nice weight, but isn’t too heavy. It is also the perfect size to fit in the back pocket of your jeans.
There is a large power button on the front along with a micro USB for charging the power bank, two USB ports for charging your devices and 4 LEDs to indicate remaining power. You'll need to set this on top of your computer when charging since the cable is so short. I also tried it using the plug in wall charger I got with my iPad. Charging it that way was much quicker than charging it with the USB port on my computer.
After it was fully charged, I decided to test it out on a few devices. First up was my iPhone. There are two different power output options on the device. One runs at 2.0A and the other at 5.1A. I decided to use the 5.1A and plugged in my iPhone. It charged my iPhone from 35% to 100% in 1h 35 m, which is what I expected. I have to admit that I was using the phone some during that time as well, so I'm sure the results were a little skewed. After charging, the device showed 50% power remaining. Not to shabby if you ask me.
Next it was on to the iPad. I charged the FREMO all the way again and plugged in the iPad. Once again using the 5.1A output. This time the charging was much slower. It took 45 minutes to put a 12% charge on the iPad. I left it go for another 2 hours which got me a 41% charge. The FREMO showed that there was only one LED of power left, so about 25%.
In keeping with the spirit of the product, I don't have a problem with its performance in the least. It's designed to be a backup power source in case you get jammed up and don't have access to an electrical outlet.
Cons: I don’t have anything negative to say about the device itself, but will complain a bit about the enclosed accessories. I have no idea why they chose to include a car charger. Almost all cars have a built in USB port that can be used for charging. Find a car that doesn’t and I’m sure you’ll find a person that has already purchased a USB charger for their car. I would have much rather had a wall charger, as they are in short supply in my house because of the number of devices my wife and I own.
I would have also liked a longer USB cable than the 6” one provided. When plugging it into a wall charger, the cable isn’t long enough to sit the device on the floor, so you have to drag over a table or chair when you want to charge the device. Even after doing that, they LEDs are on the same side as the charging port. This means that the LEDs are facing the electrical outlet during charging since there isn’t enough cable to turn the device around. So there is no easy way to see the LEDs making it difficult to determine when the device is fully charged without disconnecting it from the wall.
I’m not going to remove any Eggs for this, but I think it is something that should be addressed.
Other Thoughts: The FREMO is a solid device that provides on-the-go charging for all your mobile devices. It recharges relatively quickly and can handle something as power hungry as an iPad.
The price seems a little steep to me unless you can catch it on sale.
Pros: I bought this because my front case fan died the other day and needed to be replaced. The box includes the Fan, 4 screws and a small pamphlet. The fan has significantly more fins than your standard fan and flows a good bit of air. It includes a signal wire, so if you have an extra input on your motherboard, you can monitor speed. Cooler Master indicates that the fan runs at 2,000rpm, but my MSI Control Center App shows a rotational speed of 1,840rpm.
My system temperature dropped by about 3 degrees after addition of this fan. Keep in mind that the old fan was on its way out so I can't attribute the temperature drop solely to the fan.
The LEDs aren't as bright as some other fans, but they do shine through the front of the case.
Cons: My biggest complaint is that the fan wire isn't very long. Since I was using it as a front case fan and wanted the signal to my motherboard, I was about as far away as I could get. The wire was barely long enough for a direct shot, leaving no room for wire management.
The other thing that bothered me was that I couldn't find a directional arrow on the side of the fan. Perhaps I looked right at it, but it wasn't obvious.
Other Thoughts: I picked this up for dirt cheap after the Mail in Rebate, so I'm not going to deduct any eggs for the above cons. I would buy it again and would recommend it to others.READ FULL REVIEW