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Pros: - Enormous 13000mAh capacity.
- Handy bright LED light.
- Nice, useful charge indicator, also flashes to tell you when a device connects/disconnects, among other things.
- More portable than I thought it would be.
- 2A input support via your everyday microUSB.
- 2A and 1A USB outputs.
- Got mine for a ShellShocker deal of about $30.
Cons: - As others have stated, the included microUSB cord is a joke. You can pull off the end cover plastic things with just the normal force of inserting and removing the cable, but chances are if you're buying this you already have at least one or two with you all the time anyway.
Other Thoughts: The spec sheet lists it as only supporting 1A input, but the unit itself says 2A.
I've discharged and recharged mine completely, 2 times now, and it charged up without any issues. Not sure what the issue other reviewers are having is, could just be the cable?
This review is from: Coboc 10 ft. gold plated, High speed HDMI to HDMI A/V Cable (Black)
Pros: - 10 feet long.
- Gold-plated connectors, always a nice touch!
- Works great.
- Doesn't seem like it'll break (e.x. connector detachment) easily.
Cons: - Not as thick as I hoped it would be, but certainly better than those little tiny "UltraSlim" etc. cables. If you actually need a slimish cable though, I'd say this is the way to go, as it's maneuverable and with those super slim cables you still have to fit the connector part through whatever you're trying to fit it through anyway.
Other Thoughts: It's a cable... there's not a whole lot that can go wrong as long as you don't yank it out of whatever it's plugged into. Plus at this price you could buy 10 of these for what just 1 would cost at a big box retailer, and without the annoying clamshell packaging too.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Cooler Master NotePal X3 - Gaming Laptop Cooling Pad with 200 mm Blue LED Fan
Pros: - Huge 200mm fan.
- Fan speed control, as well as a button to completely shut it off.
- Blue LED lights with a button to shut them off too.
- 10 to 15°C (80 or 85°C (depending on the specific game and OC used) --> 70°C) reduction in temperature while playing intensive video games, and 7°C reduction in idle temperature (40°C --> 33°C). Note that this is with already having replaced the OEM thermal compound on the laptop with good stuff, this machine really is a beast...
- Pretty quiet. 1/2 fan speed is quieter than plenty of other noises around the house, and at full speed it can be a little noisy but when running it full speed I've got sound effects from whatever video game I'm playing to drown out the fan with ease.
- Doesn't take up a USB port, doesn't add any either though. At least it doesn't have the weird pass-thru connector that other, probably older, CM laptop coolers had. That thing was pretty sharp, could easily cut a finger on it.
Cons: - Didn't move as much air as I thought it would, however the temperature reduction is better than I thought it would be. I'd personally be fine
- Blue LEDs aren't really visible from the front, it's more of a show-off thing for behind the cooler if anything. I didn't buy this cooler for the LEDs so it isn't a big deal to me, and it might just be my laptop (it's 15.6" but is quite thick and heavy).
- Uses Mini USB instead of Micro USB. I'd like to see something that uses Micro USB as it locks into place very well and puts the wear and tear on the cable rather than the device like Mini USB does.
- USB plugin is on the left of the cooler instead of the right. This might not be a problem for everybody, but the left of my laptop has 2 USB 3.0 ports while the right has 2 USB 2.0 ports, and taking up a USB 3.0 port would suck. Fortunately the cable provided is barely long enough to reach underneath the cooler all the way over to the right side of my laptop.
- Where the cooler has the angular cut-ins, my laptop has a vent underneath the GPU's heatsink. It does still have some air moving around there, but it's nothing like if it sat on the vented metal top. Again, this is just my laptop, and the temps are still greatly improved despite this.
Other Thoughts: The cooler stays running while my laptop is closed and/or in sleep-mode, not sure if all laptops will do that, but it really works nicely with shutting the fan off and turning the LEDs on to have a cool little light at night.
Something else I'd like to see is maybe a way to control the fan speed right from the computer via the USB connection. It could allow for dynamically adjusting to the temperature of the laptop rather than having to use the dial manually.
Display Name: Kyle R.
Date Joined: 09/21/07
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