not worth the money
bought this one because of the reviews did nothing to keep my laptop
cool the fans are in the wrong place they only hit the battery.
and after the first day the fans started making a loud noise .
i saw no differance between when it was pluged in or not pluged in
the secand day the fans just quite . in my opion they are not worth 40.00
or even 5.00 the fans are not well placed and it does nothing to cool anything but your battery . if your battery is getting hot replace it . a hot battery means the battery is bad .
i returned the ideam and got a lot better one for 1/2 the price
February 18, 2013
Recommended with a proviso
I bought the cooling mat clearly indicated for 17" laptops. The product does cool within reason. In order for it to cool, I have to place the laptop about an inch from the left. This placement then forces the laptop to hang over 2" on the right. Therefore, I feel the 17" laptop requires a 20" cooling device so that it will center on the cooling fan grid on the device.
April 6, 2012
Broke within 60 Days of purchase
Didn't keep my laptop cooler and the fans broke before 60 days of purchase. NOT worth the $40 it cost me!!
January 18, 2012
I use this chill mat with a 17" laptop that I use for both for work and personal computing. It is not uncommon for my computer, and by extension this chill mat, to be running 12-16 hours per day. My laptop is an xps which is notorious for running hot, and without the chill mat it gets so hot that it actually hurts to rest my wrists on it. With it, the computer remains at a comfortable temperature for all of the hours that it runs. It also makes the computer more comfortable for the wrists by raising it up a little, and the slightly inclined shape makes the laptop keyboard easier to see and use.
This chill mat is worth every penny I paid for it. Not only does it allow me to comfortably use my laptop for hours on end, but it is likely extending the life of my computer by keeping it from overheating. I have been using it for well over a year, and despite being in constant use over that time, it is working as well today as on the first day I got it. Since the fans suck in air they also tend to suck in dust, so I recommend vacuuming the surface periodically to keep it running efficiently. This product was a very minor investment for the benefits it has provided.
August 29, 2011