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299 reviews | 3.8 out of 5
This product is fairly quiet while running and keeps my computer cool. It plugs in to a USB port, so there's not a lot of excess wire floating around. It does wear on the battery, but I would rather have my battery wear faster than my computer be overheated. I like that it also puts the computer at a slight incline, this makes it easier to type. The one and only thing that slightly bothers me is that the plastic piece that inclines the stand does not have a lock on it while it is out, so if you bump it hard enough or slide it across the table, it will sometimes collapse. This only happened a time or two, until I became a little more cautious, however, it is not that bothersome, especially for the price.
All in all, I would definately recommend this product. It does what is supposed to, is quiet, and is very inexpensive.
My laptop just loves to fry itself every six months *rolls eyes* so I started looking for something that might help keep it cool. I had read a lot of reviews about this product, and they were all positive, with the exception of some people saying the plastic snap-up stand was flimsy. It is totally flimsy : ) But that's okay--- it's really amazing how cool this little fan keeps the bottom of my computer. One of the bigger reviews I read said that they ran tests to tell the differences in temperature with and without the fan...it was like 98 degrees without, and like 81 degrees with, which is massive. It's very quiet, you don't even notice it.
The only thing I have a small problem with--besides the super flimsy stand (which you don't have to use)-- is that the USB cord which plugs into your computer is just a teensy bit short. But that's my fault, because it's made for a 15.4 in computer, and mine is 17. However, it does work for my larger computer.
All in all, an awesome product. And pretty inexpensive too.
I purchase this Belkin Laptop Cooling Pad for my dell laptop 15.6.
My first time buying a cooling pad.
I feel it’s just a little small as for in size for my laptop.
I recognize the USB power cord was going to be short by other reviews.
I just didn’t realize it was going to be as short as it is.
Compartment door for cord doubles as legs for the cooling pad ... Not Sturdy At All ...
Yes, your laptop will drop if you try to use it.
The fan is quiet and it will keep my laptop cool.
I just feel it was to small for the size of my laptop that I have. Cause my laptop hangs over on the sides way to much.
Wal-Mart sends out these reviews just a little to early. I feel they should wait about a month or so before sending them out.
So what I did, was use this product for about 27 or 28 days, before I gave my input on this product. Order it 12/04/2009. My order was delivered on Tuesday, 12/08/2009.
And today is 01/03/2010.
Would I recommend this product? Yes, Only for a smaller laptop, less then 15.6.
My Overall Rating - It will cool My Laptop. I would have to give it a 5 star rating.
Value - Yes, consider the cost is only $19.98 + taxes. - For The Model#: F5L001.
Meets Expectations, I also would have to say, “YES” It will do the job.
That’s My Input for this Belkin Laptop Cooling Pad.
Do these things actually extend the life of a laptop significantly? Who knows, but this little unit works well. It's quiet. out of the way, and the fold-down stand is good for going from table to lap. Recommended.
This worked perfectly for two days, then it completely died. Would not recommend.
it keeps my hp 14" laptop cools all the time i use, highly recomended
I had used a Targus cooling pad for some time, and was not impressed. It did not circulate air as much as it claimed to, and after only a short while the AC adapter input to the back of the pad broke completely off. I tried two more of the same brand with the same result, and finally gave up. I had to pay a bit more to get this Belkin model, and had to buy a separate USB hub to make up for the missing hubs (the Targus pad had 4), but it was worth it. This pad gets my computer up off the surface and circulates air beautifully, keeping my computer cooler than anything else has been able to. The size is convenient for any size laptop, and the USB to cord is sturdy; not like the flimsy cables from the Targus. There is a compartment for the USB cable to store for travel, and the back leg folds in as well, making it easy to transport. I have used other Belkin products before, and this one makes it official; Belkin is definitely one of my favorite accessory brands.
Laptop sits on non slip edges and curved under fan rotates heat out on each side.
Very useful if you use your laptop on your lap or on the bed. Keeps the laptop nice and cool as well as your lap. Also it creates enough space to sustain air flow if you use the laptop on surfaces like the bed or the couch when you open the behind leg. It also looks nice to the eye. I always had the power source attached to the laptop so I can't comment on the battery usage.
One would expect battery life to shrink considerably while the fan is connected, yet it seems that the lower temp at which the computer operates saves some juice in the battery. One thing is evident though the lower operating temp helps the overall performance of the laptop, speed wise.
Only down comes when operating my laptop while lying on bed, it becomes uncomfortable on your legs with the lower door open and closing it blocks the air intake to the fan thus making it useless.
Hope next version will be more ergonomically efficient, yet it is a great buy.
my computer was getting very hot now with this it stays cool
My laptop started to age a bit and so it started over heating. So I bought this cooler to help with that and it's not exactly great.
It's a bit noisy, not really loud but just enough to be annoying.
It doesn't keep my computer cool enough. Sure it keeps it from over heating but still not great.
And the stand is annoying. I'd like to fold the leg down to lay it flat but then it would crush the usb cord that's it's only power source.
And that leg is quite flimsy. My friend accidentally hit my computer while it was on my bed and the leg snapped and broke off. And due to it's shape this is very bad. I have to support the back with a rolled up cloth now.
Don't waste your money on this one. Invest a bit more money in something that will keep your computer from overheating.
She really likes it a lot. The only thing that bothers her is her lap gets cold.
I bought this fan because my laptop gets very hot. When i got it home i was not impressed by how short the cord was but it did the job. I also made use of the stand which I thought was flimsy. Everything went well for a couple of months. Then one day the stand collapsed and my laptop slid off the fan and in doing so broke off the connection to the fan and now i can not plug it in. So now I have a hot laptop and no fan.
walmart did a great job of delivering the item on time,unfortunatly it worked for 2 days and the fan stopped working.wouldn't recommend this product
i went to best buy & was just browsing around & while i was there, someone was suggesting this as the best they had. since i'm all for looking for the same thing for less, i went on a stroll over to wallie world to see if they had it. obviously, they did & i got it... for $15 less too!
i love this thing! my husband's laptop get pretty hot too & i asked him to try it out to see what he thought. it instantly cooled not only the computer, but his legs too! definately get it!
This is the go-to laptop pad in my opinion,bcz if u angle it,it lets it breathe underneath,& u don't even need to use the fan.It's durable,non-slip,well designed,& all good!
My Dell Inspiron 8600 used to overheat in about 7 to 8 minutes of use but ever since I bought this product my computer has not even gotten hot. As an added bonus it came with the limited lifetime warranty. The fan runs really quietly. The only down sides are that something like loose clothing could get sucked up into the fan if you are not careful and a laptop with a 15.4" screen or bigger will have a little hanging off the side. Other than that I would highly recommend this product.
This product has actually been improved because I have a slightly older version and it just makes it even better. keeps your laptop super cool! I love it!