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GlacialTech X-Wing laptop cooler has touch panel control

Posted on Wednesday, March 25 2009 @ 14:23:08 CET by

GlacialTech introduced the X-Wing laptop cooling pad series, these coolers are made from plastic and metal mesh. They measure 380mm x 350mm x 50mm and are compatible with notebooks from 7" to 17". Laptop coolers are usually pretty boring, but the X-Wing series has some remarkable features.

There are two versions of the X-Wing: the R1 and R2. The latter one is the standard version while the R1 has lots of advanced features that I haven't seen before on a laptop cooler. Both X-Wing series have a 70mm fan with a max noise level of 20.5dBA, but the R1 has a touch panel that enables you to adjust the fan speed from 1000RPM to 1600RPM in six steps. And to make it even sweeter, the R1 also has touchable media controls for Windows and a display that shows the temperature and fan speed.

Both GlacialTech X-Wing coolers are adjustable in height and feature a 3-port USB 2.0 hub. The R1 weighs 1.2kg, while the cheaper R2 weighs only 1kg. You'll soon be able to find them in retail stores in four different colors: Silver, Red, White and Yellow.
Though made up of SECC and plastic, yet this Cooling pad from GlacialTech is solidly built and is very stable. In fact, it is one of the attractive looking notebook stands/cooling pads that is available in the market with slim and smart design for a various notebook models. The Mat of the X-Wing has two non-skid rubber domes, which prevent any slippage of the notebook. The user can also adjust the height of the cooling pad with the help of the two legs of the pad.

The inbuilt high quality fan helps dissipation of the heat and noise emanating from the mounted notebook on it. Therefore, the X-Wing helps reduce the load on the system fans. Powered by USB connectivity from the notebook, it comes with 3 USB 2.0 ports to help the users to extend their USB slot and HDD slot from this cooling pad conveniently.

For the convenience of the users, the pad has fan speed and temperature indicator display. It actually helps the users to study the condition of the notebooks. X-Wing has media keys on the touch panel so that the users can actually control the media from the cooling pad. From the ergonomics point of view and color point of view, X-Wing Laptop cooling pad comes in four colors – silver, white, red & yellow, so that the users can choose their favorite color.



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