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USB Notebook Cooler - £1.00 @ Poundland

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Saw these back in my local Poundland store today. They're great - a basic fan mounted into a plastic stand which plugs into any USB port to operate. I've got 3 of these. One for my laptop, and 1… Read More
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Saw these back in my local Poundland store today. They're great - a basic fan mounted into a plastic stand which plugs into any USB port to operate.

I've got 3 of these. One for my laptop, and 1 for my PS3 and 360 (which works very well, console and laptop noticeably cooler whilst in use)

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#1
Do you really rate these? I bought a similar one off amazon a year ago for about 6 quid and it was awful, so I didn't even consider getting one of these.
1 Like #2
I brought two last year, very flimsy! but what do you expect for a quid!
#3
Sometimes when streaming video my laptop can get pretty warm underneath, but with one of these underneath it helped keep it cool. For a pound they do work well. I can loose track of time playing GT5 on the PS3 and touching the back of the console before I twigged I could put one of these underneath it was warm, but with one of these underneath, it helped control it. Plus it's cheaper then proper console cooling systems/fans - and it works.
#5
Not worth a pound.

Works only to raise your laptop off the ground a little

My advice, place 4 one pound coins under the corners of you laptop. When finished you will have a ROI of 25%

If you're seriously looking for one, try this

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Belkin-Laptop-Cooling-Capacity-F5L001erBLK/dp/B001HNOLBI/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1308759202&sr=1-2

Fantastic piece of kit, keeps my laptop cool... which is amazing as the laptops internal fan is broken, and until I bought this it would overheat in about 3 minutes!
1 Like #6
Got a cupboard full of poundland tat. Last couple of weeks i have not even been in the store. Fed up of buying £1 items that are no good to man nor beast, Branded items like cleaning solutions are good value for the money but thats about it. The cheap cr--py batteries they sell ruined my 15 year old clock.
1 Like #7
These are good actually. Very quiet, fan works well, lifts the laptop off a surface (so work pretty well even without the fan connected if you laptop has a fan on the base). They are failry brittle but they cost £1 and I havent broken one yet! Funky blue light too.

Seem to be permanent deal. Definately worth £1 to extend the life of your laptop and battery by not letting them get hot (Li batteries dont like getting warm).

PS great idea on the PS3 - I will get another for that

Edited By: mosschops on Jun 22, 2011 17:32
#8
steviecross
Got a cupboard full of poundland tat. Last couple of weeks i have not even been in the store. Fed up of buying £1 items that are no good to man nor beast, Branded items like cleaning solutions are good value for the money but thats about it. The cheap cr--py batteries they sell ruined my 15 year old clock.


Did they leak? Some people on here keep insisting Poundland batteries are worth while. They are not and they damage your kit.
#9
mosschops
steviecross
Got a cupboard full of poundland tat. Last couple of weeks i have not even been in the store. Fed up of buying £1 items that are no good to man nor beast, Branded items like cleaning solutions are good value for the money but thats about it. The cheap cr--py batteries they sell ruined my 15 year old clock.


Did they leak? Some people on here keep insisting Poundland batteries are worth while. They are not and they damage your kit.

Yes they leaked, saved a pound on battery's and ruined an expensive clock. I have purchased many items from the shop even a hdmi lead, that produced interference on my t.v along with a usb hub that would shut down my computer when connected. I would rather buy one good thing for £5 instead of 5 cr-p things from poundland. Of course that is just my proven opinion
2 Likes #10
Bonk
Do you really rate these? I bought a similar one off amazon a year ago for about 6 quid and it was awful, so I didn't even consider getting one of these.

I have 1 and I am surprised how quite it is in comparison to a Belkin unit that i had to return to Tesco because it was so noisy.
My only complaint would be that its more suitable for a netbook than a laptop
#11
Extra cooler not required for laptop! Just clean regularly dust and it will be more than enough..even on full load. Just wonder how naive people are to buy this rubbish.
#12
steviecross
mosschops
steviecross
Got a cupboard full of poundland tat. Last couple of weeks i have not even been in the store. Fed up of buying £1 items that are no good to man nor beast, Branded items like cleaning solutions are good value for the money but thats about it. The cheap cr--py batteries they sell ruined my 15 year old clock.

Did they leak? Some people on here keep insisting Poundland batteries are worth while. They are not and they damage your kit.
Yes they leaked, saved a pound on battery's and ruined an expensive clock. I have purchased many items from the shop even a hdmi lead, that produced interference on my t.v along with a usb hub that would shut down my computer when connected. I would rather buy one good thing for £5 instead of 5 cr-p things from poundland. Of course that is just my proven opinion

Unfortunately, a lot of people on this site don't see that and only compare price and not quality.
#13
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Unfortunately, a lot of people on this site don't see that and only compare price and not quality.[/quote]
I have done the same myself by buying this stuff, I do not want to seem negative but there are not many things they sell that do the job that they should. We all look for bargains but a £1 here and a £1 there spent on stuff that is rubbish adds up and i am afraid that is why poundland flourishes.
#14
Ive got 1 of these and my laptop never switches off, had a problem with overheating and this keeps it cool enough to keep it from overheating
2 Likes #15
speedyj
I brought two last year, very flimsy! but what do you expect for a quid!


"brought" - oh no!
#16
steviecross
Got a cupboard full of poundland tat. Last couple of weeks i have not even been in the store. Fed up of buying £1 items that are no good to man nor beast, Branded items like cleaning solutions are good value for the money but thats about it. The cheap cr--py batteries they sell ruined my 15 year old clock.


Oddly enough it's their cleaning products and similar which are BAD value - often more expensive than supermarkets. If you choose wisely there are hundreds of really good value items in Poundland. Re the batteries, it's not as though they make them themselves: they are the same cheap Kodak, Hyundai, Sony or whatever batteries you can buy elsewhere, just cheaper. They won't last long in the wrong products but I've never had them leak - if they did so would the same ones from another shop.
#17
Had these in there for ages! They are very flimsy, and not that good, but do lift the laptop off the ground to allow air to circulate better.
#18
Had one for about a year now-my DS uses it for cooling his XBOX
It's used an awful lot & still going strong!
Fabulous value IMO
#19
great for keeping the dreambox cool
banned#20
Great cheers op
banned#21
5aq1b
great for keeping the dreambox cool

and a plated salad meal!
banned#22
What does it do, blow hot air back in to the laptop making it hotter inside and breaking the laptop?
#23
I use one of these on my 12" screen laptop, works fine but think it would struggle a bit with anything much bigger/heavier. Although I'm sure it would be fine with a PS3/xbox as they do not get moved around.

I glued one of the poundland 4-port usb hubs to the bottom, doubling the number of ports I have :)

Have had over 6 months from it so far, perfectly happy with my 2 quid investment.
#24
hotdealsuk
What does it do, blow hot air back in to the laptop making it hotter inside and breaking the laptop?


My laptop sucks cool air in from underneath and blasts the hot air out of the side and back, so it would work fine for that.
#25
Although I have an Envy 17 and I'm slightly worried that it might crush this thing to death.
#26
These are crap, laptops are designed to sit on laps or tables and if yours is overheating then theres a issues and its not something that a fan mounted in plastic is going to fix, also remember that not all laptops have air holes in the places that this sits under some have the air intakes on the side.

All in all a right waste of money its also been posted 100's of times if your laptops overheating make sure the holes underneath are not full of dust and don't leave your laptops on your beds as that will over heat any laptop.
#27
i use a coolbook360. works great.
2 Likes #28
polly69
These are crap, laptops are designed to sit on laps or tables and if yours is overheating then theres a issues and its not something that a fan mounted in plastic is going to fix, also remember that not all laptops have air holes in the places that this sits under some have the air intakes on the side.

All in all a right waste of money its also been posted 100's of times if your laptops overheating make sure the holes underneath are not full of dust and don't leave your laptops on your beds as that will over heat any laptop.


Laptops are designed to run power effecient rather than cool. Just because it's hot doesn't mean its overheated but the warmer it runs the lower the life span (and the slower your CPU performs). Just lifting the laptop up helps with airflow and the fan does help even more. If you only use your laptop for short web browsing sessions, you probably don't get that warm, but leave a laptop on for for a working day or longer and they will get very hot. If you Google image search for "laptop heatpipe", you will see where the CPU is on a laptop and hence where the heat is. Moving cool air over this part of the laptop is very effective, but doesn't fit well into the case/size of a laptop.

I have a laptop I use for watching HD video on (CPU intensive = hot) and the fan in the laptop is loud, use one of these and the fan doesn't even kick in making it much quieter. As I said before I cant argue the middle part is brittle plastic, if you leave it on your desk and dont knock it about its fine. The legs are also very stable so the heaviest of laptops will not be a problem.
#29
Too small for my laptop ( 12 inch ) but used it for my harddrive not bad for a pound.
banned#30
Besford
speedyj
I brought two last year, very flimsy! but what do you expect for a quid!
"brought" - oh no!
You really should keep "quite" about people's spelling.
Sometimes it's quiet funny (_;)

Edited By: Pluun on Jun 22, 2011 22:23
#31
mosschops
polly69
These are crap, laptops are designed to sit on laps or tables and if yours is overheating then theres a issues and its not something that a fan mounted in plastic is going to fix, also remember that not all laptops have air holes in the places that this sits under some have the air intakes on the side.

All in all a right waste of money its also been posted 100's of times if your laptops overheating make sure the holes underneath are not full of dust and don't leave your laptops on your beds as that will over heat any laptop.


Laptops are designed to run power effecient rather than cool. Just because it's hot doesn't mean its overheated but the warmer it runs the lower the life span (and the slower your CPU performs). Just lifting the laptop up helps with airflow and the fan does help even more. If you only use your laptop for short web browsing sessions, you probably don't get that warm, but leave a laptop on for for a working day or longer and they will get very hot. If you Google image search for "laptop heatpipe", you will see where the CPU is on a laptop and hence where the heat is. Moving cool air over this part of the laptop is very effective, but doesn't fit well into the case/size of a laptop.

I have a laptop I use for watching HD video on (CPU intensive = hot) and the fan in the laptop is loud, use one of these and the fan doesn't even kick in making it much quieter. As I said before I cant argue the middle part is brittle plastic, if you leave it on your desk and dont knock it about its fine. The legs are also very stable so the heaviest of laptops will not be a problem.



Your not talking to a Computer Noob i have a MCSA qualification and what your telling me is utter rubbish, laptops are designed to be used all day everyday. Im using mine now my laptop has been on 24/7 since it was new the only rest it gets is when the display goes off but its not red hot and if yours is getting red hot just playing HD movies then there's a issue its a expected heat output that doesn't require extra cooling. If you have a gaming laptop and its working really hard it will get hot but it was designed to and shouldn't hurt the machine at all infact adding this to the bottom interferes with the OEMS design for air flow. Laptops have little feet that space them off flat surfaces they also have more than one hole for hot air to escape from if there was need for a cheap crap fan on the bottom to keep it cool don't you think that it would have one built in.

Most common cause of overheating in a laptop is vents being full of dust starving the CPU/GPU of cool air exactly the same as a desktop computer adding this fan to the bottom to stop overheating may cause a minor issue to end up frying the inside of the laptop and instead of a cheap repair end up costing £100's for a new one and me personally i wouldn't want to put my slick expensive laptop on such a cheap piece of chav crap blue light or no blue light.
1 Like #32
Flimsy piece of crap, not a 'Hot Deal' because it is this price in Poundland every day!
#33
mosschops
I have a laptop I use for watching HD video on (CPU intensive = hot)


^ The funniest part. Since when was HD playback CPU intensive?!
#34
i bought one of these for my laptop but the cable is so short that you don't get much choice where to position it. i had hoped to be able to use it on a cushion but the fan is exposed and i need to use a beanbag lap tray where due to the cable shortness it wont comfortably sit dead center so it makes it either lean down on one side or be unsteady.

Edited By: VaderLover on Jun 22, 2011 23:44
#35
Actually I do need something for this envy 17 which I use for 3D animation, which is seriously processor intensive, the CPU reaches 89 degrees a lot of the time because they really didn't do a good job of the air flow on this model (I think the updated model fixed the problem, mainly because they moved over to the second generation i7s which run cooler. This laptop can actually burn my hand if I touch the left hand side when it has been rendering for a while! and yes I have cleaned out the fan and vents. Not saying I'm going to buy this crappy thing, but some laptops (a few) really do need a 3rd party solution of some kind!
#36
I would rather spend a pound on a pen, some paper, an envelope and stamp. Then write a letter to the laptop manufacturer asking them why it's getting so hot.
#37
Besford
speedyj
I brought two last year, very flimsy! but what do you expect for a quid!


"brought" - oh no!


We had a random 'loose' in there too ;)
#38
I got a 3 fan version on eBay for £4.55. It sure works well if the base of your laptop usually gets very hot like mine does. It that is not the case then a PCMCIA cooler should serve you better. The build of my one is OK but would not take much abuse.

Well at only £1 you can buy three of those and bin them when broken.
#39
Some laptops (especially the higher specc'd HP oned) are a nightmare to clean the heatsink on, mainly because you have to disassemble 70% of the laptop to get to it so its well worth it for a quid, had mine games now & does keep the temp down a few degrees
#40
Bought and it was rubbish. The Fan on the stand is at least twice as loud as the laptop fan. Bought cool ball feet and mow very happy.

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