QuietPC have introduced the Zalman ZM-NC1000 ultra-quiet notebook cooler, in light of the recent spate of stories about overheating batteries. I’m not sure that this is going to sort out a dodgy battery, but nevertheless keeping a notebook cool is important for both the equipment and your lap.
It’s PC and Mac compatible (in other words, they can both sit on it), and has two centrifugal fans which give high air pressure and low noise. It’s been aerodynamically designed to ensure the fans aren’t overworked. The fan speed can be adjusted depending on the environment.
I use my Mac Powerbook a lot and when it’s working at max capacity I really feel the heat – and hear the machine’s fans – so this kind of solution would be very welcome. It’s USB-powered so there’s no extra power pack to carry around. It weighs just over a kilogram, so isn’t hard to transport.
It comes in silver or black, costs £32.99 and is available now from QuietPC.com http://www.quietpc.com/gb-en-gbp/products/audio-and-laptop-products/zm-nc1000-notebook-cooler