Minifit XL: The Cooling Laptop Stand

Minifit XL: The Cooling Laptop Stand

Range Govindan
Jun 19, 2009

If you've converted to a laptop as your main computing machine, you know that they can get quite hot, especially when they run at full power, with the contrast and brightness at the highest setting. At least, that's what happens most of the time. Sometimes, it feels like you've got an oven on your lap! That's why it's a good idea to have some kind of a system to deal with all of this excess heat. The Minifit XL is a laptop stand that includes a fan. But that's not all.

The Korean made Minifit XL isn't like other self-cooling laptop stands. It promises to only cool the right spots, the spots that get really hot, like the one where your hard drive is located. Naturally, not all laptop manufacturers have the hot spots at the same place. This is why you can fully tailor the location of the fan to where your laptop is the hottest.

The Minifit XL isn't just a one trick pony. It doubles as a laptop sleeve when you need to carry your computer around. The fan is powered by a USB port. It comes with a doubling port, so that you don't lose the use of a USB port. We know that there are only so many USB ports on a laptop. The stand takes laptops that are up to 15 inches in size. That's not all. It can also double as a book stand, though we don't see any books needing to be cooled that way! The legs of the stand can be adjusted to best fit the way you want it.

We know that more and more people are working on laptops. It's a given that people notice how hot they get. When you work on a laptop for more than an hour, it can get a little too hot. Using a cooling laptop stand like this just makes plain sense. It cools down your computer and lets you work longer in comfort. [Redferret via Gizmodo]

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