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In this review we will be looking at the Choiix Air-Through Stash C-HL0W-KP Laptop cooler. This laptop cooler that is more than you would expect from an inexpensive product filled with spinning fans and ergonomic shape. In fact this cooler combines many of the things we use on a regular basis into a single convent device for handy laptop computing.
The Choiix C-HL0W-KP is a simple laptop cooler that draws air in thru the back of the device and blows it directly to the underside of your laptop. The large opening in the middle of the laptop collects this air and pushes it out the two large slots to the left and right of the fan. Of course this opening is larger than you'd image considering the height of the rubber feet found on most laptops.
The C-HL0W-KP is completely self powered using USB. The cable shown here is rather unique in that it features 2 standard USB plugs wired together. As some of you may know there is a small amount of power available for USB devices, enough in fact to power lights, fans, refrigerators, and desktop rocket launchers. However if you plan to use a bunch of USB devices you'll need more power than what is available on a single USB line. The option here is to use an external power adaptor (not included) or plug in a second USB and double the output.
Now for the ever popular list of Good things and Bad things.
Onboard USB hub
Everything is self powered
Optional power plug
Rather large HDD enclosure to be carrying around
Undersized for 15" laptops
Power adaptor not included