Specifications, Availability and Pricing
The Notebook Cooler 200 is made mostly from a very strong, black plastic construction. With open designing and a textured finish, the 16.75" X 12" notebook cooler can hold anything up to 17" notebooks. The four corners of the top have plastic inserts. These hold the feet in place, but also have a mirrored finish on top and it is see-through on the sides. These inserts surround the two-speed Antec Big Boy, blue LED, 200mm fan that is surrounded in steel, honeycomb mesh. Once powered with a USB connection, you will have a choice of High and Low fan speeds, and also have the option to turn on or off the blue LEDs.
The Big Boy offers up some pretty impressive numbers. Boasting over 115 CFM on high with a noise level of 27 dBA is impressive. Keeping the fan speeds low, 800-950 RPM maxed out, and the size of the fan makes it easier to keep the noise level down, and can spread the air flow over a greater area under the notebook you use. Keep in mind, with this design the Notebook Cooler 200 isn't exactly for use on your lap, and if it was it is uncomfortable to use that way. This product is best suited sitting on a table, improving posture while gaming, and cooling that compact space inside the laptop.
Google turned up many, many hits for this cooling accessory, so if this product looks appealing, you can go right out and get your own right now. Going over to where I have donated many of my hard earned dollars, The Antec Notebook Cooler 200 is listed at Newegg.com for $59.99. That pricing is $10 off the original price point of $69.99, but Newegg is also asking $10 for some sort of restricted shipping, bringing the price back up and just over the $70 mark. Keeping in mind, the Designer was in the $20 range, and was limited in what it could accomplish. I hope for the $50 increase in pricing, I see more than just flash and bling, and we get some good results from our testing.