While I was checking out some of the latest and greatest of CES 2013, I started to see a trend in laptop cooling devices. There were quite a few companies offering up their own ideas and concepts of an audio system built into a laptop cooler. Why would they want to do this, you may ask yourself? Well, for anyone who has tried to sit and watch YouTube videos where hearing the tech speak is very important, only to be stymied due to the lack of volume that your laptop is capable of. To be very blunt about laptop coolers, most of them don't do all that well at cooling the laptop, but they do offer ergonomics, some have flashy designs and LEDs, but I have yet to see one drop my mobile CPU temperatures any more than two to three degrees.
If this market was to continue on the route it was going originally, and I think companies were seeing poor sales in this area, I don't think laptop coolers as they were could survive. So now, along with using bright colors, a mixture of textures and materials, there is a definite added bonus to newer developments in this market. Additional audio is always welcomed in my mind, the louder the better in most cases, but if you have a few of your friends around the laptop by itself to watch a video, you already know that while everyone can see what is going on, one guy has to pay attention to the words and tell everyone what was said after. With DEEPCOOL going this new route that I have seen other companies show only in beta form so far, I think they could stand a real chance to swoop customers from many of the larger and more well-known names already offering tons of solutions in this category.
What DEEPCOOL is bringing forward today is the M6 Audio Cooling Pad. Their site states that the M6 stands for Marvelous Sound, with the additional 2.1 speaker system to deliver more audio pleasure to its users. The shape and styling of the cooler is said to be inspired by Need for Speed, and takes on a pointy nose, red and silver "windows", and the back does seem like the rear of a Ferrari or other high-dollar exotic vehicle.
The M6 has plenty of other "cool" features, as well as offering a USB hub in the back, but to get to the finer details, you must keep reading to see if DEEPCOOL ends up in the Winner's Circle, or if it took to the wall with three laps to go.