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Thermaltake GOrb II Portable Laptop Cooler Review (Page 4)

By Chad Sebring | May 9, 2013 11:09 am CDT
Rating: 95%Manufacturer: Thermaltake

Thermaltake GOrb II Notebook Cooler


You can sort of see where this design evolved from the original GOrb, but this new version is much different. The top is a rubber pad with the bright red plastic on both halves. The design is stepped to allow openings for airflow, the cabling is tended to in the middle, and the entire orb is protected with the three section rubber outer bars.


Looking down on top of the GOrb II, you can see the large rounded rubber pad on the top that will adjust to sit in the desktop, no matter the angle it is positioned. You can also see the intake rings for the 70mm fans, along with the three rubber protectors, which I mentioned in the last image.


Pulling the halves apart is relatively easy since there are just three magnets, one in each of the bars where the halves meet, keeping it all together. In the middle there is a plastic disc that allows you to wrap the cord and contain the plug while traveling.


Stepping back a bit more, with everything unwound and all the pieces sitting separated, you can see there is roughly 15" of braided cable between the halves, and 7" of power cable with the pass-through USB connection on it.


Each half has a black steel fan grill covering the nine clear blades of the 70mm fan contained within. The reverse spiral of the grill versus the fan blades curve allows this design to leave less flat spots, so this should keep noise down as well.


This is more of a glamour shot of both halves with the Thermaltake naming and logos in the proper alignment. I get why it was done this way, but once under a notebook, the lettering is then upside down.


Before I hide them under my Lenovo laptop, I figured I would power the fans and see what sort of LED lighting they have. As you can see, the blue LED lights are indeed very bright, as they overpower the photo lighting quite easily, and will create a nice glow under your entire notebook.


All you have to do to set this cooler up is to lift the back of the notebook and slide in a half of the GOrb II under each side. They are moveable so you can sort of pinpoint your intake, but there is a point to where you are past the center of gravity, and the notebook will pivot over the top of these round shaped halves.


What is really cool about this design is that you don't have to be perfect with it. As you can see, the leg of the GOrb II is resting on the pad from my notebook, but even with the offset of one of the feet, the cooler will level itself out and become stable.

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Chad Sebring


Jumping into computers for just the aspect of gaming is how it all started for me. After a solid year of gaming, I caught the overclocking bug. With overclocking comes the need for better cooling, and I have had both air and water setups to tinker with. With a few years of abusing computer parts, I looked for something new. I then decided to take my chances and try to get a review job with a online site. As an avid overclocker, I am always looking for the next leg up in RAM, cooling, as well as peripherals technology.

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