NZXT Cryo S Aluminum Notebook Cooler Review

by Michael Kwan on August 2, 2009

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Just as there are a variety of cooling products for desktop computers, it is also important to be mindful of the temperature of your notebook computers as well. Passive solutions may be more convenient, but having active fans blowing cool air at your laptop is much more effective.

I’ve always been impressed with both the design and build quality of NZXT products, so I had the highest of expectations when I took the opportunity to try out the new NZXT Cryo S aluminum notebook cooler. Is this hot stuff or does it fizzle under pressure?

Highlights and Features

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By and large, the Cryo S follows in the same philosophy as other notebook coolers in the Cryo family. You get a jet black aluminum finish, topped off with some rubberized feet to grip the base of your laptop.

You don’t have to worry about cheap craftsmanship or shoddy materials, because NZXT has forged this product using 3mm thick aluminum construction. Believe me when I say that it’s built pretty darn tough. This also means that it has somewhat sharp edges and it may not be the most portable solution out there.

Inside the box, you’ll find the cooler itself, a USB cable, and an AC cable. You can power the fans on the Cryo S either through the USB port on your laptop or through a wall outlet. The NZXT Cryo S will support notebooks up to 15-inches in size.

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