Bamboo Cooling Stand For Laptops
When it comes to laptop cooling stands and pads, there is a definite leaning towards black, grey and silver/aluminum. There are some brightly colored cooling pads available – but they are the exception to the rule, by and large.
If you’re looking for something a little different, then the Macally range of laptop cooling trays and stands might be worth considering. As you can see from the image on the right, these use bamboo as the construction material.
This particular model is the EcoFanPro, so called because it’s eco-friendly, being manufactured primarily from organic bamboo, and it comes with an extra large cooling fan.
The cooling fan is powered by plugging into a spare usb port on your laptop. It uses a “pass-through” type usb connector. You can connect another usb powered device on top of it, so you don’t lose a port, and you won’t be struggling for connections.
[easyazon_block add_to_cart=”yes” align=”right” asin=”B004DCC9W8″ cloaking=”default” layout=”top” localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” tag=”bestlapcoolpad-20″]Dimensions are 11.8 x 13.5 x 1.5 inches and it weighs in at just one pound. It folds up easily and is light enough for you to take with you when you’re on the go.
It’s suitable for up to 15″ laptops. The manufacturer claims that it’s suitable for up to 17″ – but there would be a rather large overhang if you tried to use it for a laptop of this size.
As you can see from the picture, it’s best suited for use on a flat surface, although you could use it on your lap at a pinch.
The large fan does work very well, and the bamboo slots allow the air to circulate easily around the base of your laptop. It’s also worth pointing out that the large fan is very quiet in operation – and the solid bamboo construction isn’t prone to the rattles and buzzes that you can sometimes get in the cheaper plastic versions.
It’s definitely a practical, working laptop cooler. It might not be ideal for serious gamers, or for those who prefer to balance their laptop on their lap most of the time – but if you want a good laptop cooler that’s environmentally friendly – or if you just have a bamboo theme in your living room – then this might be worthy of your consideration.