People might think of it as what an idiot idea or what you can do yourself, but if you know it’s only a buck, that might give your attention. Yes, it costs less than what you can get ping pong ball and do that by yourself. Let’s see what you will get.

Ball Notebook Cooler

Honestly I didn’t expect this to be much more efficient or better than any others when I bought it, but for $1!? why not? Well, actually I have both passive and active notebook cooler (w/o fan and w/fan one). Indeed, active notebook cooler is much better when temperature is what you are concerned. Sometimes, it’s just too bulky and/or dust keeper. Also the extra cable is another annoying thing. And when you move around a lot, all big notebook cooler is crap. You shall see how these little balls turn out to be such a good alternative.

Inside the ball
Inside the ball
ball attached
ball attached
ball attached
ball attached

So far, I don’t have any scientific proof of how it can cool your laptop, but I can feel that it’s a bit cooler. On the back side, which is usually hot like hell, it’s not so hot anymore. That’s expectable.

Cooling ball in action
Cooling ball in action
Cooling ball in action
Cooling ball in action
Cooling ball in action
Cooling ball in action
Cooling ball in action
Cooling ball in action

This crappy balls lift the laptop up around an inch or so. That’s such a nice slope for typing, I like that. Also, the ball would help a lot when you use the laptop on the bed or crouch. It works perfectly in any places and allows air flow underneath. For people like me, I like to use laptop on the bed/crouch, the temp issue and all ports sunk bug me a lot. This little balls can help alleviate the issue quite well.

Although this might not the only way to solve the problem, it sure is one of the cheapest solution =) and I like cheap stuffs haha!

Pros:

  • Cheap!
  • Work!

Cons:

  • For a buck, what can you ask for more?