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Battle Hero Cooler Geared for Gaming Notebooks

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 19 comments

EVERCOOL is launching a laptop cooling pad with gamers in mind.

Thursday EVERCOOL Thermal Corp. announced the BATTLE HERO, a laptop cooling pad specifically designed with gamers in mind. Slated as "the best cooling weapon to fight back the heat," the device accommodates 12-inch to 15-inch notebooks and 9-inch to 11-inch netbooks with a pure aluminum shell and dual long-life fans.

According to the company, the cooling pad sports two USB ports for additional flash drives, speakers, or other USB-based accessories. It also provides two slide-out drawers for USB cables, flash drives, or other small accessories.

"From functional points, it addresses the issue that gamers may use laptops for a long time and do not worry about heat and high temperatures if they have BATTLE HERO, EVERCOOL stated. "And from the psychological point of view, BATTLE HERO will remain a trustful partner by your side and give support in the difficult moments."

Pricing and availability was not provided. The BATTLE HERO was also not listed (yet) on Newegg, however users can currently purchase the Hawk 1 notebook cooling pad for $16.49.

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    subgum , August 5, 2010 10:31 PM
    A large amount of "Gaming Notebooks" are in the 17" (or similar) variety. So why are they not planning a 17" Battle Hero?
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    nevertell , August 5, 2010 10:43 PM
    What is the point of these, they're just going to cool the plastic casing og my laptop, but none of the hardware, if there are no vents on the backside of my 'top.
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    iam2thecrowe , August 5, 2010 10:49 PM
    why would they sell laptops with inadequate cooling anyway? is there a need for this?
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    Trialsking , August 5, 2010 10:50 PM
    subgumA large amount of "Gaming Notebooks" are in the 17" (or similar) variety. So why are they not planning a 17" Battle Hero?


    Because it would be too "cool", get it.......
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    ubernoobie , August 5, 2010 10:53 PM
    how much toms got paid for this?
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    ricardok , August 5, 2010 10:54 PM
    subgumA large amount of "Gaming Notebooks" are in the 17" (or similar) variety. So why are they not planning a 17" Battle Hero?
    Have you heard about HP's Envy line?

    I'm on a 15.4" one. And it's a serious gaming machine with it's Core i5/4g ram/ATI R5830. :)  Not as fast as my desktop but way better than my old DV5.
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    BulkZerker , August 5, 2010 11:09 PM
    iam2thecrowewhy would they sell laptops with inadequate cooling anyway? is there a need for this?

    Almost all laptops have indaequate cooling for 100% load situations, gaming or otherwise. Though these poorly designed coolers in general do little when the fans blow air INTO the exhausts.
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    pinkfloydminnesota , August 5, 2010 11:17 PM
    These things can't do anything outside the case, and buying one is small recourse for the present limited cooling options in portable computers.

    Why not add 1/3" depth to notebooks meant for gaming and put more cooling inside?

    The new Asus line seems to have worked out a great solution in it's units (front/bottom to rear blow out ports).
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    scook9 , August 5, 2010 11:44 PM
    The bottom of many laptops acts as a heat exchange so cooling that helps as well. And many laptops ship with decent cooling, but more is always helpful

    Also many laptops have bottom intakes so forcing more air in there helps with overall airflow and cooling.

    While interesting, this laptop cooler is going up against the likes of the NZXY Cryo LX which is heralded as the hands down best notebook cooler on the market. I know I love mine!
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    fulle , August 5, 2010 11:57 PM
    These help temps a little (battery temp especially), and they can slant the lappy so that it's easier to use the screen and keyboard while gaming.

    Course, most of these types of coolers have POS construction, and fans that fail in like 2 hours. So long as this one's quiet, cools well, and will last OK, it might be a nice companion to something like a MSI GX640.
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    pasoleatis , August 6, 2010 12:17 AM
    I own a laptop with a desktop quad inside (q9450) it gets hot when i use it at max, but it still keeps the temps in place as long as the fans are clear. Though I would never keep it on my lap.
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    dEAne , August 6, 2010 2:36 AM
    It looks great but what about the price, would it be great too?
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    pocketdrummer , August 6, 2010 3:10 AM
    They need to turn the cheese factor down, and make sure the fans are reversible. Too often I seem people with fans blowing at each other instead of in one direction.
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    pocketdrummer , August 6, 2010 3:12 AM
    ubernoobiehow much toms got paid for this?


    Why does someone always say that? Would you rather Tom's Hardware review Justin Beiber instead?

    gtfo.
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    demonhorde665 , August 6, 2010 7:33 AM
    subgumA large amount of "Gaming Notebooks" are in the 17" (or similar) variety. So why are they not planning a 17" Battle Hero?


    that was teh first thing i thoguht of when i read the article ... who ever decided to target 12-15 inch note books is a total moron , most "gaming laptops" are 17 inches like yo said , then don't forget boutique builders like voodoo and alienware whom also offer 19-22 inch lap top models.
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    demonhorde665 , August 6, 2010 7:35 AM
    BulkZerkerAlmost all laptops have indaequate cooling for 100% load situations, gaming or otherwise. Though these poorly designed coolers in general do little when the fans blow air INTO the exhausts.


    lol the article deosn't say if these blow or pull air out .., so why assume they blow ?
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    rocket_sauce , August 6, 2010 11:40 AM
    Too small... I think it looks 'cool' and to me thats half the 'battle'. lol
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    RipperjackAU , August 6, 2010 1:48 PM
    pocketdrummerWould you rather Tom's Hardware review Justin Beiber instead?


    It would be titillating, and probably Daniel Tosh gay, to have a review at JustinsHardBeiberware.com, in the latest tech for screaming little girls. :p 
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    COLGeek , August 6, 2010 2:30 PM
    The best a cooler of this ilk can do is to move some air around the notebook mounted on it. That may marginally help to cool the system as a result of more moving air around it.

    You can get a similar effect, free, if you use the notebook on a hard surface, especially if you can raise it slightly off of the hard surface (say .5 inch or 1.5cm or so).

    As pointed out, notebooks are not really designed to run at 100% all of the time (most games stress notebooks significantly). That being the case, they run hot. Also, using the notebook on a soft surface (like your thighs, on the couch, or carpet) limits airflow and makes the heat issue even worse.

    The best use I have seen for one of these sorts of coolers was with a PS3 that was located in an enterainment cabinet of a former co-worker. His PS3 was running hot due to limited airflow. To keep his wife happy and to minimize impact to the aestetics of their living room, he set his PS3 on one of these type of coolers to increase the air circulation in the cabinet when the system was in use. In that case, it made a difference.