Legit Cooling Reviews
NZXT Cryo S 15 inch Notebook Cooler Review
|Product:||NZXT Cryo S Notebook Cooler|
|Date:||Fri, Jun 26, 2009 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
NZXT Cryo S - External Impressions
The cooler itself can be powered one of two ways; using the included AC adapter or via the included USB to DC cord to power the unit from your laptop. Be aware that powering the Cryo S from your laptop will significantly add to the battery drain. After all, you are powering dual 120mm fans. I recommend using the AC adapter although the cord is a little short for my tastes at roughly 5 feet in length. I would have preferred it a little longer for more ease of use.
While operational, a green LED located between the fans at the rear of the unit becomes illuminated. Most LED's used in computer related equipment seems to always be either blue or red so the green is a nice change of pace.
On the panel in the rear, there are two USB ports, the input power jack, a fan speed dial and an additional USB port. The additional USB port is for connecting the included USB to USB cable to the laptop to essentially make the CRYO S a USB hub allowing the other two USB ports to send data between the CRYO S and the laptop. The speed dial allows you to manually set the fan speed to anywhere between 700 & 1300 RPM's (5.0 ~ 11.8 VDC). At 700 RPM the fans are barely audible and at 1300 RPM the fans are noticeable but not loud enough to be distracting or annoying. The input jack is labeled “DC” which is slightly misleading as it is used for both DC & AC operation.
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