Cooler Master NotePal ERGO 360 Laptop Cooler

Posted by on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 7:12am

You cannot say that Cooler Master is ever short on producing top quality cooling products for laptops. Over the past year we have reviewed no less than eight of them. Each geared toward one thing and that is offering a better way of keeping the temps down on your laptop. And just recently Cooler Master recent one of the Arc, a great product for those that want to place their tablet on a pedestal. A must have for watching videos without having to sitting there and hold the tablet. Cooler Master has changed the game a little and basically added these two types of items together into the NotePal ERGO 360.

 

Introduction to the Cooler Master NotePal ERGO 360 Laptop Cooler

You cannot say that Cooler Master is ever short on producing top quality cooling products for laptops. Over the past year we have reviewed no less than eight of them. Each geared toward one thing and that is offering a better way of keeping the temps down on your laptop. And just recently Cooler Master recent one of the Arc, a great product for those that want to place their tablet on a pedestal. A must have for watching videos without having to sitting there and hold the tablet. Cooler Master has changed the game a little and basically added these two types of items together into the NotePal ERGO 360.

Cooler Master’s take on the NotePal ERGO 360

A multi-functional laptop cooling pad that is a laptop cooler, laptop stand and tablet stand with 360 degree rotation all-in-one. Two silent fans provide excellent cooling performance. Height setting stand can be removed and used as a tablet stand


Specifications

Model

R9-NBS-E36K-GP(Global)

Color

Black and Silver (plate)

Materials

Aluminum and Plastic

Weight

960 g

Dimension (W / H / D)

39.9 x 29.7 x 3.5 cm (cooling pad) / 20 x 11 x 1.7cm (tablet stand)

Fan Dimension (W / H / D)

80x80x15 mm

Fan Speed

1700 ± 10% RPM

Fan Noise Level (dB-A)

23 dBA

USB

USB cable

Compatibility

13”-17” laptop, most tablet PC and Smart phone

Features

Ergonomic Design
Three ergonomic height settings allow for a customizable viewing angle. Front anti-slip holders prevent your laptop from sliding.

360° Rotation
Ergo 360 provide a new perspective on the traditional laptop cooling pad thanks to its 360° rotating stand.

Two Silent Fans
The quiet, efficient USB-powered fans provide excellent cooling performancethat circulates air around your laptop. Elegant airline-finish aluminum surface functions as a cooling pad to spread heat onto a larger surface area.

Cable Storage Grooves
The USB cable can be stored away.

Laptop and Tablet stand at the same time


Closer look

Are you one of those types of people that is always on the go? Living out of hotels? Traveling from one location to another fir business? If so, chances are you are lugging around several portable devices like laptops, tablets, e-readers and God knows what else. The ERGO 360 may be able to not only lighting your load when it comes to accessories. The ERGO 360 is a laptop cooler as well as a stand for your tablet. Yes, all in one unit.

But before we get into the goodies we must mention some of the specifications of the unit. The ERGO 360 is made mostly of plastic with a thing surface of aluminum across the top. This makes it lighter and easier to transport in your baggage weighing only two pounds. It measures 15.7 wide by 11.6” tall by 1.37” thick as a whole.

Not back to the visuals.

Look at the top of the ERGO 360 you can see the smooth surface that is aluminum. But placed in the upper middle of the aluminum are two vented openings with 80mm cooling fans sitting behind them. The CM logo seats atop the left vented opening. At the top of the cooler/stand are two levers that are used to hold your laptop in place if you are operating it in a steep angle.

Underneath we also get another glance at the two 80mm fans. In between them is a riser which allows you to use the ERGO as a stand for your laptop but it also doubles as the stand for a tablet. What is unique about the ERGO is this little device can rotate 360 degrees to better show off your device. A tiny release mechanism detaches it from the rest of the unit.

The fans are pretty quiet operating at 23 dBA as they spin at 1700 RPM. They get their power through the laptop’s USB port. The cable has its own set of grooves for storing. And the fans are not controllable in any way.

After releasing the stand from the rest of the ERGO we see that the round circular pad is made of a really soft rubber to protect the back of your tablet. On the back side of the stand we see there are several notches to allow adjusting the angle of the tablet.

Leaving the stand adjusted and re-attaching it to the back of the ERGO shows how it make it a bigger stand to use with your laptop.


In use images


Conclusion

I really like what Cooler Master bring to the tablet with the NotePal ERGO 360. With the going sales number of laptop thanks mostly to ultra-books and the crazy explosion on tablet on the market a device like this could be very popular. Load knows, that a large amount of people are starting to view movies on tablets as well as laptops so why would you want to sit there and hold the device while watching that blockbuster of a movie.

The ERGO is lightweight as its weighs only a mere two pounds. But even at this weight we made the unit to be pretty sturdy. And to top it off it looks pretty good as well. The unit is ideal for all beings like the professional, students and causal PC and tablet owners.

Cooler Master does offer other models similar to the ERGO 360 as they can double as a cooler and a laptop stand but that’s it. No tablet stand options with neither of them. But some of them do offer fan controls and USB hubs which is something this model does not.

The ERGO 360 was just released today so finding one for sale maybe a little difficult. But if you were to find one it should be priced near the $34.99 MSRP.

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