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Message #1 - Posted 2008/10/22 - TaliesinSoft

I'm wanting to purchase a cooling stand, one with fans, to place under my MacBook Pro when I'm "on the road". i'm interested in the positive and negative experiences people have had with any of the various stands available.

James Leo Ryan ..... Austin, Texas ..... taliesinsoft@me.com

Message #2 - Posted 2008/10/22 - fishfry

Previously, TaliesinSoft wrote:

I'm wanting to purchase a cooling stand, one with fans, to place under my MacBook Pro when I'm "on the road". i'm interested in the positive and negative experiences people have had with any of the various stands available.

I place my Pismo, which generates a fair amount of heat, on an inverted wire "in" basket from an office supply store. The metal acts as a heat sink; there's plenty of air flow; and the price is right.

This does make typing a bit awkward, but I usually use an external keyboard and mouse.

Message #3 - Posted 2008/10/22 - RiKN

Previously, TaliesinSoft wrote:

I'm wanting to purchase a cooling stand, one with fans, to place under my MacBook Pro when I'm "on the road". i'm interested in the positive and negative experiences people have had with any of the various stands available.

Check out the Enermax CP001-B Aeolus. That should do the trick. Its got a 25cm fan!

Message #4 - Posted 2008/10/22 - isw

Previously, TaliesinSoft wrote:

I'm wanting to purchase a cooling stand, one with fans, to place under my MacBook Pro when I'm "on the road". i'm interested in the positive and negative experiences people have had with any of the various stands available.

Just raising the back of my MacBook by about half an inch made a nice difference by allowing the hot air a way to convect out from under the thing. You can get all sorts and sizes of clear, white, or black stick-on "feet" at your local hardware store.

I got a couple of those feet and a couple of flexible clear plastic suction cups, and attached them together back-to-back. Stick 'em on when needed, pop 'em off for travel. another nice benefit is that it puts the keyboard at a better angle.

Earlier Mac laptops had little feet built in; I wonder why they stopped?

Isaac

Message #5 - Posted 2008/10/22 - RiKN

I'm wanting to purchase a cooling stand, one with fans, to place under my MacBook Pro when I'm "on the road". i'm interested in the positive and negative experiences people have had with any of the various stands available.

Do Mac notebooks use heatpads to conduct heat to the bottom of the case like in the Mini?

Message #6 - Posted 2008/10/22 - Tim Lance

On Wed, 22 Oct 2008 01:55:54 -0500, TaliesinSoft wrote (in a previous article):

I'm wanting to purchase a cooling stand, one with fans, to place under my MacBook Pro when I'm "on the road". i'm interested in the positive and negative experiences people have had with any of the various stands available.

I use whatever's available: pencil, CD jewel case edge, anything that gives a quarter inch or so of clearance under the back edge. For the past two hours I've been muxing video and surfing on my 2.4 GHz MBP / 4 GB RAM and not a whir from the fans.

--

Tim
lance_1012@hotmail.com

Message #7 - Posted 2008/10/22 - billy

In comp.sys.mac.system isw wrote:

Earlier Mac laptops had little feet built in; I wonder why they stopped?

They fall out fairly easily... If you're near an Apple store, they will (or at least used to) replace them for free. I now have stick-on rubber feet on mine, and have yet to lose one.

Billy Y..

Message #8 - Posted 2008/10/22 - isw

Previously, billy@MIX.COM wrote:

In comp.sys.mac.system isw wrote:

Earlier Mac laptops had little feet built in; I wonder why they stopped?

They fall out fairly easily... If you're near an Apple store, they will (or at least used to) replace them for free. I now have stick-on rubber feet on mine, and have yet to lose one.

I'm talking about *really* old ones -- PowerBooks. Some of those had rotating feet on the rear corners.

Isaac

Message #9 - Posted 2008/10/23 - TaliesinSoft

On Wed, 22 Oct 2008 01:55:54 -0500, TaliesinSoft wrote (in a previous article):

I'm wanting to purchase a cooling stand, one with fans, to place under my MacBook Pro when I'm "on the road". i'm interested in the positive and negative experiences people have had with any of the various stands available.

I'm trying the Micro Innovations cooling pad which I found at Fry's for $15. I figured that for that price I could take a gamble.

The Micro Innovations pad has two USB powered fans and collapses to a size small enough to easilly fit in my carrying case. In a test I was able to have the fans on and got about two and a half hours up time when having my MacBook Pro battery powered.

I frequently take my MacBook Pro to a favorite pub, enjoying a pleasant draft while working on a project. If anything the Micro Innovations stand raises the computer so that it is protected from an accidental beer spill!

-)

James Leo Ryan ..... Austin, Texas ..... taliesinsoft@me.com

Message #10 - Posted 2008/10/23 - Adrian

isw wrote:

Previously, billy@MIX.COM wrote:

In comp.sys.mac.system isw wrote:

Earlier Mac laptops had little feet built in; I wonder why they stopped?

They fall out fairly easily... If you're near an Apple store, they will (or at least used to) replace them for free. I now have stick-on rubber feet on mine, and have yet to lose one.

I'm talking about *really* old ones -- PowerBooks. Some of those had rotating feet on the rear corners.

Isaac

Yep, the swivel feet/legs at the back of my 13 year old PowerBook Duo are still strongly attached! Rather amusingly someone at work saw my Duo the other day and made a "wow" comment ... she thought it was a cute new compact gadget notebook ... shocked to discover that Apple was making these things so long ago!

Adrian

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