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Arctic Breeze

Author:  Kyle Huneycutt
Date:  2008.8.31
Topic:  Cooling
Provider:  Arctic Cooling
Manufacturer:  Arctic Cooling

Arctic Breeze

The Fool-Proof Guide to Getting Blown at Your Computer

I never thought this would happen to me, but here I am, at work, sitting at my desk, and I’m being blown. Last night, I was getting blown on the couch and, while browsing articles on TechwareLabs, my roommate came up and asked me what the hell I was doing. He sat down next to me and before we knew it, both of us were being blown at the same time! For just a few bucks you can get blown too… even while gaming!

Get your minds out of the gutter

The Arctic Breeze USB-Powered two-speed fan by Arctic Cooling is a cheap, work-safe way to get blown at your home or in the office. This unit works perfectly on Linux, Mac and even Vista as it requires nothing more from your computer than a powered USB 2.0 port for setup and use. Standing about 7.5 inches tall with a four inch, weighted base, the $20 Arctic Breeze promises to make you cool in ways that sitting in front of your computer never has before!

Arctic Breeze press release


Step 1: Get ready to plug the USB cable into a free USB port.
Step 2: Plug the USB cable into a free USB port.

Not friendly for kids or pets

The unit appears to be well designed and built but a closer look reveals the Arctic Breeze’s few "facepalm" faults. At the top of the list is the fact that the fan’s seven, sharp, hard plastic blades are completely exposed. While a strike to this reviewer’s fingers at 2000 RPM delivered little more than a sting and a startle, if a small child’s hands or a curious pet’s nose wandered into the path of the exposed blades, their reaction would surely be more extreme.

No animals were harmed in the making of this review with the exception of one kitten that was decapitated.


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