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Thermaltake iXoft Notebook Cooler


Author:  Jason Dumbaugh
Date:  2007.11.27
Topic:  Peripherals
Provider:  Thermaltake
Manufacturer:  Thermaltake






Thermaltake iXoft Notebook Cooler

Thermaltake

 

The Thermaltake iXoft notebook cooler is a fantastic quilted pad that distributes heat without the use of fans. It is available in black (R15ON01) or in white (R15ON02). The pad is filled with Sodium Sulfate Decahydrate Na2SO4.10H2O, which melts under heat, acting as a phase change cooler.

 

iXoft
black/white Thermaltake iXoft

 

Packaging:

iXoft packaging front
iXoft packaging back
Front
Back

 

Features:

  • Revolutionary Fanless Design for absolute silence 0dBA.
  • Exclusive HeatShift Technology for ultimate laptop cooling
  • Ultra light weight for easy transportation and carrying (only 640g)
  • Soft and durable material designed for maximum portability
  • iXoft can be used as thermal mat on laps for better comfort
  • Application for all types of PC Notebook (12"~17")
  • Does not require power so PC Notebook lasts longer!


black iXoft front
black iXoft side
black iXoft angled
black iXoft folded
Front View
Back View
Angled View
Folded

 

Specifications:

P/N Black R15ON01
White R15ON02
Weight 640g
Dimensions 353x305x12mm
Material Sodium Sulfate Decahydrate Na2SO4.10H2O
Noise Level 0 dBA

 

phase change Thermaltake iXoft
Phase change

 

Portability:

iXoft on tables
iXoft on lap
iXoft carrying in bag
sits on tables
sits on your lap
easy to store

 

 

Thermaltake's Video Test:

Thermaltake iXoft video test

iXoft thermal video apparatus illustrates that heat is distributed evenly across the whole surface to enable faster heat dissipation.

Test Program - 3D Mark 2006
Room Temperature - 25C
Duration - 90 mins.
Temperature on iXoft - 36.1C
Temperature on Glass - 41.6C
Temperature on Wood - 41.7C
Temperature on Book - 42.3C

 

Our Test:

We at Techwarelabs decided the best way to test this for ourselves was to take the temperature of the laptop CPU just after startup, allowing it to sit on a desk for an hour at idle usage, then retaking the temperature. We did the same test sitting on the iXoft instead of a bare table, another test using Prime95 for an hour on the table, and a final test using Prime95 sitting on the iXoft. Our results were as follows:

Idle test on table :
Idle test on iXoft:
Prime95 test on table:
Prime95 test on iXoft:
Temp at startup - 35.3C
Temp at startup - 35.2C
Temp at startup - 35.3C
Temp at startup - 35.1C
Temp after test - 42.4C
Temp after test - 38.3C
Temp after test - 55.5C
Temp after test - 43.2C

Conclusion:

The iXoft resulted in a large improvement in cooling. Our test showed that the laptop CPU ran 4.1 degrees cooler when sitting on the iXoft at idle, and 12.3 degrees cooler sitting on the iXoft when being tortured by Prime95. This product is properly priced at $28.99 for the white cooler, and $29.99 for the black cooler at Newegg.com.



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