Anyone have any suggestion for a cool pad?

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  1. devilstrider macrumors 6502a

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  2. devilstrider thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone use Moshi - ClearGuard Keyboard Protector for Select Apple® MacBook® Laptops - Clear

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  3. devilstrider thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Moshi - PalmGuard for 15" Apple® MacBook® Pro Unibody - Silver

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  4. tjb1 macrumors 68000

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    Those cool pads suck, I have the exact same targus one and I get better breezes/drafts INDOORS than that thing can do with fans... It has the worst fans ever, uses your usb power leaving you with 1 less usb and pretty much does absolutely nothing. Do not waste your money, and before getting a keyboard cover I suggest going on to ebay and buying a $1 one first or trying a computer with one on...you either like them or you dont.
     
  5. Turian.Spectre macrumors regular

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    http://www.targus.com/us/product_details.aspx?sku=AWE55US

    I got it at best buy. Used for my MBP 15". love it b/c its not loud, and the airflow goes to the sides instead of my stomach or knees. has some rubber on top of it to keep anything from sliding down also.

    this is good as a LAP top. on a desk it looks weird and the angle looks a little to steep. to me anyway. i use to use SMSfancontrol to control my fans also. since i got the pad, no longer need to. Doesnt get hot when I am playing games.
     
  6. devilstrider thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This one got 4 1/2 stars from customers. I'm returning a 64.99 encase carrying bag I got for my MBO tomorrow because I'm just going to use my girls old carrying case.
     
  7. MonkeyET macrumors 6502

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    I have considered the Moshi keyguards but I appreciate the response of the Mac keyboards. I have the wireless keyboard for my iMac, and the keyboard attached to the MBP. I am afraid any level of interference between my fingers and the keys will reduce the experience. I would love if they didn't have this effect, but I have yet to see anyone raving about how great they are. It is hard to base my opinion on the reviews on websites. It seems they are always a list of diehard supporters or refuters.:confused:
     
  8. Turian.Spectre macrumors regular

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    4 1/2 stars. is that good? is it out of 5? if it is, thats pretty good i think..
     
  9. devilstrider thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry it is out of 5. And they are all customer reviews.
     
  10. mulo macrumors 68020

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    I get better temperature reduction lifting the back of my MBP up on like two 9volt batteries then with my mates coolpad thingy.
     
  11. Bumflake macrumors member

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    I'm using a Coolermaster Notepal U2.
    The fans are removable so you can target them on the upper left corner where the CPU and GPU are.
    I only use it during long gaming sessions. It keeps the temperature about 8-12C lower than without it on my 15" i7.
     
  12. Turian.Spectre macrumors regular

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    thats good for a desk not a lap though...
     
  13. netsurfz macrumors member

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    I'm using Moshi Keyboard Protector and Palm Guard.

    Moshi Keyboard Protector will have scratches over time. I think the material is not so good after all. However, the Palm Guard is fine.
     
  14. a-m-k macrumors 6502a

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    A ceiling fan is ok for me. Tonight, its still kind of cold, but I have my fan on low to pull down the warm air, and my SMC fan control temperature is only 44 degrees celcius. (forgive my spelling.)
     
  15. deeesea macrumors 6502

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    I had this belkin one. I used that for a while with my 2.2 ghz white MB. It was pretty good, especially in preventing those damned fans from revving up to 6k when I'm watching youtube.

    now I don't use anything but a Griffin Elevator, but that's more so my screen is elevated to the same height as my monitor.
     
  16. happy2gomac macrumors newbie

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    Dumb question, but where are the "vents" on a 17" Macbook Pro? Not on the bottom for sure. On the back maybe? If so, then a cooler with fans on the bottom wouldn't do much would they? Just wondering.
     
  17. tjb1 macrumors 68000

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    All of the unibodies vent in the hinge area of the screen.
     

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