Best USB cooling fan with extras

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Michael CM1, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    I bought a USB-powered cooling fan to sit under my MBP since I mainly use it in clamshell mode. It seems to help a bit, but I can't really tell. It was $6 and it couldn't hurt.

    What I'd like to do is fix another problem. I need about 10 USB ports and hubs are very unreliable when you use stuff like iPhones and hard drives. I've got my My Passport HDD plugged into a $30 USB hub and it's not even being recognized. Lovely. Same kind of issue goes with the iPhone. Since my MBP only has 2 actual ports and iPhone+HDD+fan = 3, I'm in need of a little port solution.

    I saw this: Amazon USB fan

    It's a cooling fan with built-in USB ports and a friggin card reader. I may mess myself. I'd like to know if anybody has this model or another one with those same options that they could recommend. I would prefer something I could buy at a major store or Web site (Best Buy, Amazon, Buy.com, etc.) but will take all suggestions.
     
  2. Nde macrumors 6502a

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    I dual-box Warcraft on my Macbook pro with my $4 table fan I got from Pick'n-Save, now its call Big Lots. I sit the back of my macbook on top of two small blocks of sticky notes. The back of my Macbook is lifted up. With a fan blow below it, it works great. I ran 8 hours of Warcraft Raid mutiple times. Works great. No need for those fancy $50 under the laptop device.
     
  3. dubhe macrumors 65816

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    Koolsink.com

    It works for me when I am using Handbrake
     
  4. azharc macrumors member

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    I use the Kensington Dome Hub (7 ports and externally powered) and I've connected 7 devices to it at once. Lagged a wee bit (like 6-7%) but they all were powered and worked fine.
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I was planning on ordering the Moshi Zephr, but it's about $80…
     

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