External fan for Air....interesting

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by mrrippey, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. mrrippey macrumors regular

    Apr 7, 2009
  2. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    In the true spirit of eBay they don't show it with an MBA, but at least they put a computer on it. I find my MBA doesn't need additional cooling as air is able to freely enter where the hinge used to be. But I'm not bitter.
  3. AppleNewton macrumors 68000


    Apr 3, 2007
    1 Finite Place
    essentially you can find/use practically any notebook cooler for your MBA, MB, MBP etc form places like newegg.

    i tend to notice some notebook coolers tend to blow all fans towards the notebook and since most of the apple notebooks available tend to dissipate away from itself intelligently if you had one that had a fan to pull heat away while sending cool hair towards it.
  4. addaminsane macrumors member


    Apr 23, 2009
    It would appear to me that adding accessories like that almost defeats the purpose of buying such a thin portable notebook. I mean, if i was thinking about having to buy stuff like this when deciding whether or not i want to purchase the MBA or not, i would probably just go with a normal Macbook.
  5. mrrippey thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 7, 2009
    I think for those that use the Air on a desk lets say want to watch Hulu or something, well the Air wont get as hot. That is the only reason I would use something like that.

    I know most of the time, the laptop is not even on my lap, it is on my desk (unless I am in bed surfing) and this seems cool, no pun intended.

    For $12 or whatever it is, if it drops the temps some maybe it is a worthwhile investment for all the Rev A's out there.

    Just a thought
  6. leez macrumors regular

    Apr 19, 2008
  7. NewGenAdam macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2008
    As an Air owner, I can certainly see the use.
    But despite being an Air owner, I am not blinded to the irony of having
    -external disc drive
    -external hard drive
    -external USB adapter
    -external ethernet connector
    -external fan enhancer

    All of which I own, however spurious their external-ness is.
  8. TurboFan macrumors newbie

    Apr 28, 2009
    Funny but scary!
    I may have to come back and use that as a sig! :p
  9. mrrippey thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 7, 2009
    Question for you with an Air already

    Since I have not received my Rev B 1.6/120 yet, I wanted to know where the vents are located. I was looking into a product like this -> [​IMG]

    ......but I am not sure if the vents are covered up by the holding pads.

    I am thinking of leaving this in my office (since it will be on my desk) and connect it to my monitor and since it has a USB hub (which I needed anyway) I can just have this and help out in both areas.

    Any thoughts?
  10. mrrippey thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 7, 2009

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