IclinePro - Anybody Using It?

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  1. stomplex macrumors member

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    So I went to one of those office superstore type places and gravitated toward the laptop accessories dept. where the VERY small selection of cooling stand/platforms was displayed. They were relatively cheap so I said what the heck, let's try one.

    I don't care about USB fans or anything like that. My two concerns are as follows:

    1) Get the machine off of flat surfaces in order to facilitate airflow underneath.
    2) Get the machine off my lap! I spend alot of time with the machine on my lap and the heat gets downright uncomfortable very quickly.

    The relatively cheap platform that I bought is good ergonomically but doesn't seem to help cool the machine any better.

    Being somewhat of a tinkerer and fabricator, I started thinking about how I could improve upon this idea and what I came up with in my mind's eye looked exactly like this: :eek:

    Darn it!! :mad: All the good ideas always seem to be taken :mad:

    Anyway, this thing looks awesome! :cool:

    Anybody using one?
     
  2. merl1n macrumors 65816

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  4. merl1n macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, that's what I thought. You should look at the gallery of photos for it and it looks very chincey by itself (not under the Mac).

    The Fin is only $39.95 (also a bit pricey, but solid) and much less than the InclinePro.
     
  5. stomplex thread starter macrumors member

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    WOW, the fins up gadget looks great!

    Only problem is, if I got that, the MBP would no longer fit in the incase sleeve I have nor would it fit in my backpack.

    I got one of those Boblbe-e hard shell back packs because I wanted to be able to do outdoorsy stuff while I'm on call. The MBP fits snugly in a pouch within the shell in order to keep it secure - I'd pretty much have to get hit by a bus to damage it and then I'd have bigger problems :D

    The 17" MBP barely fits anyway so there's no-way it would fit in there with that fin on it.

    Too bad because that is by far the best design I have seen :cool:

    As for price, compared to the other products I've seen, it seems relatively reasonable. It appears to be exquisitely engineered with premium grade materials.

    I don't think that it would be chincey in the least bit. To the contrary, those aluminum rails are probably very rigid and the joints are secured with allen bolts. I believe that it would have remarkable strength.

    Thanks for the replies though.

    I really like the fins up. If I didn't need the other accessories I mentioned, which were expensive, I would jump on that.

    Now that think of it: it would likely fit in my incase sleeve but not in the back pack.
     
  6. darwinian macrumors 6502a

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    It's all about the RoadTools CoolPad. I have one that's outlived every laptop I've had since my PowerBook Pismo. Perfect product, as far as I'm concerned. I bought their updated one, just to check it out, and I use it at home always with the MBP.

    There is also something similar to the other things mentioned that's made by PowerSupport USA.
     
  7. stomplex thread starter macrumors member

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    I almost got the RoadTools CoolPad but didn't like the fact that it doesn't have a front "lip" to retain the computer sliding off. I would like to have tried it to see how it feels..

    As for the other link, I like the heat sink which is similar in design to the fins up, but I think it says you put it on with adhesive :eek: plus it presents the same problem as the fin when it comes to putting it in my back pack.
     
  8. gr8bob macrumors regular

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    A bit off topic, but is it me or is the MacBook Pro on the site doesn't have a FW800 port on it?
     
  9. winninganthem macrumors 6502a

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    Lol good point, just noticed that. Maybe an older model? I'm not sure what pre-Penryn ones looked like.
     
  10. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

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    The first edition MBP only had FW400.
     
  11. stomplex thread starter macrumors member

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    So I got the InclinePro!

    It's sweet :D

    It is not "chincey" at all!

    As I expected, it is rigid, machined aluminum. You would have to try to break it and it would probably take some serious effort to do so.

    Yes, I agree, it is expensive but it is a high quality product.

    Short of making it myself, I don't know where I would find such a thing.

    Thumbs up :cool:
     

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