CoolIT Systems USB Beverage Chiller ReviewDesja - December 4, 2007
So we can see by this that the CoolIT Beverage Chiller lives up to its name. The temp stayed chilled for a full two hours whereas the other drink got warm at a much faster rate. The problem with 45 degrees for carbonated beverages is that you start losing carbonation at 40 degrees, and by 45F you have lost 90% of total beverage carbonation. 45F may not be the best temperature for carbonated beverages.
What are my thoughts? Well the beverage chiller did just that, it “chilled” my beverage. If I had known the last thing I used my thermometer for, I very well could have enjoyed a chilled gin and tonic, but I am not going to take that chance. What I do know for sure is that if I had a beer, this thing would keep it chilled. As any PC gamer knows, beer is like steroids for gaming right around the one to two beer mark; you are playing like Fatal1ty. Once you hit the three to four mark, you're playing like you lost your Adam’s apple and your pecs aren’t as rock solid as they once were.
All of this aside, I wont be leaving anything carbonated out for two hours to go flat, but this product is useful and did work as it was designed to. I recommend this product to anyone interested in keeping their beverage of choice cooler than the alternative, the desktop. It worked just well enough but could not keep the drink temperature at the rated 45 degrees fahrenheit.
- No Chemicals
- It Actually Worked
- Small Enough to Fit in a Laptop Bag
- Simple Design (for some)
- Simple Design; Needs Glowing Lights for Gamers
- 45 degrees and Its Link to Loss of Carbonation
- Didn't Stay at 45 Degrees