NZXT Cryo LX Notebook Cooler ReviewPropane - February 23, 2008
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The laptops these days keep getting smaller and smaller and the components inside them get more and more powerful. While the components in the laptop are getting more efficient as the years pass, they still generate a lot of heat and when they are confined to such a small space, the heat really builds up, which is bad for the components and can be uncomfortable for the user as well. Only small fans help the laptop by itself expel the hot air out of the casing. People have noticed this heat issue and have been designing products to assist your laptop cool itself down. Over the years these have become more advanced and feature rich.
The NZXT Cryo LX is one such laptop cooling device. This laptop cooler has three 120mm fans housed in it, more than some computers have, and is tilted upwards to make the keyboard more comfortable to type on than if it were flat on your desk. As a bonus feature, there are some USB ports on the back. USB is used for a lot of today's electronics and it always seems like there just aren't enough ports. With the Cryo LX, you can plug in up to four additional USB devices, as long as they don't pull too much power. Join me now as I take an in depth look at the NZXT Cryo LX.
The packaging that the NZXT Cryo LX comes in is pretty slick. The top of the box sports a nice abstract graphic as well as a picture of the silver version of the product. On the back are some product specifications as well as more pictures of the product, including a picture of the black one. As you can see, there is a plastic handle, which is nice if you choose to carry around your laptop cooler with you.
When you open the box up, you see the Cryo LX encased in a plastic bag and protected with two Styrofoam ends. Pulling out the rather heavy cooler and taking off the packaging leaves you with the beautiful Cryo LX with the bottom part folded in. As you can see, there are two rubber strips that run down the cooler which help the laptop from sliding off of it.
Seeing the bottom side of the cooler is as easy as flipping it over. When the Cryo LX is in the folded position, the top of very bottom part can be seen (you'll see what I mean in the upcoming pictures). You can also barely see the fans through a mesh metal material.
Let's unfold this cooler and see what it looks like when it's ready to be used!