Fremont, Calif. Antec, Inc. has introduced a small portable cooler, dubbed the Notebook Cooler S, that prevents overheating in laptop computers by using two ball-bearing blowers to direct cool air across the base of the notebook computer. The company has also introduced the NP-100, a high-capacity notebook power adapter that increases the life of laptop batteries.
The Notebook Cooler S is suitable for notebook users who travel frequently with their laptops. The lightweight cooler easily connects to the computer via the USB port. The USB plug-in includes a pass-through connector, allowing the port to remain functional. The cooler requires no batteries or adapters and uses very little power, preserving laptop battery life. Users can also choose between maximum cooling and minimum noise with two fan speed settings. Click the link for more information about the Notebook Cooler S.
The NP-100 notebook power adapter is designed to work with almost all laptop computers, with power efficiency up to 84% at full load. Featuring a full 100
watts of output power, the NP-100 prevents frequent short-term battery draw
caused by underpowered adapters in peak usage conditions. By eliminating this
frequent charge/discharge cycle, the NP-100 increases overall laptop stability;
reduces heating and extends the life of notebook computer batteries, said the company.
The NP-100 includes safety features such as over voltage protection (OVP), short current protection (SCP), over current protection (OCP) and over temperature protection (OTP). Seven changeable connectors and six output voltage settings provide compatibility with a wide range of computers.
Both products are backed by Antec's 3-year warranty.
The Notebook Cooler S is currently available from major retailers, e-tailers and
distributors for approximately $34.95. The NP-100 power adapter will be available at the end of January 2007 and will be priced at approximately $79.99.
Antec, 1-510-770-1200, www.antec.com