Usage and Testing
So you can either use the HY-CF-6288-1 as a regular notebook cooler or a notebook stand, or both! When you have it setup as a stand you can use an external keyboard for even more productivity and since it is setup on the stand you won’t be looking down at the screen all the time. 2 holders retract from the front of the cooler to hold your notebook in place while you have the cooler setup as a stand.
So I decided to do 3 different tests with my Dell XPS M1210. First I set all of the cooling fans in the laptop on high speed so there would be no variable fan action going on. I tested the notebook without the cooler, with the cooler, and with the cooler as a stand. Here are the results.
As you can see there is a definite difference using the cooler. Although not a huge difference it still kept our laptop cooler then not using it. The best cooling was when we had the cooler setup as a stand.
I really like this notebook cooler, for a few reasons. It is powered completely by USB, it also functions as a stand, and it has a 4 port USB hub included. I’m surprised other manufacturers have not thought about incorporating a stand into a notebook cooler, this is one of the first ones that I’ve seen. The cooler did bring down our notebook’s temperature a few degrees, but I would have liked to see more than 1 80mm fan installed.
I haven’t been able to find this cooler online anywhere, so I’m unsure of pricing at this time. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Hiyatek HY-CF-6288-1 Notebook Cooling Pad & Stand a 9 out of 10 score.
- Cooling pad and stand
- Included 4 port USB hub
- Powered by USB
- Adjustable fan speed