“The NOTEPAL ERGOSTAND II is an ergonomic laptop cooling stand that will make using your laptop fun again” claims Cooler Master, a Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer specializing in coolers, chassis and other specialties. Well if your laptop has recently stopped being fun due to it constantly crashing from overheat problems or because of neck pains from your monitor not being at an adequate height, then perhaps Cooler Master is justified in making such a bold claim. The ERGOSTAND II is a 2-in-1 piece of hardware acting as both a powerful yet quiet laptop cooler and a 5 position laptop stand for ergonomic optimization.
Coolermaster Notepal Ergostand II
The NOTEPAL ERGOSTAND II is an ergonomic laptop cooling stand that will make using your laptop fun again. A 140mm silent fan with aerodynamic design keeps your laptop cool and working smoothly. The full mesh surface is easily removable for fan maintenance. 5 Ergonomic height settings let you quickly choose the ideal angle to relieve neck and shoulder pain. 4 additional USB hubs lets you plug in and use more gadgets. A LED strip lights up when and helps you see your keyboard. Compatible with up to 17" laptops.
† Courtesy of Coolermaster
|Materials||Metal Mesh, Plastic|
|Dimensions||370 x 265 x 43 ~ 199 mm (W x H x D)
(14.6 x 10.4 x 1.7 ~ 7.8 in)
|Fan Dimensions||140 x 140 x 15 mm (W / H / D)
(5.5 x 5.5 x 0.6 in)
|Fan Speed||700 ~ 1400 ± 150 RPM|
|Fan Speed Adjustment||Fan Speed Dial|
|Fan Noise Level||15 ~ 21 dBA|
|Power||USB 5V DC|
|USB||USB 2.0 x 4, Mini USB x 1, Micro USB x 1|
|Compatibility||Support up to 17" Laptops|
As mentioned, the ERGOSTAND II has a sturdy design consisting of quality materials. Both the position rod and removable mesh are constructed of metal and the rest of the structure consists of durable plastic. Also on the bottom of the stand as well as on the two folding feet, is a medium stiffness rubber to hold your laptop in place on slick table / desktops. The notches in the bottom section of the stand which hold the metal position bar are deep enough to prevent the stand and your laptop from catastrophically slipping out of position to the whims of gravity (and the inevitable abrupt stop to the fall).
When handling the ERGOSTAND II (which should not be a common occurrence during regular use unless you plan to take this on the go, you can definitely notice that this is a fine piece of hardware. The entire stand (with the exception of the silver “Cooler Master” logo on the lower center area of the mesh) is of a semi-gloss black color. A 7 inch blue LED strip is installed on the lower front portion of the stand for illumination of auxiliary keyboards (or your desk if you do not have a keyboard) for a splash of color. These LEDs aren't obnoxiously bright and can be turned off, thank goodness. All of the switches and USB ports are located on the back of the stand.
The switches consist of a push button for toggling the fan and LED strip on and off as well as a variable dial for adjusting fan speed to meet your needs and acoustic tastes. Next to the push button is a blue LED indicator to indicate that the fan is on, and again, this is relatively subtle but may not be ideal for bedroom use if you intend to leave the fan on. The USB hub consists of 1 mini USB port (used by the ERGOSTAND II power cable), a micro USB port, and 4 standard USB ports.
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