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Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Cool balls (a cheap way to reduce heat) - 03-14-2009, 07:57 PM
I've been using my Mini for three weeks. Absolutely in love!
The only two (minor) complaints is the moderate heat generated over an extended period (say an hour) and the relatively small keyboard. I cannot do anything but adapt to using the small keyboard. As for the heat issue, I reckon there are several ways to make the Mini cooler, like this:
Instead of using a cool pad, which is a bit too big for me, I opt for the cool balls. They cost less than five bucks:
You can also find some on eBay. They come with black, white, and gray as far as I can tell.
- Super portable
- Reasonably effective
- Removable and re-attachable
Some minor issues:
- Since the Mini is so small, the cool balls look just a bit big in comparison.
- The screen may flip over if you install the balls close to the center of the back. You really have to stick them close to the edge.
- They elevate the Mini quite a bit, which requires you to flip the screen to the limit in order to maintain the optimal viewing angle.
In sum, I reckon the five bucks are well spent! :lol:
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