Vizo Mini Ninja Laptop Cooler - Closer Look at the Ninja

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Vizo Mini Ninja Laptop Cooler
Closer Look at the Ninja
Performance and Final Thoughts
 

Closer Look: 

The Vizo mini Ninja is a nice small solution that is designed for desktop use. While it works on a lap, the design and function of this laptop stand is best fit for desktop use.

 Cable And Screws
Cable And Screws
Passthrough USB
Passthrough USB

 

Included in the package is the aforementioned USB power adapter with pass-through capability.  This cable provides power for the two 70mm fans and still allows you to plug in a device into the USB port.  Also included are a couple of extra screws so that you can move the fans around to blow directly on the hot areas of your laptop computer.

The power connector plugs into a single fan and there is a power cable that is hidden below the edge of the aluminum housing that provides power to the second fan.  The connector is more or less a standard 5v DC connector that you might find on a router, cordless phone or other electronic device and this allows you plug in power from the wall if you don’t want to hook up a USB cable and if you plan on keeping the mini Ninja mostly stationary.

Fan Power Connector
Fan Power Connector

 

A look at the bottom side of the mini-Ninja shows how this unit is laid out.

 Ninja Profile Bottom
Ninja Profile Bottom
Bottom Profile
Bottom Profile

 

The fans are located at the outer edges of the cooler, but can be moved along the vented section to e desired position of your choice.  This is useful if your CPU or graphics card is located toward the center of the notebook.  You can move the fan to optimize cooling.


Tne beef I have with the Vizo mini-Ninja is the tape that is applied in order to keep the mesh in place.  While the fans keep the mesh mostly in place, the tape assists - not only for shipping, but also for the general usage of the product – to keep the mesh in place.  If the tape is removed the grill can be pushed down at the edges causing a gap in the top of the cooler.

Tape For Support
Tape For Support

 

Due to the design of the Scythe Mini-Ninja, the unit is strong, sturdy and doesn’t slide around on the desk thanks to the four rubber feet mounted on the bottom.  This provides excellent stability as many laptops also have soft rubber feet which help keep the laptop securely in place on top of the Ninja as well.

With all that being said, we’ll put this laptop cooler up against the more expensive Lapworks Attachè which doubles as a laptop stand as well.  The mini-Ninja is meant to cool your laptop and not raise it to the height of a desktop monitor like the Attachè.  Therefore the large price tag of the Attachè holds more merit than just as a laptop cooler.