Thermaltake Massive23 LX Notebook Cooler - Closer Look, Features and More

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Thermaltake Massive23 LX Notebook Cooler
Closer Look, Features and More
Performance and Conclusion
 

Closer Look:

As I mentioned previously, the Massive23 LX has some nice features that make it well worth the $30 price tag.  You'll find that it is one of the most affordable coolers available that works on full-sized notebooks.  That alone makes it worth checking out.  What makes it even handier is that there is a single USB cable to power the device and it's stored inside a compartment on the device.  While this looks like a perfect solution, the compartment door feels a little flimsy and could fail if used roughly.  Still, this is a great idea and an easy way to keep the power cable with the unit.

Cable Storage
Cable Storage

 

This cooler doesn't have a variable speed fan.  It is either on or off and this would be a big deal if the fan was noisy at full speed.  It isn't.  The 23cm fan is very quiet and still provides decent cooling.  To liven things up, Thermaltake has included a switch that lets you turn the LEDs in the fan on or off as well.  LEDs add a nice touch, but if you're using this cooler while watching movies in your dorm room, you may want to kill the lights so you can enjoy the movie without seeing blue.

 Controls
Controls & Ports

 

The only real downside to this cooler is the fact that it doesn't provide you with any extra USB ports.  It is powered by a USB-to-USB cable and the extra USB port on the Massive23 LX merely replaced the one used by the cooler.  At least they replace it instead of leaving you one short.

 

Info & Features:

The following information has been pulled from the product page over at Thermaltake for your convenience.  Take a look and see what Thermaltake has to say about the Massive23 LX.

  • Ergonomic angle design
  • 2 USB Ports & USB powered
  • 230mm blue LED fan
  • Fan On/Off control switch
  • Black metal mesh stylish design
  • USB cable storage drawer          
  • Anti-slip rubber
  • Supports laptop size from 10" ~ 17"

 

  Specs

On the last page we'll take a look and see how the Massive23 LX performs.