Written by: S.K. Sloan
Well, I did it my band of sci-fi aficionados. I coughed up $40.00 some-odd bucks and ordered two of Dean Haglund’s “Chill Paks” that he spoke about on our Slice of SciFi Podcast on June 30th.
Apart from this really scary and creepy picture of Dean on the box, I gotta tell ya, I love the product. When he claims it cools it down and speeds it up, he wasn’t exaggerating.
Once it arrived on Thursday, I threw both in the freezer (1 for my notebook, and 1 for my wife’s laptop), got them out Friday evening and sat my notebook on it and boy, oh boy, did it ever make a difference. Before the “Chill Pak” my notebook’s sides would be too hot to even touch after just a few minutes and the fan would come on constantly to try and cool it down. Not the case with the “Chill Pak.” The computer stayed cool, the fan was able to take much longer breaks, and I know my hard drive has got to be loving it.
There was no condensation build-up as the pak began to come to room temperature due to the kind of material it is made of so I didn’t have to concern myself about being fried. And more importantly, the pak kept a nice cool temperature for the better part of 4 hours. So even the hardest core techno-geek nerd, like me who spends hours on the computer in one sitting can have the confidence that the “Chill Pak” is keeping their system nice and chilly.
I do have one tip for all you folks who have a blunt-end on your tack like me, when you put the “Chill Pak” in the freezer, make sure it is sitting perfectly flat. On my first attempt, because my tack was especially blunt on Thursday, my notebook was sitting on a frozen uneven surface that would of made Commodore Perry proud.
On the Uncle Sam scale of 1 to 5 – I give Dean Haglund’s “Chill Pak” a resounding 5.