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sungchoi
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 1:43 pm    Post subject: Notebook Cooler Reply with quote

Anybody else tried a usb powered notebook cooler for their mini? I live in a place that gets warm during the summer, and the Targus notebook cooler has eliminated any fan usage with my mini.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are the fans noisy on the pad?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's pretty quiet. I really don't notice it at all. It is probably twenty percent noisier than the stock mini fan. For me, it was worth it to have a lot less times when the fan kicks in.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sungchoi wrote:
It's pretty quiet. I really don't notice it at all. It is probably twenty percent noisier than the stock mini fan. For me, it was worth it to have a lot less times when the fan kicks in.


I don't understand. If it is 20% noisier, where is the benefit?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because the fan doesn't turn ON and OFF and ON and OFF whenever you run programs, it's a steady humming sound.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WC3_Gamer wrote:
Because the fan doesn't turn ON and OFF and ON and OFF whenever you run programs, it's a steady humming sound.


Whatever turns your crank, I guess. I'm sure not going to pay more and make my mini look funny to gain 20% more constant noise.

I'm trying to go the opposite way. I want my fan off if possible, or as much as possible, while "just" surfing. I like absolute silence.

I understand what you're saying about constant noise being less annoying than intermittent noise. Especially if your trying to go to sleep.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you like the sounds of silence?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a harmonic noise isolating tool that comes with every Mac. Pop in an audio cd and play it with iTunes. The slight noise from this device, external drives, etc, is canceled out and no longer a nuisance.

I was floored when I first discovered this feature. Apple should market it better. Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

homerjatmoes wrote:
There is a harmonic noise isolating tool that comes with every Mac. Pop in an audio cd and play it with iTunes. The slight noise from this device, external drives, etc, is canceled out and no longer a nuisance.

I was floored when I first discovered this feature. Apple should market it better. Wink


And on the same ticket, these babies do wonders for making your mini perfectly silent:



Just pop those on and you're all set.

If that doesn't work for you ... you could always use these:



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