Monday, June 28, 2010

ThermaPAK HeatShift Laptop Cooling Pad Review and Giveaway

Laptops get hot. That's a fact. Some brands can run hotter than others. The laptop I used prior to my ASUS would get so hot on my lap, that it would actually burn me! Eventually, the laptop died, and I am certain that it had something to do with all that overheating.

Now, my ASUS does get hot, just not as hot as my previous computer. At times, when I am using my laptop for long periods of time, it gets so hot that it just shuts itself off. Not good. Determined not to lose another laptop to my mistake of allowing the computer to constantly overheat, I started to research products that would keep my laptop cool. It was around this time that ThermaPAK offered to send me one of their HeatShift Cooling Pads to try.

ThermaPAK's patented HeatShift Technology™ is the culmination of nearly a decade in researching thermal dynamics. At the core of HeatShift Technology™ is a unique blend of phase changing material (PCM) created by our research and development engineers. This formula has proved successful in cooling laptops up to 6°C (11°F), with the following benefits:

Benefits

  • Requires No Refrigeration
  • Requires No Laptop Power (which extends battery life)
  • Mobile and easy to carry (approved for airport security)
  • Can be used for notebooks of all brands sizes
  • Performance comparable to USB fans
The unipocket design used in the HeatShift Technology™ ensures maximum heat distribution from the notebook computer. Its design also creates air channels beneath the computer for proper ventilation and air passage.

How It Works

A device that transfers heat by conduction AND convection provides the maximum amount of heat exchange. Conduction is heat transferred directly from one object to another by physically touching. Convection is heat transferred by the movement of liquid molecules from warmer areas to cooler ones. HeatShift Technology™ pads utilize both conduction and convection to cool your laptop - and your lap!

My Review
When I first received the ThermaPAK HeatShift Cooling Pad, I noticed that it was a bit stiff. After use for a few days, it began to soften up a bit- most likely from absorbing all that laptop heat! Since using the HeatShift Cooling Pad, my computer has not shut off once. I can use my laptop for extended periods of time, and I feel no heat at all. I love that! I have taken the HeatShift Cooling Pad with me when I travel with my laptop and like that it is portable. I can either slip it in with my laptop in the carrying case or roll it up and stash it in a corner of my suitcase. Either way, it wakes up very little room. My favorite feature of the TermaPAK HeatsShift Cooling Pad? It saves my computer from an early death due to overheating too many times! This is most important to me.
Bottom Line
I would recommend anyone who owns a laptop purchase a Thermapak Heatshift Laptop Cooler. It is a great, inexpensive product that is durable, portable and dependable. It is a must-own product for anyone who owns a laptop.
Buy It
ThermaPAK offers the HeatShift Cooling Pad in the colors black, pink, or white (for MAC). You can also purchase it in either a 13", 15", or 17" size. Purchase yours by visiting the ThermaPAK website.
Win It
The great folks at ThermaPAK are offering the chance for one lucky living life one day at a time reader to win a ThermaPAK HeatShift Laptop Cooling Pad. Very cool, indeed.
How to Win
To enter, simply leave a comment telling me why you want to win a HeatShift Laptop Cooling Pad.
How to Score Bonus Entries
After you have completed the first required entry, you are eligible for bonus entries. Make sure you leave a separate comment for EACH entry. Each counts as one extra entry (unless noted otherwise).
1. For five extra entries, blog about this giveaway with a link back to living life one day at a time (http://colleenstearns.blogspot.com/) and ThermaPAK (be sure to post the url to your post here in a comment so I know where to find it).
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*Enter by 11 pm (EST) on Friday, July 16, 2010.
One lucky commenter will be chosen at random and notified via email, so make sure you leave a valid email address in your comment. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email. If she or he does not respond within 48 hours, a new random winner will be chosen.
This giveaway is open only to US entries.
Disclosure:
The product(s) provided for the review were sent to me free of charge from the company or the PR agency. The product(s) offered for the giveaway are free of charge, no purchase necessary. My opinions are my own and not by any means influenced by any other part.

142 comments:

Yikmyeong said...

I would like to win this laptop cooler as my old thinkpad runs really hot, making it shut down every now and then. It's especially bad now in the summer!

Yikmyeong said...

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Pamela Rea said...

Hey I too need one of these...we just got a lap top and a note book and between the kids and my husband and I ....I think we need some cooling...thereafamily@myway.com

Hana said...

I want a cooling pad because my laptop gets really hot since it's on for most of the day (>10 a hours?. So I want something to keep it cool.

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Anonymous said...

I'd like to win one to keep my legs cool in this hot summer! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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Bailey's Mom. said...

I'd love to win this to avoid constantly over heating my laptop ( 3 years old,fan doesnt run well )
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Ashley Elaine said...

I would want to win this because my laptop makes very loud noises when it overheats, which is often.

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Stephaniiee said...

I want a coolingpad because i NEED IT! for my ThinkPad that I have from school. The school gives it to us to use for work because we pretty much need it everyday all day even in classes but sometimes I need to do homework or papers at home and I'm tired so I lay the laptop on my stomach but after a short amount of time it gets too hot to leave it there =(

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Terra Jones said...

I always gets bumps on my legs from the heat of my laptop - I would LOVE something to cool it off (I know it's not good for the laptop either!)

Thanks for the chance!

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andrea v said...

I would love to try this, my laptop gets so warm.
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Sue E said...

I want to win the ThermaPAK because I always sit on the couch and use my laptop. It gets sooo hot! Thanks for the chance!

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i want to win a HeatShift Laptop Cooling Pad because my laptop does get hot sometimes and this seems better than what I am using now

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Marci J said...

this would be great for summer and it would protect my laptop from overheating
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Anonymous said...

My laptop is extremely hot on my legs and when working on the computer, it seems to get hotter when it sits on my jeans!

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Mommy D said...

Sometimes our laptop doesn't shut down correctly and gets VERY hot. This would help a ton!

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Laura said...

I would LOVE to win this because as a college student, I spend many hours with the laptop on my lap doing homework. It doesn't take long before I have to cover my legs with a pillow or blanket because my computer gets SO hot!

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nimil said...

i'd love to win a cooling pad because my laptop ate though 4 different cheap cooling pads that connected to the usb port of my laptop. the fans would die after a few months! this pad looks awesome and i like that it doesn't require any power or fans!

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Cindy said...

I want to win because it is HOT here. I miss being able to sit on my couch and write. I have to keep the laptop on my desk because it's just too hot to cuddle up with in summer.

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I would love to win because I have a old laptop that is constantly getting over heated which cause it to shut down at te most conveinent time.
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Jules@OneBookShy said...

I would love to win this as my poor laptop gets overheated way too often. This sounds like a perfect solution.

Thanks for the review and the chance to win!

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BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

I want to win because I use my laptop exclusively and I know that the heat that it produces is not good for it, nor for my lap. Thanks for the chance to win the ThermaPak Heatshift Cooling Pad.

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echotides said...

I would like to win this for my son. He has a laptop and he is always saying how hot it gets. echotides(at)yahoo(dot)com

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tina reynolds said...

I would like to get for my laptop it gets way to hot almost burns to the touch thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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K said...

I need this so badly! Our laptop gets so hot and I really worry that it is melting the battery. We certainly don't have as much battery life as we once did. Thanks for the chance to win!
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Anara from able2able said...

I use a pillow to support my laptop when I'm on the couch or in bed. It has overheated a couple of times and I need to take better care of my baby.

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Tylerpants said...

I just got a new laptop and the last thing I need is for it to die from overheating. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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trixx said...

This would be wonderful to have since my laptop often gets so overheated that I often can't use it anymore.

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terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

My first laptop! Yea! But they said I didn't need a cooling pad - duh, sounds like I do so I'd love to win!

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