TopTenREVIEWS - Silver Award - Awarded for excellence in design, usability and feature set

Laptops run a high risk of overheating because they are constantly in use. The Gear Head CFS8800BLK laptop cooler is one of the most feature packed and effective laptop cooling pads we reviewed. It has a dual fan system with extra room to circulate the air. Its lightweight comfortable design includes a built-in adjustable height stand. Its neoprene wrap fits nicely around the fans and height adjuster. The customer service didn't let us down either, offering several different avenues to handle any problems you might have. These reasons make it one of the best laptop coolers and our TopTenREVIEWS Silver Award winner.

Performance
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8.8/10
Rosewill RLCP-11003B
Gear Head CFS8800BLK
Targus AWE55US
Cooler Master NotePal X3
Cooler Master NotePal Ergo 360
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Cooler Master NotePal X-Slim
Gear Head CFS4200BLK
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Belkin F5L001
10
8.8
7.5
7.5
7.5
6.9
6.5
8.1
7.5
5

The dual fan system works better than single fan systems that other coolers feature. The single fans often blow the cool air to the front or middle of the laptop when often times it is needed in the back by the laptop's vents. The dual fans are a more adequate way to keep your laptop cool. This notebook cooler doesn't have adjustable fan speed, but the single speed is not distracting. You can barely hear the fans when they are on. This quiet fan won't break your concentration if you are herding Mooshrooms across the entire Minecraft realm, focusing on the paper you are writing for an English class, catching up on work from the office or watching the latest series on Netflix.

You don't have to worry about suffocating your laptop because the wedge design gives the fans room to breathe. This cooling pad offers adjustable heights, which can increase the overall comfort level of the product. It also creates more room for better air circulation. You can pick between six different heights. You may not think you need six different heights for your laptop cooling pad, but you might just find one you like. The laptop stays securely on the cooling pad with the varying heights because of its innovative neoprene wrap. It provides a no-slip grip for your laptop and holds the laptop securely in place. This notebook cooler also has four rubber grips on the bottom to secure it when it's on a table or desk.

This cooler does come with an extra USB port. Laptops have limited USB ports, usually two or three at the most. Because it can be frustrating having your cooling fan occupy one of those valued slots, the best laptop coolers offer additional USB ports so you don't lose the use of one when you plug your cooler in. You can plug in this cooler and your USB flash drive at the same time and have both of them work. The USB cord isn't very long, but that shouldn't impair its use in anyway. However, unlike other units, this cooling pad doesn't have an effective way to store the USB cord.

The Gear Head CFS8800BLK is compatible with any laptop. There is a never-ending battle between Mac and PC lovers over which one is better. When it comes to this cooling pad, it doesn't matter because it's compatible with both. All you need is an available USB port for this laptop cooler to work.

Design
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10/10
Rosewill RLCP-11003B
Gear Head CFS8800BLK
Targus AWE55US
Cooler Master NotePal X3
Cooler Master NotePal Ergo 360
StarTech.com NBCOOLER2
Cooler Master NotePal X-Slim
Gear Head CFS4200BLK
StarTech.com NBCOOLERLE
Belkin F5L001
9.4
10
9.4
8.1
7.5
8
8.1
5
6.3
6.9

This black and silver design is sleek, and it fits on your lap comfortably. When laptops are used on your lap or other soft surface, they run a higher risk of overheating. The neoprene material not only allows better air circulation and a solid grip, it is also soft and comfortable when placed on your lap. A solid plastic casing protects the fans from breaking or being interrupted whether you're using it on your lap or on a desk. This cooler is designed to comfortably fit up to a 17-inch laptop. There might be a little laptop overhang on a larger model, but it's not an inconvenience at all. This laptop cooler is heavier than some of the other coolers we reviewed, but its weight makes it more durable.

Help & Support
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8.8/10
Rosewill RLCP-11003B
Gear Head CFS8800BLK
Targus AWE55US
Cooler Master NotePal X3
Cooler Master NotePal Ergo 360
StarTech.com NBCOOLER2
Cooler Master NotePal X-Slim
Gear Head CFS4200BLK
StarTech.com NBCOOLERLE
Belkin F5L001
7.5
8.8
8.8
6.9
6.9
6.9
6.9
8.8
6.9
7.5

All Gear Head products come with a lifetime limited warranty. The company will replace the product if there are any defects, but it will not cover the unit if there are any deliberate damages. This is one of few companies to offer such an extensive warranty. You'll get support via phone and email, as well as downloadable user manuals. However, there is not a FAQs page or a Live Chat. Those features are nice to have. Gear Head might take a minute to respond to you, but representatives try their best to provide the best customer support they can.

Gear Head CFS8800BLK Summary:
9.2/10

The Gear Head 8800BLK will do its job and protect your laptop from overheating. Its inventive design will keep your laptop cooling and performing at optimum levels for hours. It's comfortable on your lap, making those endless hours of use a possibility. This laptop cooler is more expensive than your average.

 
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Gear Head CFS8800BLK

Pros
The dual fans and sleek design make it effective while using it on your lap.

Cons
The USB cord is short and doesn't offer any additional ports.

The Verdict
: 9.2/10

With dual fans and a comfortable and functional design, this is one of the most effective and feature-filled laptop coolers available.