Adjustable Fan Position
Unlike many other notebook coolers of this type, the Vizo Mini Ninja actually lets you adjust the positions of the two fans. Each fan is held in place by four screws. When you take out these screws, the fans can then be slid along the provided rails to the position of your choosing. Simply reinsert the screws and you have re-positioned the fans. It really couldn't be much easier than this. Well, it could if VIZO found a way to make this a tool-less process.
By being able to adjust the positions of the fans, you are better able to provide adequate cooling to your laptop. Cooling a 7-inch Asus Eee PC is certainly a different exercise than cooling a 15.4-inch Dell notebook. For an Eee PC, the default fan location would be far too wide. Now you can move them to a more appropriate location.
Ergonomic Typing Angle
In addition to keeping your laptop nice and cool, the VIZO Mini Ninja also elevates your laptop to a more comfortable ergonomic angle. This raises the display a little closer to eye level and having an angled keyboard makes typing a little easier too. Unfortunately, the height of the back side and, thus, the relative angle of elevation is not adjustable. This means that you are stuck with the exact size of the VIZO Mini Ninja, and I found that I prefer the steeper angle offered by some other notebook stands. The lack of adjustability is a bit of a deal-breaker for me.
The back of the VIZO Mini Ninja is about four centimetres. That's just a touch over 1.5-inches for those of you keeping score at home. It's also notable that this aluminum stand will not be placed under the entirety of your laptop. It's only 170mm (6.69-inches) long, so the front part of your notebook will still be resting on the table.
VIZO Technology Corporation hasn't really done anything particularly innovative or creative with the Mini Ninja Notebook Cooling Stand. That said, this stand boasts a very solid aluminum construction and excellent build quality, as well as whisper quiet operation for keeping your notebook at a reasonably cool temperature. I'm pleased with what they've done, but the VIZO Mini Ninja isn't exactly anything to write home about.
- Solid aluminum construction
- Adjustable fan position for different sized laptops
- Reasonably effective cooling solution
- Very quiet operation
- No carrying pouch for ease of transport
- No adjustable height options
- No adjustable fan speeds or power switch
Overall Rating: 7.5/10
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