The Targus Chill Mat Plus+ doesn't just lower your notebook's temperature, but also provides four additional USB ports and lets you adjust its angle to make typing easier. These extra features command a relatively high price of $49.99, when other coolers cost $30 to $40. Is it worth the extra cost?
There are four USB ports on the back of the cooler, as well as a microUSB for power and a DC in port (although a DC power cable is not included). Additionally, there are two velcro straps on the back, assisting with cable organization or storage.
The Targus Chill Mat Plus+, which supports notebooks up to 17 inches, measures 14 x 10.25 x 2 inches and weighs 1.8 pounds, about the same as the Cooler Master Notepal X3. The all-plastic build feels less sturdy than the aluminum-and-plastic X3, but we didn't run into any quality-related issues.
On the bottom on the notebook, the upper middle and lower left areas saw the biggest effects from the Chill Mat Plus+. Without the cooler, the upper middle measured 94 degrees, which dropped to 87 degrees. The lower left went from 94 degrees to 86 degrees. However, the touchpad and the space between the G & H keys remained hot while using the Chill Mat Plus+, measuring 94 degrees and 93 degrees, respectively. We consider anything above 95 to be too warm.
|Accessories Type||Laptop Accessories|
|Size||14 x 10.2 x 1 inches|