Thermaltake Aluminum Panel Cooling Pad Review

Thermaltake Aluminum Panel Cooling Pad Review

Stop letting your laptop determine when you’re done studying! You don’t have to stop watching the latest season of The Walking Dead online simply because your laptop is getting too warm. With a product like the Thermaltake Massive Aluminum Panel Cooling Pad, there’s no limit on how long you can be on your laptop!

In today’s review, we are going to take a closer look at the Thermaltake Massive Aluminum Panel Cooling Pad. We are going to go over the features of the cooling pad, but we are also going to give you a brief summary of the reviews for the product. At the end, we’ll give you our recommendation on whether or not the product is worthy of your time and consideration.

About The Product

The Thermaltake Massive Aluminum Panel Cooling Pad is designed to keep your laptop running smoothly and keep it from overheating, but it also looks good! This unit features an aluminum mesh cover that gives you incredible ventilation, thus keeping your laptop cooler, longer.

Thermaltake Aluminum Panel Cooling Pad

The design of the pad is modern and even has a professional look which is something that you don’t see very often. Unlike other cooling pads, this one does not have any colored lights, so you never have to worry about being distracted while you work.

Notable features of the Thermaltake Massive Aluminum Panel Cooling Pad include:

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    Dual 120mm temperature regulated fans allowing manual/automatic adjust the fan speed
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    Adjustable temperature sensor monitoring up to 4 different areas
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    Easy and smart multi-function display panel include lock button and fan control
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    3 year warranty for parts and labor

The most important feature of any cooling pad is going to be the fans, how strong they are, and how noisy they operate. This cooling pad features two 120 millimeter fans that reaches a maximum speed of 1000 RPM.

You do have the ability to adjust the speed to which the fans operate either by hand, or you can allow the four built-in sensors take control. These sensors are key for ensuring steady and consistent air flow.

The best part is, the fans don’t make a lot of noise – only 31 dBA, which is equivalent to the background noise in a large conference room or library, or as if you were strolling down a quiet suburban street at night. This cooling pad features two USB ports that you can use for charging cables and other periphery electronics. 

What Others Say

When looking at what people had to say about the Thermaltake Massive Aluminum Panel Cooling Pad, we noticed most of the customers had great things to say. People liked that this pad has two smaller fans, rather than one large one like the previous A21 model. They liked that there was a speed dial on this pad that allows them to choose how fast the fans go.

Thermaltake Ergonomic Concept Cooling Pad

This is useful because not all tasks you do on a laptop require cooling fans to be on full blast. There were people who also liked that the fans were strong enough to keep their laptop cool even when playing very demanding games.

They also liked the sensors on this cooling pad are able to automatically turn the fans on when the laptop gets too warm. The automatic sensors makes it possible to keep playing without experiencing heat-related lag.

Several customers commented that they were a little hesitant when they first opened the package because they said it felt cheap, however after using it regularly, they feel it is holding up really well.

People also commented that they liked this has a USB hub they can use since the cooling pad needs a USB port on your laptop to work. Customers also love the fact that this pad comes with a 3 year warranty and they can get help if the pad stops working.

Although there were many customers who had great things to say, there were some people who felt disappointed by this cooling pad. Customers reported that while the fans are capable of moving a lot of air, the height can only be adjusted so far. If you want to use the cooling pad on your lap, it isn’t going to work as well because the air isn’t going to be able to circulate as well.

There were a couple of people who felt the USB ports on the back side of the cooling pad were poorly made. One person said they replaced the USB ports with higher quality ones that have reinforcement. Another problem some people had was that the fans created too much noise, especially when you put them on the highest setting.

Final Verdict

Laptops are a great way to get things done whenever and wherever you are – it doesn’t matter if you’re playing a game in bed, if you’re working on a term paper on the bus, or if you are editing videos on the plan. If you have a laptop cooling pad like the Thermaltake Massive Aluminum Panel Cooling Pad, you can keep using the laptop for hours without it getting too hot.

Thermaltake Aluminum Panel Cooling Pad


We like this cooling pad because you can control the speed of each of the 120 millimeter fans. Even if you’re entranced in your latest WoW campaign and you don’t realize your laptop is getting hot, the built-in sensors will turn the fans on for you! Now how’s that for convenience?

Like other customers, we wish this pad had more height adjustment possibilities. The pad doesn’t lift up very high, so if you like to stay covered up and put the laptop on your lap, the fans will not be able to keep your laptop properly cooled.

With that said, we can’t deny that this is a great cooling pad. Even if you do have some problems that other customers had, you can utilize the 3-year warranty and receive a replacement or have your cooling pad repaired. To us, the warranty alone makes this worth considering.

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