Cooler Master NotePal ErgoStand
Author: Jakob Barnard
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 06-10-2010
Provided by: Cooler Master
First Look

Unboxing the unit we see attractive retail packaging. The ErgoStand is protected by two foam end caps and a plastic bag. Included with the stand is a USB cable and instruction manual.

On first impression, the unit feels light, but doesn't have that cheap plastic feel. On the left side of the stand is the fan speed controller, power button, power LED status light and a DC 5V power connector (not used). The right side features the four USB ports and the mini USB port used to power the device.

Included with the stand are two anti-skid holders to keep the notebook in place along with the anti-slip pads. These holders adjust in and out to accommodate notebooks ranging in size from 9" to 17".

The stand can be adjusted to five different settings in order to vary the height and pitch of the notebook. There are handles on the sides and clips on the back for cable management. Since it is a stationary unit, this will help in keeping your desk clean and your device ends ready to hook up.

The cooling fan is 140mm in size and sits right in the center of the stand. Overall it is a nice looking stand that removes the need for hooking all of your USB cables directly to the laptop, leaving them all plugged in when the laptop is removed. Examples of USB devices include a keyboard, mouse and card reader, just to name a few.

Let's move ahead and see how well the ErgoStand is able to cool a notebook.

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