Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 36
Rated 1 out of 5 by darwritesrevs Didn't turn on
The mat itself feels great on my lap, but that's about the only thing good about it. It didn't turn on at all right out of the box, so I am unable to comment on anything other than my frustration that it didn't work at all. I think part of the problem here is that there is no on/off switch to play with. I tried 4 different ports on two different laptops. The part of the cord that inserts into the mat feels a little loose, so the issue might be there. Either way, I am returning it promptly. I tried to save a little money with this one, but it definitely wasn't worth it.
02 May 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Box Of Pizza Good-for now
Quality-a 3 since it doesn't have a low/high power switch, which the manual says it does. It does cool my laptop, so it's nice in that sense. I like having it USB powered. I don't really like the conflicting names-barcode (which I went by) says PA248U5, but next to the warranty page in the manual, it says AWE19US. That makes no sense. I just put the review here since it says PA248U5 on the Chill Mat itself.
Features-a 3 since they forgot the low/high power switch, but it does what it claims (something most products can't say). It also doesn't need an AC adapter.
Style-nice and simple. I don't like products that seem to yell "LOOK AT ME" or "my laptop's fans suck".
Durability-I just started using it, so I can't rate that.
28 June 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Towkingbabydaddy Good Product
The cooling pad fits my laptop perfectly! There is great airflow compared to other models I have used, and there is little noise to be heard unless one is in a quiet room. The design looks sleek and the pad is virtually unseen with the laptop on top. Works perfectly to fit my needs as a student at a desk, however I can't speak for those who travel with the thing. I have yet to have any mechanical issues with the pad. I would recommend this to anyone with the proper laptop size and a fat wallet. Yes, it has a large price tag, but it is good at what it does.
28 September 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by Mickie Never Worked
This product did not work once we got it out of the box. We plugged it in and it sounded like plastic hitting plastic. I thought it was the weight of the laptop on the fan but it still made the sound when we held the cooler in the air alone. I;m not exchanging it once I saw other reviews from people with the same problem. Apparently many other designs have the same problem. I will be doing a lot of research before my next purchase.
13 January 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by afnurse78 Ummm....is this thing on??
I just bought the chill mat tonight...severely overpaid at Wal-Mart, but due to the semi-permanent burn mark on my thigh, I didn't have time to wait for shipping. Anyway, I actually came to the site to troubleshoot it because I wasn't hearing the fan. Turns out is just THAT quiet! My laptop fan drowns it out! Comfy on my lap without the pesky sensation of burning flesh, so at this point I'm a fan!
27 October 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Gary47290 I have a slightly different model, but have had several CHill Pads over the years. I have not found them to be noisy, and they are so effective, the laptop is downright icy.
My only complaint to Targus - modify them so they have extendable legs or something in the back to support the docking station. Right now, I have to prop my docking station up with a couple PostIt pads.
21 June 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sims3photoscompute Great Overall Product
This is a great Product, The USB powered fan is awesome it is not the most durable yet, the fan cools my Dell laptop witch is all you need it for, it has a great style, is easy to use all you need to do is plug it into your USB hub and your good it has worked great for me I love it but it is a little over priced but I love it
26 August 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by Dave Great Look... poor integrity
I bought this fan about one week before it broke. The power supply input just came loose and I can no longer plug it in. This fan has a great look on the surface but as far as longevity it is lacking. I would not recommend this fan.
22 May 2011