updated 03:05 pm EST, Thu December 7, 2006
Inland Notebook Cooler
Inland said today that it has begun selling its Serina cooler for high-demand notebooks. The aluminum pad is powered by a wall outlet and uses silent fans to actively cool the system above, venting heat from the back even when the notebook obscures the top exhausts. Inland also positions its cooler as a port extender for the host computer's features. When connected to a Mac or Windows portable, the Serina acts as a three-port USB hub and includes a multi-format card reader that accepts CompactFlash, Memory Stick, SD, and multiple additional flash standards. Inland's pad is available immediately from TigerDirect for $80.