Many of you have been to Las Vegas or at least heard many stories that come out of Sin City, even though one of their more famous slogans is "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas" (unless you are OJ Simpson,) but you don't usually hear about the day to day stuff that normal residents of the city have to deal with. One of the more pressing matters in a city surrounded by harsh, unforgiving desert is the weather. Now in case you weren't aware, Las Vegas is hot. It is located adjacent to the current world record holder for hottest low temperature, hottest average temperature over 24 hours, and hottest atmospheric temperature ever recorded on earth. I have a couple of friends who maintain permanent residency in Vegas and they are much better people than I to be able to deal with the excruciating heat that is in season nine months out of the year.
Are you aware that last summer the city of Las Vegas reached 117°F? This wasn’t even the first time that this temperature had been reached! In fact, I didn’t even hear about this from either friend I have living there, I heard it on the news a few days after it had happened. This temperature wasn’t even worth mentioning during casual conversation in the mind of a local from Las Vegas; I sometimes wonder if their brains have been cooked over easy. There is no factor more important to monitor in human health, and even computer health, than heat. This is especially important to monitor in the lifecycle of a notebook, as heat will significantly reduce the life of the device. For this reason, it does not surprise me that a notebook cooling pad would be named after a city that is located in the middle of the Mojave Desert.
The Enermax Aeolus Vegas notebook cooling pad brings you the glitz and glam of Vegas, without the heat. The Aeolus Vegas is an aluminum / steel hybrid design meant for up to 17.3” notebooks and only weighs 5lbs. It features durable rubber corners with built in cable management that would sooner move my whole desk before sliding even an inch. The Pièce de résistance of the Aeolus Vegas is the moveable 18cm 4-color LED (blue, red, green and white) fan with four different light settings: Sparkle, All-On, Flash, or Off. The fan itself is USB 2.0 powered and features a 500mm pass-through connector so it won’t use one of your few precious USB ports.It attaches to the Aeolus Vegas' steel mesh surface using four rare earth magnets, which makes moving the fan a breeze. Lucky for us that we know how magnets work.