The guys at Just Mobile have managed to design some rather awesome looking and interesting accessories recently. From multi-functional, gravity controlled pens to aluminum mouse pads and from iPhone stands, to full size MacBook holders, their designs are striking, intriguing and classy.
My appreciation for their design technique and craftsmanship was made even stronger when GearZap kindly sent the Aluminum Cooling Bar to try out.
The concept is quite simple. A laptop or Macbook can get a tad hot when in use, right? So, the cooling bar provides not just elevation to help the computer stay cool, but elevation coupled with style!
The cooling bar is a beautifully machined, 15″ length of aluminum, with both stylish and modern looks. It has a silky smooth brushed finish and with its precision diamond-cut edging it really goes hand-in-hand with a Mac. Although, you can use it with any laptop really. It certainly wouldn’t look out-of-place in any modern office.
It features protective rubber rings (three on each side of the bar) that provide scratch protection for your laptop/Macbook when it’s resting on the bar itself. These also work alongside the rubber padding on the underside of the bar, which prevent movement during use, so your kit remains secure on the desk at all times.
On the left side of the bar you’ll find a groove, which you can use for ‘cable management’. You can either slot your laptop’s power cable, mouse cable or your MagSafe connector when you’re not using it. Actually, you can use the groove for pretty much any cable you like. Although, the downside is there is only one groove provided. It would’ve been a bonus had the other side been given the same treatment.
I’ve been using a small docking station for the past couple of years at home, but now it’s been replaced with the cooling bar. It not only looks simply awesome, but it fits easily into my gear bag with tremendous ease. So, wherever I may be, my laptop can stay cool and look stylish at the same time!
As mentioned, it’s 15″ in length, so will comfortably accommodate a laptop up to this size, without it spilling over the sides of the bar. Bear in mind though, if your laptop is 15″ or more, you may not be able to utilise the cable management groove.
It costs £27.97 (Approx $40) from GearZap and although the concept of it is quite basic, you need to take into consideration the design, feel and craftsmanship, then and you’ll really appreciate it.