In the realm of MacBook accessories, there’s figuratively cool and then there’s literally cool. Today we’re talking about the later, that less flashy but incredibly essential item, the cooling stand or chill pad. For anyone who uses their MacBook as their primary computer, one maintenance concern rises above all others – keeping their laptop from overheating. And Moshi has addressed the issue with their sleek and highly efficient Zefyr 2 Cooler.
Even though MacBooks are renowned for their performance, which easily matches that of many desktop computers – most of Pure Mobile’s blog posts are written from a MacBook air – the fact that laptops have much smaller fans than desktop models means they can get pretty hot pretty fast. This is especially true if you’re gaming, watching video, or loading your computer down with heavy-duty work.
But, with its double fan design and twin convection funnels to draw heat outward and away, Moshi’s Zephyr 2 keeps your MacBook nice and cool, so that it can run at the speed it’s supposed to.
Made of aircraft-grade aluminum and white plastic, the Zephyr 2’s look is in keeping with Apple’s signature minimalist white aesthetic. It’s a small and compact wedge-shaped design that props your laptop at an angle that’s comfortable for typing. Convenient details, like anti-slip rubber pads, and an additional USB port to compensate for the one used to connect the stand to your MacBookshow the thought that went into the Zephyr 2’s design.
You can run the Zephyr 2 with one or two fans at a time, and the cooling fans themselves are extremely quiet; On low setting, they’re next to silent. But the main thing is that they perform as they’re supposed to, keeping your MacBook at optimal performance and maintaing its system stability.
A cooling stand or chill pad may not immediately jump out as the flashiest of MacBook accessories. But for anyone who (like this blogger) is more than a little dependent on their laptop, it’s an essential piece of hardware for prolonging device life and maintaining performance. And a sleek, portable and efficient model like Moshi’s Zephyr 2 is a good bet.