The MacMice iBreeze is a
dual fan cooled, USB powered, clear acrylic desk stand for your Apple Powerbook or
iBook. It is powered by the computer's USB port, and provides a passthrough port,
so you don't lose the use of that USB port when using the iBreeze. The iBreeze is
built to provide quiet cooling, as well as improved ergonomics (by providing a slightly
raised angle for using the keyboard).
Place your PowerBook on the iBreeze, then plug the iBreeze into your built-in USB
port. It really doesn't get much easier than this!
The iBreeze is a very pleasant design, with a clear plastic construction that blends
in quite well with the Mac theme. There are 8 rubber shoes on the stand which not
only protect the bottom of your PowerBook from rubbing on the plastic, but also creates
just the right space for the air to circulate, providing better coverage of the unit.
The angle of the stand
is fixed, but I found it to be at a good comfortable angle. If you needed to adjust
the angle, you could probably prop something underneath the front or back rim of
There are two fans
that operate on the unit, centrally located, and do a very nice job of bringing down
the heat of what is otherwise a very hot PowerBook. Keeping the PowerBook cooled
off like that is good for longetivity of the internal electronics. The great thing
about these fans is that they are truly whisper quiet. There is also an on/off switch
on the back of the stand. At one point, I thought I had turned the unit off, but
I when I went to turn the switch back on, I felt a cool breeze and realized that
they were already on. That's how quiet and smooth these fans operate.
those with a PowerBook or iBook, or even a PC laptop with a USB port, the iBreeze
is a handy companion to keep your device cooled down, helping to make the computer
parts last longer. The stand is well engineered for stability and ergonomics, and
the fans are amazingly quiet. If you have the funds to purchase a PowerBook, then
the price of the iBreeze is a drop in the bucket. At $29.95, I strongly recommend
this stand for any PowerBook or iBook owner.
- Engineered for stability
- Powered by USB, with
a USB passthrough port
- Amazingly quiet fans
- Unit cooling prolongs
life of computer
- Angle of stand is
1/2 out of 5 Mice