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Tree New Bee TBR-K16 Laptop Cooling Pad Review

Tree New Bee TBR-K16 Laptop Cooling Pad Review

As a blogger, I use my laptop on and off all day and into the evening. Towards the end of the day, I like to sit on the couch in my living room with my computer while my kids play and watch a little TV. I do not like that sometimes my laptop gets really warm on my lap. I move the device around to keep the fan openings clear, but I still worry about overheating. Thus, when recently offered the chance to review the TBR-K16 laptop cooling pad from Tree New Bee in exchange for my honest opinion, I eagerly accepted the opportunity.

Price and Design

The TBR-K16 laptop cooling pad from Tree New Bee fits laptops and notebooks that measure 14 inches or smaller. Made from strong and durable ABS and metal mesh, the pad fits easily on your lap or any flat surface to keep your device cool through a single powerful fan. The back comes off for easy fan cleaning. The 20-inch USB cable reaches most ports on your electronic device. The height angle is also adjustable. Tree New Bee offers a lifetime guarantee. The Tree New Bee TBR-K16 laptop cooling pad currently costs $8.99 on Amazon. Note: I received a CoolCold laptop cooling pad when I purchased the item in April 2016. The cooling pad is currently sold under the Tree New Bee name.

Tree New Bee TBR-K16 Laptop Cooling Pad Box Tree New Bee TBR-K16 Laptop Cooling Pad with Box

Tree New Bee TBR-K16 Laptop Cooling Pad Underside of Tree New Bee TBR-K16 Laptop Cooling Pad

USB Cable of Tree New Bee TBR-K16 Laptop Cooling Pad Fan of Tree New Bee TBR-K16 Laptop Cooling Pad

Evaluation

While the Tree New Bee TBR-K16 laptop cooling pad fits devices up to 14 inches, my laptop is a bit bigger. I originally purchased the cooling pad for my husband, but his computer apparently has a cooling device built-in. While my laptop is about two inches too big for the TBR-K16, I can still use the cooling pad easily — a little bit of both sides of my computer simply hangs off either side. I like that I can place the cooling pad on my lap and my laptop on top. The single fan truly does keep my device cooler.

However, I have not actually used the laptop cooling pad as a cooling pad in almost a year. While the body is constructed from strong and durable ABS and metal mesh, the USB cable quickly broke. The exterior covering over the wires separated from the USB port. While the cooling pad still works, I am quite annoyed that the cable broke so easily. I did use some electrical tape as a makeshift solution, but basically the cooling pad just sits on my desk and holds my laptop up at an angle when not in use. I could contact Tree New Bee and invoke the lifetime guarantee, but the low price of the cooling pad is simply not worth my effort.

Damaged Cable of Tree New Bee TBR-K16 Laptop Cooling Pad Damaged Cable of Tree New Bee TBR-K16 Laptop Cooling Pad Fixed with Electrical Tape

Final Verdict

While the TBR-K16 laptop cooling pad from Tree New Bee works great to cool laptops and notebooks that measure 14 inches or smaller, I am disappointed that the USB cable fell apart so quickly. The exterior covering over the wires separated from the USB port. The cooling pad still works, but the low quality on the cord is disappointing, especially since the rest of the product consists of strong and durable ABS and metal mesh. For $8.99, I did not expect a diamond-quality product, but I would hope that the cable lasted a bit longer. Tree New Bee does offer a lifetime guarantee, so, if you want to take a risk at an inexpensive cooling pad, go ahead and try the TBR-K16.

Purchase a Tree New Bee TBR-K16 laptop cooling pad on Amazon via my affiliate link.

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Tree New Bee TBR-K16 Laptop Cooling Pad Review © 2017 Heather Johnson
Tree New Bee TBR-K16 Laptop Cooling Pad Box © 2016 Heather Johnson
Tree New Bee TBR-K16 Laptop Cooling Pad with Box © 2016 Heather Johnson
Tree New Bee TBR-K16 Laptop Cooling Pad © 2016 Heather Johnson
Underside of Tree New Bee TBR-K16 Laptop Cooling Pad © 2016 Heather Johnson
USB Cable of Tree New Bee TBR-K16 Laptop Cooling Pad © 2016 Heather Johnson
Fan of Tree New Bee TBR-K16 Laptop Cooling Pad © 2016 Heather Johnson
Damaged Cable of Tree New Bee TBR-K16 Laptop Cooling Pad © 2016 Heather Johnson
Damaged Cable of Tree New Bee TBR-K16 Laptop Cooling Pad Fixed with Electrical Tape © 2017 Heather Johnson

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