Silverstone Noble Breeze NB05 Notebook Cooler Review



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Introduction


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Silverstone are known for their amazing cases such as the TJ11 or TJ07, if you want a chassis that is simply a modders dream then these are for you. Silverstone don’t only do Chassis though, they also have some amazing power supplies such as the platinum rated fan-less NJ520, completely silent with great performance. If this isn’t enough for you, Silverstone are also experts in cooling. This is the category we are going to concentrate on today and unusually it’s a notebook cooler rather than a CPU or GPU cooler that we going to put through its paces.

The Silverstone Noble Breeze NB05 is a multifunctional notebook cooler which combines cooling with a USB hub as well as an RJ-45 socket so that you can easily give a notebook without an RJ-45 socket Ethernet access. Let’s see how it performs and see if it lives up to the high expectations that I have for a Silverstone product.

For the packaging, Silverstone have used a clear PET blister pack. It’s a very simple and cheap way to package a product. With the nice insert, it does improve the look a lot. It protects the product as well as showing it off, the clear box also allows a lot of information to be shown.

packaging

As you can see, on the front of the package it lets you know that it’s compatible with notebooks up to 17″, it’s light, easy to carry and boasts a cross flow fan which results in better cooling and lower noise.

frontinfo

The back of the packaging gives you the same above information in a range of different languages along with the QR codes for the corresponding websites.

back

The most important information for us is the spec sheet that can be seen at the top of the packaging. It lets us know that the cross flow fan has a RPM of 1250 and a voltage of 5v resulting in a low 25db noise output. It also gives its dimensions and connections.

spec

On the reverse side of this card it has more detailed information about the NB05’s dimensions as well as explaining that to use the USB3 hubs it might require an external source of power, which is sold separately. The warranty information can be found here also.

inside

Inside the box, you will find the cooler, the USB cable and some foam pads to stop slipping and also give some protection to the cooler.

little bits


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  • Tate Cohen

    Did you try testing the cooling capabilities by just putting the notebook on the cooler while it is disconnected (i.e. the fan is not running)? I’m not sure what’s the specific laptop type used for the test, but if it has fan inlets on the bottom, it usually benefits greatly from being propped up from the table surface and this is where the big difference in test results comes from.