2019 is the year of (silly) cooling fans for SBCs and smartphones! After ICE Tower cooling fan for Raspberry Pi 4, and ROG AeroActive Cooler II for ASUS’ latest gaming smartphone, you’ll be pleased to know you can now add a USB powered cooling fan to most smartphones to keep up working optimally in all conditions. You can get this beauty for just $14.99 shipped on Banggood.
The cooling fan just clips to your smartphone and is compatible with mobile phones with a 62 to 85mm width since it’s adjustable. It’s made of ABS plastic and measures 80 x 68 x 49 mm.
The mobile phone cooler ships with a USB cable to power it. This will quickly deplete your battery though, so they recommend using a power bank instead.
Most people will find a smartphone fan to be a ridiculous idea, but a few years ago, I had a phone that would overheat lowering the performance, and as a consequence, frame rate during gaming. This led me to lose to opponents more often than not, and caused me severe mental distress. I’m sure you know how it feels… 🙂
So I had to find a solution. So I did, and rested my phone on an ice pack to cool the phone when the game was loading, enabling me to restore my winning habits and sanity! Anyway, I’m telling this little story to say a few years back I may have bought such a fan. But right now, my Xiaomi Mi A2 keeps cool enough without a noisy external fan, even while playing games…
Just one final note to add Aliexpress has even more options with pricing starting as low as $2.50 for different designs.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.