6 best USB tablet cooling pads to fight off the heat

Madalina Dinita
by Madalina Dinita
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What are the best USB tablet cooling pads

Tablets can also overheat when used over long periods of time. Since the hardware pieces are all crammed on a relatively small device, it is even more difficult for your tablet to cool down properly.  

Unfortunately, most cooling pads manufacturers focus on laptops. There are a few cooling pads specially designed for tablets and some laptop coolers can also be used for tablets.  We have 2-in-1 tablets, therefore why not also have 2-in-1 cooling pads?

We did the research for you and brought you the best cooling pads to use for tablets.


What are the best USB tablet cooling pads?

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Cooler Master NotePal X-Slim

Ultra-slim 160 mm fan - 1500 RPM Cable grooves for easy cable management USB cable with passthrough May be not enough cooling power

This super-slim cooling pad is suitable for 7-17″ laptops, according to its manufacturer. Thanks to its small size, you can also use it as a tablet cooling pad.

It is compact and easy to carry thanks to its dimensions, 14.9 x 10.6 x 1.08 inches, weighing only 1.6 pounds. This cooling pad has only one 160 mm with 1500 RPM speed.


KLIM Pro

  • Extra USB port
  • Light, compact, and easy to carry
  • 2 x 120 mm fans running at 1200 RPM
  • Only 26 dB of noise
  • The USB pass-through connector can harm the handler

If you need a silent but powerful for either your laptop or tablet, KLIM Pro can be a perfect choice. It only produces 26 dB of noise so it’s extremely silent although it doesn’t skimp out on power. The double 120 m fans run at 1200 RPM for a great cooling effect.

This cooling pad is great for 10 to 15.6-inch laptops but it can very well cool your tablet. We have to mention that KLIM Pro doesn’t have a USB hub but the USB cable has a pass-through connector so you won’t lose a port from your laptop.


KLIM Serenity +

  • Up to 15.6-inch laptops or tablets
  • Only 17 dB of noise
  • Stable and sturdy metal grid
  • 4 x 1200 RPM fans
  • It's better for tablets than laptops

If you need a powerful and silent tablet cooler, KLIM Serenity + can be your best choice. It has 4 powerful 1200 RPM fans that can create 65 CFM of cooling power. 

However, some users believe that this cooling pad is better suited for a tablet than a laptop and the 17 dB of noise is just whispering loud, perfect even for night usage. 

It doesn’t have a USB hub and it only has 2 angle levels to work with.


Thermaltake CL-N002-PL12BL-A

  • Dual 120 mm fans
  • Adjustable temperature sensor
  • Multi-function display panel
  • Brushed aluminum panel
  • Problems with the turbo feature

This is another laptop-designed cooling pad you can use for your tablet. It compatible with 10” to 17” devices. It has a multi-function display panel with lock button and fan control, allowing you to adjust the fan speed.  

The fan speed can reach 1000 R.P.M ( Turbo 1300 R.P.M) with a 31 dBA noise level. Dimensions: 15.94 x 11.22 x 2.2 inches


Gamenote Gaming Laptop Cooler

  • 4 fans with adjustable speed
  • Up to 17 inch laptop
  • 2 USB ports
  • Two foldable legs for height adjustment
  • Only 2 height settings

This Gamenote cooling pad is for cooling gaming laptops so it will be excellent for cooling your smaller tablet. Moreover, its size can host even 17-inch laptops so, with a little bit of luck you will be able to cool 2 tablets at the same time.

The pad features 4 powerful fans with adjustable speed and two USB ports so you can power other peripherals.


SIIG Ergonomic

  • Mesh cushioned base
  • 20 dBA noise level
  • Aluminum faceplate
  • Up to 1700 RPM fan speed
  • The design is not very nice

This cooling pad is for up to 17-inches laptops so it will easily cool down 2 tablets. Even though it has powerful 1700 RPM 5-inch fans it only produces 20 dBA noise and that means it’s pretty quiet.

It’s got an aluminum faceplate and a bottom metal mesh for optimum heat dissipation so you can be sure that your laptop or tablets will be cooled down in no time.


When it comes to tablet cooling pads, users’ choice in very limited. Manufacturers have not yet developed this branch probably thinking that a cooling pad would make a tablet less portable.

However, many people  use tablets for hours on end at home or at work and they would very much use a cooling pad for their tablet without worrying about the extra weight.

There is also a more technical explanation: tablets and smartphones use ARM architecture, which is designed for power efficiency, while laptops and desktops use x86 architecture, which focuses on the processing speed.

In other words, the processors in laptops work at higher power levels than those on tablets. Also, tablets are optimized for battery use and cooling pads increase the level of power consumption.

We also need to mention that all these devices are also great Surface Pro cooling pads.

We’ll keep scouting the market and update our list as soon as possible. Meanwhile, do leave us a comment if you would like us to add a specific cooling pad to our list.

FAQ: Read more about cooling pads

  • What is the best cooling pad?

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  • How can I cool down my laptop without a cooling pad?

If you don’t want to use a cooling pad, you can also use a mini vacuum laptop cooler.

  • How do I choose a cooling pad?

First, it needs to perfectly accommodate the size of your laptop. Here’s an excellent list with the best laptop cooling pads.

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in April 2016 and was revamped and updated in November 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.