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DealExtreme (DX): USB Mini Fridge and Heater (USB Mini Cooling Fridge)

Hello Skooter Blog readers. Today I talk about a USB Mini Fridge and Heater (USB Mini Cooling Fridge), acquired na DX – DealExtreme. This is the type of gadget people buy more by curiosity, or gifting a friend geek. But in my case, bought with the intention that it would be really helpful and it worked, as I will explain in this article.

A USB Mini Fridge and Heater (USB Mini Cooling Fridge) It is powered by 5V via a USB plug, so that it can be plugged directly into a computer or power adapter. This energy is enough that she can freeze or heat a cup a can placed in its compartment. The compartment is not very large, but includes a 350ml can of soda, juice, beer, etc.

I bought the USB Mini Fridge and Heater (USB Mini Cooling Fridge) for use in my job. The idea is to have ice water available without fetching all the time in the kitchen. The drawback of leaving it in stainless steel bottle that usually use is that only take cold water when just fill the bottle. After a while the water just heating up. The alternative would be a Thermos, with the drawback that it could not one day that would warm water to another in the same way; or a fridge, which is certainly a better option, but impossible by the high price and the space it occupies.

A USB Mini Fridge and Heater (USB Mini Cooling Fridge) met my needs. I leave it turned on my PC, I fill my bottle of steel with water and she'll filling an aluminum cup I got from my girlfriend. Could use a plastic cup or glass, but the metal is more efficient in transferring cold inside the compartment of the base Mini Refrigerator for the liquid inside the cup. Of course, you can't expect the performance of a refrigerator that USB Mini Fridge and Heater (USB Mini Cooling Fridge). In fact it is more efficient to maintain hot or cold liquid than heat it or cool it. She even gets warm or chilled, but it takes a considerable time and temperature is not so higher or lower than the room. She can leave the water at a temperature that I find enjoyable, Coldest the environment, especially if the day is cold or if the air conditioner is in operation. In this case I can get hot water, leave in Mini Refrigerator for a while and then take. But soft drinks I like very cold even, in this case I just would use it to keep it cold while I drinking, but would have to be frozen previously in a refrigerator. It is also worth noting that the less liquid there in the cup, the greater the cooling effect / heating. When the cup is full and the USB Mini Fridge and Heater is in the fridge, can notice that the liquid is at the bottom of the cooler that is on top of, for the simple fact that the cooling from below and also because the cold water is heavier (dense) and so naturally will remain under. I haven't had anything hot with the USB Mini Fridge and Heater, but I think in this case there will be no such difference, since the water will tend to heat up and down climb, creating a continuous flow.

My USB Mini Fridge and Heater (USB Mini Cooling Fridge) is black, more to DX also has a red version for those who want something more flashy. In the next few memory requirements RAM, disk space, etc. which may be dirty. Even the Windows XP logo, Driver Free and Plug n Play are absurd. The device simply uses the power from the bus, being totally independent of operating systems and other requirements, there is no data connection. Just have a USB port, either 1.1, 2.0 or 3.0. What might make a difference is the current that the bus is able to offer. 500mA is what he should be able to offer, but I don't know if the USB Mini Fridge and Heater works with more power when the bus offers more than that, maybe yes. Inside the box, Besides the USB Mini Fridge and Heater wrapped in bubble wrap, there an instruction manual in English. It has the same bullshit requirements and some recommendations.

In the cable USB Mini Fridge and Heater (USB Mini Cooling Fridge) There is a switch with 3 positions. In the center (position 0), It maintains the USB Mini Fridge and Heater off. In position I the USB Mini Fridge and Heater heats up and in position II she cools. When in position II, a fan is activated under the plate that cools, blowing cold air onto, where the glass or tin. Thus, a USB Mini Fridge and Heater is completely silent when heating, but makes a small fan noise when cooling. The noise does not bother, as almost goes unnoticed when added to the noise of the source fans, cabinet, processor, Video Card, etc. Inside the USB Mini Fridge and Heater There is an LED that lights up in red when it is in the heater and green when it is in the cold.

DX package with USB Mini Fridge and Heater (USB Mini Cooling Fridge)

DX package with USB Mini Fridge and Heater (USB Mini Cooling Fridge)

DX package with USB Mini Fridge and Heater (USB Mini Cooling Fridge)

DX package with USB Mini Fridge and Heater (USB Mini Cooling Fridge)

Mini USB Fridge and Heater Package (USB Mini Cooling Fridge)

Mini USB Fridge and Heater Package (USB Mini Cooling Fridge)

Mini USB Fridge and Heater Package (USB Mini Cooling Fridge)

Mini USB Fridge and Heater Package (USB Mini Cooling Fridge)

USB Mini Fridge and Heater (USB Mini Cooling Fridge)

USB Mini Fridge and Heater (USB Mini Cooling Fridge)

Manual Mini USB Fridge and Heater (USB Mini Cooling Fridge)

Manual Mini USB Fridge and Heater (USB Mini Cooling Fridge)

USB Mini Fridge and Heater (USB Mini Cooling Fridge)

USB Mini Fridge and Heater (USB Mini Cooling Fridge)

USB Mini Fridge and Heater (USB Mini Cooling Fridge)

USB Mini Fridge and Heater (USB Mini Cooling Fridge)

USB Mini Fridge and Heater (USB Mini Cooling Fridge)

USB Mini Fridge and Heater (USB Mini Cooling Fridge)

USB Mini Fridge and Heater (USB Mini Cooling Fridge)

USB Mini Fridge and Heater (USB Mini Cooling Fridge)

Mini Switch USB Fridge and Heater (USB Mini Cooling Fridge)

Mini Switch USB Fridge and Heater (USB Mini Cooling Fridge)

Bottom of the Mini USB Fridge and Heater (USB Mini Cooling Fridge)

Bottom of the Mini USB Fridge and Heater (USB Mini Cooling Fridge)

USB Mini Fridge and Heater (USB Mini Cooling Fridge) with red LED, indicating that is running the heater function

USB Mini Fridge and Heater (USB Mini Cooling Fridge) with red LED, indicating that is running the heater function

USB Mini Fridge and Heater (USB Mini Cooling Fridge) with green LED, indicating that the refrigerator is running function

USB Mini Fridge and Heater (USB Mini Cooling Fridge) with green LED, indicating that the refrigerator is running function

As a buy, was made in 13/09/2012, sent next day (14/09), or 17/09 According to tracking. No give 03/10 arrived in Brazil and on 11/10 delivered.

Data Local Situation
11/10/2012 11:42 CSD (Removed) Delivery Effected
11/10/2012 09:59 CSD (Removed) Out for delivery
03/10/2012 12:41 INTERNATIONAL TRAT Unidade PARANA – CURITIBA/PR Awarded
Received / Brazil
17/09/2012 23:28 CHINA – CHINA Routed
M traveling to TREATMENT UNIT INTERNATIONAL – BRAZIL
17/09/2012 09:42 CHINA – CHINA Posted

The packet came described as containing “USB GADGET”, with the declared weight 510 programs and declared value of $7,97. The package was not taxed.

And I'm ending here the article on USB Mini Fridge and Heater (USB Mini Cooling Fridge), with a positive recommendation. Share this article with your friends if you liked ;). If you also want to shop in DX – DealExtreme, directly from Hong Kong, click here and good shopping.

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Skooter

Skooter is a computer scientist and the founder of Skooter Blog. He is interested in everything related to technology and he likes to save money by making his purchases directly from abroad.

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