Svalt, known for its line of docks designed for Apple's Macs, today launched a whole new collection of 2020 docks and stands designed for Apple's latest notebook and desktop Macs.

The Cooling Stand S, designed for the 16-inch MacBook Pro and other Mac and PC laptops, features silent passive cooling, an ergonomic raised design, adjustable feet, and a design that hides accessories and cord clutter.

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There's also a Cooling Stand S Pro, a variant of the Cooling Stand S that comes equipped with a fan for active cooling to complement the passive cooling features. The fan offers dual speeds depending on whether quiet operation or maximum cooling is preferred, and it is user upgradeable.

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For the Mac mini, Svalt has a Cooling Stand Mini that offers both passive and active cooling with a built-in dual-speed fan and a design that hides away cords and accessories.

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The Svalt Cooling Stand S sells for $179, the S Pro sells for $279, and the S Mini sells for $269, with purchases available now from the Svalt website. All of the stands are modular and can be converted to accommodate other devices with additional add-on accessories.

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Svalt also has a new Cooling Dock Model D, which is designed to be used with a MacBook Pro in clamshell mode. It features a sculpted aluminum heat sink and a flexible leaning design for optimized silent passive cooling. The Svalt Dock D can be purchased from the Svalt website for $169, though adding a fan will raise the price.

Top Rated Comments

sinsin07 Avatar
17 months ago
$279 for a stand with a fan?
The S mini @ $269 is close to 35% of a base mac mini.
Are they sober?
They gonna have to find their exotic sport car money somewhere else cause that's crazy.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jeaz Avatar
17 months ago
Trivia - Svalt means cool in Swedish.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ckWTB Avatar
15 months ago
Some details about how the new SVALT Cooling Stand increases cooling performance and what goes into designing the product:

COOLING for S Pro model
A high-quality, large and powerful 12-volt Noctua fan is positioned with open air space above and below, as well as fan screens moved away from fan blades to achieve more efficient operation with maximum airflow and minimum noise. The fan’s significant airflow is directed to the sides and back by the laptop’s angled position, and then again by the laptop support arm’s upward and outward angled design. Slim laptop support pads with a minimal contact patch combined with large cutout along the top edge of the laptop support arms allow air to move against the laptop enclosure and extract as much heat as possible. The hot air is exhausted to the back and away from the cooling fan’s underside intake vent to avoid hot air recycling.

COOLING for S Mini model
For users that choose to remove the Mac Mini’s bottom cover, then the padding system locks the Mini in place for the cooling fan to drive cooling air directly into the Mac Mini for immediate cooling of internal components, including the processor, as well as for flushing out built up heat.

COOLING SYSTEM for S Pro and S Mini models
The active cooling system has a user facing pushbutton switch to select from off for silent passive cooling, low-speed for standard quiet cooling, and high-speed for maximum cooling power. The Cooling Fan is part of the Cooling Stand’s modular system with a bolted connection for easy installation and removal, as well as for the ability to convert between the three model configurations (S, S Pro and S Mini). The Cooling Fan component’s use bolt and snap connections for easily access, servicing, replacement or upgrade. The speed control system uses a standard pin connection that works with 2, 3 and 4-pin fans. Both the speed control unit and fan have been designed to support replacement and upgrade.

BACKGROUND
My education and career background is in architecture. I studied sustainable architecture at the University of Oregon, specifically passive heat & cooling under the world’s leading professors and researchers at the time. I worked for 15 years within the industry, including working on early pilot LEED rating systems and doing a variety of volunteer work to help move sustainability into the mainstream. I moved from architecture to product design about a decade ago. Over the last three years I have worked 10-18 hour days to create the new SVALT Cooling Stand product line. I spent thousands of hours researching, designing, developing, testing (see website of extensive details), and working with local fabricators to make the Cooling Stand the best cooling solution available for current Mac laptops, as well as being compatible with all Mac and PC laptops.

COST
There are advantages to designing products for mass-consumption with off-shore mass-production, but there are also advantages to the approach I have chosen to use for SVALT in which I design products for those that need and/or desire to have the best performance with the most features, which means more of a niche product that in turns allows me to use local US fabricators to make custom parts for the products. It is more about the art, craft, performance and quality, than it is about making a product for mass-consumption. Cashflow goes into product development and paying local US fabricators. This means that I am able to provide personal attention to my fabrication team as well as customers. Reviews and videos should be coming out soon, which should help those that do not have a Cooling Stand in hand to understand what the product is all about.

Best wishes,
Chad
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Partron22 Avatar
17 months ago
Fan driven. It'd work, but I just put a 1/2 inch thick block of aluminum under my hotter minis. Conducts heat away like crazy. Cheap through any metals supply store too. (Barring of course those great big tariffs we have nowadays).
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
luvbug Avatar
17 months ago
For me: ugly, awkward, and an expensive way to solve a (mostly) non-problem.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jimthing Avatar
17 months ago
Pricing on the Pros is much too high IMO.
eg. Mini Pro, Europe: $325 (£250!), including $55 ship costs. Don't bother.

And without some decent videos showing the NOISE, don't bother either.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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