I've been looking for a laptop cooler, so I gave this one a try.
Personally, I think it's a little loud, even at the lowest setting. I've always found Zalman fans had this aggressive "whirring" sound. And I can definitely notice the sound cut through my notebook fan of my Fujitsu Amilo 1437G.
I dunno if I should take it apart and try to replace the fans or just return it.
Maybe I should have considered just getting a simple stand like this Matias iFold:
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php? ... ure=Matias
Too bad we don't have much discussion about notebook coolers on the forum.