Performance workstations designed for professionals.
At Cinco our laptops are workhorses. We’re pushing them day-in and day-out. Heavy imaging, editing, rendering . . . Some days it was like they were literally cooking. But no more! Our SVALT Dock's keep them chill and let us use them like true workstations. - Kirk James, President of Cinco.
Get more work done without a laptop meltdown.
When running high-demand applications a laptop’s built-in cooling system can fail to keep up, leading to processor throttling and slower performance. Heat meltdowns often occur at the office when using the laptop like a desktop, where the improved ergonomics of high-resolution displays and full size keyboard and mouse can help maintain your productivity, which is why the SVALT D2 has been designed to transform your laptop into a desktop workstation for maximum productivity where you need it most, at the office.
Turbo charge your laptop and unleash peak performance.
The SVALT D2's massive aluminum heat sink houses an intelligent cooling system and powerful desktop sized fan that drives cooling air directly onto laptop processors to turbo charge the laptop's built-in cooling system and help maintain peak performance. A laptop temperature sensor and automatic speed control provide simple set-it-and-forget-it operation and silent to overwhelming cooling power. For an immediate blast of extra cooling power you can activate Turbo mode, or you can select from a number of advanced and customizable cooling modes for even more user control.
Seamless integration without any laptop modifications.
The SVALT D2’s adjustable pad accommodates a wide range of devices, such as Retina MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Razer Blade laptops in closed screen clamshell mode, and offers the flexibility to support future models and devices. The leaning configuration allows the laptop to stay docked during the power-on process to avoid accidental cable disconnection or a laptop drop, while also allowing for quick desktop to mobile transitions.
The SVALT D2 High-Performance Cooling Dock is a professional workstation furnishing that turbo charges MacBook Pro Retina and MacBook Air cooling systems to help maintain peak performance so you can get more work done without a meltdown. See the SVALT D2 home page to learn more.
Transforms laptops into desktop workstations.
Seamlessly merges with select Apple laptops.
Does not require any laptop modification.
Adjustable pad accommodates wide range of devices.
Stable leaning clamshell support configuration.
Easy access to laptop power button avoids dropping.
Quick transitions between desktop and mobile.
Compact product footprint for more open desktop.
Improves ergonomics with external displays and keyboard.
OPERATION To turn on/off the SVALT D2’s cooling system, press the push-button switch once. The cooling system responds intelligently to laptop temperatures for simple set-it-and-forget-it operation. An external sensor measures laptop temperatures and automatically adjusts fan speeds to meet audio and cooling performance requirements over the course of a workday. When temperatures are low enough the fan slows to a stop, ready to re-start when temperatures rise. A LED responds to user activity and visually signals the cooling mode state, while the fan momentarily speeds up to provide an audio signal.
Use the following switch activations to immediately increase fan speed for an extra blast of cooling power:
2x Turbo (very fast flashing LED) Automatically returns to normal cooling mode after 5-min.
3x Turbo + (fast flashing LED) Returns to normal cooling mode after pressing the switch 1x.
Use the following switch activations to change the cooling system’s normal cooling mode:
4x Custom (medium flashing LED) Set the cooling system to a fixed speed by pressing the switch 1x when the fan reaches the desired speed while cycling through speeds. Press 4x to reset.
5x Auto - (slow fading LED) Set the cooling system to lower speeds compared to default.
6x Auto + (fast fading LED) Set the cooling system to higher speeds compared to default.
7x Auto (medium fading LED) Reset the cooling system to factory default, or alternatively, reset the system to factory default by pressing the switch 1x and then holding it for 7-seconds.
FAN 12V, 0-3600RPM variable speed, and long life ball bearing with approximately eight years of continuous operation (70,000 hours at 40C).
POWER SUPPLY 100-240V AC input and 12V output with one of the following fixed or replaceable outlet plugs: Type A (USA, Canada, Mexico, Japan), Type C (Europe, South America, Asia), Type G (United Kingdom, Ireland), or Type I (Australia, New Zealand, China). A Replacement Power Supply is available to purchase separately.
ALUMINUM FINISH The dock’s aluminum cradle comes with a high-end aluminum anodized finish, which is a custom finishing process that may include some color variation between parts. The bottom surface of product is considered non-cosmetic finish and includes two #10-24 threaded holes that can be used for mounting the SVALT D2 in a fixed position if desired.
PACKAGE CONTENTS Contents placed in a compact high-quality product box that is reusable for storage and transport: SVALT D2, power supply, cable management strap, and hex drive for sliding pad adjustment.
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS
Shipping Package Dimensions: 8.0” wide x 8.0” deep x 8.0” tall.
Shipping Package Weight (US power): 3.2 pounds.
Product Package Dimensions: 6.2” wide x 5.5” deep x 5.4” tall.
Product Package Weight (US power): 2.8 pounds.
Product Dimensions: 4.8” wide x 4.1” deep x 4.1” tall.
SVALT is proud to have Cinco, one of Portland’s leading brand and product design agencies, using the SVALT D2. Kirk James, Principal and CCO of Cinco, uses a dock for his personal workstation: “They’re the solution to a problem I didn’t realize I had.” And he had this to say for the office:
At Cinco our laptops are workhorses. We’re pushing them day-in and day-out. Heavy imaging, editing, rendering… Some days it was like they were literally cooking. But no more! Our Svalt D's keep them chill and let’s us use them like true workstations.
Ross G. from the United Kingdom, MacBook Pro:
Just wanted to say thank you for my new SVALT Cooler. I received it today, a day ahead of schedule. International shipping was faultless and speedy and I was eager to set it up with my late 2013 MacBook Pro and my external monitor, I had been using a generic cooling pad with it and was only seeing a tiny temperature difference, but with my new SVALT I'm seeing consistently lower temperatures both in OS X and Windows 10. Gaming under windows is much better with cooler temps and more space available on my meagre desk. To save the hassle of opening my Mac to switch on every time, I have started using "sleep" and I only need to press the Bluetooth trackpad or keyboard to wake up and get to work. Or play! On a technical side, the build quality seems high, and it really suits the design aesthetic of Apple products. The fan is whisper quite, more so than the built in fans themselves. Well done on a great little product.
Robert S. from United States, 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro ( Robert's see Testing Tab for independent test results and at 3DMark):
I have been looking for something exactly like the SVALT D to give my rMBP proper cooling when I'm gaming, and now I am not getting throttling of the GPU anymore, even when playing Elite Dangerous with GPU overclocked and set to maximum 15% boost at 45 FPS. I wouldn’t have tried overclocking with the throttling I was seeing before, I was too afraid of melting my laptop hardware. Now my in-game experience has been flawless! Bottom line, you’ve saved my laptop and improved my gaming experience, I love it! I think the SVALT D is one of the only true ways to cool these laptops, plus it is very well designed. The level of quality and solidness really impresses me. Others would have likely cut corners in places, such as the weight, aluminum manufacturing and design aesthetics, but SVALT did not.
Marek B. from United States, MacBook Pro Retina:
I received the first order only today, but from what I saw thus far, the dock is very convenient and effective at keeping the MacBook Pro from revving up the fans, even with the cooler fan off. The dock also shows very good stability, fit, grip, and its fan noise with the silencer plugged in is low. The recent iteration of Apple's operating system, El Capitan, enabled the 2013 MacBook Pro's with NVidia graphics to support two 4k monitors or one 5k screen, just like the 2015 models. Unfortunately, connecting high resolution external monitors increases temps and fan noise of the laptop even at light workloads, and more so with additional thunderbolt peripherals plugged. With the Svalt dock, the laptop fans are not spinning up higher while doing everyday office work on two 4k screens with other thunderbolt peripherals plugged. I'm getting 50-60C-level temps without the dock fan running. That's what I sought, the elimination of high temps/noise for everyday office-type of work and music/video playback on high resolution external screens with the Mac used as a closed lid workstation. I've used 2 other brand docks before, but they seemed to increase the temp/noise issues, and did not keep the laptop with good grip or in optimal position. To be sure, I'm already very happy . . . Best dock ever!
Robert S. from United States (Amazon customer), MacBook Pro with 15-inch Retina:
I am using it without the adapter, and not noticing any sound anyway, so all is great with that, and the system overall is functioning amazingly! No more super loud fan noise kicking in from the the internal fans on the computer. What a relief, I used to get a bit of anxiety every time they would juice up!
Eric S. from Canada, 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro:
I have been using the SVALT D for a couple days now and I am pleasantly surprised! I’ve owned multiple MacBook Pro’s, and all of them overheated like crazy. I’ve owned cooling mats before and now I realize how useless they were. I used to unscrew the bottom of my laptop and place it on the cooling pad! This is like a computer version of an automotive cold air intake! So great! I wish I had this years ago! It reduced my computer lag, and it’s much better at keeping it cool! This should be sold at the Apple Store, seriously! Thanks again for all of your help!
Great product, I look for perfection in everything I use and this certainly hits the mark!
Terry D. from Australia, MacBook Air:
My little MacBook Air has a very, very cool new home. Thank you for your fantastic support, quick shipping, and such a superb product!
Ben G. from United States, 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro:
Running architecture modeling software on Windows virtual OS was always jamming up and lagging before I had my SVALT D. The SVALT D resolved those issues, and now my computer has become snappier and I have regained my productivity.
Andrey M. from United States, 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro:
I like its simple and clean design, and functionality as a stand and active cooling unit. Thank you SVALT for the great and promising product!
Enzo D. from France:
Just got the Svalt today. Awesome piece of hardware. Great packaging. Transit delays are so short, that is a good surprise.
Yann H. from United Kingdom:
Looks great on my desk. Keep up the good work!
Guillaume D. from France:
I like the design, full weight and small footprint on my desk.