SVALT is proud to have Cinco, one of Portland’s leading brand and product design agencies, using the SVALT D. 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.
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!
Heath H. from United States (LinkedIn Comment):
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.
The SVALT D's Built-In Fan Sets it Apart From Other MacBook Docks
MacRumors by Juli Clover and Matt Gonzalez on August 4, 2015:
We went hands-on with the Svalt D to test the claims that it reduces temperature and speeds up performance, and we were impressed with how it worked. Made up of a two-pound block of aluminum, the Svalt D is an attractive, sturdy stand that matches well with Apple's line of MacBooks. - Juli Clover
Overall this is a really good way to keep your macbook cool while working with an external monitor and also functions as a nice looking stand. - Matt Gonzalez
Svalt D keeps your MacBook from falling victim to heat exhaustion
designboom by Piotr Boruslawski on July 15, 2015:
the latest apple macbook laptops have become so thin, they’ve started to leave behind important heat distribution fans that end [up] reducing the general performance due to extremely hot temperatures. the svalt ‘d’ performance cooling vertical dock helps prevent all that by making sure macbooks of any size are always the right temperature. anchored by a two pound aluminum heat sink, a powerful fan flows fresh air over the laptop’s processor unit to reduce cpu throttling which will help when working with intensive photo and video editing software.
The Week in Mac Accessories
Macworld by Joel Mathis on June 10, 2015
The Unique SVALT Laptop Stand Removes Heat From The MacBook
Back To The Mac by ONE on May 22, 2015:
Translation: For those with covered MacBooks, the summer season is when you worry about the heat. The SVALT offers a rare vertical cooling platform, with massive heat sink and fan to remove air and per the manufacture accelerate cooling.
CES 2015: SVALT Launches Stylish Cooling Dock for Apple MacBooks
MacRumors by Juli Clover on January 8, 2015
CES 2015 - Svalt D Laptop Cooling Dock
Good Dog Digital on January 8, 2015
Svalt al CES 2015 || Un dissipatore per i MacBook
Tom’s Hardware by Roberto Buonanno on January 12, 2015
CES 2015: Svalt zorgt voor een koele MacBook
Dutch Cowboys by Rob Blaauboer on January 9, 2015
SVALT D: Cooling Dock for MacBooks
iPhoneness by CIIN COOL FINDS on July 28, 2015:
Many of us connect our laptops to external displays to use them as a desktop computer. You don’t want your laptop to overheat and experience performance issues though. The SVALT D is a stylish vertical dock with a two pound aluminum heat sink and a powerful fan to keep your laptop’s processor cool. The SVALT D dock is compatible with select MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models. It looks sleek and lets you use your laptop in closed-screen clamshell mode with fewer performance issues. A Silence Adapter is available if you are looking for a quiet solution.
SVALT D – a stylish stand for cooling MacBook
UNLOCKPWD on January 2015:
SVALT D – is a stylish stand for MacBook. Her body is made of anodized aluminum and is like no other design merges with laptops from Apple. In places of contact with the laptop stand has rubber parts to avoid the possibility of scratches and abrasions.
CES 2015: SVALT Cooling MacBook Dock
iappletech128 on January 8, 2015:
MacBooks are great, but sometimes they get a little hot. There are many fan cooling stands available, but very few docks. Those who want to connect their Mac to an external display and close the lid could benefit from this. If you’re doing something taxing on your system like exporting a video you may have noticed that the fans kick on not too long after the export process starts. That’s where the SVALT D comes in. It’s a dock for your MacBook that has one big cooling fan to make sure your Mac’s fans don’t start.
CES 2015 : SVALT D, un support qui refroidit aussi votre MacBook
Macg by Nicolas Furno on January 9, 2015:
Translation: The designer of this product has shrewdly added fan support. The Mac is positioned hinge down and back against the fan. Thus configured, the SVALT D not only serves to keep the Mac logo upright right, but also cool. On all MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, the hinge is also where the built-in fans vent. The fan in the stand is bigger and it thus amplifies the cooling phenomenon by increasing the volume of hot air extracted from the computer.
Interesante dock para el Macbook: SVALT D
Soy de Mac by Jordi Gimenez on January 9, 2015:
Translation: It can surely be a good ally for those more demanding users with MacBook as it allows a more effective cooling of the machine and its internal components, getting extended the longterm life.