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Targus Lap Chill Mat (AWE55CA)

  • Model #: AWE55CA
  • Web Code: 10132892
(56 ratings)


The Targus Lap Chill Mat will keep your lap and your laptop cool for work and play. It's designed for laptops with screen sizes up to 17 inches, and uses dual fans to keep it all cool. USB powered makes it truly transportable, while a soft neoprene construction makes it comfortable to use.

More Information

  • Cooling platform for laptops up to 17 inches
  • Dual fans ensure everything stays cool
  • Angled ergonomically for a comfortable working position
  • Soft neoprene material
  • USB powered
  • Includes manual and USB cable

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)
  • Labour - 1 Year(s)

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  • from Toronto, ON
  • Mar 06, 2015

Good product, value for money

Have had this for three months, and it works great. Helps maintain the temperature of processor to a manageable 72 Celsius, while it used to go up to 102 when playing games. About the cord getting broken, I believe it was a problem with older design where the cord came out at an awkward angle. Light weight, ergonomically good to use on table or lap.

  • from Burlington, ON
  • Mar 03, 2015

Lightweight and Quiet

It's a pretty good laptop cooler for the price. My laptop no longer runs hot. Its lightweight and comfortable on my lap. It also runs very quiet. This is the second one that I've purchased. The first one stopped working after about a year and a half - I had to keep adjusting the position of the USB cord to get it to work. Hopefully I have better luck with this one. I've purchased more expensive ones in the past and had them die on me in about a year.

  • from Coquitlam, BC
  • Feb 07, 2015

Don't even think about buying this.

It barely works. The fan is extremely weak. You are better off blowing on your computer to keep it cool. I am super disappointed. It says it supports up to 17" but it barely fits my 15.6" on here. If you have a side vent, don't even think about this. Move on, trust me.

  • from Winnipeg, MB
  • Jan 25, 2015

Works but dies after 6 months.

This cool mat works really well, however, the cord will damage over time. There will be no visible damage, but because the cord has to bend to be plugged in to the USB slot, the connection between the USB and the cord will wear out over time (this happened with both of mine, and the ones my friends had). I personally fixed this issue by stripping the wire and reconnecting the head, but if you don't want to go through the trouble of doing that, and you want the mat to last over a year, I suggest looking at something else.

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Dec 30, 2014

Awesome chill mat!

I just bought this chill mat and it's great. I works fine with both my MacBook Air 13" and work laptop that is 16". The chill mat is comfortable on my lap and keeps whichever laptop on it cool.

  • from Rockwood, ON
  • Dec 07, 2014

Breaks after a year

So I've had two of these chill mats so far and the first one was replaced by warranty. The USB cord that comes out of the back and plugs into my laptop broke. It would start pulling apart from the chill mat. Targus had me pay almost $[...] in s&h to have it replaced by warranty. I was so annoyed and would never do that again since they go on sale for less than that at times. So a year later with my new chill mat and the exact same thing is happening. The fans are also really loud this time too, I've even cleaned them and no improvement. So overall it worked well in the beginning and if you don't pay too much for it then you're good. You'll have to replace in a year or so for sure.

  • from Brampton, ON
  • Nov 30, 2014

Works like a charm!

Laptop doesn't feel hot after being on for the entire day and my vagina no longer tingles from having bare laptop in my laptop. Great! Only downside is the sound that comes from the fan..

  • from Canada
  • Oct 16, 2014

Barely works...

My laptop overheated within 20 minutes of using it, lmao.

  • from Hamilton, ON
  • Oct 08, 2014

Had one for years

I bought one of these when I got my Toshiba back in 2010 and it worked wonderfully. It kept my lap cool, as I use my laptop either on my lap or bed, and it kept dust out of my laptop vent. The only con is with the design. All of my laptop vents have been on the left side while the fan used to blow cool air on my laptop was on the right. It did a bit to help with cooling but not as much as I would like. I would definitely buy another one, as after 3.5 years it still is a great accessory. The fan hasn't worked in about a year but again, it never really did much of a difference anyway.

  • from Winnipeg, MB
  • Sep 28, 2014

Great Chill Mat

Overall happy with this product.

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Sep 25, 2014

it's great as a laptop tray

first of all, i have to let people know that if your laptop has an overheating issue, most likely this thing won't fix it. You will probably have to clean-up your laptop's fan from all the dust it has collected over the years. this product is great as a laptop tray as it grips your laptop with its removable rubber grips. The design is pretty, and it sits pretty comfortably on my lap as it has this suede-like material at the bottom i personally think the fan itself won't do much to cool down the laptop so i barely use it. but the noise the fan creates is not very loud at all. I think most importantly this thing works best to keep dust out of your laptop as much as possible. Instead of putting your laptop on the sofa, carpet or bed (which has a lot of dust, and the laptop sucks it all in), you have this tray that should have way less dust in it.

  • from Mississauga, ON
  • Jun 18, 2014

Just average

My laptop was overheating to the point where I could barely touch the underneath, and sometimes it would shut off while streaming videos. The chill mat came highly recommended by a family member. I'm disappointed. The laptop still gets very hot, not as bad as before, but worse than I would have thought. I'm not sure the chill mat is doing its job protecting my computer from possible damage.

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Apr 23, 2014

i like it

i got this chill mat and i like it. its not loud and does the trick,a good buy on sale.

  • from Lethbridge, AB
  • Dec 20, 2013


My computer suffers from sever overheating to the point that it turns off from streaming videos. I've been using this chill mat for a week and I haven't seen any significant difference-my computer continues to overheat and turn off on its own. Not worth the price in my opinion.

  • from Markham, ON
  • Dec 09, 2013

Fan Broke

So a week after receiving it, one of he fans started to make a reaalllyy loud noise. So now, my macbook doesn't scream anymore and that's great but the sound of that broken fan is absolutely unbearable.

  • from Ajax, ON
  • Oct 21, 2013

Cool Laptop stand

This chillmat works well as both as stand for your laptop and a cooling pad. I have 3 currently and friends who have seen mine have also bought one.

  • from Edmonton, AB
  • Sep 10, 2013

Solved my overheating problem

Being the owner of a laptop that has severe overheating problems (by virtue of a bad design - thanks for that HP), my HP Pavilion DV6 no longer hits 95 degrees while burning the skin off my legs. Before owning this, the laptop would blister the plastic finish on my desk reaching 95+ degree CPU temperatures. Before the chillmat, this laptop was doomed to burn itself alive. Picked up this chillmat on a recommendation I read while researching this overheating problem. With this chillmat installed underneath the laptop, the maximum CPU temperature I've managed to reach while running the machine hard is 75.3 degrees. Almost an amazing 20 degree temperature difference. I can't say enough great things about this. The fans are super quiet, and it's saved the life of my computer. Highly recommended. Think I'll buy another for my wife's MACbook Pro which also gets blistering hot.

  • from Lindsay, ON
  • Mar 10, 2013

Lapt riser

It works fine but just wished it had a better incline to it. I don.t like the keyboard to be flat on the surface

  • from Brampton, ON
  • Feb 11, 2013

Computer cooling mat

Very happy with the product. It is stylish, functional and works well.

  • from Ottawa, ON
  • Feb 01, 2013


I bought this one because this is the only one that you can actually use and put on your lap. Other chill mat have exposed fans in the bottom thus making it complicated if you put it on your lap or when you use it while laying on your bed. The only issue I have with this is the very noisy fan, i have bought 2 of this and both fans are noisy.

  • from Nanaimo, BC
  • Jan 29, 2013

Targus Lap Chill Mat

Ordered online, fast delivery, well packaged, and secure. Quiet, smooth operating, easy to use, just plug in, and quiet fan! Recommend this product!

  • from Thornhill, ON
  • Jan 26, 2013

Definitely not strong enough for gaming

My laptop shuts itself down from overheating after 20min into the game. Returned it right away.

  • from Regina, SK
  • Jan 20, 2013

A nice mat with little cooling power.

It's comfortable, nice for propping up the laptop, the fans run very quietly, and it definitely keeps the heat off your legs. However, it doesn't make any difference on the temperatures for my laptop, an Acer Iconia 6886. My i5-480M CPU was running around 56c per core under load, and would hover around 40c per core at idle. These temperatures were regardless of whether or not the Chill Mat was plugged in and the placement of the laptop on the Chill Mat.

  • from Georgetown, ON
  • Dec 30, 2012

Great lap chill mat!

I bought his mat on a great sale [...], I would even pay [...more] for it. Its a great lap chill mat. Very quiet, very durable, it put the laptop at a great angle, very comfortable to use, overall... great buy.

  • from Cambridge
  • Dec 29, 2012


This cooling pad worked okay at first but then it started to slow down and eventually stopped blowing air even though it's still on and making this annoying clunking sound. This was all in a few months of use. I'm a computer expert and if you want a quality product don't buy this brand. Throw in a few extra bucks for a good quality pad.

  • from Burnaby
  • Dec 27, 2012

Worth the money

It's really quiet you can hardly hear its like its not their. Its a excellent product by targus by it now while its on sale like I did.

  • from Edmonton, AB
  • Sep 09, 2012

Targus chill mat

I've had this for over a year now and it's still going! A bit bulky to travel with (hence the oversized laptop bag), but it's quiet and keeps my laptop cool. I can sit in bed and watch movies or surf the web, or keep it plugged into my HDTV 24/7 and never have to worry about overheating. Going to buy extras for the wife and kids!

  • from Montréal
  • Apr 18, 2012


I've had it for roughly 6 months now, and it still works like a charm. It's big though, thus difficult to transport. Otherwise everything is great!

  • from Abbotsford
  • Mar 28, 2012

Short lived but handles any temp you throw at it

Like most people reviewing this mat I too was extremely happy with it for about the first three months, it fits very comfortably in your lap and the stock fans are strong enough to cool down even a heavy duty 17' laptop. That being said after about three months the fans no longer work so the realistic value of this mat is pretty low.

  • from Toronto
  • Feb 13, 2012


Before buying my GTX 560m GPU would get to 96 degrees while playing certain games. So I bought to see if it could help keep the temp down, but the only thing it did was prolong the time it took my GPU to get to 96 degrees. I would recommend buying this I guess if the things you do don't require a lot of power, but for games or design programs that work your system to the max I would suggest buying better cooling pad.

  • from Calgary
  • Feb 09, 2012

great design but Targus needs to use better fans

I had this mat for 6 months now and its been great. the design is smart (air gets pulled in from the SIDES not the bottom) however the fans on mine died after a month of use. (the bearings failed). I didn't feel like buying another mat so I "altered" it by fitting a 120mm case fan (a Scythe S flex G) to replace the 2 small stock fans. it still cools the same but the case fan has better bearings so it will last longer. I would say the design is great but seriously I only got 1 month of use with the stock fans. I know a few people who have the same mat and their fans lasted around 4 months. i am not saying this mat is bad but some high quality fans will make this an excellent mat.

  • from Sudbury, Ontario
  • Aug 26, 2011

Works great

This cooling stand works great, my macbook pro used to get hot enough to fry an egg while it was on my lap. Now with this cooling mat, my macbook stay a bit cool underneath. Definately worth it.

  • from NB
  • Aug 20, 2011


You can't get any better than this. We have 3 laptops in my house and we've gone through a lot of burnt out or cheap coolers that don't work, but this one is by far the best and very comfortable and stable to sit on your knee.

  • from Langley, BC
  • Aug 10, 2011

Good, but.....

I have had this product for 8 months now and it worked great. I had a laptop that kept over-heating and this prevented that. Then i got a new one and it has always stayed cool. But now the fans are getting weak and VERY NOISEY. I contacted Targus and I can get it replaced but I (or you) have to pay to ship it there. It Cost almost as much to ship it than it does to buy it. It would be better to buy a new one. I would choose this one again though, It has proved itself. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a laptop fan/chill mat.

  • from winnipeg
  • Jun 26, 2011


I have a 17" laptop and this is wonderful, I play MMO games alot and this keeps it cool. would recomend

  • from
  • May 14, 2011

Best chillmar on the retaik market

I had this chillmat for 4months now I use it to cool down my hp dv7, when I game or overall work. and it works perfectly! my laptop use to run around 78c on games this brought it down to 71-68c! . Highly recommend this product !

  • from Ajax
  • Mar 11, 2011

Cool and quiet

I have a laptop which I like to hook up to the TV and play games. As you can imagine, it gets pretty hot. (CPU up to 80 degrees celsius). After using this cooling pad, the CPU only got up to 70 degrees and the idle temperature is a lot lower as well. When I first plugged it in, it was so quiet I had to put my hand over it to make sure the fans were blowing. Great product, if you are going to get a cooling pad make no mistake and get this one.

  • from Toronto
  • Mar 03, 2011


Great product...the picture doesn't do justice. Gread quality product and absolutely silent!! Yes I had to feel the air to know it was on...With soooo many to choose from...I made a great choice. I have a 15.6" ASUS and this is perfect! Also the 4 rubber "feet" are adjustable. This would also work for 17" laptops too.

  • from Spruce Grove, AB
  • Feb 20, 2011

Targus Chill Mat

Works great! We use it for a 13" Macbook Pro. Keeps the Mac nice and cool. Both fans are super quiet, you can barely tell its on. It doesn't drain the battery either.

  • from edmonton alberta, 137 ave best buy
  • Jan 06, 2011

depends on laptop

for a regular laptop it is great. it was great when it was on specail for the price. i have an HP Pavilion and its super loaded. the fan does not meet what i expected. it still runs super hot! i do video editing and this heating is a major issue. its not worth the price for heavy users.

  • from Toronto, On
  • Dec 02, 2010

Best one in Best Buy!

I was looking to replace my old belkin fan for a dual fan cooling mat because my belkin fan didn't do the job at all! Then I saw this one and saw the great reviews about it and you know what their all true. It keeps my laptop roughly 5 degrees celcius cooler than it did with the belkin fan even when im overclocking the gpu. The sleak design doesn't block the vents and it runs smoothly and quietly a highly recomended product for the average joe or even the most hard core gammer out there you got to have this!

  • from Hamilton
  • Nov 04, 2010


Keeps my 17" cool and stays put on my lap. Also angeled just right for comfort. Just be careful on table tops because it slides around easily.

  • from SK
  • Oct 13, 2010


Finally a chill mat that works, looks great & is cheap(er) than the others! :) We had the other Targus one for about 3yrs, & weren't NEARLY as impressed as we are with this one now! On a desk it does slide around a little, but we just put a shelf liner under it (from a discount place) & it works PERFECT! It's really quiet & have to get your ear down to it to check & see that it's on! Our laptops finally stay cool! We have 2 for 2 laptops & wouldn't trade! :)

  • from Surrey
  • Aug 29, 2010

Great product

I've had this chill mat for just over a week now and think it's great. It's whisper quiet and really keeps the laptop cool. Would definitely recommend this chill mat.