Best cooling pads for Mac mini in 2022

Photo is of a Mac mini (2018) taken for iMore Mac mini review
Photo is of a Mac mini (2018) taken for iMore Mac mini review (Image credit: iMore)

After a few years without any updates, the Mac mini has finally received some much-needed love. Apple's tiniest Mac has become somewhat of a niche product for users who like a lot of power in a little package. If you tend to push your Mac mini to the edge regularly, especially if working from home, then you might be thinking of taking some extra precautions to prevent it from overheating, such as a cooling pad. If that's you, we've compiled some of the best Mac mini cooling pads we could find for you to check out.

Cool your jets

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The Mac mini is probably the most underrated computer around and the most underrated Mac. It's a workhorse, and most recently, folks have been using them to handle larger and larger workloads, so it makes sense that you would want to find ways to keep it cool with one of the best Mac mini cooling pads. The Thermaltake Massive TM will let you keep track of the heat in your machine, so you always know precisely how hard to work your Mac, but there's a lot of other great options on this list.

For a slim option from a company with a record of quality, there is the Cooler Master NotePal X-Slim. This is a great option whether you are gaming for hours or working on your computer for hours. The most important thing is that it will allow you to operate your computer completely worry-free for as much time as you need. All of these products are our top picks and will cover a wide range of different needs. Choose whichever suits you best and stay cool.

Jaclyn Kilani

Jaclyn Kilani is a content writer at iMore. She's a longtime Apple addict with a flair for creating (written works, design, photos; you name it!) on her devices. Jaclyn has also worked in the marketing sector for over 16 years, dabbling in a bit of everything from writing to graphic design and digital marketing. In her heart of hearts, however, she is a born writer and an avid reader who adores everything about the written word. Someday she may even churn out a book or two.

Throughout her career, Jaclyn has also developed something of an addiction to all things Apple. Her professional and personal life is enhanced by an ever-growing collection of iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, Apple Watches, and even AirTags. Luckily, this expensive habit is of great use to her work at iMore, where she writes with authority on Apple products and the accessories that go with them.