Some of the points that make the Cooler Master SNA95 stick-out in the crowd of Universal Power Adapters include the claim as the slimmest 95w adapter in the world at just 0.7 inches. Then there is the 90% efficiency and 150w peak power. I would have to say that the most innovative feature which sets this adapter apart is the built-in USB charger for all of your other mobile devices. The USB port boasts a full 1 amp and will charge most mobile devices up to 30% faster than using a run of the mill USB port on your PC.
The Cooler Master SNA95 Adapter power brick comes with a removable H-shaped base that doubles as a cord reel to manage those unsightly cables. This is a welcome improvement to other systems I have seen which usually incorporate a Velcro cable tie or nothing at all. This base also helps to elevate the power brick in case you are using the adapter on a surface that is sensitive to heat. The end of the power cable on the SNA95 is female, and all of the tips are male ends. Usually this causes issues with broken or bent tips, but Cooler Master has circumvented this issue by designing the plastic body of the tips to shield the + and – prongs from damage.
To put the Cooler Master SNA95 Slim Notebook Adapter to the test, I dug out a couple of older oddball laptops which have always been particularly picky when it comes to power supplies. An old IBM 2609 ThinkPad as well as a Sony Vaio from the PIII days. The SNA95 kit had a tip for each in its arsenal of nine, and each powered up flawlessly and stayed powered up for an hour each with no issues. The ThinkPad earned a full battery in the process, although the Vaio was tested with no battery. I also gave my Blackjack II a good charge using the USB charging port on the SNA95, which took about ten minutes. Worth noting here is that while the adapter is plugged in the single LED shines white, even while being used on a laptop. As soon as you plug into the USB for charging a mobile device, the LED changes from white to blue.