Belkin V2 Cooling Lounge Laptop Rest

Belkin V2 Laptop Cooling Lounge Top View

Belkin CoolSpot Padded Laptop Cooling Lounge for Laptops up to 17"

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List Price: £27.41
Sale Price: £19.99
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Belkin V2 Laptop Cooling Lounge Top View

Laptops are one of the greatest inventions of the 20th Century. They are still the epitome of portable computing and access to the internet (yes I know tablets are popular too – but some people want a big screen and proper keyboard…). But they have one big drawback – heat.

Because the little marvels work so hard to do all the wonderful computerising we take for granted they generate a lot of heat – there´s a lot of power concentrated into that little case. And this heat has to go somewhere, OK the built in fan gets rid of a lot – but the bottom of the laptop also gets pretty hot too. And if you have it on your lap it does a pretty good job of being a wickedly efficient leg warmer.

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So after a while we either stop, find a table or worst of all rest it on the duvet – very effective at insulating the laptop and stopping it from cooling down. But this needn´t be the case, there is an answer to using your laptop in comfort – the Belkin V2 Laptop Cooling Lounge.

This eccentric name really describes a padded rest that sits on your lap and has a built-in cooling fan. The Belkin can accommodate laptops with screens up to 17 inches, and features non slip sections and a curved top to stop the laptop slipping off. The laptop isn´t strapped or clipped on in any way so don´t try any aerobatics with it otherwise it will fall off – but it is perfectly secure for normal use.

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The Belkin is not bulky at 39.8 x 32.2 x 5.6 cm and a not uncomfortable 980g and the padding does an excellent job of cushioning even the heaviest laptops. But the real work is done by the built in fan. Positioned in the centre of the rest the fan is designed with a unique airflow that pulls cool air in smoothly through the ventilation grill then pushes the hot air away from you and your laptop.

Power for the fan is provided by a USB connector that you plug into a spare port on the laptop. The lead is just long enough to reach the front of the attached laptop should it need to go that far. The fan is not noisy when rested on your lap – the video below mentions it is as noisy as the laptop featured – but this is probably because it has been placed on a hard surface – so don´t get the impression this will be annoying, because it isn´t.

Verdict

The Belkin V2 Laptop Cooling Lounge is a comfortable and convenient solution to a problem all laptop users face from time to time. And it´s compact enough to be carried around in a larger laptop bag too!

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Belkin CoolSpot Padded Laptop Cooling Lounge for Laptops up to 17"

Rating:
List Price: £27.41
Sale Price: £19.99
(as of 07/26/2017 08:36 UTC - Details)

Availability: Usually dispatched within 1-2 business days

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Category: Computers, Laptop PCs, Technology, Top 20 Gadgets