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Logitech Comfort Lapdesk

The dirty little secret of notebook computers is that they run hot -- A cute little "laptop" sitting on your legs will also singe your skin, and a hefty "desktop replacement" notebook will crush your legs in the bargain. Ouch!

So now we need notebook cooling pads for the desktop with built-in fans, and laptop desks to try to get comfortable with our machines on a sofa.

Which brings us to the new Logitech Comfort Lapdesk, with a clever design to help you keep cool and comfortable as you work with your computer:

- The base has a 4-layer heat-shielding design to keep you from getting cooked.

- The surface is tilted to 12 degrees, to help angle your notebook for better viewing when seated.

- The base is arched instead of lying flat, which not only allows air to flow underneath, but also means that the lapdesk is sitting on your legs at only four points.

- And the underside is covered with a soft, cushioned, air-mesh fabric, so the parts resting on you don't get uncomfortable.

The Logitech Comfort Lapdesk is designed for notebooks with up to a 17-inch display. However, it's not designed for use with mouse, so use the built-in trackpad or a wireless mouse on the sofa cushion or bedcover. It's very light, and around 18 x 11 1/4 inches, by 3 inches at the arched end. It can tuck away nicely by the side of a chair or a bed.

The Logitech Comfort Lapdesk is becoming available now for around $39, in traditional white.

See my Portable Peripherals and Accessories Gallery for more fun devices, organized by company.

    Find Logitech Comfort Lapdesk on Amazon.com

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This entry posted on February 6, 2009.

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