Do you ever use your laptop right on your lap? Do you ever get really hot when you do? I do! One of my favorite things to do is to play on my laptop while watching TV. Yes, I am such the multitasker that I have to do more than one leisurely activity simultaneously. My legs, however, have been paying the very warm price, and now I know that my laptop has, as well.
I got my new Lapinator Plus today. It looks like this:
The Lapinator is a laptop desk that blocks heat to keep you and your laptop cooler. (The Lapinator Plus is the model made for larger laptops.) CNET gave it a rave review, saying the Lapinator is "by far the most effective at blocking heat, and it's also the lightest, most comfortable, and...the least expensive." The Lapinator costs $24.95. The Lapinator Plus costs $29.95. I paid $7.10 for shipping.
Why get a laptop desk? Can't you just put a pillow underneath? No! Aside from the fact that a pillow does not insulate you well from the heat, a pillow can actually harm your computer. Usually, a laptop has a fan on its side or bottom. A pillow blocks these openings, causing the laptop to overheat and damaging it. When I learned this, I was so sad -- I'd been using a pillow for so long! Oh, my dear Vaio, I'm so sorry!
I've been using my Lapinator Plus for about an hour now. So far, so good. I can tell my computer is cooler, and my legs aren't hot at all. It's also very light and comfortable. Monkey likes it!