Laptop Cooling Pad - non-powered

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by darrengreer, Jun 25, 2006.

  1. darrengreer macrumors regular

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  3. darrengreer thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks David, I really appreciate the link. In terms of the ergonomics, the lapinator is on my short list. The one from ambir is appealing due to the mini-mouse pad that sticks out of the side.

    Decisions decisions.
     
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    I used that Targus model when I am travelling (like today till this Wednesday). It can be used either as a "table" or "raiser." I usually fold that model into two, adjusting the angle with the simple mechanism which is positioned on the bottom side.

    Also, I used Targus's USB powered chil pad. But, the chip pad seems a little slimsy if you squeeze that in the tight bag. So, I usually take the former with me.
     
  5. darrengreer thread starter macrumors regular

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    Do you find the "table" mode too wide?

    In all the pictures I see, it seems like you are giving your notebook wings.
     
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    If you use this as a "table mode," you would have enough room on the both sides of the notebook computer for either the mouse or external mobile hard drive.

    My set up during business travel is to carry 3 notbooks (company-issued Dell, Tablet PC, and 12" iBook). So, I don't have enough space on the hotel room's desk and usually use it the "raise mode." This mode will give you extra room below the notebook for enhanced air flow. My iBook does not kick up fan often.

    If you use it as a table mode, the width is about 2 iBooks side by side.

    If you are the type of person who uses the computer in bed, this Targus product may fit the bill.

    I am typing this on my iBook using this Targus product now.
     
  7. darrengreer thread starter macrumors regular

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    In bed right now, with the laptop, so I guess it may fit the bill :)

    Thanks for the in-depth coverage.
     
  8. darrengreer thread starter macrumors regular

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    FYI, I just purchased one of these:

    http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?product_code=51280308&Pn=HP_Mobile_Lapdesk

    Although, I purchased it from buy.com, as a rebranded Xbrand, or maybe Xbrand rebrands them, I actually have no clue.

    Comp USA says it is from Micro Innovations, so we'll see. It was $26 at buy.com, so I grabbed one. Should be here later this week. I'll post a review once I've used it for a few days.
     
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    That thing is bulkier than the Targus model. I saw it at the store as well. After comparing the both models, I went for Targus as I was able to use it for 2 modes (table and raised).
     
  10. darrengreer thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am usually never happy with my purchases, so maybe I'll have to head to Office Depot and pick up the Targus model as well, if this one proves out wrong.

    It is definately bigger, so we'll have to see if I can even fit it in my backpack.

    Thanks for the info
     

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