Belkin Laptop Cooling Lounge cooling stand
From my point of view, Belkin is one of the manufacturers that builds accessories with a very careful thought design, which is complemented then by functionality. They’re more expensive than your no-name suppliers but you get what you pay for after all. The Belkin Laptop Cooling Launge is no exception, following the ‘natural design’ trend with organic like shapes. Like its name states, we have a cooling stand that was combined with a portable stand good enough to be used on a desk as a desk laptop stand or on your lap, but the latter action might be a little big uncomfortable as the Laptop Cooling Launge is meant to be compatible with larger laptops, up to 17 inch.
The construction is pretty simple: a large table with a cooler blowing up in the middle, a raised edge to keep the laptop from falling when the tablet is inclined thanks to the raising stand (a piece of plastic that can be bent into an U shape). Power for the cooler comes from an USB port on your laptop. What Belking should have done is fit a bigger fan with a lower spinning speed so what noise would go down and cooling capacity up. I’m not saying the Laptop Cooling Launge is bad, but it could’ve been better with minimum effort.
Another minus is the bottom part, made like the rest of the laptop pad from plastic. A cushion would have been nice, just like the one found on Logitech’s Speaker Lapdesk N700, but what you loose in comfort you get back in expenses, as the Belkin Laptop Cooling Launge sells for just 30$ on Amazon and makes a good combo with a Belkin travel surge protector.
Even with its small problems mentioned above the cooling stand performs admirably thanks to a special ergonomic design, and by that I mean a channel like opening on the top surface of the pad which helps guide hot air outside on the left and right part of the laptop, thus creating a flow of air that cools the bottom of the laptop. I know it’s good because I’ve tested one last year for a few hours in summer and it really made a difference.