How I discovered it: Between work, email and Twitter, I’m sometimes at my laptop for 16 hours a day. And with my addiction to tweeting live during Dancing on Ice, American Idol, X Factor and so on, some of those hours are spent on the couch with the HP on my lap. Even on the chilliest days, the thighs can get pretty toasty, and I like to be comfy, so I did a bit of research online.
What they say: “Improve airflow around your notebook. Some things are better with a little heat - like salsa or a day at the beach. However, your trusted and beloved notebook computer is definitely not one of them. Whether set up on your desk - with or without an external keyboard and mouse - or on your lap, the USB-powered Logitech Cooling Pad N100 distributes air quietly and evenly under the case of your notebook, helping to protect you from the heat. Our cooling pad looks good in any room of your home, as the colours and shape were inspired by nature. Its versatile design with rear air intake allows for steady, unobstructed airflow. The enclosed, durable construction protects the internal fan from dust and damage. Plus, it’s designed for efficiency, with minimal impact on your notebook’s battery power. The slotted surface, with virtually silent airflow, allows the USB-powered fan to distribute air quietly and evenly under your notebook. The rear air intake allows for steady, unobstructed airflow – whether on your lap or on a desk. The enclosed, durable construction protects internal fan from dust and damage. Designed for efficiency, the Cooling Pad N100 creates minimal impact on your notebook’s battery.”
What I say: This product has made life so much more comfortable for me! It’s lightweight and quiet – I love the fact that it just plugs into the USB port. It’s better for me, and I can’t help thinking it’s better for my laptop too.
What could be improved: Priced from £24.99, it’s gone up since I bought mine a few weeks ago – at £17.99 I thought it was a small investment for much more comfort... I still think it’s worth it, but why the big price hike? VAT only went up by 2.5%!
The verdict: Lorelei loves it!