This Laptop Cooling Pad is Hot!

This webchicklet’s laptop computer spends a lot of time on my lap, and gets me all hot and bothered, but not in a good way. So I got myself a laptop cooling pad, to see if I could take the heat off. I was a little unsure about spending my hard earned money on yet another gadget, but after a week of solid use, I have to say, I can’t live without my little laptop cooling pad!

The initial reason I got my laptop cooling pad was to keep my laptop from heating me up in my local coffee shop. But in reality, there are SO many additional benefits to using a Laptop cooling pad.  A lot of laptops have operating temperatures as high as 120 degrees, and my Sony VAIO is hotter than most, so you can see why my legs were on fire.

All that heat is also bad for sensitive electronic components of your laptop, causing instability and increased likelihood of device failure, as well as slowing your laptop down considerably.  By using a laptop cooling pad to reduce the operating temperature of your laptop you will not only increase the speed of your laptop, but also increase the lifespan of your laptop.   All this, along with much less sweating, makes me a happy webchicklet.

While I can’t say which cooling pad is the best, I went with the Antec USB-Powered Notebook Cooler, and have been VERY happy with it for the following reasons:

  1. The nice aluminum top dissipates heat very well and is durable
  2. The USB cable length is nice and short
  3. The fans run VERY quietly at either high or low speeds
  4. The 3 year warranty gives me some comfort that this is a durable unit
  5. It was relatively inexpensive at $22 and a quick and easy purchase at

Another popular unit is the Belkin F5L001 Laptop Cooling Pad, which has a nice stylish looking design and is similarly priced.   After reading some reviews, I decided I liked the Antec cooling pad better, as it was reported to be much quieter and more durable.

Whatever laptop cooling pad you decide to try, I’m sure your laptop will thank you!

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