Product Type: Belkin PC accessories
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How To Solve A Problem Like Hot Legs....
Member Name: ld75454
Advantages: Great colour, effectively hold the laptop and prevents it from overheating
Disadvantages: Price perhaps? Could be cheaper
I have always been a browser of the internet, but even more so since I have been over in Belgium and haven't had my friends and family around me to keep me busy. Unfortunately, the fan on my laptop seems to have aged a little too quickly and it heats up and burns my legs when I have it sat on my lap. So I went into PC World last month in search of a product that could eradicate this problem for me. And the sales assistant showed me this Belkin Laptop CushDesk. I laughed initially as it sounds like an invention someone from the Apprentice or Dragon's Den would come up with but it is actually great.
*About the Product*
Belkin's Laptop CushDesk is uniquely designed to keep your legs protected from a hot laptop when using your laptop around the house on your couch, bed or floor. The gentle slope improves typing comfort and reduces neck strain, whilst an anti-slide strip keeps your laptop from slipping. Set your laptop on CushDesk and travel around the house, from the bed to the couch anywhere you like to surf, email, or shop.
*Price and Availability*
Belkin Laptop CushDesk is available to buy at the special price of 17.99 when you buy online at www.pcworld.co.uk or in store it will cost you 24.99. I have also seen it for sale on one of my favourite websites, www.amazon.co.uk however the price constantly fluctuates. I think last week it was retailing at under 10 so if you manage to buy it at this price, you really will have grabbed yourself a bargain. But I think that the regular price is fairly reasonable for this product and one that I was willing to pay it to prevent my legs from the heat that was coming from the laptop onto my legs. I probably wouldn't be too happy if I was paying any more than this though.
The packaging: It annoys me that this product even has packaging as it is completely unnecessary. It is a piece of plastic wrapped around the length of the CuskDesk explaining a little about what its purpose is. Something that I need to waste my time removing and putting in the correct recycling pile.
The product itself: What you really want to know is what does it look like. Well, it is actually quite simple in design. The bottom part of the product in a cushion and the top part of the product is a hard, leather surface which you put your laptop on. The cushion of this product is a bright pink and therefore perfect for the ladies. The cushion part is also slanted at an angle that is more comfortable for you to see and use your laptop at and I definitely find that this is the case, rather than having it flat and having to flex my wrist at strange and awkward angles. I also find it to be the perfect combination between being soft and comfortable and firm and sturdy.
The top part of this CushDesk is made of brown leather with pink stitching around the outside. It has a smooth texture which makes you think, won't this make the laptop slide all over the place but this is not the case at all due to the pink anti-slide strip along the bottom. This strip prevents the laptop from slipping and sliding and keeps it firmly in position.
The size: It is 44.5cm x 34.5cm x 4 cm: the perfect size for my laptop and for any laptop that has a screen size of up to 17inches. And it weighs just 998g so it isn't heavy at all. Its slim size is fantastic because it means that when you aren't using the product, it is small enough to store just behind the back of my sofa. It doesn't take up a lot of space and its looks tidy.
Is the Belkin Laptop CushDesk uniquely designed to keep your legs protected from a hot laptop when using your laptop around the house on your couch, bed or floor? This CushDesk is the perfect product to protect me from the intense heat that comes from my laptop. It is also great as it is much comfier than having my laptop directly on my laptop anyway. I now never sit on my sofa without making use of this pretty CushDesk.
Does the gentle slope improve typing comfort and reduce neck strain? Yes, at least I find that it does. It is perfect if you are a sufferer of RSI and don't want to use a cushion that will put your wrist at uncomfortable positions, especially if you are using it for long periods of time.
Is the anti-slide strip effective at keeping your laptop from slipping? It most certainly is. I can't think of a single time that my laptop has slid about whilst on the CuskDesk.
Range of colours: Belkin Laptop Cushion is available to buy in 3 different colours: pitch black/soft grey, espresso/dark sky and espresso/fuchsia. I have the espresso and fuchsia colour and I think it looks great.
Longevity of the product: Belkin Laptop CushDesk will last you a very long time if you look after it. So far, I have only had mine for just over a month, but it looks the same as the day that I bought it. To take good care of Belkin Laptop CushDesk, you just need to clean it every couple of week with a damp cloth. This will leave it in the best possible condition for you to use for months and maybe even years. I'm hoping that this will last me forever so that I don't need to buy another one again! Or at least until there is an alternative to laptops that overheat!
Before buying Belkin Laptop CushDesk, I had started to use a regular pillow to protect my skin from burning from the heat of the laptop however it kept overheating and I was blocking the air vents around the fan. Now, I have no problems with regards to the laptop overheating and switching itself off. I guess it just needed looking after properly.
*Would I Recommend This Product?*
If you are looking for a product that will product your legs from the heat of a laptop, then I would wholeheartedly recommend Belkin Laptop Cushion. It fulfils this role excellently. And if you are looking for a product that performs this task whilst also looking great and being reasonably priced then look no further.
I absolutely love Belkin Laptop CushDesk. The brand has a great reputation and this product lives up to that. It is a product that I now always utilise when using my laptop away from a table or desk and it is certainly more comfortable for me now. I can sit and watch television on my sofa, have my laptop on its CushDesk and feel comfortable doing this.
Summary: A great product to have for your laptop
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