Product Type: Belkin PC accessories
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Cushioned On The Go
Member Name: topsyturvy
Advantages: comfy, stores cables
Disadvantages: quite big for storage
My boyfriend has recently purchased one of these Belkin CushTops and up until then, I had never heard of them as this is not the one I regularly use. However, this is actually a really nice idea from Belkin and instead of being for cooling purposes, it is more for comfort and it comes in two different colour ranges. It comes in a chocolate and tourmaline colour or a steel and burnt orange which is the one that he has. It is a novelty idea and if you like to move your laptop around rather than sit a desk ie. sit on your bed with a laptop on your legs without the heat from it burning your legs, then this is for you.
The idea is that this is like a mini cushion, supported with a gap in the middle. The CushTop is a padded stand for your laptop to rest on. It is made of a textured material but is very firm to press so it is not the kind of cushion that you push down and it sinks. The CushTop can be flipped over to fit different laptop sizes but I use the longer side on the surface so that it looks more triangular. It has an orange inside lining and you could even rest your laptop in the central gap if you want to do that. It is 803g and is made from hand washable microfibre.
There is an orange label sticking out of the side of this that says it is a Belkin product. The good thing with this is that it can be used anywhere, whether it be on the go, at home or at work, it is versatile. I find that with this sitting on my legs when I am sitting anywhere, it does feel really comfortable and I do not feel any heat at all from the surface of my laptop. The CushTop is designed to allow venting for your laptop and this has no electrical consumption either, it is the fabric that it is made of which helps keep the heat from not escalating.
You can also take this when travelling but my one thing is with it being so big, you can't really fold it away to a more compact size so it does take up quite a big amount of space for storage. The inside gap on this stand is for storing your battery or your mouse, so it just keeps everything together rather than having cables dangling about. The stand has two different sized lengths so one side suits a 15" laptop where as the wider side is better for a 17" laptop.
To clean the stand is easy enough to do as the material is fine for cleaning. I never find my stand gets that dirty anyway as it is only my laptop sitting on it so it never stains. The stand feels like it is really firm foam it is made out of and I just find it is so lightweight that I forget sometimes that I have this on my lap. It is so good that no matter how hot my laptop gets underneath, it just never seems to rise in temperature and remains cool, keeping my laptop cooler at the same time as supporting it.
This may not be everyones cup of tea as some people want a stand that will cool their laptop right down and being made of fabric, I don't think this is the best for that purpose. However, if you are wanting a stand purely for comfort reasons and for somewhere to put your laptop when working on the go or around the house, then this is the exact item for you. I do like this but like I have said previously, it is just storage that annoys me as when I am working at a desk, I do find this so big.
If you do fancy buying this then Amazon sell it through their website, direct from them. The steel/orange one will cost you £11.89 and the chocolate/tourmaline one is £8.99 so it is quite a bit cheaper.
The official Belkin website is http://www.belkin.com/uk/
Summary: cushioned stand for laptops
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