Belkin 17" Laptop Cooling Platform With 4 Port USB Hub- £16.99 @ Play - HotUKDeals
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This cools your laptop, preventing it from over-heating and freezing (well... duh!)

This is the larger model of the awesome Belkin Laptop Cooling Platform With USB Powered Fan.

A few people complained that large laptops (screen size greater than 15")did not benefit much from that fan. This one also has a usb powered fan but also a 4 port usb hub so you don't lose any USB ports! =)

The item is cheaper in 3 other places (lowest=£14) however, inc. VAT, Shipping they are much more expensive. The discount vouchers will reduce the price of this item slightly as well.
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#1
i got a 14.1 lappy... any for mine
#2
#3
waste of money
in 22 years ive never had a laptop overheat, thats sometimes using it for 20 hours+ at a time
#4
royals
waste of money
in 22 years ive never had a laptop overheat, thats sometimes using it for 20 hours+ at a time


Well it depends how you use it. My 2 year old Dell often overheats when using it from my lap at home, especially when running intensive programs. However, at work on the riser, it will run two monitors and multiple intensive programmes without any problems.
#5
I had one of these, doesnt get used anymore,

The whirring noise from the fan was a little annoying and when i had this on my lap, my clothes sometimes got caught in the fan
#6
Wow, you've had the same laptop for 22 years?
#7
Total waste of time.
Laptops have adequate cooling unless they become blocked with dust or the fan dies.
Most have a side intake and exit (cos otherwise they are obstructed by laps) and so a fan underneath is pointless.
This is a total gimmick and a waste of money - COLD (even if it were 10p)
#8
dca860
Total waste of time.
Laptops have adequate cooling unless they become blocked with dust or the fan dies.
Most have a side intake and exit (cos otherwise they are obstructed by laps) and so a fan underneath is pointless.
This is a total gimmick and a waste of money - COLD (even if it were 10p)


WRONG. The biggest killer of laptops is heat. You MAY not need one if used on a hard surface, such as a table, but when on a lap, or placed on a carpet/bed/sofa for even a short time, the vents can become obstructed and the unit can overheat. Most actually have one part of the venting system underneath.

These are great devices, and stop your lap from getting hot. However I do not think the photo is correct..it seems to show the smaller Belkin one which is £12.99 at play.com, not £16.99 as quoted. This says suitable for 17", but mine is a 15" and this overhangs both sides.
http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/3515306/Belkin-Laptop-Cooling-Platform-With-USB-Powered-Fan/Product.html

The larger one, which my daughter has, is suitable for 17", and is £26.99 at play.com
http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/8142655/-/Product.html?searchstring=Belkin+F5L028er+Laptop+Cooling+&searchsource=0
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I got this stand as a Xmas present & was delighted. I didn't have to like it, I didn't buy it. I've had coolers in the past & whilst they worked they weren't that versatile. Consider me unbiased.

That being said it is my most important laptop accessory. It allows my laptop to run, on my desk, at approx 8-10 degrees cooler overall, therefore I can choose to either run games faster or reduce component stress. The fan is really only for intensive operations such as gaming, encoding or photoshop.

To the naysayers I say back under your bridge, arguments around component stress aside the hotter your laptop gets, the quicker your laptop battery degrades, especially if you keep it tethered most of the time.
A battery in a laptop ages more quickly than in other applications because of heat. During use, the inside temperature of a laptop rises to 45°C (113°F). The combination of high temperature and full state-of-charge promotes cell oxidation, a condition that cannot be reversed once present.
The battery's life expectancy when operating at high temperature is half compared to running at a more moderate 20°C (68°F) or lower. Leaving the laptop in a parked car under the hot sun will also aggravate the situation. All batteries suffer permanent capacity loss as part of elevated temperatures but lithium-ion is affected more than other batteries.
Which I do, so with this I can run without a battery fitted (only recommended if your battery is behind a cover, not part of the outer case itself) & the stand fan unplugged for general duties on my lap; then plug it all in on the desk for gaming etc.
For these reasons this stand is fantastic, for my usage. Other laptops with dedicated graphics cards such as Alienware, Dell XPS or desktop replacement laptops should benefit as I know at least some of them have intakes on the bottom.

From the photos it look like Belkin have added a 4 port hub to the back because it's sized bigger; regardless the points below should remain true, which are for MYsmaller stand:

My 15" Macbook pro overhangs a couple of inches each side, which is fine, more airflow around the shell the better. It still feels secure though.

The back leg of the stand folds down, changing it into a comfortable lapstand/groin shield. A well thought out touch, I've never used it on my lap with the fan on so cannot comment on the cooling performance.

The grey strips top & bottom are made of anti-slip silicone stuff. The rest is plastic.

The USB cable for the fan/USB hub can be stored inside the stand when not in use, nice touch, many stands don't.

The design although universal in nature, means for cooling, it may not be suitable for every laptop form factor out there, as such your mileage may vary. Regardless it'll still make a versatile lap/desk/coffee table stand where other coolers would not.

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