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Belkin CushTop / Chocolate With Tourmaline or Steel With Burnt Orange only £9.49 + free delivery @ Play

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The CushTop provides increased padded comfort when using your laptop on your couch, bed or floor. A convenient storage pocket keeps your power adapter and mouse tucked away. By flipping its platform o…
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The CushTop provides increased padded comfort when using your laptop on your couch, bed or floor. A convenient storage pocket keeps your power adapter and mouse tucked away. By flipping its platform over, the CushTop can accommodate small or large laptops.
* Product Description: Belkin CushTop notebook platform
* Product Type: Notebook platform
* Colour: Chocolate, tourmaline
* Manufacturer Warranty: Limited lifetime warranty
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#1
handy thing but when mine arrived it stunk so bad , still pongs a little
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ridgerama
handy thing but when mine arrived it stunk so bad , still pongs a little


Which one did you get? Did it smell of Burnt Orange, or Chocolate?


. ...... please excuse the poor joke, it is Friday:oops:.
#3
Got one last time, use it everyday and love it. I set my 250gb usb external inside it. No smell either!
#4
Got one of these to stop my poorly designed Dell laptop overheating.

Besides it being a necessity to stop my laptop from failing it makes using a laptop much more comfortable! Worth the cash IMO.

Mine didn't stench either.
#5
js ordered one laptop over heats all the time thanks!
#6
WasBeen
Which one did you get? Did it smell of Burnt Orange, or Chocolate?


. ...... please excuse the poor joke, it is Friday:oops:.


http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e219/ridgerama/6401703g69.gif
#7
ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLY DESIGNED because its blocks the fans underneath the laptop.

It might stop heat getting onto your legs, it fries your laptop as a result.

It doesn't matter what price it is.

ICE COLD.
#8
Picard I have to agree.

Incredibly stupid with even Play stating 'use so it does not burn your lap'. This is a BIG no, no for anyone who does feel like shelling out £200-300 for another laptop.

More for the general population who do not put an incredibly hot laptop and a serious internal malfunction together. Its quite funny.
#9
Picard123
ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLY DESIGNED because its blocks the fans underneath the laptop.

It might stop heat getting onto your legs, it fries your laptop as a result.

It doesn't matter what price it is.

ICE COLD.


Most laptops have rubber feet, and since the top of the cushtop is hard there is an air gap underneath.
I've been using one for years and my laptop is fine.
banned#10
jasonh1339
js ordered one laptop over heats all the time thanks!

it wont stop your laptop from overheating if your laptop overheats when it's on a desk or something flat
#11
Wouldn't this cause nightmare heat issues for more powerful laptops, particularly that have fans on the bottom?
#12
You can buy a solid plastic version of this in Ikea for less, which I think works a lot better
#13
Never had issues with my Cushtop and Dell laptop, use it all the time :thumbsup:
#14
n00b
Most laptops have rubber feet, and since the top of the cushtop is hard there is an air gap underneath.
I've been using one for years and my laptop is fine.


The feet aren't high enough. Its soft material that their resting on too. I have a Dell Inspiron and HP DV5 and they both sank into the soft material, restricting airflow. Using the temperature monitoring functionality of RightMark showed that temperatures increased signficantly. It's almost as bad as resting your laptop on your duvet. Have a look at this review from Play:

"This would be a useful item for laptop users but there are two significant problems: first the seam blocks the optical drive from opening and closing properly and more seriously the "feet" on the laptop sink into the cushtop and thus blocking the air vents underneath causing my laptop to heat up much more than if I use my laptop on a hard flat surface such as a table. I've stopped using mine."
#15
Picard123
The feet aren't high enough. Its soft material that their resting on too. I have a Dell Inspiron and HP DV5 and they both sank into the soft material, restricting airflow. Using the temperature monitoring functionality of RightMark showed that temperatures increased signficantly. It's almost as bad as resting your laptop on your duvet. Have a look at this review from Play:

"This would be a useful item for laptop users but there are two significant problems: first the seam blocks the optical drive from opening and closing properly and more seriously the "feet" on the laptop sink into the cushtop and thus blocking the air vents underneath causing my laptop to heat up much more than if I use my laptop on a hard flat surface such as a table. I've stopped using mine."


I have an Acer 5920 and it doesn't sink in even when I'm resting my hands on it. Either your laptop has very small feet or there is something wrong with your cushtop. If I put my laptop on my lap or on a duvet the fans increase very quickly. This doesn't happen at all on the cushtop.
You're also quoting the odd one out in the play.com reviews. It has 46 ratings and 4.5 out of 5. That to me says most people like it.

edit: mine is the burnt orange one.
#16
ridgerama
handy thing but when mine arrived it stunk so bad , still pongs a little


Yep, mine arrived today and it stinks! I had the same thing once from a bag that I bought from Argos - absolutely reeked, had to leave it outside for quite a while before it stopped smelling. I might trying putting this in a bag with some bicarbonate of soda as that can sometimes help remove smells.
#17
Poundland. Plastic fold up stand. I use on a cushioned lap tray, available anywhere well less than a fiver. It tilts the laptop and raises it so there is more air space underneath. Have no idea about the effect on the heat inside the laptop but the tray is cooler and the fans runs a lot less.
#18
I've been using one with my netbook for quite a while and its fine! I have the burnt orange one.
#19
n00b
I have an Acer 5920 and it doesn't sink in even when I'm resting my hands on it.


The CushTop is made from foam. If you don't think foam compresses when you put weight on it....

As for the Play reviews, people give it 5* if it doesn't burn their legs. Most of them have no idea what the temperature of their C2Duo or GPU is running at.
#20
use mine a fair bit, tend to put the TV remote in the gap too, :)
very handy
#21
own two and use everyday, brilliant. i have fans underneath but no problems at all and i use my laptop for many hours at a time.

if your laptops overheating get it fixed its not a stand thatrs doing it hahaha it covers the same area as it would if u had it on yr nees.
#22
Well worth the money.

I have one of these for my compaq presario with a bottom based fan - it works a treat. the laptop doesnt over heat and my lap stays nice and cool. I can keep the battery pack in the middle of it too.

Works with larger and smaller laptops.

The only problem i have with it is its not portable - doesnt fit in a briefcase well...but in fairness i wouldnt expect it to.

i paid £20+ if i remember rightly so £10 is great!:thumbsup:
#23
if anybody has problems with a laptop fan then stick a couple of strips of foam draft excluder on the bottom.
Most come with a peel off strip with adhesive. Not pretty but works and its a cheap.

Just don't over do it to and keep an air flow gap.
#24
Nearly fried the wife's laptop. BAD design.
#25
used for 3 years solid with no issues, great storage space for portable hd and cabling
#26
I've got one of these for my laptop with a rear exhaust fan and im using said laptop on it now. It doesnt smell like some reviews strangely say on Play.com but you might wanna consider buying some velcro to stick to the top of it and the bottom of your laptop.... unless of course you have accidental damage coverage on your home insurance and you want a new one!
#27
I've got three of these and have been using them for over 5 years. Not had ANY problems with "frying" any of my laptops, and I've got 6 of them, including two of those furnace-like Dells. The Latitude D620 I'm writing this post on is one of the oldest I have and runs hotter than the sun (exagggeration!), but has never failed me due to heat.

The Cushtop *is* made of foam, so the laptop does sink slightly into it, but the foam is of a firm variety that doesn't completely seal the bottom of the laptop. It's a lot more comfortable than either the IKEA or Poundland ones (which I had, but threw away after a week of use) because it doesn't dig into your legs after half an hour sat on the sofa. The material grips rubber laptop feet fine but if you have one that doesn't have these then it'll slip.

Under a tenner is a good price - I'd buy a new one but none of mine are in poor enough condition to need replacing.
#28
Complete ******. Those who are expereincing overheating have probably got fans/heatsinks gummed up with dead skin, fluff, etc. Clean it out yourself or take it for a service.:x

This cushtop does NOT cause overheating; yes, it is manufactured from hard foam but it is high density and doesn't flex or let your laptop sink into it. It feels almost as hard as strong cardboard with a fabric skin.

We have three of these in the family, running on various laptops with differing processors - absolutely no trouble with overheating. I also have temperature monitoring programs too and they show no appreciable rise in running temp.

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