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Belkin CushTop / Steel With Burnt Orange Now £8.99 Delivered free from Play.com
Belkin CushTop / Steel With Burnt Orange Now £8.99 Delivered free from Play.com

Belkin CushTop / Steel With Burnt Orange Now £8.99 Delivered free from Play.com

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I love the glorified colour description...'steel with burnt orange' lol.

I find this very useful for laptop use, you can store external drives inside, etc. No heating of your lap!
Could also use as a dinner tray........

£2.00 cheaper than I paid only a few days ago. Heat, but not on my lap

Temping Im looking for something simlar to use my Macbook Pro on my bed. Are these any good? 8.99 seems pricey. It look like those ergonomic foam pillow to sleep on
Edited by: "mooo" 21st May 2011

mooo

Temping Im looking for something simlar to use my Macbook Pro on my bed. … Temping Im looking for something simlar to use my Macbook Pro on my bed. Are these any good? 8.99 seems pricey. It look like those ergonomic foam pillow to sleep on



Very happy with mine, I use mine on my bed occasionally, I used to use a firm pillow, but that still restricted airflow. It's larger on one side than the other, so is good for laptops up to 17in.

The hollow middle is great for storing my iPod Touch while it charges.

mooo

Temping Im looking for something simlar to use my Macbook Pro on my bed. … Temping Im looking for something simlar to use my Macbook Pro on my bed. Are these any good? 8.99 seems pricey. It look like those ergonomic foam pillow to sleep on


Really? My wife's Macbook is positively icy compared to my humble and ancient Dell. Of all PCs a Macbook would seem least in need of one of these.
I've had this:
scan.co.uk/pro…ops
in my basket for a day or 2, wondering if the lack of AVforums offer made it worthwhile.
See: hotukdeals.com/dea…81/
I may just go for it now

Hmmmmmmm...do I get this or the cushdesk for £11.99¿

imsi

Really? My wife's Macbook is positively icy compared to my humble and … Really? My wife's Macbook is positively icy compared to my humble and ancient Dell. Of all PCs a Macbook would seem least in need of one of these.I've had this:http://www.scan.co.uk/products/belkin-pockettop-laptop-case-in-steel-with-burnt-orange-for-upto-154-laptops in my basket for a day or 2, wondering if the lack of AVforums offer made it worthwhile.See: http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/belkin-pockettop-15-4-laptop-case-steel-2-34-today-only-scan-free-delivery-order/941081/#post11302622I may just go for it now



My Macbook is burning a hole in my legs as we speak. Its usually only when watching video or anything graphic intensive. But yeh, it's one of the only downfalls IMO.

Bo0td

The hollow middle is great for storing my iPod Touch while it charges.



ZOMG - The air flow! Think of the air flow.
Edited by: "MBeeching" 21st May 2011

Great product, we have 2 of them and are used daily. Heat added

Never had much luck with these, my laptop still shuts down after a while. In the end i had to cut out a square of the Belkin to allow the fan to draw air through. I guess it depends where your fan draws air from,

got one of this really good and comfortable heat added

got this 2 years ago, don't use it now,
this will not cool your lappy down, if it runs hot it will still run hot, (clean out the fan, add ram, run less progs)
the fact that your lappy sits on it restricts the airflow,
if on the other hand your lappy does not get warm this would merely get it off your lap and be more comfortable.

leitchyleck

got this 2 years ago, don't use it now,this will not cool your lappy … got this 2 years ago, don't use it now,this will not cool your lappy down, if it runs hot it will still run hot, (clean out the fan, add ram, run less progs)the fact that your lappy sits on it restricts the airflow,if on the other hand your lappy does not get warm this would merely get it off your lap and be more comfortable.



It does restrict airflow. Problem is that most laptops draw air in to cool the cpu and if that gets over temp, your laptop will just shut down with no warning. It is a good idea but flawed. Just something else i have purchased that does not do the job very well and is just lying around the house. If i stopped buying all this stuff i would be worth a fortune.

steviecross

It does restrict airflow. Problem is that most laptops draw air in to … It does restrict airflow. Problem is that most laptops draw air in to cool the cpu and if that gets over temp, your laptop will just shut down with no warning. It is a good idea but flawed. Just something else i have purchased that does not do the job very well and is just lying around the house. If i stopped buying all this stuff i would be worth a fortune.


So how is this different to placing it on a table and using it?
Heat added

I have one of these, it will make your lap a lot cooler, but not really your laptop. You need to physically clean out your laptop of dust etc if its overheating. Good stand for it though.

i have one of these and it is rubbish. My mbp just slips off it. It also raises the laptop 4-5 inches above your lap which makes it very uncomfortable to type on.

Best solution I have found is a boring normal tray!

Purchased one of these last time at this price, comfortable, fit my toshiba nicely.

Belkin - a company renowned for producing a range of products that are either useless, redundant or ridiculous - this fits nicely into the ridiculous classification.

jhw

Belkin - a company renowned for producing a range of products that are … Belkin - a company renowned for producing a range of products that are either useless, redundant or ridiculous - this fits nicely into the ridiculous classification.



Hows that? This has a very good purpose..

Does anyone recommend a good version of this for my 11.6 netbook? Or is this ok?

Iv just cut out a piece of 6mm MDF.. its light in weight, easy to store and works a treat!
Edited by: "super27" 21st May 2011

Got one of these for my wife to use with her netbook, she thinks its excellent.

I purchased a laptop cushioned table from B&M the bargain store for £7.99, exactly the same as the JML one that costs £19.99.

I'd buy a cooling tray rather than one of these.

I have my laptop on a tray and the tray on an A4 ring binder. Gives me a much nicer typing slope than this product did..

imsi

Really? My wife's Macbook is positively icy compared to my humble and … Really? My wife's Macbook is positively icy compared to my humble and ancient Dell. Of all PCs a Macbook would seem least in need of one of these.I've had this:http://www.scan.co.uk/products/belkin-pockettop-laptop-case-in-steel-with-burnt-orange-for-upto-154-laptopsin my basket for a day or 2, wondering if the lack of AVforums offer made it worthwhile.See: http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/belkin-pockettop-15-4-laptop-case-steel-2-34-today-only-scan-free-delivery-order/941081/#post11302622I may just go for it now



I saw that Pockettop deal and it seemed to be exactly what i was looking for. Unfortunately, i missed out on the deal.
The cheapest, i've seen them since that deal is on ebay for around £8 (including delivery).
http://****.co.uk/BEL…444

The chocolate and tourmaline will compliment my new, brown Asus splendidly. haha!


Cheers Marky.

Think I'm going to get the Belkin CushDESK for £3 more. Its a bit lower and the top is non slip and harder/smoother for better airflow.

Been using it for a few months with a 2008 MacBook Pro. It does the job well, but the laptop does get hot as the cushioning effect blocks the fan vents slightly.

I use

amazon.co.uk/Bel…8-1

with my Macbook, I think it looks better than the hugely deep one in the OP.

metallica182

I'd buy a cooling tray rather than one of these.



I use both, I have the Belkin cooling stand on top of the Cushtop - if people are looking for something to cool their laptop, the Cushtop isn't what they're looking for (though it's certainly better than having the laptop on bed covers/pillows,) its main function is to provide comfort for the user and to prevent a very hot lap - your tray/ring binder provides the same results and is clearly cheaper

The differences between the Cushtop and Cushdesk will suit different people, for me the size of the Cushtop is better because it prevents me from sitting with bad posture and getting backache.

Edited by: "bo0td" 21st May 2011

Got this, no real problems with it in 6 months. Has started sagging a bit, like the best of us.

bob150

So how is this different to placing it on a table and using it? Heat added


Not sure but on solid surface it does not overheat, in fact i purchased 2 one for me and one for my partner, both were the same regarding overheating. She has cut a chunk out of hers, i never use mine. Of course it could be both the laptops made by different company's are at fault but i don,t think so. A lot will depend on laptop model as well as well as how hot the processor gets doing its job. For me they are not good at what they do. I could no doubt run a netbook with an atom cpu on the cushion with no problems but a lot of the newer machines will generate a fair bit of heat as the norm.

I have one of these (though mine is the icky brown one..) and they're very good, i'd definately recommend it! Plus you can use it for 17" or 15" laptops very easily

I paid this price a few months back and wouldn't be without it. Perfect for on your lap whilst the Mrs is watching eastenders.

Comfortable, raises the level of screen so you can keep your back and neck nice and straight. For some to call this item ridiculous is ridiculous!

steviecross

Not sure but on solid surface it does not overheat, in fact i purchased 2 … Not sure but on solid surface it does not overheat, in fact i purchased 2 one for me and one for my partner, both were the same regarding overheating. She has cut a chunk out of hers, i never use mine. Of course it could be both the laptops made by different company's are at fault but i don,t think so. A lot will depend on laptop model as well as well as how hot the processor gets doing its job. For me they are not good at what they do. I could no doubt run a netbook with an atom cpu on the cushion with no problems but a lot of the newer machines will generate a fair bit of heat as the norm.



do you smoke?

No. but thanks.

Banned

Ordered thanks.

I've had one of these for years and i wouldn't be without one. Just buying one for fathers day for my dad lol.

bob150

So how is this different to placing it on a table and using it? Heat added



A table is better, since it's solid the laptop's feet can raise it off the surface slightly and allow for some airflow under it. I'd imagine this is too soft and makes direct contact with the whole of the underside of the laptop.

Got one 4 myself...

Helps the knees but not overheating issues as the vents are still blocked.

If you laptop is overheating i recommend opening up the bottom and cleaning the fan vent, i removed a thick felt of dust when i did this. Once complete all my issues disappeared.

puj

Helps the knees but not overheating issues as the vents are still … Helps the knees but not overheating issues as the vents are still blocked. If you laptop is overheating i recommend opening up the bottom and cleaning the fan vent, i removed a thick felt of dust when i did this. Once complete all my issues disappeared.



This is a great idea but normally requires removing the actual heatsink (and only then if you can get to it, sometimes you need to strip the laptop completely to get that far in) - this is way beyond a normal PC user and to be done well, the old thermal paste should be removed and re-applied.

I did it for a couple of friends the other day and the computers run completely cool now without slowdown (the first stages of dust build-up are thermal throttling before actually shutting down).

Best bet for keeping a laptop cool is one of those plastic trays with fans built-in.
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