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Belkin Laptop Cooling Stand [USB] - £14.99 delivered !
Belkin Laptop Cooling Stand [USB] - £14.99 delivered !

Belkin Laptop Cooling Stand [USB] - £14.99 delivered !

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The Belkin Laptop Cooling Stand prevents your laptop from overheating. The unique patented wave design uses natural convection to enhance fan cooling. This stand has low power consumption via your laptop's USB port with no bulky power adapters.

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Not bad price at all. Don't forget your quidco.

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[*]Patented wave design and high-capacity fan enhance cooling capabilities
[*]Ergonomic features improve typing comfort and reduce wrist and neck strain
[*]USB-powered; no bulky batteries or adapters necessary
[*]Convenient storage compartment for USB cable when not in use
[*]Measures 12.6 x 11.6 x 1 inches (W x D x H); weighs 22 ounces; Belkin lifetime warranty[/LIST]

This seems to be about the right price, but of course includes postage. You can save a few pounds elsewhere (if it wasn't out of stock), but that would be eaten up by postage anyway.
Available for £14.31 from Dabs, if you're ordering anything else from there.
dabs.com/pro…PPZ

Which way does the fan on the cooler go, suck or blow?

surley its going to blow lol !

Antj87;1411220

surley its going to blow lol !


not necessarily. some laptop coolers blow while other suck air out.

From the Play.com review it sounds like the cooler sucks air out of the laptop. So you probably only want this cooler if you know your laptop exhausts air from the bottom, other wise this can have an adverse effect on cooling.

Personally I just use 2 coke bottom caps :thumbsup:

Are these any good for keeping XBOX 360's cool ???:?

I bought one of ]these from Ebay for £16.11 delivered from the States.

I got it after someone did a deal post here on the Play.Com laptop cushions that look like a child's booster seat. Some people felt that the cushion would restrict the cooling ability of the laptop.

One of the post's mentioned the Xpad (link above) and it is a very good passive cooler and obviously quiet compared to these fan blowing things. I've found in the past that the cheap fans on these devices pack up after a short time not to mention the allergy affect of circulating all that household dust and stuff around your enviroment.

I can't see how this would be very effective. The underneath of a laptop is completely sealed and air needs to circulate around the innards for it to cool it at all.

I'm sure for this to have any effect the fanned air would need to be chilled first.

RedOnRed;1411866

The underneath of a laptop is completely sealed and air needs to … The underneath of a laptop is completely sealed and air needs to circulate around the innards for it to cool it at all.



Both laptops I have owned have a fan underneath which sucks air in so thats not true. These can be useful as long as the air direction is righgt for your laptop

samsun;1411997

Both laptops I have owned have a fan underneath which sucks air in so … Both laptops I have owned have a fan underneath which sucks air in so thats not true. These can be useful as long as the air direction is righgt for your laptop



That's exactly what i'm saying, unless the air is sucked in it'll need to be chilled.

Sammy86;1411176

Which way does the fan on the cooler go, suck or blow?



heres guessing someone has their laptop on their lap alot

hahaha!

Banned

The plate is a heat sink.
The fan is to cool the plate.

Still not convinced that it's worth a laptop user carrying one of these around and presumably you can't use it docked or with a port replicator.

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8 reviewed above... thinking of getting the XPAD one... if u buy 2 from US website, one is half price.
They come to around £18-£20 each delivered if getting 2 from USA, anyone interested in ordering one and we can get it together?

jonny_scott;1413431

The plate is a heat sink.The fan is to cool the plate.



Nope, it's not acting as a heat sink, purely to hold the laptop so that air can most more freely between it and the surface it's resting on. Normally laptops are on desks or peoples laps - which aren't particularly great for air flow. The pad itself won't be in contact with anything on the laptop other than the laptops own rubber feet - so unless you directly attach it to the laptops CPU heatsink it's impossible for it to act as one (and I doubt the stand is metal anyway.)

RedOnRed;1412121

That's exactly what i'm saying, unless the air is sucked in it'll need to … That's exactly what i'm saying, unless the air is sucked in it'll need to be chilled.



That's not actually true, it doesn't matter whether the laptop stand sucks or blows air onto the bottom of the laptop, it's about air flow, not about cooling it. If it blows air then it's replenishing the air between the stand and the bottom of the laptop with cooler air than would normally be there, likewise if it's sucking air away from the laptop then the air is sucked in from the sizes of the laptop as the warm air underneath is drawn away.

It's the same principle as with most desktop computers, air flow - keeping the air inside the computer as close to room temperature as possible.

Regardless, if you'd normally play games or surf for hours on end then these stands or cooling pads can help a great deal by helping keep the entire contents of the laptop that little bit cooler. I've used one for years and it does lengthen the life of your little laptop especially models which get extremely hot underneath when resting on your lap.

Halfmad;1414204

Nope, it's not acting as a heat sink, purely to hold the laptop so that … Nope, it's not acting as a heat sink, purely to hold the laptop so that air can most more freely between it and the surface it's resting on. Normally laptops are on desks or peoples laps - which aren't particularly great for air flow. The pad itself won't be in contact with anything on the laptop other than the laptops own rubber feet - so unless you directly attach it to the laptops CPU heatsink it's impossible for it to act as one (and I doubt the stand is metal anyway.)That's not actually true, it doesn't matter whether the laptop stand sucks or blows air onto the bottom of the laptop, it's about air flow, not about cooling it. If it blows air then it's replenishing the air between the stand and the bottom of the laptop with cooler air than would normally be there, likewise if it's sucking air away from the laptop then the air is sucked in from the sizes of the laptop as the warm air underneath is drawn away.It's the same principle as with most desktop computers, air flow - keeping the air inside the computer as close to room temperature as possible.Regardless, if you'd normally play games or surf for hours on end then these stands or cooling pads can help a great deal by helping keep the entire contents of the laptop that little bit cooler. I've used one for years and it does lengthen the life of your little laptop especially models which get extremely hot underneath when resting on your lap.



I get your point but i'm still not convinced. I've been in IT for over 10 years and work in loads of huge different offices with people with their laptops on all day every day doing very demanding work on them and have never seen anyone ever need or use one of these.

Laptops have fans inside to cool them. I don't see any need for one of these, it seems like a bit of a gimmick. I have never seen any evidence that these things are of any benefit. If you look into the finer points of computer cooling, fans need to be placed in specific places in order to cool effectiely, you cannot just place fans randomly "around" a computer. Extra fans do not necessarily mean extra / better cooling. This debate has come up many times with the external xbox 360 coolers which have actually been shown to increase the risk of overheating.

markwills;1415439

Laptops have fans inside to cool them. I don't see any need for one of … Laptops have fans inside to cool them. I don't see any need for one of these, it seems like a bit of a gimmick. I have never seen any evidence that these things are of any benefit. If you look into the finer points of computer cooling, fans need to be placed in specific places in order to cool effectiely, you cannot just place fans randomly "around" a computer. Extra fans do not necessarily mean extra / better cooling. This debate has come up many times with the external xbox 360 coolers which have actually been shown to increase the risk of overheating.



Well said that man.

I've been in IT for over 10 years and work in loads of huge different … I've been in IT for over 10 years and work in loads of huge different offices with people with their laptops on all day every day doing very demanding work on them and have never seen anyone ever need or use one of these.



I've never seen anyone in an office using a laptop on their lap either, usually a docking station. Probably no need for a cooler/heat shield when they have a perfectly able desk to set it up on.

I think there is a comfort thing to be taken into account here.
Having a laptop sat on your lap for any length of time ain't much fun.
Depends what environment you are using it in as to whether you need one I guess.
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