Like everyone else in the PC industry, we’ve been watching the huge shift toward the notebook platform in the last few years. Whether you use your laptop at a desk or on the sofa, you’ve probably noticed that laptops can lack in the comfort department. To that end, we just announced two new products: the Logitech Cooling Pad N100 and the Logitech Notebook Riser N110.
When using a notebook on your lap, one of the unfortunate realities of Moore’s law is that all that extra processing power generates a lot of heat so keeping a laptop on your lap for more than a few minutes can really get quite uncomfortable. And frankly, the lifetime of the laptop is impacted by all of this heat generated. Our new Cooling Pad N100 is a real breakthrough for a number of reasons, including:
- 1. It isolates you from the laptop heat
- 2. It improves air flow around the laptop
I’ve been using this product at home for the last couple of months and I have to say that it has been a real pleasure to use. It cools incredibly effectively yet draws less power from the USB port than any other product currently on the market (that we’ve been able to test). This means that the cooling pad does its job while having little impact on the battery life of the notebook. Another great feature is that the fan does all of this efficient cooling while making almost no noise. In fact, I’ve found myself look closely to make sure that it’s working because it’s so quiet!
When using a laptop in a more fixed environment such as a home office, ergonomically, it’s a huge step back compared to a desktop-computer setup. You’re typically too close to the screen, which is too low relative to your head, creating a hunched effect. If you work for several hours in this position, your body is not going to thank you short term or long term. Our new notebook riser raises the top of the notebook screen to eye level with three adjustable positions and also has a base that swivels. With the Notebook Riser N110, it becomes incredibly easy to connect an external keyboard and mouse for more comfort. As an added bonus, your laptop is better protected from accidental spills.
We designed our two new products to help resolve comfort issues associated with notebooks without sacrificing the convenience offered by notebooks. Both products are also designed to help protect the value of your notebook investment. Let me know if you have any questions about them.
*Logitech Fixes Your Laptop’s Heat Problems, Slouchy Posture With the N100, N110 (Gizmodo)
*Two new notebook cooling pads coming from Logitech (CrunchGear)
*Logitech Delivers Laptop Goodies (Gearlog)
*Logitech Cooling Pad N100 (Ubergizmo)
*Logitech Notebook Riser N110 (Ubergizmo)
*Logitech debuts cooling pad, notebook riser (ZDNet)
*Logitech bows notebook Cooling Pad, Riser (Electronista)