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This Laptop Cooling Pad is a Life Saver
The Belkin Laptop Cooling Pad Prevents Overheating
Cooling pads for laptops are such a great idea. It is an essential accessory if you have ever suffered the frustration of seeing your laptop or notebook suddenly die from overheating.
Having had enough of pulling my hair out for several weeks, I decided to purchase the Belkin laptop cooling pad to see if it would solve my problem. After several years of use, it continues to do its job incredibly well, preventing my HP laptop from overheating and allowing me to have stress free time online
Much of my day is spent online writing, updating articles and corresponding with family and friends. As a result, my beloved laptop started to malfunction to the point that it was shutting down by itself, usually in the middle of something important. It seemed to be on occasions when I had been spending a lot of time on completing writing tasks. Suddenly, I had that all too familiar blue screen or no power at all and everything was lost.
Later, I discovered that my laptop was becoming exceptionally hot and it was this that was causing the problem. I looked around for a solution and happened upon the Belkin laptop cooling pad and have not looked back, nor suffered laptop failure, since.
Quick and easy set-up
The first thing one notices about the cooling pad (which comes in black or white) is how quick and simple it is to set up. I had it up and working in around a minute.
A unique shape
Great! No power cords! It is powered by a USB cable, which is stored in a convenient compartment underneath the pad. It was just a case of hooking this up and you are set to go. My laptop easily sat on the unique shaped pad, which has a stand that tilts the computer to a more user friendly position. No more straining to see the screen or stress on the wrists, which is essential if you are in front of a laptop for any length of time. Although the pad tilts, there is no danger of your laptop sliding, as this computer accessory has rubber anti-slip pads - one at the top and the other at the bottom.
As mentioned, the pad has a unique shape. The manufacturer calls it a wave design, which allows the single fan in the middle of the pad to blow a cool air flow directly on to the underside of your laptop. This effectively blows air up and out of the sides of the laptop, preventing it from becoming otherwise trapped. A very cool feature!
How it looks...Click thumbnail to view full-size
I noticed, when I took the cooling pad out of the packaging, how light and portable it is. This is excellent for anybody who surfs "on the run", as it can be easily slipped into a laptop bag and transported to wherever it is needed. Something essential if you are going to be away for an extended time.
I had seen reports of the fan being noisy. This may have been the case with the older models of this cooling pad, but I have not noticed it to be overly loud from my prolonged usage. I would also recommend using the pad on a firm, flat surface such as a table or counter, as its effectiveness may be diminished if used directly on your lap, bed or carpet etc.
All in all, I have been very happy with this cooling pad. It does what is says on the box at a very reasonable price!
Here is a short video demonstrating how quickly and easily the Belkin Laptop Cooling Pad can be set up, from opening the packaging to having it up and running. It also gives you a bird's eye view of its unique design.