Got a hot laptop? Get a fan!


belkin cooling standIf your laptop tends to get a little hot due to all the time you spend on it, it might be time to cool it down a bit. Belkin has just took the wraps off of a stand called the “Cooling Stand” that not only cools down laptops, but raises it to a more comfortable position for typing and viewing, relieving improper strain and stress on muscles and joints.

Yah! No more carpal tunnel. The cooling fan is powered by a USB connection to the laptop, and its patented wavy type shape supposedly enhances airflow for greater cooling results. From the pictures this thing seems really cool, and not some ordinary clunky plastic piece of junk that is normally sold at business stores.

Belkin also says that this stand actually fits into laptop bags. So if you feel the need to bring it on your café trips, you can. Look for it to come out in late February retailing at $29.99. If you are at CES it’s waiting for you to check it out at booth #30328 south hall. Or at the Macworld Expo at booth #1926 south hall.



I do have a hot laptop, I’ve been concerned about the heat for a while ,and the fact that the fan is running almost continuously. Is this normal? I might try one of the products mentioned above…


Thank god, I’m definitely gonna get this. Im in college and I’m tired of the combination of a low desk and high-sitting chair hurting my back. But is one big fan better then two specially placed ones? We’ll have to see.


I bought a fan for my laptop and It didn’t work because I made some tests using the app MobileMeter to check the laptop temperature and when I was using the fan the laptop was more hot.


Not sure if it was a related problem but I had one of those “clunky” plastic fans I bought from an office store. I used it for my dell laptop. I went on a business trip and did not feel like taking the fan with me. Everytime I turned on my computer I would get to the Windows loading screen then the laptop would just turn off… when I got home I took it to our network guy and he said the hard drive was sensing that the laptop was overheating and it just shuts off… I don’t know if this was an accurate assesment or not, but I thought it was one worth sharing…

Zoli Erdos

The cooling effect is nice, but no more carpal tunnel? I don’t think laptop keyboards are too low, the problem (and cause of neck-strain) is the screen.

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