hot laptop? cool feet!


My laptop gets hot. Really hot. I don’t know if it’s due to the voracity of my web surfing (I kid, I kid), or just standard happenings, but I like the idea of cooling it off. These suction cup “cool feet” over at Charles & Marie would do the trick. According to the writeup, they will also increase the efficiency of my machine: “when laptops release their excess heat, they become faster!” Sounds good to me. Pick up a set for just $13 and start chillin’. –Erica P.

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Angela M.

This is genius! My laptop gets sooo hot.

I have these and they’re awesome! Not only do they help keep my laptop cool, they also let me type at a much more ergonomically-friendly angle!

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Lori

I consulted an ergonomic specialist at my job a few years ago and was told that any keyboard at the angle is actually NOT ergonomically friendly. Your wrists should bend down or straight instead of bending up. Just trying to dissuade a myth. I think bending your wrists up like this can cause carpel tunnel.

Mary T

I just bought these (my laptop has been super-heated recently) and you can get them slightly cheaper here (the shipping is less, so my total was around $15 as opposed to around $22):
http://www.bluelounge.com/coolfeet.php

Mary T

PS Here’s a good guide to cooling down your laptop in general:

http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=60914

my gets like it-can-fry-an-egg-hot, my mouse even freezes, lol

Dean

I use coke bottle tops to do this, my compaq laptop gets hot enough to burn you should you touch its underside, these would look better but the bottle tops are cheaper!

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Mike S

I prefer Laptop Smart Feet because they have Rubber non-skid feet and a cable organizer all in one, http://newpcgadgets.com/products/smartfeet/index.html