Microsoft intros notebook cooling base

By on March 10, 2009, 10:47 AM
For many years Microsoft has been churning out a number of quality computer peripherals, from its popular line of mice and keyboards to webcams and even headsets. Now the company is delving into a new category with the introduction of its Notebook Cooling Base apparently the first of a new line of laptop accessories from the group.


This new device elevates laptops to a more comfortable typing angle while keeping them cooler thanks to a USB powered fan, measuring just 1.16 inches thick and having a curved design that can naturally fit on a lap as well as on a desk. It also includes a cable management clip and will retail for $29.95 when it ships in July. Additionally, the company announced an update to their collapsible Arc Mouse line, introducing four new special edition colors that include an Apple-like white as well as marine blue, olive green and eggplant purple.




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x darthmonkey x said:
Is it just me, or does this look somehow similar to Belkin's offering?[url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Ite
=N82E16834998314&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Ac
essories+-+Notebooks/Tablet+PCs-_-Belkin-_-34998314[/url]I
m actually glad to see more "pretty" laptop coolers on the market, as long as they work. Most of the coolers out there are ugly, loud, heavy, etc...The design for this one looks pretty slim and light, but having a single fan may or may not mean less noise, and almost definitely means less airflow. I doubt the airflow would really be a problem, you only need a tiny bit of air moving in order to keep temperatures under a laptop reasonable.[Edited by x darthmonkey x on 2009-03-11 09:13:19]
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