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.