10 Of The Best Laptop Computer Cooling Pads and Devices

Whenever I use my MacBook, I can tell that it struggles to stay cool as I start to hear the fan really power up. It almost sounds like that my MacBook should have its own lift-off countdown whenever I use it. This is why I started looking into laptop cooling devices.

Some of the devices that I found include chills mats and stands. Some of the devices are quite sophisticated and requires a bit of investment, while others will appeal to people looking for a frugal solution. If you know of any other device that is noted listed, let us know in the comments.

Antec USB-Powered Notebook Cooler – $17.79

The Antec USB-Powered Notebook Cooler is a 2.2 pound laptop cooler that works with Macs and PCs. There are no batters or power adapters needed and it comes with a 3 year warranty.

Belkin F5L033-GRY Laptop Cooling Strip – $9.99

The Belkin F5L033-ICE Laptop Cooling Strip is a simple solution for keeping your laptop cool. It uses “icicles” to lift your laptop so it can “breathe” while managing your cords so that you can work more comfortably. This product is made out of silicon and is hand washable with mild soap and water.

Blue Lounge’s Notebook Kit – $19.95

The Notebook Kit by Blue Lounge uses two short feet, two tall feet, and adhesive plates to keep your notebook off the ground. The product also comes with a “Cableyoyo” to keep your USB cables organized.

Cooler Master Notepal X2 Notebook Cooler R9-NBC-4WAK-GP – $24.99

The Cooler Master Notepal X2 Notebook Cooler R9-NBC-4WAK-GP laptop cooler has blue LED lights that shines through the center mesh when the notebook cooler is powered on. There are two different height settings for improved comfort. The laptop cooler has fan speed control and it has a built-in silent 140mm fan.

HeatShift Laptop Cooler – $27.99

The HeatShift Netbook Cooler can sit on your lap or table while cooling your laptop better than any noisy, dusty, and fan based USB cooling devices. It uses the ThermaPAK patented HeatShift Technology to quickly cool your laptop.

iLap – $44.90-$64.90

Rain Design’s iLap is a stand that keeps your laptop tool and lets you work comfortably.  There are several different variations of the device.  The 12-inch version costs $44.90 and the 17-inch W (PC) version costs $64.90.

Logitech Speaker Lapdesk N700 – $79.99

The Logitech Speaker Lapdesk N700 uses a quiet and efficient USB-powered fan that keeps computer heat away from your body and circulates around your laptop. The N700 also has full stereo speakers built in that will make sound on your laptop much more clear. Everyone knows that laptop speakers are terrible.

Microsoft Notebook Cooling Base – $29.95

The Microsoft Notebook Cooling Base protects your notebook from overheating with a stylish base. You can use it on your desk with the flip-up stand for a comfortable angle or turn it sideways and use it on your lap.

Targus Chill Mat – $42.99

The Targus Lap Chill Mat provides an ergonomic work surface to keep you and your laptop cool. The Chill Mat sits on your lap and disperses heat. It uses dual-fans to provide ventilation that is obstructed if the laptop is used on a pillow. The ergonomic tilting also makes typing easier.

Thermaltake Massive23 LX Laptop Notebook Cooler Oversized 230mm Blue LED Fan USB CLN0015 – $28.99

The Thermaltake Massive23 LX Laptop Notebook Cooler has an oversized 230mm ultra-quiet fan with blue LEDs and it removes heat from the notebook easily. It has a built-in fan with an on/off switch and LED light on/off switch.

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at

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