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One of THE best thought-out laptop accessories in history!,
This review is from: Logitech Speaker Lapdesk N700 (Personal Computers)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Program (What's this?)Whoever thought out all the design features on Logitech's Speaker Lapdesk should be given an award, because there isn't one thing they left out. This is SUPERB if you don't like being chained to a desk, and you're tired of a hot lap from your laptop.
It's simply flawless.
I tried this on my 15" Macbook Pro, and in a few days of working with the Logitech Lapdesk and its features, it's become my new favorite laptop must-have.
First of all, there's no external power source, no batteries and no adapter. All you do is unwrap it, put it on your lap with the laptop, plug it into the USB port, and you're good to go. That simple.
Now for the delicious design features. The Lapdesk top tilts towards you, with two cushioned tabs on the end towards your body that you pop up to keep the puter from sliding into your lap. This means there's practically nothing you can do to make the puter fall off - so put you legs up on an ottoman, bend your knees on the ottoman, lay on the couch with the Lapdesk almost vertical (yeah, I do that), and nothing's going to move!
There are two little nobby things included in the package you can snap onto the grill under the laptop to raise it up if that's your preference. If you have a netbook, you can move the stops closer to you to give your netbook the same desired tilt.
The padding on this Lapdesk is just divine. And whoever picked out the plush fabric that cushions the Lapdesk on your legs is a genius! The padding is ample and lush; you can keep this on your lap for eternity, and you won't get tired or "hot" from it. The fabric is textured and has a sumptuous feel to it. The texture also keeps the Lapdesk anchored to your legs, but there's nothing sticky or sweaty-feeling about it. (I did this dry-run in shorts, so the padded part of the desk was mostly on bare legs. Absolutely no problems.)
The Lapdesk isn't just a padded wedge, though. It's got this brilliant "tunnel" effect under it, which allows air circulation and prevents that hot and heavy "laptop in your lap feel.
There's an ingenuous fan built into the center of the Lapdesk. It draws the heat and pushes it out through a vent in the BACK of the Lapdesk. You have to keep checking to see if it's on, because the fan is THE quietest fan I've ever NOT heard. It's perfection the way it works and you don't even know it's doing its job.
I usually use a compact external speaker system with my Macbook, and it works fine. But the speakers on the Logitech Lapdesk are EXCELLENT. There's a mesh grilling on both sides of the Lapdesk with your laptop fitting in the center. The actual speakers are embeded at the top left and right of the Lapdesk (you're also told to keep your fingers off them, for obvious reasons.)
The sound on these two tiny speakers is phenomenal! All I can do is gape in astonishment how two speakers tucked into a lapdesk can produce such amazing sound! Rich, separated, diverse, like a full sound system set up, in this Lapdesk! It completely makes the sound of my external speakers sound wimpy and whiney in comparison.
I guarantee, you will be amazed that any sound that luxurious can come out of a Lapdesk!
(A tip for Mac users who might hook up the Lapdesk and wonder why there's no sound coming out: you have to go to System Preferences/Sound under the apple menu, and select the Logitech Lapdesk as the speaker set up you want. You also have to quit OUT of any sound programs BEFORE you hook the Lapdesk up to the USB port.)
The size of the Lapdesk is perfect for my 15" Macbook. There's about three inches, give or take, on either side, where the speakers are, and the Macbook doesn't interfere with it.
On the right side is a control panel. The top two buttons are for volume control, the third is a mute button. The last switch is an on/off slider for the fan.
Whoever at Logitech designed this deserves a promotion and a raise. There isn't a thing they missed in the design, and the quality is just superb.
I have one minor quibble, but for laptop acrobats like me who are always moving the thing around, it's a useful idea for future Logitech Lapdesk incarnations. A stop on the BACK of the Lapdesk might be a good thing, similar to the two on the front. Granted, most people probably don't contort themselves while on their laptop the way I do, and the Macbook didn't fall off the Lapdesk while I was engaging in my various exercises, but a tab on the back of the Lapdesk would provide an extra jot of security.
The Logitech Speaker Lapdesk is probably the best computer accessory pick for anyone who uses their laptop computer anywhere but ON a desk. Kudos to Logitech for a comfort and design home run!
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Initial post: May 24, 2010 10:08:40 AM PDT
Very informative and helpful review. I detest reviews which are either 2/3 lines or go on forever without every actually telling you something. Nice to see you found at least one flaw with the item.
Posted on Jun 21, 2010 4:11:39 PM PDT
Posted on Aug 10, 2010 1:34:56 PM PDT
Marie Brandt says:
They did forget one small thing with this lapdesk- a pullout for a mouse. I prefer to use a portable wireless mouse when I work, and there is no place to put a mouse on this desk. There is a Logitech lapdesk that has this feature, but not this one. Too bad. It would be perfect with it.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2011 4:36:42 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 7, 2011 4:39:07 PM PST
I agree. I'm sending back a Logitech lapdesk that doesn't have a cushion because it is too hard on my lap and knees after extended use but it has the pullout my wireless mouse which is great. I'm going to put in my order this lapdesk with speakers today although its kinda pricey.
Posted on Mar 5, 2011 2:32:39 PM PST
Warning! Vine reviews are bought. All REAL costumers need to disregard these reviews. REAL customers should mark these reviews as not helpful and notify others that Amazon is paid by manufacturers for the vine reviewers, and the reviewers get free products. Amazon needs to drop this program, but will only do it if people speak up! Please review other vine reviewers and copy and paste this message or your own in its place. We need to stop another manipulation of the review process.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 5, 2011 4:44:27 PM PST
Kluca, you sure are a genius. All vine reviews are MARKED as vine reviews. It's not exactly a secret!
What an intelligent person would do is to evaluate the entire history and body of the person's reviews to see if that reviewer's opinion had validity. This particular reviewer NEGS vine products, too.
People aren't stupid, Kluca. They can figure it out. That apparently eludes you. I gather you were never approached to be a vine reviewer - did you ever "think yourself thin"?
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 27, 2011 1:33:59 PM PDT
I agree, I would buy this in an instant IF ONLY it had a pullout for a wireless mouse. I wonder, which Logitech lapdesk are you referring to that has this? I've only seen one and it looks like just a flat board, not as comfortable as this looks.
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 16, 2011 9:55:54 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 16, 2011 9:56:50 AM PDT
Karen A. Pacheco says:
It may be the N550 ; ) ........NOTE: this model DOES NOT have a fan
Posted on Jul 22, 2011 8:43:48 PM PDT
This cooler is perfect.
My other Belkin laptop cooler was working great, until it took a poop on me 2 days ago (and in the middle of this heat wave). So I did some research and found this to be one of the higher rated coolers out there. I got it today and the critics don't lie- this is thing is amazing!!!!
Katy is right, I keep checking it every 10 minutes to see if the fan is on, it's that quiet. The speakers are awesome. They give my laptop even greater sound than what it had. A little less bass than what I'm used to, but my expectations weren't high for a whole lot of bass.
I recommend this to everyone who needs a new cooler.
My only question is- is it safe to put on a desk and use? I ask because that is the main way I'll be using this cooler.
Posted on Feb 23, 2012 8:06:11 PM PST
OG Geekster says:
You had me at delicious - lol!