There is a reason we don’t call notebooks “Laptops” anymore, and that reason pretty much has to do with the heat generated by notebooks now a days. You literally can burn something.
While that story is from almost 10 years ago notebooks today generate a lot of heat and might still burn something. Yet we still place it on our laps while we work comfortably in bed, or on the couch while we catch up on episodes of Doogie Howser on HuLu. I’ll be the first to admit my lap does get warm and the notebook either ends up on the end table or coffee table.
I always considered getting a cooling pad but most I saw required they be on a flat surface and well my laps not flat. There were also lap desk but I am in love with using a mouse with my notebook and most lap desk offered no space for me to use my mouse. Then I got my hands on the Touch Lapdesk N600 from Logitech.
The Touch Lapdesk N600 is a lap desk with a built-in large multi-touch touch pad that slides out and while there isn’t much room to use a mouse I’ve fallen in love with the touchpad so much so that I have no idea where my wireless mouse is anymore.
There are also buttons to the left of the Touchpad that allow you to quickly increase or decrease your systems volume. With more and more notebooks losing dedicated volume buttons it’s a big plus for the N600 to have the volume control buttons where they are.
The Lapdesk N600 is very light in weight and you barely feel it on your lap.I haven’t weighed it but defiantly feels less than a pound. You connect it to your system via a wireless dongle and it’s powered by 4 AA batteries.
I found it extremely comfortable to use, and even gave one to my girlfriend who loves using it as well. Getting use to the touchpad though takes a few days but once you’re use to it you will love it.
If you are left-handed, sorry the N600 isn’t for you. My sister who is left-handed could not get the hang of it since to use the touchpad you are forced to use your right hand.
Overall the Touch Lapdesk N600 is great and the $54.99 price tag is affordable in my book.
For more information on the N600 head over to it’s product page on Logitech.com.