Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro)
The Cool Stand strikes me as a very innovative design especially in its simplicity and which I find works fine but... and here come my caveats:
As not all Laptops and Netbooks have a flat surface at near the very edge of the back, the place, however, where the Cool Stand must be affixed so as not to overbalance the computer.
While the hook and loop fastener used for affixing the Cool Stand works fine but if the Cool Stand is being removed frequently, as will be the case if and when the computer does lots of travelling, it will wear out. Also the fastener surfaces could become clogged with dust and other materials, especially if the Cool Stand is removed and carried in a bag, as, as said, will be the case if the computer goes on travels.
Having said that, however, if it does wear out such strips as have been used can be bought at hardware stores, haberdashery stores and some supermarkets, at least in the UK. The only difference being that those available are predominately white in color.
I received this device as per my request from the makers and although my laptop (a Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo) is not the ideal candidate for it due to the way the stand affixes to the bottom of the laptop on the back, as said above, and considering the fact that the connectors for head phone and microphone – important in my job – are in the front, it nevertheless worked out by using an wrist rest intended for a keyboard under the front of the laptop as can be seen from the photo.
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