Logitech Speaker Lap-desk N-700
With this new Logitech Speaker Lapdesk N700 I am wondering if we are witnessing Logitech’s finest lapdesk creation. Here is a product that has an obviously well thought out design and that includes how it works and how it looks.
The main idea behind this laptop cooling pad is to focus on an innovative cooling system that offers more comfort than the average lapdesk. A high percentage of people today own laptops or notebooks because they are compact and portable. Nowadays, there is an ever increasing trend with people using their laptops while they are on the go and in all kinds of places. Many of us work off our laps while sitting on the couch in front of the TV, others like to get comfortable in bed and work there. Some people just lay on the floor and work that way and some even sit crossed legged with the laptop nestled on their legs in front of them.
Whatever the position and place, you want to be as comfortable as possible and at the same time keep your laptop/notebook cool. The Logitech N700 does all this and more.
To look at it you may think that it is a pretty big unit and I guess at 11.2 x 20.5 x 3 inches it does sit up there with the big boys. Of course, this lap desk does come with its own speakers, precisely placed on either side of the unit to get rich, full stereo sound for music, online videos, and more.
These two built-in stereo speakers with double bass vents will unleash a surprisingly full, rich and sharp sound that is far better than many default laptop speakers. I don’t think I have ever owned a laptop that has had a speaker system that I would consider better than average, so additional speakers on a lapdesk can only serve as a plus.
In fact, anytime I need to use the speakers on my laptop I plug in my headphones because then I know for sure that I will be able to hear more clearly. Either that or I plug in my external speakers, which is a pain because of all the wires and cords that get in the way.
With the Logitech Speaker Lap desk N700 all you have to do is plug the USB cord into your laptop’s port and there you have two speakers ready to go. No trailing wires, no hassle of disconnecting and carrying speakers from spot to spot.
If you use your laptop on a regular basis for long periods of time you have to expect some unwelcome heat emitting from its vents. Overheating is the under estimated killer of computers although laptops tend to overheat more than desktop computers because so many parts are packed into so small a space and the fan inside is proportionally much smaller.
The Logitech N700 is designed with both a low-power cooling fan and a heat-shielding bottom. The fan pulls in and circulates cool air under your laptop to cool it more efficiently. The silent cooling fan and thermal shield keep laptop heat away from your lap or whatever surface you are working from. The rear and bottom intakes ensure a steady and unobstructed airflow. A fitted grill helps protect the fan from dust and damage to prolong the life of the unit.
As far as the overall design of the Logitech N700 Lapdesk almost everything seems to have been taken into consideration. For a start, the speakers can be easily removed for general cleaning which is important for keeping them in good condition. As part of the buttons on the right of the unit there is a volume control for the speakers and also a mute button.
Whether you adjust volume from the key on the computer or from the button on the unit the same volume measurement will show onscreen.
As for setting up the cooling system things couldn’t be simpler. There’s no software to install, no power outlets needed, and no extra cords to worry about.
You simply connect a single cable to your laptop’s USB port to power both the fan and speakers.
This laptop cooling pad feels very nice to the touch making it the perfect lapdesk for settling down to watch a movie on the couch. The angle is very comfortable for both viewing and typing. It is well balanced regardless of where and how you are sitting. If you want to relax in your bed the stable design lets you sit how you like. Working from a table surface is also made as comfortable as possible with the angled riser at the rear which raises your laptop so that it is positioned well for viewing.
Logitech N700 Boxed
I think the comfort feature that stands out the most has to be the padded underside. The N-700 Lap-desk has an ample and lush fabric that is textured and has a sumptuous feel to it. The texture also keeps the N-700 anchored to your legs, but there’s nothing sticky or sweaty-feeling about it. There is enough cushioning and there’s no heat transfer from the laptop because the internal fan keeps it cool.
The underside has a curve that makes it easy to situate the lap-desk with a laptop on it firmly and securely whether you sit with you feet on the ground or cross-legged. As an extra precaution to prevent any slipping rubber laptop holders on the unit help keep your computer in place regardless of how much you fidget or move around.
The Logitech Speaker Lapdesk N700 is up there with the best laptop cooler pads around. It is a smart, modern design with clean lines; smooth curves and the contoured shape complement any room. The fan does a great job of cooling your computer and is totally silent to boot! The comfort padding is exactly what is needed for a lap desk. For all you movie buffs and music lovers out there the unit even comes with two very good speakers. Not the cheapest of cooler pads but certainly not expensive for the quality of product.
- All-in-one laptop solution, stereo and comfort.
- Built-in high-definition stereo speakers
- Heat-shielding design to protect from the heat.
- Silent cooling fan.
- Angled top for easy typing and viewing.
- Padded bottom for greater laptop comfort and stability in any sitting position.
- Low power consumption
- On/Off switch and volume control
- Plug-and-play simplicity.
Dimension: 11.2 x 20.5 x 3 inches
Material: Plastic, mesh, polyester and polyurethane
Compatibility: Supports all 14? – 15? laptops and up to 17?
Fan Noise: Level (dB-A) 31 dbA
Rated Voltage: 5V DC
Connectivity: USB 2.0 full speed
Cooling: 6 CFM
Controls: On/off, volume control, mute
Pros and Cons
- The fan keeps the laptop cool.
- No external power source needed; no batteries and no adapter.
- A quality solid build.
- The speaker quality is fantastic, just as good as external speakers.
- Plug and play set up, no software to install.
- The fan is remarkably silent.
- The volume controls are high quality and a nice feature.
- It has just the right tilt angle at the back making for comfortable use.
- Perfect for using on many surfaces.
- No dedicated space for wireless mouse.
- No USB hub.
- May be a little too large for those who work while they travel.
Great product. Turns your laptop into a great audio experience. Comfortable and a VERY QUIET cooling fan for the laptop. The only thing I would add is a small LED light indicator for ON/OFF for fan (that’s how quiet it is).
Great Product, Comfortable and high quality materials.
I already owned a desktop, but just purchased one of the new Intel Core Laptops for the mobility. I have been researching the accessories. There are a lot of different coolers on the market, but nothing compared to the Lapdesk N-700! I tried other coolers, but returned them to the store–the fan was loud, the design flat/uncomfortable. On the N-700, I like the two tabs located at the bottom to keep the laptop in place. The speakers are great. The controls are conveniently placed on top of the lap desk (bottom right corner) with an attachment to hold the USB cord in place (when not in use). The ergonomically built lap desk is fabulous!! It’s cushioned and fits perfectly for your legs and knees. Would recommend this product to everyone.
By P. Ranir
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