What kind of laptop do you use? Unless you are using a netbook or a really low-power laptop, you probably do not have any issues with heating. Then again, if you are can be counted among the ever-growing number of Mac users out there, then you know very well just how hot a Mac laptop can be. Those babies have not been called egg-fryers for no reason!
Then again, Mac laptops are not the only ones which can render males unable to continue their bloodline if they make it a habit to place their laptops where they are supposed to be – on their laps. Other powerful laptops also emit a lot of heat, and more than the long-term concern about not being able to reproduce, the immediate issue of burning yourself is very much real, not to mention the damage that your laptop may suffer from the excessive heat.
That’s where laptop heat sinks come in handy. You see all sorts of these accessories everywhere – all shapes and sizes. I have to admit, though, that I have not seen one that I would want to buy – mainly because of a combination of prize and aesthetics.
Here’s the exception: the AViiQ Portable Laptop Stand, which looks really cool. Its makers say that it is the thinnest laptop stand there is – and I can easily believe that, seeing the photos. The AviiQ Portable Laptop Stand measures in at 1/4” thick, 12 3/4” long, and 2 3/4” wide. It also weighs 5.5 ounces. With its size, one can easily slide it into a laptop sleeve – and have more than enough space for the laptop as well!
One would think that the laptop stand may be flimsy due to its thinness, but if the specs can be believed, this laptop stand is also rather sturdy. This is supposed to be because of the material that the stand is made of. Called Hylite, the material is a composite of aluminum and polyproplene.
While the sleek laptop stand does not have a fan that will help draw away the heat (there is no space for one!), it does help the air flow with its 12-degree angle – as you can see in the photo.
For a reasonable price of $59.99 – plus a 30-day money back guarantee – this stand is a pretty good deal, I think.