Belkin Cooling Lounge
Comfortable; keeps laptops cool using built-in fan
Humming sound; emits cold air; uses a USB port
Belkin’s Cooling Lounge is for those who like to use their MacBook while sitting on the couch or resting it on their lap. It has a cushioned base and hard plastic top with a built-in fan, powered by plugging it into your laptop via USB.
The patented wave design and airflow of the Cooling Lounge directs cool air towards your laptop and hot air away from it. The Cooling Lounge also works well on a desk, creating a comfortable angle for typing, although it’s not as comfortable as the other stands here.
Macworld Australia’s buying advice
The fan gives off a slight hum, only audible in a silent environment, but it’s not ideal for use on a cold day, as it emits a chilly breeze. It’s not the most attractive model, but it’s by far the best at keeping your laptop cool, and is also affordable.