LapLogic Aerogel Extreme LapDesks

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Product(s): LapLogic Aerogel Extreme G800 and W800 LapDesks
Provided By: LapLogic
Price: MSRP of $69.95 & $79.95 Respectively


Introduction:

There are many companies offering laptop stands, laptop coolers and LapDesks and today we've got the latest offerings from LapLogic on our bench, er, lap to test out.  These products are a little different from your average LapDesk as they employ some incredible insulating materials to help keep your stuff cool.  Like I always say; "If it's good enough for NASA, it's good enough for my manhood."  I don't say that often, so this must be a special product.

 

About The Aerogel LapDesk:

While it may look identical to the G700 Taku on the outside, the G800 Aerogel Extreme offers the best thermal insulation available. Period.

The first LapDesk to incorporate Aerogel insulation, the G800 sets the standard for heat protection. Fabricated by by Aspen Aerogels™ using nano-technology, Aerogel insulations holds 15 records in the Guinness Book of World Records - including the best thermal insulation known to man. Up to 8x more effective than other insulators, Aerogel bring the insulation used on the Mars Rover and StarDust interplanetary probe to high end gamers, graphics artists and other extreme laptop users. If you need the best, this is where your search ends.

The Aerogel integrated with our C²R Thermal Technology™ provides up to 99.9% reduction in heat transfer. Integral standoffs increase the air gap under your laptop to 1/2" - up to 16x more than many laptops - allowing additional air to circulate under your laptop. This helps your laptop run cooler and keeps you cooler!

Three integral standoffs are 9" long, so your laptop sits securely and won't wobble or slide off and, unlike stick-on standoffs, they won't peel off. Thin in width, they won't block any bottom mounted fans or heat vents. The special no-slip material means you can hold your laptop at nearly any angle, so you stay comfortable and can work or play longer.

 

First Look - G800:

We've got two products from LapLogic today and they are the G800 and the W800.  The G800 is pictured below and measures 11" x 16" x 1" and is made to hold just your laptop with no room for your mouse.  I'll be honest, when I first saw the LapLogic Aerogel Extreme G800 I was less than impressed.  It seemed a bit bulky and although quite light, it seemed unimpressive - at least until I found out more about Aerogel.

G800 Profile
G800 Profile

 

Wikipedia has a lot of information about Aerogel and states that it has been used by NASA on the Mars Rover as well as the StarDust interplanetary probe.  It holds 15 world records in the Guinness Book of World Records and is darn amazing when it comes to thermal insulation properties.  Before you continue reading this review, I highly recommend you check out more information at the wiki page here.

 

The LapLogic pads use raised ribs in the top surface of the pad to keep some airspace under the laptop allowing it to keep cool while the Aerogel in turn insulates you lap and keeps it cool as well.

G800 Ridges
G800 Ridges

 

The LapLogic G800 is a very simple idea and there is really not a lot to see.  The bottom side has a clear pocket for holding CDs, business cards and such to help make it a bit more multi-functional.

 

G800 Features & Specs:

Features:

  • New The first LapDesk with Aerogel Insulation for ultimate heat protection! Featuring Aspen Aerogel™.
  • C²R Thermal Technology™ which blocks all forms of heat transfer - convection, conduction and radiation.
  • New Integrated laptop thermal channels keep your CPU running cooler.
  • No-Slip surface both sides allows you to use your laptop in almost any position and any angle.
  • New Transparent pocket holds CDs, DVDs, business cards.
  • Rigid structure supports your laptop comfortably.
  • Metallic accents on front and back.
  • Available in Blue/Metallic Blue or Grey/Metallic Gold


Specifications:

  • Heat Protection: up to 99.9% reduction
  • Size: 11"h x 16"w x 1"t
  • Weight: 16 oz.
  • Guarantee: 30 day money back
  • Warranty: 1 year materials and workmanship

 

On the next page we'll take a closer look at the W800.