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Take Comfort: Logitech Helps Make Laptop Experience More Comfortable Around the Home

 

Logitech Cooling Pad N100 improves airflow around notebook
Logitech Comfort Lapdesk for Notebooks offers more comfort anywhere in your home.

FREMONT, Calif. — March 18, 2009 —You love your laptop, but you’re worried about how hot it gets – 50% of us are. Logitech today introduced the Logitech® Cooling Pad N100, which extends the company’s line of notebook essentials that help make the laptop experience more comfortable around the home.
While the laptop is now the form factor of choice for around-the-home computing, Logitech research revealed that many people who feel that what they gain in convenience, they lose in comfort. For example, more than 60 percent of people surveyed reported using their laptops on the couch. However, more than 50 percent of them are concerned about laptop heat and 43 percent believe that excessive laptop heat can slow, or damage, their computer.

“We’ve identified two ways in which people use their laptops around the home – in structured spaces such as the home office, and unstructured spaces like the living room,” said Denis Pavillard, Logitech’s vice president of product marketing for keyboards and desktops. “Logitech now offers a range of solutions that enhance the laptop experience with designs based on our deep understanding of how people use their laptops around the home and their desire to enjoy the convenience of a laptop, without sacrificing comfort.”

Logitech helps address these needs with the Cooling Pad N100, as well as the previously introduced Comfort Lapdesk and other notebook accessories.

Logitech Cooling Pad N100 – Improves Airflow Around Your Notebook
When you’re using your laptop on the couch or bed or at a desk with your favorite external keyboard and mouse, the Logitech Cooling Pad N100 improves airflow around your notebook. To help protect you from heat the Cooling Pad N100 features a slotted surface, which allows the USB-powered fan to distribute air quietly and evenly.
To create a steady, unobstructed airflow, the Cooling Pad N100 uses rear air intake, unlike other cooling pads, which generate airflow from angles that are easily blocked by the laptop itself or loose articles of clothing. Plus, the enclosed, durable construction protects the internal fan from dust and damage.
Designed for efficiency, the Cooling Pad N100 includes a low power-consumption USB cable that connects to your computer with minimal impact on your notebook’s battery – while still delivering enough power to improve airflow around the laptop.

Logitech Comfort Lapdesk for Notebooks – Offers More Comfort Anywhere in Your Home
Announced in December 2008, the Logitech Comfort Lapdesk is designed to shield you from the heat of your laptop and give you a stable base when you’re working on the couch, bed or even the floor. Unlike makeshift solutions and other lapdesks, the Comfort Lapdesk features a four-layer, heat-shielding design to protect you from the heat from your laptop.
When you’re done using the computer, the Comfort Lapdesk’s thin, streamlined profile makes it easy to slide under a couch or bed, or it can stand upright for storage next to the sofa.

Laptop Essential Accessories – Comfort and Portability
From cases, stands, and speakers, to mice, webcams, and headsets, Logitech offers a complete line of accessories and peripherals designed specifically to provide superior comfort and portability. Check www.logitech.com for the Logitech® V200 Optical Mouse with mini receiver or the Logitech® V550 Nano with the handy clip-and-go dock. Take your family around with you with the full range of Logitech webcams; listen to your favorite music with the stylish Logitech® Z-5 omnidirectional stereo speakers or sit more comfortably with one of Logitech’s notebook risers to suite every need.

Pricing and Availability
The Logitech® Cooling Pad N100 is expected to be available in Europe beginning in April for a suggested retail price of €29.99. The Logitech Comfort Lapdesk for Notebooks is available now in Europe for a suggested retail price of €39.99. The full range of notebook essential product can be found on www.logitech.com

About Logitech
Logitech is a world leader in personal peripherals, driving innovation in PC navigation, Internet communications, digital music, home-entertainment control, gaming and wireless devices. Founded in 1981, Logitech International is a Swiss public company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (LOGI).

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