Logitech Debuts Speaker Lapdesk N550: Better Cooling, Better Sound

Logitech Debuts Speaker Lapdesk N550: Better Cooling, Better Sound

Like it or not, the vast majority of notebooks get fairly warm after extended use. A whole crop of accessories have been born simply due to this fact, and Logitech has a new one as well. This one isn't specifically designed just to keep you cool though, it's also designed to provide better audio from your laptop. The Speaker Lapdesk N550 is a product that sits between your lap and your notebook, and it helps to keep heat from beaming directly down onto your lap while also providing more robust sound.


It's designed to hold most laptops up to 16" in size, but if you're using one smaller than 14.1", you might have an issue keeping things balanced. It also features stereo speakers on either side of the board. The Lapdesk’s 4-layer, heat-shielding design, combined with the soft, air-mesh fabric, helps make laptop use more comfortable. It also has an angled base to help with ergonomics, and integrated foldable bumpers on the lapdesk surface help keep your computer in place.

The audio comes from a single USB port connection, with shipments expected this month for $59.99.

Logitech Launches Speaker Lapdesk for People with Compact Laptops and Netbooks

Logitech Speaker Lapdesk N550 Delivers Big-Time Sound and Comfort for the Small Screen

FREMONT, Calif. - Oct. 7, 2010 - Bringing you rich, stereo sound for your compact laptop or netbook, today Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) unveiled the Logitech® Speaker Lapdesk N550, a comfy lapdesk that creates a theater-like entertainment experience around the home. A follow-on to the popular Logitech® Speaker Lapdesk N700, which is designed for laptops up to 16-inches, the Logitech Speaker Lapdesk N550 delivers premium sound and comfort to people with laptops that are 14.1-inches or smaller.

"Lapdesks are the unsung heroes of the laptop and netbook world," said Denis Pavillard, vice president of product marketing for laptop accessories. "The Logitech Speaker Lapdesk N550 solves the two complaints people most often report about their laptops and netbooks - poor audio quality and laptop heat. Using this one product can dramatically improve the experience people have with their laptops."

The Logitech Speaker Lapdesk N550 features precisely placed integrated stereo speakers that sit on either side of your laptop and deliver rich, full stereo sound. The lapdesk's 4-layer, heat-shielding design, combined with the soft, air-mesh fabric, helps make laptop use more comfortable. The Logitech Speaker Lapdesk N550's angled base raises your laptop screen to a comfortable viewing position, and integrated foldable bumpers on the lapdesk surface help keep your computer in place.

Logitech's newest lapdesk is also easy to use. There's no software to install - you simply plug a single cable into your Macbook®, laptop or netbook USB port to power the speakers.

Pricing and Availability
The Logitech Speaker Lapdesk N550 is expected to be available in October for a suggested retail price of $59.99.
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Hah. I use a $10 polymer cutting board from Target, and it functions perfectly. If I want great sound on a laptop, I'll use headphones - seriously, it's a mobile device, not a home theater system. $60? Please.

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Even better just use an external gaming soundcard that uses USB like the ones from Speedlink

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I don't see any cooling benefit at all. There aren't any fans or air port where the laptop mounts onto the top of it.

$60.00 for LAP SHIELD speakers,............

I use a serving tray with fold out legs.

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