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
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.