Logitech Launches Lapdesk N600 with Retractable Touchpad

Your mother may have raised you to always keep your cool, but little did she know that heat-generating laptops would render her instructions hard to follow. That's one of the areas Logitech's new Lapdesk N600 was designed to help out with, providing a barrier between your notebook's toasty underside and those precious parts in and around your lap. Buy why stop there?

The Lapdesk N600 has a trick up its sleeve that makes it unique. Hidden inside is a 5-inch retractable touchpad with multi-touch navigation. Sure, your notebook already has a trackpad, but this one's not only big, it's also flexible in that you can scroll using two fingers and swipe through pages or pictures using three.

"We've seen people using everything from pillows to pets to shield their laps from the heat their laptops generate," said Denis Pavillard, vice president of product marketing for laptop accessories. "Our lapdesks are much more effective and, with the addition of a multi-touch touchpad, you'll get the added capability to more easily move through your favorite content without attaching additional peripherals."

The Lapdesk N600 communicates with your notebook via Logitech's Unifying USB receiver. Logitech claims you'll get six months of battery life out the N600.

Look for the Lapdesk N600 to ship later this month for around $100.