Friday, 28 September 2012

Top 5 Laptop Stands for Gamers

So you're an avid gamer and you've got this really amazing Gaming Laptop ! Awesome ! What about the perfect Laptop Stand to compliment your gaming laptop ?

While you've got ton's of choices available for awesome game titles, and a myriad of choices when it comes to power packed gaming laptop - the choices get pretty limited as soon as you're down to choosing a laptop stand to go with the entire package.

Does not finding the right gaming laptop stand frustrate you ? Do you often wonder why didn't someone think this through end to end? After all your requirements are pretty simple - it's not rocket science!

Alas ! It's not easy for someone who's not a passionate gamer to understand what you're looking for in a perfect laptop stand.

Outlined below are some of the choices that you can consider. All of these product choices are available for you to buy from our store (yes - so we're a bit biased) - but please don't think that's the only reason why this article is being written. That being said - without further ado - let me just get down right to the stuff which matters !

# 5 - The Portable Lap Desk ($24.99) 


Positives:

This one's a winner ! It's light-weight, its compact, can be placed on your lap and it has a mouse pad built-in. The Portable Lap Desk is versatile in design - allows you to play your favorite game while seating in a chair, the bean bag, your bed or maybe in the back-seat of your car (basically anywhere) ! The size is big enough for your gaming laptop (plus the ridges ensure the notebook does not slip off) and plus it folds flat and is easy to carry it along to your friend's place for a gaming night.

Negatives:

It does not have a cooling fan (let's be real - the laptop does heat up after those long gaming hours).


#4 - Logitech Speaker LapDesk N700 ($109.99)

Positives:

Tons of positives here! It's got so many things going for it. It's got a cushioned base (easy on your lap) and its got digital speakers for amazing add-on sound (you don't need to plug in your head-phones if no one's listening). The stand is ergonomically designed and comes with a cooling fan as well. There are many more features, but I've just pointed out the key features which affect your gaming  

Negatives:

Ok - I'm going to honest here ! Logitech does not do things half-hearted ! This is an amazing laptop stand, but when evaluated critically from a gamer's view point two things don't add up. First - The Price Tag ! Whoop - spending $100 bucks on this .. hurts ! Second - the cooling fan is just not strong enough! I've personally tried using this stand (a marathon movie night-out) and found that the cooling was just not good enough after about 2-3 hours of continuous usage.


#3 - Laptop Cooling Pad with dual cooling fans ($49.99)


Positives:

This handy little laptop cooling stand is for those serious gamers who have a dedicated corner setup for their game-play. Ideally - you'd be using a separate key-board as well. This laptop stand from Actto has two powerful cooling fans (really effective) has multiple height adjustment settings and not to forget, the spare USB ports for you to connect some of your other gadgets as well. Overall - its got good looks, it's well priced, is light-weight, compact and does the job well. 

Negatives:

Not much - but just a few (when evaluated from a gamer's point of view). Firstly - you cannot play your favorite game while keeping the laptop on your lap. Secondly - it works best with an external keyboard (not ideal if you're keen to use your laptop's keypad).

#2 - Cooler Master Notepal U Stand ($59.99)


Positives:

We're now getting serious about laptop stands best suited for extreme gaming, so let me recommend a patent pending product called Notepal U stand from Cooler Master. Priced at the mid-high band, the gadget is power packed with relevant features. You can use it anywhere, its's got all the handy USB ports (including a mini USB port), has a solid build and plus it's most unique feature - detachable cooling fans which you could place exactly where you need it most (i.e. just below the hotest zones of your laptop). It pretty much tick's all the boxes which matter to an avid gamer. 

Negatives:

Are there any ? Let me think .... ... well - it's hard for me to point any negatives with this product ! It's just perfect. The only reason I've ranked it second is cause it looks a bit dull (will not impress / daunt your opponents).


#1 - Gamer Notebook Cooling Pad 23GT ($71.99)


Positives:

Finally a laptop stand made specially for the serious gamers. No matter if you're a novice or a pro - this is the "Ferrari" of the Laptop Stand for Gamer's world. Just look at this gadget - it screams attitude and that's exactly what you want! 

Feature packed with a massively powerful yet silent cooling fan (with an on/off switch), spare USB ports for you to connect your accessories, two fold out support shelf to keep your laptop in place (this is to prevent your laptop from slipping over - if you make a sudden movement while being totally immersed in the game), ergonomic & adjustable design and lastly and most importantly - really fancy lights - which gives it that "angry and grunty attitude". 5 stars to this product. I've just started using this Notebook Stand about a week back and am pretty convinced that this is the best suited product for me. 

Negatives:

Err... do I really need to lay it out? Well - just cause you're putting me into a corner - he's what I'd suggest could be a potential negative (mark my use of the word potential) - its the overall looks ! While a flashy looking stand with neon lights would go really well with Gen Y, some of other serious gamers with grey hairs might favor a laptop stand with muted looks.

In Conclusion

So there you are - the five best choices which I've put forward. Now - its quiet normal for to have a different view to what I've presented (I'll attribute that to the fact that I may not have tried and tested all the different choices available globally), but in summary - I'd say that for someone who's struggling to find the right laptop stand to compliment their gaming laptop - this article can be a good starting point. 

Lastly and most importantly, if you're read through this article - feel free to contribute your views. Let me and other readers know of other good laptop stands which you think fit the bill. 

We've fixed our Blog

Growth is a fascinating time ! Things just happen on the double and in the rush to get going, one does miss out on small details. It was with much fanfare that we launched our blog in November of 2011 and now it's been nearly a year when we spotted that the link to our blog was broken and hence hidden from view of all our customers.

We apologize. We've now fixed the issue.

We're once again going to make a sincere effort to ensure that we constantly share up and coming news and other information articles with our beloved customers.


Store owner
http://www.LaptopStand.com.au 

Monday, 14 November 2011

Find us as a supplier with Independent Living Center NSW

Independent Living Center NSW is a leading information, education and advisory center for Assistive Technology and the Built Environment. They are located in Parramatta, NSW Australia and are a not-for-profit, community based organization and Public Benevolent institution registered as a charity in New South Wales.

The ILC NSW purpose is to inform people's choices of assistive technology by providing impartial advice and information. They are a part of a collective national network alongside 6 other Independent Living Centres - one in each state, and one in ACT.

The ILCA's role is to advance a federal agenda on issues and needs at a national level. The ILCA also provides information and advice to government and policymakers and raises awareness of the role assistive technology plays in maintaining health and well being in the Australian community.

We at Innovative Ventures (Trading at LaptopStand.com.au) are really happy and proud to be associated with such a wonderful organization and such a wonderful cause. We are listed as a supplier in their directory. Many of our products, specially the "Laptop Stand " & "Laptop Table" are regularly ordered by patrons of ILC NSW.


Sunday, 13 November 2011

Laptop Stand is now iPad ready



Yes it's true ! Our visitors can now access our trendy new website on the iPad !

So what's new you ask ? As one can browse the web with an iPad today anyways ! The answer lies in our customized new look - specially optimized for access on iPad & other apple devices.

Google recently reported a 220 per cent spike in shopping searches had come from smart-phones. It also reported a 29 per cent increase in online shopping-related searches year over year. It is predicted that almost one quarter of all Christmas shopping-related Google searches this year will now come from mobile devices.

As our tech savvy consumers have embraced the mobile revolution, we've not stayed behind. Our mobile-friendly website will now enable you to browse through our entire product catalog and make purchases directly through the iPad store.

Do remember to visit our new look Laptop Stand Facebook Store. You can share comments, likes and read about really cool stuff related to our customers, website and products. Like us on Facebook and avail of extra coupon discounts today.

Introducing our "Personalized Live Chat Service"



We at LaptopStand have often been asked if we have a physical outlet. This is primarily because some of our customers would like to get a feel for our products before they firm up their purchase decision.

As ours is primarily an online store, for a while,  we have been missing out on serving customers who like to shop the traditional way - through a proper bricks and mortar store. This trend however has been on the mend.

Over the last few months, we've tried to make small but important incremental service improvements on our site to enhance the bricks and mortar experience for customers online. Earlier in the year, we introduced the now popular "Product Feedback & Rating" system - which allowed all our customers to publicly rate each of our products. This initiative was quickly followed by the launch of Laptop Stand Facebook Shop & the Laptop Stand Twitter site; which gave our customers an option to consult with their existing social network of friends, before they made a purchase decision.

We've now gone a step further with the launch of our new "Personalized Live Chat Service". Accessible from nearly every page on our website, the light blue "Live Chat" feature at the bottom right hand corner of the page (in the footer section) allows our online site visitors to connect instantly with a knowledgeable Laptop Stand representative. Visitors can now ask questions about any of the products, its various uses, delivery, suitability ...almost anything .. instantly.

The in-store personalized chat service is available at all times. If unfortunately we're not available the very moment you're on your site - don't worry - our Live Chat feature allows you to leave us a message. We will pounce on your message and get back to you as soon as possible.

So what are you waiting for .. visit our site today and chat with one of our friendly staff. It's ok if you are just browsing or window shopping, you don't need to buy from us to use this service. We love our products and know them well - so talk to us as we're so keen and excited to talk to you.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

New Blog Micro-site for Laptop Stand Australia now launched


Clap..Clap..Clap.. Hello and welcome to the new LaptopStand.com.au blog. Here's where you'll find the latest and greatest news on everything about Ergonomic Mobile Computing Accessories for Home, Office and Personal use - from cool product/ service updates to interviews with founders & employees (yes, there are wildly interesting people running around here starting with me of course).

Plus, you'll see motivated LaptopStand customers & fans in the spotlight with our fortnightly members profiles. Along the way, we'll try to make this blog a touch more interesting to read that your refrigerator's user manual.

So bookmark this blog, email to a friend/colleague or add our RSS feed, and let's pump up the voume on news at LaptopStand.com.au. And of course, we'd love getting your feedback on our online store and this blog - and what you want to see discussed (and showcased) in the future.

Until next time friends..

Anand Chawra
Owner & Co-Founder
http://www.LaptopStand.com.au