LapWorks Ergo Fan Riser review: LapWorks Ergo Fan Riser

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3.5 stars Very good
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The Good Decent cooling for a single-fan unit; includes four USB ports; easily fits larger laptops.

The Bad Unattractive and clunky.

The Bottom Line The LapWorks Ergo Fan Riser is bigger and bulkier than it needs to be, but offers decent cooling and a four-port USB hub.

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LapWorks is best-known for making a series of excellent laptop desks, including the LapWorks Laptop Desk 2.0 and the LapWorks Laptop Desk UltraLite. Unlike those passive cooling devices, essentially plastic pads to shield your legs from a hot laptop, the $39 LapWorks Ergo Fan Riser has a single powered fan and includes a four-port USB hub. That's a nice extra, but compared to cooling units from Belkin and Antec, the Ergo Fan Riser is bulky and unattractive.

Measuring 15x11x1.6 inches (when the adjustable rear height is set to its lowest position), the Ergo Fan Riser is bigger than two fan-based laptop coolers we've looked at, the dual-fan Antec Notebook Cooler and the single-fan Belkin Laptop Cooling Stand. It does, however, offer an adjustable riser that can raise the rear of your laptop nearly three inches, providing a more ergonomically correct typing surface. One advantage of the larger size is that it easily fits under a hefty 17-inch desktop replacement laptop.

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LapWorks Ergo Fan Riser

Part Number: EFR-01C Released: Feb 15, 2007
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  • Release date Feb 15, 2007