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Not good for cooling.
on 25 April 2011
I know this isn't described as a cooling stand, but keeping your laptop well ventilated is very important, and this is where the product fails.
The upper surface is a hard plastic with a certain amount of flex. When used with my MacBook Pro 15", the sheer heat emitted by the case caused the plastic to bow upwards. This creates contact with the case to the Belkin CushDesk and, in turn, transforms the CushDesk into an insulating surface. Not good for unibody macs that rely on clearance underneath to dissipate heat. And certainly not good for any other notebooks that have heating vents underneath.
I solved the issue by taping a pencil to the CushDesk to raise the back edge of the MacBook. Not an elegant solution, but one that works.