Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/03/10/microsoft_notebook_base/

Microsoft notebook stand blows in

Fan-powered cooling base

By James Sherwood

Posted in Hardware, 10th March 2009 16:26 GMT

Microsoft has launched a curvaceous notebook stand that’s as cool as it is comfortable.

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Microsoft's Notebook Cooling Base

The Notebook Cooling Base has a fan integrated into its middle and an “efficient cooling channel”, which Microsoft claimed combine to prevent your machine from overheating.

The 29mm thick base is powered through a USB connection and would surely make the ideal companion for any MacBook Air – although we’re sure Microsoft would rather you didn’t pair its base with something from Apple.

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Sexy curves?

It also has a contoured base, enabling it to provide a “comfortable typing angle” when rested on a desk or on your lap.

Microsoft’s Notebook Cooling Base will be available in black and white hues from July, priced at $30 (£21/€23).

Not sold on Microsoft's design? Then check out Register Hardware's round-up of the ten best laptop stands online. ®