HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE – MUST HAVES – Belkin CushTop – With Giveaway

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GIFT IDEA – BELKIN CUSHTOP

My friend’s cousin once burnt his hoo-ha because he didn’t realize how hot a laptop can get and used it on his lap without benefit of protection (or clothing, LOL). The Belkin CushTop is a must have item for anyone with a laptop.

About the Belkin CushTop

  • Provides increased padded comfort when you use your laptop on your couch, bed, or floor.
  • Features a convenient storage pocket to keep your power adapter and mouse tucked away.
  • Flips over to accommodate smaller or larger laptops, whichever you need.

I tried the Belkin CushTop. I thought it might be awkward having it on my lap but it was soft and comfortable and actually gave me a more comfortable angle for typing. I didn’t feel any heat coming from the laptop when I used it. I’d love to see a wider version that allowed for use of a mouse as well.

The Belkin CushTop retails for $34.99 and is available to purchase online and in select stores nationwide.

WIN IT!

ONE winner will receive a Belkin CushTop.

HOW TO ENTER. (MANDATORY)

To enter leave me a comment on this post telling me what you currently put under your laptop to protect you from heat when using it.

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1 – Visit HereAndThere.US (my Mom) and leave a comment on any post (except a giveaway post) there. Then return here and leave a comment on this post telling me one thing you read or learned on my Mom’s blog. (That’s two comments you need to leave for this bonus entry, one there and one here.) Unlimited entries for this method of entry.

Leave an additional comment for each entry you qualify for. You must have completed the first entry according to the instructions to be eligible for any bonus entries.

THE SMALL PRINT.

US addresses only please. This contest will end on Saturday 01/02/09 at 11:59 pm est. If you’ve entered any of my giveaways before then you know that only comments containing all of the requested information will be eligible for entry. The winner must contact me to confirm they wish to receive the prize within two days of my email notifying them they’ve won. Good luck to everyone!

The product(s) featured in this review was provided free of cost to me for the sole purpose of product testing and review. This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of my family and/or self. Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED.

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  1. 180

    Eileen says

    I am a Facebook Fan of Mom Knows it All. eileen richter

    ejrichter60 at gmail dot com
    thanks!!

  2. 181

    Eileen says

    i now follow you on twitter. @2sic2mooov
    (NOW, I just have to figure out this whole TWEETING thing!)
    AND am getting Rss feed through to my Igoogle account. thank you!

    ejrichter60 at gmail dot com

  3. 182

    Dianad says

    My husband built a wooden set-up that isn’t especially attractive but does serve it’s purpose. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway

  4. 193

    Betty says

    My laptop is sitting on one of the cooler pads with 2 fans. It USB connects for power into the laptop and lately the fans are occasionally so loud that I pull the power cord so I can work. Next time they start up quiet so I keep forgetting that they probably won’t last much longer.

  5. 194

    Caitlin says

    I currently sit my laptop on the arm of the couch when I’m using it. It works out okay, but I think this would be a bit nicer!

  6. 206

    Aimee W. says

    I know this is pretty pathetic…but right now, I use a pillow underneath my laptop! Thanks!

  7. 208

    Leanne says

    I use either a blanket or a small pillow. I had hinted at christmas time I wanted something like the CushTop, but I guess my hints weren’t heard!!
    Thanks for the chance!!

  8. 217

    Michelle S. says

    I am currently using a pillow. But I would give this to my Mother, she just bought her first laptop. Thank you

  9. 220

    says

    We use all sorts of things – just depends on where we are using the laptop. Sometimes a pillow, sometimes a breakfast tray, sometimes a stack of books – it’s just crazy! This would be awesome to use!

  10. 224

    Kim says

    I use a pillow to prop up my laptop when I’m working in bed. This looks great! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  11. 225

    Eileen says

    i left a comment for your Mom on her HEre and THERE blog about her Fast 4 Words review. I think my family would love this. We are just getting in “board game” mode for the winter!

    ejrichter60 at gmail dot com

  12. 226

    Eileen says

    i read your mom’s post about the Grill CHarms. I have never seen these, but I think my husband would love them! He loves quirky new things! He’s our grill man and it would be cool to have the ones that mark your steaks as to how you want them cooked! thanks

    ejrichter60 at gmail dot com

  13. 227

    Eileen says

    i left a comment on your MOm’s Here and THere site about the Bonefish Grill review. I wish there was one closer…we would have to travel an hour away. It made me SO hungry for seafood!!
    ejrichter60 at gmail dot com

  14. 237

    Sarah says

    I have a little plastic board thing that keeps my laptop from getting too hot on my lap. It works but isn’t the most comfortable…

  15. 239

    Meaghan Newton says

    I currently don’t use anything, which is why this would be great to win!

    Mnewton1985(at)AOL(dot)com

  16. 241

    Michelle says

    I use a pillow sometimes… but I’m always afraid that is going to make the computer over heat. This would be great!!

  17. 243

    Eileen says

    I left a comment on your MOm’s Here and THere post reviewing the Casio digital 12x zoom camera she took to Florida. I love her Epcot shot she got. Hope she gets it repaired quickly and back soon enough to NOT miss out on those great lasting memories by use of photos!

    ejrichter60 at gmail dot com

  18. 244

    Eileen says

    Your MOm’s post about the Board Book Albums was so touching. I left a comment about some of our issues with teaching too. THis item looks like a winner! Teaching to communicate and learn through REAL pictures is something I have learned works better, faster, easier also. Nice review!

    ejrichter60 at gmail dot com

  19. 245

    Eileen says

    I read your MOm’s post on Here and THere about the book and CD, the Snowman’s Song. I read that this story teaches about compassion and holding out for your dreams. I left a comment for her. thanks!

    ejrichter60 at gmail dot com

  20. 246

    Eileen says

    I read your MOm’s Here and THERe post about the Wizards of Waverly Place MOvie on DVD. My kids love this show and we have seen parts of the movie. I guess it will teach my kids to be careful what they wish for?!!!It is a question that many could ask…what if my parents never met?

    ejrichter60 at gmail dot com

  21. 254

    Eileen says

    OH my gosh that was funny! I am dope who doesnt put anything under my laptop, but it is a small one and doesnt put out THAT much heat. BUT, when on long enough i put a blanket or pillow under it as i am in bed most of the day. I know this isnt good for the computer. I would LOVE to have this cushion!!!

    ejrichter60 at gmail dot com

  22. 261

    says

    I currently don’t use anything under my laptop when I am sitting at the couch. I usually use my laptop at the computer desk and while sitting on the couch when I won’t be on for a long time, so having one of these would allow me to use my laptop more while I am sitting on the couch.

  23. 263

    Anne G says

    I faved you on technorati, anne1456 (although it had a message that they are not currently displaying favorites?)

  24. 269

    Anne G says

    I don’t put anything under the laptop currently, so I really need this.

  25. 292

    Debbie Stanton says

    I don’t use anything to protect my laptop… it just sits atop my criss-crossed legs as I sit on the sofa. this would be perfect!!

  26. 294

    Jackie says

    I’d love this for my daughter. I gave her a serving tray from the kitchen (with lobsters on it) to put on her bed when using her laptop in her room. Thanks for the review and giveaway!

  27. 307

    says

    I don’t have a laptop yet (January!) but if I did I would probably just use a cushion or a pillow to protect my legs. Thanks!

  28. 310

    Sarah says

    Ugh. I don’t use anything. My laptop is 2 days old (SQUEEE!!!) I didn’t realize you were supposed! Whether I win or not, thanks for letting me know the heat dangers!

  29. 317

    Val Pearson says

    I currently just use my legs to rest my laptop on. I know that’s bad but until I win a Cushtop :) then it’s all I have.

  30. 319

    says

    I use a pillow sometimes, but hubby tells me that is bad… the air flow is restricted and can cause it to overheat.

  31. 322

    Carol W. says

    Actually I don’t use anything under my laptop if I’m not at my desk. I just try to put the laptop aside and take a break periodically. It’s not a great method. Having a Belkin Cush Top would be much better.

  32. 324

    Selene M. says

    I use a lap desk with a cushion side for my legs and a solid surface for the laptop. Definitely need something better.

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

  33. 333

    Angie says

    When I have it on my lap, I use a blanket (although hubby fusses since it doesn’t get any airflow!)

    Thanks
    ANgie

  34. 336

    Dinghy S says

    I actually use my hubby’s accounting book! Could really use the Belkin Cush top:)

  35. 356

    Deb Anderson says

    I grab a pillow from the bed. Sometimes I try to work on the laptop without a pillow but after a while it becomes impossible, the heat is just too much. So the pillow is really the best thing I have right now to use. Would LOVE to win this so my bed can STAY made up! :)