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

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.


ONE winner will receive a Belkin CushTop.


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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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.


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NJ Mom of 2 boys. – TJ, a 21 year old, and CJ, a 17 year old with Down Syndrome. Jersey girl. I have three younger brothers, all of whom have children. Social media enthusiast. Ds Advocate. Cat person. I love rock music! I HATE the misuse of the word retarded. I take it personally and find it very offensive.

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

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

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

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

  11. 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!

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  12. 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

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  13. 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!!
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  14. 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. I currently don’t use anything, which is why this would be great to win!


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

  17. 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!

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  18. 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!

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  19. 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!

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  20. 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?

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

  24. 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!!

  25. 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!

  26. 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!

  27. 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!

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

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


  32. 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! 🙂

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