By Paul McCollum
If you’ve ever tried to use your laptop away from a table or desk, chances are you’ve wished for some sort of lapdesk. Turns out that enough people have struggled with the awkward balancing act and leg burning that there’s now a big lapdesk market. The lapdesk is primarily an insulating slab or air circulation enhancement and Logitech has taken it one step further adding different accessories into the device like speakers, fans and now a touchpad in the Logitech N600 Touch Lapdesk.
The N600 Touch Lapdesk looks similar to the other nondescript lapboard trays except that this one has a slide out tray bearing a 5″ multi-touchpad. A huge improvement on other models, the N600’s connections to the laptop are wireless. Sporting a hidden compartment, the tiny Unifying receiver fits almost flush within a USB port. Sans tether, the Lapdesk has to rely on 4 AA batteries for power. Logitech estimates that these will last 6 months. To check out how well the Lapdesk lives up to those and other promises, peruse a write up at Everything USB.