01. 23. 2007
Belkin Laptop @ Home
Using a laptop in the confines of one's home can sometimes be a pain since the device as such, along with its accessories, seems to have been designed with only the needs of people on the move in mind. To address this very concern, the designer duo from San Francisco, Mike and Maaike, have come up with their creative line of ‘Laptop at Home’ accessories for Belkin. Coming from the guys behind the design of the Xbox 360, my expectations were high and thankfully they do not disappoint.
The lineup features the CushTop that serves as a comfortable mobile workstation, thanks to its padded base, when working on the bed, couch or table. However, since many of us move across rooms with our laptops, carrying this bulky base is not exactly practical. Here is where the PocketTop and the SleeveTop step in. Apart from offering a simple base, they also double up as light containers to allow easy transport. In fact, the SleeveTop can store the laptop permanently within the case and you will never have to remove it to start using it. Simply cool. The only sore point is that the SleeveTop and PocketTop work only with laptops with screen sizes of 15.4" or less.
All the accessories are available in funky silver, green and orange colors, and you can have them at home by parting with less than 50 bucks for each.