Why your laptop is not a laptop computer
Have you ever wondered why laptop computers are called laptops,
when it seems obvious that most of them aren’t designed to
be used on a lap? If they were designed for that purpose would they
run so hot, or emit high frequency electric fields from their undersides?
And would they have their ventilation slots situated on the bottom
where their user's legs will block them up and cause the machine
to run even hotter?
Many people, if they have to use their machines for any length
of time, end up using them on a table or desktop. That has the advantage
of letting you use a mouse or a graphics tablet, but it has the
serious disadvantage that crouching to view the screen for long
periods can result in neck and lower back injuries.
Injuries that can sometimes cause problems for years.
The irony is that sitting with the laptop on your lap whilst leaning
back into a comfortable chair is the most ergonomically correct
way of using the machines.
It puts your neck in a relaxed position for viewing the screen
and removes any strain on your back.
Of course, you have to do something about the heat and having somewhere
to put the mouse helps considerably.
The eTray solution
That’s where eTray comes in. An eTray™ laptop tray
can turn your hot and uncomfortable laptop PC into a true laptop
computer that can be used for hours in comfort.
An eTray consists of a hardwearing laminated tray attached to an
insulated conformable beanbag lap pad. This combination provides
your notebook with a stable, portable working surface that keeps
the heat generated by your machine well away from your legs. An
aluminium shield layer helps keep electric fields away from your
The improved posture and reduction in heat provided by eTray will
help reduce some of the potential health problems associated with
laptop use. It will also, by allowing the free flow of air under
the machine, let your laptop's cooler operate the way it was designed
to. That can result in better performance, longer battery life,
and it will make it much less likely that the machine will be damaged
The Standard size eTray is large enough for a widescreen laptop
and provides room for a mouse. This means that you won't have to
fiddle around with a clumsy touchpad to make best use of your machine.
And, if being a useful tool that you will find yourself using every
day is not enough, each eTray is also a unique handmade work of
art that will look good in any living room.