How to choose your eTray size
choosing eTray sizes there are two things to think about. The
first is whether the eTray will be large enough
for your equipment; the second is how much room you need to allow
for your mouse.
The sizes shown below are for the flat, usable
area of the tray deck and do not include the frame which rises about
three millimetres above the surface level of the deck. It is possible
to allow your laptop to overhang the frame, but to avoid problems
with overheating it is important to ensure that the airflow underneath
the machine is not restricted.
amount of room required for a mouse depends on your personal
preferences and the type of applications you use.
My suggestion is to allow an absolute minimum of 150 mm for this
purpose – 200
mm should be adequate for everybody. It is possible to operate
a mouse in a much smaller space by adjusting the pointer speed
settings and by learning to scoot the mouse.
You can choose your deck design in either of the
following sizes from the eTray Gallery
is the original size for eTray that we started manufacturing back
in 2004. Its 54 x 29 cm deck is best suited to a 15.4 inch widescreen
laptop or smaller, but we have heard of people who use them happily
with 17” machines.
HD This is the
same construction as a standard eTray, but the deck is extended
to 59cm x 34cm. This provides room for machines with 16" or
larger HD screens.
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