Posted by Simpur | Posted in Accessories, Rain Design, reviews | Posted on Friday, August 08, 2008
When you're looking for new accessories for your Computer or laptop, you usually of course look for those that function well. For the fashion conscious however, the accessories should both function well and look good at the same time.
Rain Design Inc. are known all over the world (especially among the Apple Mac faithful) as a company that designs and creates original, user-friendly, and of course 'sexy' looking accessories for the Mac.
A good selection of their products have recently been available to us Bruneians..
Everyone who actually uses their laptops on their laps know how hot the machines can get, especially after a few hours. It's also advisable to provide good ventilation for them, even when they're lying flat on a desk, as leaving laptops on for extended hours in a badly ventilated area could lead to overheating.
Throughout the years manufacturers have come up with all sorts of laptop cooler stands, all of which have had multiple cooling fans built in to them, which draws power from either your laptop or the nearest power socket. Rain Design's iLap however, is not your usual cooling stand.
Designed to match Apple's Macbook Pro/Air range, the iLap is made of aluminum, with a sand-blasted and silver anodized finish. One word, Sexy.
The one thing that you'd probably notice first is that it doesn't actually have any fans built in to it. It uses its lightweight aluminium body as a cool sink, drawing heat from your laptop, and making it rise as hot air!
The iLap is ergonomically designed to suit both lap and desk work, it raises your laptop screen higher to reduce strain on your neck and shoulders. It also comes with a removable, plush, black velvet cushion which makes it feel extremely comfortable on the lap. The cushion also doubles up as the perfect wrist-support.
Another great thing is that the iLap can also be used with laptop models of other brands too.
Rain Design's iLap is available at AV Electronics in Kiulap, in different sizes, depending on your laptop's screen size; 13-inch - $115, 15-inch - $125, 17-inch - $135.
Following in more or less the same footsteps as the iLap, Rain Design's mStand helps you work comfortably by raising your laptop to the same ergonomic height as your laptop's monitor. The tilt design brings the screen closer meets your eye level, to prevent from slouching.
This product also incorporates the same sexy aluminium finish as the iLap, and hence, also works as a cool sink for your laptop.
The mStand transforms your laptop into a stable and stylish workstation and is available at AV Electronics for $115, and can also be used with laptop brands other than Apple.
The gel-filled wrist rest made of Lycra allows for therapeutic support, and actually reduces fatique in your wrist, while the optical precision mouse pad surface allows control over fine cursor movements, and also offers extra padded comfort for your palm.
Rain Design's iRest is available at AV Electronics for $57.