• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Highly Recommended!!

    • Written by

    I've been using this for 3 weeks now & it's worth every penny. Rubber "soles" help secure MB Pro in place. Cushions work great except that the velcro makes it harder to put back on. The aluminum helps discipate the heat nicely. I used to a couch pillow previously, but the heat was insulated & the fan turned on frequently. Since using iLap, the fan has not turned on once. The aluminum also keeps the weight much lighter than what I expected. Recommended for those working in front of the TV & in the office just the same!

    315 of 373 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice!

    • Written by from Newington

    I've had this for about a week now, and I don't know how I lived without it! The cushions are really comfortable, and my posture has improved. I have a mild case of carpal tunnel and it has helped ease my pain. It was much lighter than I expected. It includes silicon feet for your laptop so they don't slide, in case the feet on your laptop wear out. My only (minor) complaint is that the cushion is attached with Velcro, so it can be a pain to put back on. I definitely recommend it.

    227 of 300 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good But Way Overpriced!

    • Written by from nashville

    Works pretty good, but there is nothing to hold the laptop in place.

    184 of 257 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Very Impressive

    • Written by from Miami beach

    I am not a huge fan of this product for a couple of reasons. First of all, there is no way to keep your computer from sliding off while it is in your lap. They give you things to stick to the bottom of your mac but they don't help. If you don't hold it properly the Mac will slide right off. Furthermore, the bottom cushion doesn't stay attached really well. It is supposed to fold over the top but mine always comes off the top and then slides off the bottom. The back support leg is very squeaky and continuously gets stuck in a bad position. I was expecting a lot more from this product it just didn't deliver.

    51 of 55 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not what I had expected

    • Written by from Topeka

    I bought this due to my frequent notebook use while in bed. I have had the product for about a week now and I have stopped using it in the bed. The cushion that is at the base keeps coming off and there seems to be nothing I can do to prevent it from sliding, the rubber sticky pads only do so much. Now when it is placed on a flat surface like a desk or a table, it works great, I am guessing this is due to the lower angle. Long story short if you are looking to use this at the library of on a desk it will work great, but if you are like me and work in bed or just about anywhere to get work done, I would show around a bit more to find something that has more of a dual role.

    45 of 50 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Resolved velcro complaints

    • Written by from Malibu

    As of March 2008, it looks like they've resolved the complaints about the velcro wrist pad. The pad now attaches with a long sewn-on clip thing, and it seems to work pretty well. Also comes with silicone feet, so the complaints about nothing to help keep it on can also be disregarded.

    42 of 47 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    • Written by from Centerville

    I have been using the iLap for about a year now, and what people say about notebook sliding off is true (using the small feet included). However, when you clean off those little rubber feet supplied with this that sit between your notebook and the bottom aluminum of the stand, the notebook doesn't slide anymore. Like anything, it just needs a little cleaning every now and then to keep the notebook in place. This is a great product for sitting in bed with while using your notebook, or when playing games, or any other activity where the bottom casing of Apple notebooks tend to get rather hot. A great buy, would recommend to others.

    37 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple, effective, great!!

    • Written by from Tehachapi

    I looked at a lot of "cooling stands" for laptops. Most had active fans powered by the USB bus. I didn't want that as it would reduce battery life.

    The difference in the temperature of of my MacBook is amazing. Absolutely cool to the touch. In principle, it reminds me of the old iMacs with "convective cooling."

    I couldn't be more pleased.

    40 of 46 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Skeptical

    • Written by from Bartlett

    WOW - I first bought Griffin's elevator for my office (trying to save some $$$). That's the problem...it has to stay at my office (not to mention it's wide open bottom still doesn't cool the MBP very well.

    Well, I bought the ilap last night and I'm already seeing the effects of the ergo comfort. I was skeptical about the heat issue...especially when I got home, opened up the box and saw ONE rain drop looking hole in the platform just under the area of the trackpad.

    I WAS WRONG! This thing has no cooling fan, it's just the raw metal and it's keeping my temps way down. As I'm writing this, smcFanControl says my temp is 45C. And my fans are running just below 2000RPM with apps open and my display at full brightness.

    GO RIGHT NOW - BUY ONE OF THESE! If you're using a MAC, then you know the beauty of spending a little more for the highest quality computer product on the planet. Take that mentality and get the higher end iLap. It's worth the $50!!

    35 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worthless and overpriced

    • Written by from arcadia

    I found this to be worthless because my laptop still gets overheated and $50 for a cheap piece of metal? I got a Belkin laptop cooler with a USB fan that actually works and works a lot better for only $15.

    42 of 52 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    • Written by from HIngham

    I have my MB Pro sitting on my desk, with an external keyboard and mouse. MB Pro is very secure and works great when I want to watch a movie in bed.

    41 of 51 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Much More than Expected

    • Written by from Vancouver

    I bought the iLap to raise my MBP off my lap for heat relief. It does much more.

    It adapts to almost any seated position. It makes working in bed practical and comfortable. The velveteen wrist rest is super. It keeps the MBP cooler and my lap much cooler. Even the footpads work to keep everything solid. It's sturdy and light.

    This thing turns any comfy seat into a comfy work station. I'm very happy.

    38 of 47 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Only One (Minor) Flaw

    • Written by from MONTEREY

    This does everything it is advertised to do, and deserves its excellent rating. The only thing that makes me crazy about it is that it isn't precisely portable; doesn't fit in my computer backpack at all gracefully, even with the wrist pad removed. I do a fair bit of traveling overseas, so (at least for me) laptop stand portability is essential.

    29 of 31 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool, but.........

    • Written by from Baldwinsville

    I love the idea and it works great for what i need it to do, but its a little to big to fit in a backpack. It doesn't breakdown easy to travel with. So it stays at the workplace it gets the most use there. thought about buying one more for the home and realized that i paid 50 bucks for a thick sheet of tin foil.

    71 of 116 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great simple product

    • Written by from Pasadena

    My 15" macbook practically lived on my ilap. Whether on the desk, in bed or on my lap, it was there. It gives the notebook a slight forward tilt that makes typing a little easier. However, I hated the fact that the optical drive on the earlier macbook pros was in the front and was blocked by the front cushion. I had to lift my mac over the cushion every time I wanted to insert or eject a disk. Annoying.
    I bought the ilap because I didn't have a suitable surface at home to place my laptop on save a pillow which I know will suffocate the vents. I also didn't want any cooling stand that needed electricity or would use up one of the usb ports on my computer. I am not a heavy gamer so I don't need two fans and an air conditioner pointed at my machine.
    My front cushion doesn't fall off at all the way some people mentioned. In fact, the velcro is very strong.
    I now use my 13" macbook on here and love that the optical drive is on the side. Also, the front cushion is great for protecting your wrists from that brutal edge.
    I really think the ilap is has an excellent and simple design. It's lightweight, versatile, and high quality.
    However, when you use it on your lap the weight of the laptop is not evenly distributed over your entire thigh but solely rests on the back cushion. Over time this makes me feel as if my thighs are falling asleep, forcing me to shift due to discomfort. For that it gets four stars.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    iLap is great

    • Written by from Derry

    I really like to use the iLap whether it is on my lap or the table. The rubber dots really do a very good job securing the laptop to the iLap. The only problem I have is the front cushion. It detaches very easily and the velcro seems to be in the wrong spot to keep it secure. I have removed the cushion and it works great for keeping my legs cool. The cushion is comfortable and nice for resting my wrists on. I do wish it stayed on so I could enjoy that benefit. That and the price are the only reasons I wouldn't give it 5 stars.

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Mixed

    • Written by from Arlington

    Although the aluminum material for the "shelf" part of the stand is good as a heat sink and lightweight enough that it's easily portable, the material of the cushion isn't as good. This material attracts a lot of lint. In fact there was lint on my cushion when I first opened the box before I even used the stand. That and the fact that I received the package from the "returns" center makes me question whether I was really sent a new product even though I paid for a new product.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome, but a bit Overpriced

    • Written by from Beverly Hills

    A couple other people said that the laptop doesn't stay on the stand, but that can't be true if you use the four clear rubber/plastic pads they give you to stick onto the stand. Also, people have said that the wrist pad falls off, there's a 12-inch strip of Velcro holding it on, it has never come close to coming off.

    Overall, its an awesome product that doubles as a desktop stand, as well as being useful on your lap. Its light, looks good, keeps your lap and laptop cool, and for those of you who don't want to scratch the bottom of your laptop, it will solve this problem too.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not general purpose

    • Written by from Pearland

    I just purchased one of these for my Macbook Pro 15" and I would agree that it does fit the laptop in size as advertised. If you play games that task your graphics card this will not effectively keep your laptop cool. For usage related to most folks daily work, editing documents and reading emails where you do not heavily task your notebooks ability it does a descent job of helping it keep a bit cooler.

    The front cushion falls off very easily as many other reviewers mentioned. If you are frequently adjusting the iLap prepare for this inconvenience.

    I also disagree with the names intended use. I am a person who is almost 6 feet tall with rather average leg length and I find it quite uncomfortable in my lap alone. With only front and back cushions touching my lap, I find the ILap squished against my belly and the back cushion pivoting on my knees making it an uncomfortable for lap usage. If you set the ILap on a desk or end table for use it works better. So, using an iLap in your lap is not recommended unless you have something else to place it on making the use of the iLap as a lap stand alone not reasonable.

    Also, I came from a windows machine and this is my first macbook. I love the macbook entirely, but I can't live without my multi-button windows mouse. This iLap has no room for an external mouse and expect to use your touchpad or find another place for your external mouse. There is no room for anything but the macbook on the stand.

    Overview:

    Pros:
    - very light / thin
    - pads are soft / comfortable
    - perfectly holds a macbook pro with both cushions in place
    - helps with cooling for light use
    - cosmetically it is pretty descent looking and matches my aluminum macbook pro nicely

    Cons:
    - Not comfortable in lap alone (as comfort pads only in front and back touch lap to far apart to use alone on lap)
    - with no fans on this iLap stand, trying to play graphics heavy games still creates a great deal of heat, so don't plan on it being your only cooling related device in these situations.
    - front pad falls off to easy for people who adjust their laps often. Its not super difficult to reattach, but if there were snaps or something more than just it being slipped on holding the front pad to the stand that would go a long way to holding it in place.
    - no extensions or slides to make for external mouse support. use your touchpad or find something else for your external mouse.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Really Worth It!

    • Written by from Columbus

    This is a very comfortable, affordable and convienient way to do what you gotta on your mac without a table or desk setup. If you're business savy, this is more useful for the on the go student. Its arm rest is very soft and the whole thing actually helps you maintain your posture so you don't hurt your back. In fact, it's in my lap right now and I couldn't be more relaxed. :)

    24 of 28 people found this useful