The Targus Lap Chill Mat from Targus Australia has been honoured in the CES Innovation 2010 Design and Engineering Awards for its aesthetic design, functionality and unique features. Targus’ innovative cooling device offers a convenient, comfortable and ergonomic work surface that regulates the temperature of laptops, when used on the lap as well as the work desk.
The Awards, which are endorsed by the Industrial Designers Society of America, are judged by a panel of independent industry designers, engineers and media. Targus won its award in the Computer Accessories category, one of 36 categories overall. The judging criteria not only examined design and engineering innovation, but also how the product compares to others in the market.
“The Targus Lap Chill Mat meets a growing trend that is seeing laptop users leaving traditional office environments and enjoying the flexibility and freedom of working from home, in shared workspaces or on-the-go,” said Targus Australia’s Accessories Product Manager, Aaron Shooter. “The introduction of cooling devices to our everyday laptop use not only helps to extend the laptop’s lifespan, but encourages faster performance, fewer crashes and provides heat protection for work surfaces.”
Resting on users’ laps, the Targus Lap Chill Mat disperses heat with dual USB powered fans that provide ventilation, and features an open design allowing the fans to run quietly. The ergonomic tilt of the chill mats make typing easy, whilst the soft neoprene base provides cushioned comfort on the lap. Four rubber stops on the face of the Chill Mat prevent the laptop from slipping.