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Monday, January 19, 2009

Ask and you shall receive

I just remembered that after last week's "Making Me Happy" Monday post, I got some questions regarding my laptop cooling pad and iPod Touch. Without further ado, I present:

XBrand Lap Lounge



Since having 2 back surgeries, I've spent a considerable amount of time in bed - on the laptop. The bottom always gets hot and DH started getting me all worried that this would cause the motherboard to burn out. What a motherboard is, I can't say. The idea of being without my laptop? Gives me hives.

You sit your laptop in this fab-o little gadget. Totally comfy on your lap. And, it's got a little USB thingy (how's that for technical terminology) that you plug into a USB port on your laptop. A nice little fan blows, keeping the bottom of the computer (and your lap) nice and cool. And no more worries about blowing the motherlode motherboard.

All for the bargain basement price of $39.99 at BJ's. DH says this is much cheaper than a motherboard.

AND, the iPod Touch. Apple calls it "the funnest iPod ever." I cannot disagree. It's absolutely ingenious - like having a mini-computer with you at all times (you just need to have wi-fi available to connect to the internet/get email/etc.)

I refuse to switch out of my happy little Verizon phone network, so I'm not interested in the iPhone. This, my friends, is the next best thing.


I have the 2nd generation version. It plays music even without headphones! But forget the music - the applications, oh. the. applications.

I can check email. Write email. Facebook. Twitter. Play ridiculously addictive games. Some genius has even come up with games to entertain the wee-set (read: earn yourself a little extra time while waiting for dinner to arrive by letting your child "scribble" in color and shake the designs away like an Etch-A-Sketch or use their little fingers to create and pop bubbles!). Download webcasts, podcasts, and videos. Put my pictures on it.

I kid you not - you can think of it, you can probably do it on the iPod Touch.

The price on this one? I have the 8GB, which runs around $229 on the Apple site. Although, I'm pretty sure you can get it for a little less plus free shipping if you do a little digging online.

I will say this - my mom took one look at it and instantly requested it as a birthday gift (lucky for her, she's a New Year's baby, so she didn't have to wait long). We're total dorks with our gadgets, figuring out on a daily basis all the amazing things it can do, and discussing the latest and necessary free applications we've discovered. But it is SO. MUCH. FUN. As Apple says, "the funnest".

Seriously, I'm not usually someone who is blown away by gadgets, but the whole fam is getting into the action with this one!

Have more questions? Ask away!

6 Fabulous Replies:

Wendi said...

This is like going to Oprah's "My favorite things episode".
Are you giving them both away to the first commenter?
One can wish...huh?
I must have the laptop thingy.
I have been known to fall asleep with a laptop and wake up to my thighs on fire.

I found your 2nd paragraph hilarious. On my first read...I thought DH was worried about burning out your "motherboard"! hee hee

♥spoiled mommy♥ said...

WooHooooo, I saved both things to my favorites and plan on asking for the iPod Touch for my bday...more like BEGGING!! You sold me, I want it!!
Thanks so much for this post-you know I love it!! ;)

Jen said...

My husband has the iPod Touch and he is totally in love with it. Sometimes I think he loves it more than me. ;) He bought it for music but is obsessed with the Apps.

♥georgie♥ said...

I need that laptop cooler offer lol...

Krystyn said...

I'm not willing to part with my verizon, either. Now, I must have this....seriously, I am now in love with the i-touch! My birthday is in April...do you think it's too early to start asking?

Julie said...

DH is totally right on the motherboard - my uncle just replaced one for me. Thankfully it is what he does for work or it would have been VERY pricey.