Belkin keeps laptops cool running

As well as being busy at Macworld with its iPod mixing deck, Belkin's been showing its wares down the interstate at CES with offerings for those of a

As well as being busy at Macworld with its iPod mixing deck, Belkin's been showing its wares down the interstate at CES with offerings for those of a non-Apple persuasion.Particularly outstanding is this piece of white plastic sculpture. For this is a laptop stand, with a difference. As well as being an ergonomically styled perching place for your portable chum it also has a built-in USB fan to gently circulate cooling air around your notebook's baking body.Sounds perfect for our ever overheating lappy, just as long as the whirling breeze doesn't fan the flames of yet another battery fire.Meanwhile migrating Vista users will find the upheaval from an old XP machine that much easier thanks to another nifty device. The Belkin Easy Transfer Cable for Windows Vista transfers selected data over to a new PC with a minimum of fuss.It promises speeds of up to 480Mbps, which roughly translates as about 30GB (or 7500 music tracks) per hour. Beats backing up to dozens of DVDs, but then so does snail collecting and crochet.

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Belkin Cooling Stand, Easy Transfer Cable Price: £TBA ($30 in US), £TBA ($40 in US) On sale: TBA (February in US), TBA (January in US) Contact: Belkin Related stories: Belkin mixes up the iPod