We use the mStand by Rain Design. It's affordable, well-designed and has a nearly unanimous 5-star rating on Amazon. It's great if you use a keyboard with your laptop, since the design lets you stash the board underneath the setup when not in use.2. Notebook feet ($11.50) These Cool Feet supports by Bluelounge attach to the bottom of your laptop using suction cups, lifting it just high enough off the desk to allow air to flow underneath. The slight angle even makes typing easier. Also comes with sticky discs to help suction on laptops without a smooth bottom surface. Great for laptop users who want to type using the built-in keyboard, for example while at a coffee shop or traveling. 3. Laptop cooling pad The fans on cooling pads use convection to draw heat away from the bottom of your laptop, so if you need a serious solution for heavy computing, this is it.
As Ben Franklin wrote, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." With a little forethought, we can care for our devices and extend their lives, saving ourselves time, money and potential lost data.