Even though we have a chill mat for our laptop, the heat index just pushed past 110 here today and as we type this, our palms feel like they're burning up. Our poor little laptop is tolerating the heat about as well as we are, but we found one Flickr member who has a quick and inexpensive way to cool things down on the hottest of days.
We had actually just tried this method ourselves for lack of any other option (besides shutting down all together) and it worked out great! We made sure to use a double layer of paper towels between the ice pack and our keys, but it was quite obvious that our laptop was more than a little toasty as the block instantly started to melt.
Now we're typing away on a cool, not cold surface that we have much more confidence in not dying on us within the hour. It was a simple fix when the temperature was even too high for a chill mat!
Do you have any computer cooling techniques (besides air conditioning)? Let us know below!