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Protect your laptop with CURB

 

Laptop

I am very grateful that I was finally able to get a new laptop a month or so ago. My other laptop was easily 7+ years old. It was huge, bulky, lacking “bells and whistles” and it had only a 30 gig hard drive.

There were several things about my old laptop that bothered me. The number one thing was the lack of hard drive space and having to delete and remove things constantly. The other thing that bothered me a lot was the fan. The fan was constantly whirring around and it was LOUD.

I use my laptop a lot which means the fan has to kick in to prevent it from overheating. The fan helps to reduce ambient heat (so you don’t burn your hands using your computer) and it helps to prolong the life of your computer’s battery. Heat is NOT good for a computer battery.

I had a hard time getting enough air to my old computer’s fan. I actually had to buy a small desk fan and point it directly towards my computer to keep the fan from working too hard. My fan was so loud that the less it was needed the better for me because the sound was deafening at times.

My new laptop if not like that and the fan is not as loud. I want to ensure that this fan does not end up like the other fan. The key is to make sure there is adequate air flow around my computer.

A while back I was sent a nifty little gadget to review called a CURB. Upon first glance it doesn’t look like much. It’s a long triangle shaped rubber like thing with a notch in the middle. I wasn’t even 100% sure what it was or what it did.

CURB Colors

CURB is a lightweight bar that sits under your laptop to allow for air to get under your laptop to help prevent it from overheating and to allow you computer’s fan to not have to work as hard.

The little notch in the middle is for any cables/wires that you might have.

The CURB elevates your laptop on the one side (monitor side). You can adjust the amount of the lift simply by turning the CURB on it’s side (one side will make it slightly higher than the other).

It might sound a bit cumbersome, but it’s not. Once it’s in place you really don’t know it’s there.

From a “techie” standpoint I can’t tell you whether it’s helping my computer keep cool or not. My fan does kick in from time to time but not even close to my other computer. That fan was on the entire time the computer was on. It never stopped whirring around – loudly.

CURB

Since I had to wait so long to get a new lap top I want ensure that I keep it healthy for as long as possible. If this little piece of rubber can help me to accomplish that, I’m going to make sure I have it propping up my laptop every time I’m using my computer.

CURB is lightweight and small in size so it’s portable too. I could easily tuck it inside my bag when traveling.

CURB is available in a variety of colors. I have the Limited Edition Glow-in-the-Dark CURB. It really does glow! The way my laptop is set up at my desk you can see it that much, but when I walk past my computer at night I can see a green glow coming from the back of it.

The CURB only costs $16.99 and it’s available at www.ThinkbyM.com. It’s currently on sale for only $12.99.

If you received a new laptop from Santa this year, or know someone who has, a CURB would be a wise investment to ensure that the new laptop stays “healthy” by allowing airflow under the laptop.

Glow-in-the-Dark CURB

Glow-in-the-Dark CURB

Kimberly

*I received a free product sample in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

 

About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.

Comments

  1. Olivia Rubin says

    I really like the glow in the dark CURB. My sister just got a new laptop on Sunday. Her other one worked but its a MAC and her school district runs their reports and programs off of windows so she had to get one. She used to stay at work and complete assignments, but is a new mom and will be dong more at home when she goes back next week.
    I will let her know about this. Thanks for the info

  2. Mary Happymommy says

    OOh I hate the loud sound my computer’s fan makes.

  3. This is so cool! I know exactly what you are talking about with the fan running all the time and the sound drives me crazy.