Chill Out Hot Lap(top)s - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Business & Finance

Chill Out Hot Lap(top)s

The "Chill Pak" is a reusable freezable plastic mat designed to be placed under a laptop to cool both the hardware and the lap.

A Hollywood actor who starred in the now-defunct "X-Files" TV show has begun selling what he calls the "Chill Pak," a reusable freezable plastic mat designed to be placed under a laptop to cool both the hardware and the lap of any man who may be afraid of lowering his sperm count.

Playing off a recent study that said the heat generated by laptops pose a fertility threat to men, actor Dean Haglund is marketing the Chill Pak as an answer to the problem of both poor motility on the part of sperm, poor performance on the part of the notebook.

The Chill Pak resembles the medical icing packs that can be frozen and re-frozen.

Haglund said that his discovery of the cooling properties of, well, cold things, came as an epiphany. "I was watching a movie on my laptop, and it kept locking up on me," he said in a statement. "The ice pack protecting my knee injury accidentally slid underneath my laptop, and the movie immediately began playing, trouble-free. I realized the cooling action of the ice pack was the key."

Haglund sells the Chill Pak from his Web site for $19.95.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
State of the Cloud
State of the Cloud
Cloud has drastically changed how IT organizations consume and deploy services in the digital age. This research report will delve into public, private and hybrid cloud adoption trends, with a special focus on infrastructure as a service and its role in the enterprise. Find out the challenges organizations are experiencing, and the technologies and strategies they are using to manage and mitigate those challenges today.
Future IT Teams Will Include More Non-Traditional Members
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer,  4/1/2020
COVID-19: Using Data to Map Infections, Hospital Beds, and More
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  3/25/2020
Enterprise Guide to Robotic Process Automation
Cathleen Gagne, Managing Editor, InformationWeek,  3/23/2020
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Current Issue
IT Careers: Tech Drives Constant Change
Advances in information technology and management concepts mean that IT professionals must update their skill sets, even their career goals on an almost yearly basis. In this IT Trend Report, experts share advice on how IT pros can keep up with this every-changing job market. Read it today!
White Papers
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll