Any advice on how to protect a laptop from the Sun?
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    Default Any advice on how to protect a laptop from the Sun?

    Okay, so summer is just around the corner, and with it, outdoor parties/gigs. Is there a general consensus on how to protect your laptop from the heat of the sun?

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    Do you mean for better visibility of the screen? If you google laptop sunshade there are loads of options, photographers use them quite often.
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    No, though I'll keep that in mind. I'm mainly just afraid my macbook pro will melt in the sun. These things get hot enough in a dark room...

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    Where do you live? I doubt it'll melt lol, but you could just set up your gear in the shade? Or get a gazebo or something?
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    I would invest in some sort of canopy tent. I had some friends in a band that played an outdoor event one summer and the drums warped from the heat.
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    Near Cincinnati, Ohio. It's pretty regular for us to have high 90's with 70% humidity, here. I'm just being extra cautious I guess.

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    you can also get a laptop fan thing that goes underneath to keep your cpu cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guiltyblade View Post
    you can also get a laptop fan thing that goes underneath to keep your cpu cool.
    This. Get one of those small metal grille fans and place it directly underneath your laptop on high.

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    I live in Cincinnati and play pool parties and such outside on the reg, my macbook air has never "melted," let alone overheated.

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    I agree with this also.
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