Well, we're also rounding the bend and heading towards Autumn and cooler months ahead. This could be a heat source during the shorter days and longer nights ahead. Also, if you're stuck in the wilderness, you could turn it on and place it between your clothing and your chest for warmth.
I've used the USB powered cooling fan platforms in the past, and agree - they can be pretty awkward if you're actually pretty mobile. I ended up using a laptop cooling tray (non powered, no fan, cheap and simple laptop tray that had grooves to provide room for air circulation) beneath the cooling pad. Not a true resolution, but it did prevent me from grabbing the laptop and have a cooling pad dangle by the USB port.