We all have laptops because we need them. What we don’t know is that we all require laptop accessories as well!
In the digital age we find ourselves in, electronic devices like laptops and smartphones rule. But these devices can perform much better if more accessories are added.
Here we are going to discuss about laptop accessories because we have already covered smartphone accessories before.
Useful Laptop Accessories
In this article, we have provided you with some of the best laptop accessories you should consider if you already have a laptop. With them, you will be able to get more out of these small, yet oh-so-powerful tools and accomplish much more for your home or office use.
Let’s get started!
Adjustable Aluminum Laptop Stand comes highly recommended, especially for people who move around a lot. At 3.2 pounds, it is lightweight. It is also collapsible and adjustable – features which make it suitable for a wide variety of situations. And since it is made from aluminium, it is durable and will last a long time.
What’s more? This stand comes with USB-powered fans for cooling your laptop. Its adjustability is enabled by its pair of folding legs that can be used to raise and lower it. They have a locking mechanism to keep them in place and non-slip material covers them to ensure stability.
Thermaltake Aluminum Laptop Stand is an excellent accessory for laptops. The panel can accommodate notebooks of up to 17” which makes it the perfect laptop stand for gamers. It has a 200mm cooling fan that provides optimum heat dissipation and also enhances airflow.
Furthermore, the stand is adjustable and can be put in multiple positions. You can use it at an angle of 150, 300, 450, and 600.
OXO Good Grips Laptop Cleaner is the ideal cleaner for your electronic devices – laptops, tablets, and smartphones. It makes use of a microfiber pad, which effectively rids screens and surfaces of fingerprints and smudges. It also features a soft brush for wiping away the dust and dirt that coats your device.
If you care about keeping your devices clean and in excellent condition, this accessory is worth considering. And the great thing is that it comes with a 2-year warranty.
OXO Good Grips Cleaning Brush is another accessory we highly recommend. Unlike the laptop cleaner above, this cleaning brush is intended for those hard-to-reach areas of your gadget. It is a two-in-one brush. The first part is a soft silicone brush for wiping dust from computer screens, ports, and camera lenses. The second aspect of this brush is a silicone wiper for evicting debris from nooks and crannies of your electronic device. For example, keyboard nooks, screen edges, smartphone crevices, and inside earbuds, among others.
Finally, its cleaning brush’s bristles are retractable and there is a cap for its wiper. These measures protect it from damage and ensure its durability.
Mouse + Pad
A Mouse and a Pad is a combination of two essential peripherals. This is used by people who want to use their device with less effort and more precision and speed. These accessories also allow users to control their device with both hands.
We suggest getting Logitech Peripherals over others because you are bound to find something suitable and within your desired budget.
StarTech.com Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter enables you to connect your laptop to your television for an improved visual experience. The accessory is compatible with mini-DisplayPort systems and can produce resolutions of up to 3840 x 2160p at 60Hz. Furthermore, it is lightweight: this feature makes it portable and renders it the perfect HDMI accessory when you need something that can be moved around easily.
Finally, it supports plug-and-play installation: this means you do not need to install special software to make it work.
Kingston Nucleum 7-in-1 Adapter is just as the name sounds, a multipurpose adapter that is suitable for numerous purposes. Its ports include USB 3.1 Type C power pass through, SD card slot, Micro SD card slot, 4K HDMI, and many more. With this adapter, you can connect your laptop to your TV. You can also use it to store, edit, and manipulate data. And if you so wish, you can use it to boost your smartphone’s battery.
The Nucleum adapter is lightweight. As a result, it is portable and can come with you anywhere. Basically, it is an accessory for all situations.
Laptops can use several types of external storage devices. We already know about flash drives and portable hard disks. What you need to know is that there are portable SSDs and Dual Drives which have great use because of their functionality.
SanDisk 256GB Flash Drive provides external storage for your files – photos, videos, music, documents, and so on. SanDisk is one of the leading storage cards manufacturers globally. They produce reliable, high-quality, and long-lasting external storage devices. By the way, if you want a flash drive with a different capacity from this, they offer a wide range of options from 8GB to 256GB.
This accessory has a retractable design which prevents damage to its connector. It has a password protector which ensures security and 128-bit AES encryption.
Toshiba 2TB Portable External Hard Disk is also one of the leading manufacturers of electronics and related accessories worldwide. This Toshiba 2TB portable external hard disk gives a sneak peek into why this is so. The device is USB 3.0 and 2.0 compatible. It is light and portable which bodes well for easy movement. It operates at a speed of up to 5Gbit/s on the USB 3.0 and 480Mbit/s on the USB 2.0.
What’s more? This external hard disk is sturdy and made to withstand damage. As a result, you can rely on it to perform and keep your multimedia files save for many many years.
Laptop Portable Charger
Halo Bolt Portable Charger is a multipurpose portable charger for smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Additionally, you can use it to jumpstart your car when the battery’s charge is insufficient.
This accessory has several ports including a USB and micro-USB port. Also, it is lightweight, which is why it is very portable. It is long, thereby affording you the opportunity to move around while you charge.
Laptop Touch Pen
Adonit Dash 3 Stylus is a digital touch pen that you can use with your electronic devices like you would use a pen on paper. It features an improved PixelPoint tip that enhances the drag-like feeling and makes it feel natural. The laptop accessory is intuitive and easy to use. It can work with a wide range of devices, including Android smartphones, iPhones, Kindles, and many more. Its battery is strong and can last for as long as 14 hours of continuous use. And if you run out of power while using it, you can boost it up with a power bank or connect with a laptop via a USB.
If you draw, write, design or do anything that requires using a stylus pen on electronic screens, the Adonit Dash 3 comes highly recommended. So, keep that in mind when you are making a decision.
Screen Protector + Shell
Screen protector and a case are not important if you think about it, but they certainly add some more months to the life of laptops. If you know why we use smartphone protectors and cases and why smartwatches have the same accessory, then its no wonder that laptops also have these layers to protect screen and your eyes.
Yes laptop screen protectors are generally anti-glare and have blue light filtering technology to keep your eyes protected from the UV & radiation.
Just make sure when buying to check the screensize accuracy along with camera and mic points
We cannot really recommend products here because laptop sizes and designs are the determining factor when you step out to buy these. The keywords when searching to buy are however laptop screen protector and laptop shell.
With Covid19 refusing to go and the uncertainity around work from home or office, its best to be prepared. Headphone are either wired or wireless. So first pick your genre and then dive further into the categories.
You need to make sure the headphones are ANC enabled. This is the easy part. What you also require is a comfortable fit, lightweight device with a very good mic.
Sony WH-1000XM4 is the industry leading headphone for home office. Alternatively you should checkout Bose QC 35 as well.
Sleeve + Bag
You may think your laptop is invincible, but its really not. Even if you are in your home office, getting such laptop accessories is vital. Not only will a laptop bag or sleeve help when you carry it with you to another place, but you can pack other items like charger, headphones, USB and touch pen etc.
And that’s all, folks! These essential laptop accessories should improve your productivity and get you cranking faster on your laptop, from connectivity and storage to input and cleaning. If there is an accessory you believe should be on this list, which we have missed, do not hesitate to let us know in the comments below.
You should also check out our other articles which prove to be a great source if you’re in the market of establishing a home office. Think about Printers, Fax Services, and Routers because they ultimately help in workflow as well.