Today, most of us own a laptop computer for work or leisure. Having all the power in a mobile platform has become essential to work and play. Using the right laptop accessories will go a long way toward increasing the efficiency and safety of your device. Here are the most important accessories to add to your laptop investment.
1.) It might seem obvious but having a quality carrying bag for your laptop may be the most important accessory you can have. Sure, you can put your laptop in your briefcase but is it protected? A good laptop bag will be durable and waterproof and well padded. The right bag just might save your computer if you drop it. Don't go cheap on this one.
2.) Next, consider investing in a security device to keep your laptop where it belongs. There are a variety of types available but most will consist of a cable and combination or keyed lock style. Perfect if you leave your laptop on your desk in the office at night.
3.) Once you have the safety and security locked up, an extremely helpful addition is a proper USB mouse. Of course, your laptop has a trackpad, but for quick and careful demonstration or presentation, nothing beats a good mouse.
4.) In keeping with the USB accessories, a good USB external drive is needed for quick and easy transfer of files between home and the office or to a colleague's computer.
5.) Another important addition is a travel size surge protector. Perfect for business trips and hotel stays as well as overseas travel where you may not know the line voltage you are plugging into.
6.) Finally, to keep your laptop (and you) cool and smooth running, get a cooling pad. This device will hold your laptop and has one or more quiet fans to knock out the heat.