10 must have accessories for laptop users
We bring you the top ten accessories which we think you should buy after you get a laptop, thus increasing its life span. (Representational image)
Laptop Bag: Safety is a first for every laptop user. And this is the reason why a laptop bag takes the first spot on this list. It is risky to carry a notebook anywhere without a protective bag or case. A laptop bag protects the laptop from dust, water, and scratches. It also protects the device from impacts or falls. This is a simple yet useful accessory and the most important one you must invest in. Laptop bags are available in a variety of shapes and sizes. It is available as a sling bag or a backpack. There are also formal and professional bags. Offering necessary padding, and ample protection for your notebook, it is advisable to buy a laptop bag of the same brand as your laptop.
Mouse: This is an important accessory as this does not come along with the laptop. A mouse, whether it’s wired or wireless, it depends on you. One of the major reasons is because the laptop’s track pad does not offer the same comfort and ease as an actual mouse. An external mouse makes computing and gaming much more easier and an effortless task. A must have accessory if you have to compile reports or do other office work on a daily basis. Also, a mouse helps gamers explore their game maps which are not possible with a touch pad.
Portable storage: These are tiny devices which can easily fit into your pocket and disappear. But they store large amounts of data (up to 1TB) and look simple or sophisticated depending on the price, brand, or type. Because USB drives are getting tinier day by day, it is imperative you store the drive in a safe, easily accessible place. You do not have to invest in a 1TB drive which is expensive but you can very easily invest in a 16-32GB USB drive.
External hard drives: An external HDD acts a perfect storage backup for extremely large amounts of data. It is similar in functionality to a USB drive and can be easily plugged into your laptop and can be used to create a backup of your entire system, photos, videos, and games etc in them. External HDDs also enable you to share movies, entire discographies of your favourite of your favourite artists, games, and other large files with your friends.
Headsets: Whether it be watching a movie, enjoying music or playing a game, clear sound with good bass is extremely important. Therefore, we suggest investing good amount of money in quality stereo headsets. Headsets allow you to enjoy your movies or game play sessions without disturbing anyone and is also extremely useful while travelling. And with the 3.5-mm jack, you can also use the headsets with your smartphones. Of course, not the iPhone 7 or the HTC U11 — no headphone jack. For others, a headset is the most versatile accessory, which is a must have for all tech enthusiasts and for those who prefer to stay in their world.
Security locks: One of the major tasks concerned with owning a notebook is keeping it safe and secure, especially while travelling. There are various types of security devices available for laptops in the forms of cables and docks which attach to your laptop and a stationary object. There are various options available on ecommerce websites.
Cleaner tool kit: A laptop has many tricky areas and tiny crevices. Each is pretty hard to clean and unreachable areas result in accumulation of dust and dirt with time. It is important to keep a laptop neat and clean so as to ensure long life and optimum performance and that’s why you should consider investing in cleaning kits. The small brushes and cleaning solutions are capable of reaching the trickiest corners and crevices of your laptop and efficiently removes the present accumulated dust over time. Furthermore, cleaning your screen regularly with a disposable cleaning tissue provided in the cleaning kit is a good idea.
Cooling Pads (optional): When using the laptop for extended periods of time, it becomes necessary to keep the underbelly of the laptop cool. Overheating of laptops leads to abrupt shutdowns, reduction in processing speed, massive lags and data corruption in some cases as well. Not many users appreciate the importance of a cooling pad with it becoming one of the most under-appreciated accessories. But it is imperative that if you wish to prolong the life of your laptop and avoid serious heating problems, then it’s important to get a cooling pad. This means if you don’t want your laptop to become a heater, we would suggest buying a cooling pad.
Keyboard covers: A keyboard cover protects your keyboard from spills, scratches, wear and tear. It is a simple sheet of thin transparent rubber material, which covers the keyboard and can be easily used while typing.
Bluetooth Speakers (optional): This is the best laptop accessory for all of you party animals who want loud music with brilliant base. Majority of the laptops are known for their dreadful music quality which makes it all the more important to have one, if you are a music fan. The wireless speakers which are available today can be easily connected to your system via Bluetooth or with the help of an auxiliary cable. Portable speakers offer a far better experience during music or movie sessions.