Indispensable Accessories for Laptops and Tablets

For most people, laptops and tablet are utilitarian tools that can allow their users to stay connected and get work done while on the road.  Most laptop owners don’t go beyond the basics when it comes to accessories for their computer.  Perhaps they will spring for a nice carrying case or at least a backpack that has a special padded compartment where they can safely store their computer while transporting it.  Yes, a good carrying case it essential for laptop owners, but so are some other very useful accessories.  The same goes for tablet owners: a few low-price accessories can really enhance their portable computing experience and can also extend the life of their device by protecting it from damage and general wear and tear.

What are these indispensable accessories for laptops and tablets?

Cooling pads

Cooling pads are the perfect item for laptop users who find that their laptop gets too hot while they are using it for extend periods of time.  These cooling pads, made from materials like aluminum, make it possible to hold a laptop on your lap without having the heat from the battery and hard drive make you uncomfortable.  Some cooling pads can actually be plugged into the computer itself via a USB port.  Another option for cooling your laptop is a product like the Vantec LapCool TX Ultra, a stand with a built in silent fan that can cool the bottom of the computer so that it never becomes too hot.  This device won’t work while you are holding your laptop on your lap, but it is ideal for users who always place their computer on a desk or table when using it.

Keyboard skins

Replacing a laptops keyboard is one of the most expensive and common types of repairs that laptop owners have to make.  One of the best ways to protect against keyboard wear and tear is to get a low-priced skin made from silicon or transparent plastic.  These accessories fit directly over the keyboard and make it possible to avoid common problems like dust, dirt, liquid spills or other accidents that can cause damage.  Exterior skins can provide a similar type of protection for the outside body of a laptop.  They can keep the body from getting unsightly scratches and cracks.

Tablet gloves

What if you wanted to use your tablet or even your touchscreen smartphone during the wintertime.  Most gloves make it difficult, if not impossible, to control these devices.  You are left with the option of removing your glove and freezing while you make your call, type your message, or access your app or the option of buying a glove that actually works with a touch screen device.  Yes, some apparel makers have managed to figure out how to use skin-like material on the fingertips of their gloves so that they work with touchscreen devices.  With a pair of these gloves, users can use their phones outdoors in cold conditions without freezing their hands in the process.

Bluetooth keyboards

Tablets have a lot of advantages over laptops.  One of the biggest positives is their small size.  Yes, they are easier to carry, but what if you have to do a lot of typing?  A tablet just doesn’t cut it when it comes to word processing.  Typing out pages worth of text on a touchscreen isn’t a viable option for most people.  Well, what if you had a bluetooth keyboard that made it possible to type just as you would on a desktop or a laptop? These wireless keyboards are becoming more and more common.  Yes, this is an extra item that you have to carry in your bag, but the tablet and keyboard combined is still going to prove lighter than most laptops.


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