7 Laptop Accessories You Never Knew You Needed.

The days of the desktop are over; laptops have taken over the world.

– Hakulal

Is this statement true? As always the answer is – it depends on the context. In the context of everyday life, it is true. But once we leave the bind of everyday life, laptops tend to fall short.

Laptops are some of the best electronic devices that we have in this modern time. It is a portable computer that basically lets you do everything a desktop can, given that the task doesn’t require super high computing power. 

Laptops are good on their own but they do have some limitations – like the lack of mouse and ports. But if you attach a few laptop accessories to it, then this issue can be solved rather easily and laptops can really take over the world’s general computing tasks. Not only that, with a few accessories, but the laptop accessories can also even enhance your experience of using this already super device. 

Curious to what they are? Let’s proceed to know them, shall we?

1) USB Hub

7 Laptop Accessories You Never Knew You Needed.

This laptop accessory is a must for every laptop. For those who don’t know what this is, it is basically a USB extender with additional ports. While a lot of you may be wondering why this is a must, the reason is actually simple. 

Most of the laptops – be it mac or windows have very few USB ports, usually only two. While this is enough if one just uses a laptop on its own, but if you need to attach anything- say a mouse, keyboard and connect your mobile at the same time, you will be in trouble without one. 

Depending on the number of ports available on this laptop accessory, you can connect multiple devices at the same time. For example, a mouse, keyboard, a cooling pad, a joystick, and a USB.

The price of this accessory depends on the number of ports and additional functions but you can get a cheap one within a few hundred rupees. 

2) Laptop Stand with Adjustable Angles

7 Laptop Accessories You Never Knew You Needed.

Let’s be honest here, while the laptop is indeed portable, it doesn’t offer the best angle for the screen. At the same time, unless you are working at a desk of optimum height, it can be pretty hard for you to do anything on a laptop be it typing or using the mouse/touchpad. 

In this situation, this is the laptop accessory that comes to your rescue. It not only enables you to get the best height (within limitations) but also helps enables you to adjust the viewing angle of the laptop to avoid screen distortions and glares. All you need to do is open the stand and adjust the angle. 

Since this is such a simple device, the price for this is rather cheap as well. You can get this laptop accessory within a few hundred rupees. 

3) Anti-theft Backpack

7 Laptop Accessories You Never Knew You Needed.

While laptops have become easily accessible for most people, they are by no means cheap. A simple one can cost as much as 40 to 50 thousand rupees. Because they are portable devices you will naturally carry them with you. Due to this very reason, if you are not careful enough, it can easily be stolen. Thankfully most of us don’t leave our laptops unattended for a long period of time when we are not at home.

But sometimes you may have to carry the laptop around for a long time without using it. And during these times, your laptop may just be stolen. To prevent this, an antitheft backpack is a must need laptop accessory. These bags have superstrong zip with security locks. While these bags are not unbreakable by any means, they can delay the thief for quite a bit of time – enough to deter them from stealing your laptop

As for the price of these bags, the price of this laptop accessory has quite a bit of range. You can get a simple one for just a couple of hundred rupees to ones with built-in earphones that are rainproof and shockproof for a couple of thousand rupees. 

4) Cleansing Gel for keyboard

7 Laptop Accessories You Never Knew You Needed.

Half of the laptop is nothing but the keyboard. And if you are someone with a laptop, then you probably know that it is a must to keep the keyboard clean. Once the default keyboard gets damaged due to dust or other circumstances, it is really expensive to repair. 

So to prevent this, or at least prevent the damage from dust from happening this is one of the best laptop accessories for you. This gel attaches the dust particle as you rub it across the keyboard without using any form of liquid. It is just sticking all the dust and crumbs in it. Naturally, this cleaning accessory won’t last forever but it will last a few months.

Besides, it is also a fun thing to just play with since it is a slime ball after all. As for the price, depending on the quality and durability of the gel, it can range from a few hundred to a few thousand rupees. But unless you choose those washable varieties, the price may up a thousand or two. 

5) Screen Wipes

7 Laptop Accessories You Never Knew You Needed.

Talking about laptop accessories, let’s talk about the other half of the laptop – the screen. Just like it was important to clean the keyboard, it is also important to clean the screen – although the reason is completely different. 

The dust on the screen won’t damage it – for the most part- but it will annoy you and can damage your work, especially if you are working on the graphics. Besides, everybody wants a slean screen to look at. So a screen wipe is one of the most important laptop accessories. 

The good news is that you can use liquid wipes directly on the screen as long as it is mild. As for the price – it depends on the brand of the screen wipes as well as the type and volume. You can get one for as cheap as 500 Rupees but you can also get one costing a few thousand rupees as well. 

6) Cooling Pad

7 Laptop Accessories You Never Knew You Needed.

Overheating is a common problem in any electrical device. The laptop is no exception. This is especially a major problem for those who have to run racing software on a low-end laptop. After all, unless you have got a highly specialized laptop, they are not meant to run extremely taxing software. 

This is one of those common issues that we know. Thankfully there is a wide range of cooling pads out there that. These are simple laptop accessories that are basically fams attached to a stand that helps to cool the laptop down. Now you can either use ones that rely on the battery from the laptop or the ones that can be charged individually. 

Needless to say, if you go for the ones with built-in batteries you will need to pay more. But since they all fall within a few thousand rupees, we say that it’s worth the investment.

7) External Keyboard and Mouse

7 Laptop Accessories You Never Knew You Needed.

Yes, they can be considered to be laptop accessories since these two devices do enhance the experience of using a laptop. As we mentioned before, a lot of us find the usage of touchpad a bit too troublesome. While the touchpad is is good enough for general scrolling and has a bit more function than an average mouse (multi-finger scrolling and functions), it severely lacks when it comes to multi-tasking (like scrolling and dragging at the same time) and its movement range. Plus some of us find it tiring to use the touchpad. 

As for the keyboard, it is not a necessity but it is always a good idea to have it by your side, especially if you have a small laptop that doesn’t have a number pad on its keyboard. On top of that, a lot of built-in keyboards don’t have as good tactile feedbacks as the external ones. 

If you are curious about the price of this combo of laptop accessories, you have a wide range to choose from. You can get a relatively decent mouse within a hundred rupees and a good enough keyboard within 5 hundred rupees on the cheap side. If you are looking at high-end products, you have gaming mouse and keyboards that can range up to a few thousand rupees each.

So,

7 Laptop Accessories You Never Knew You Needed.

The gist of this entire article is that – while laptops are indeed great, they do have some limitations and to compensate for these limitations, there are some quite useful laptop accessories that one can get for a relatively cheap price. 

Do remember that all of the laptop accessories that we have mentioned in this list are easily available in Nepal in most electronic shops. On top of that, they are relatively cheap. The prices we have mentioned are in Nepali rupees. 

Hope you found this helpful. If you have any suggestions for us, do let us know in the comments below. And as always, thank you for reading till the end. 

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