10 Useful Accessories for Your Laptop

So you can make the most out of your machine.

(SPOT.ph) Smartphones may be widely used nowadays, but one can argue that it's with computers that you actually get most of the real work done. Laptops in particular can do pretty much everything you could think of. Beyond being just a typing machine, web browser, and occasionally a screen for watching your favorite movies and shows, laptops let you edit images and videos and work on your spreadsheets and presentations with ease.

Here are some must-have accessories for your laptop:

Pastel Bomb Macbook Skin (P599) from Coco and Toffee

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Skins protect your laptop from scratches without the bulk of the usual hard plastic case. Dress up your MacBook's lid and turn it into a piece of art with Coco and Toffee's vinyl MacBook skins. They come in vibrant designs—such as this pastel marble skin—and are made from quality vinyl for that precise fit. Plus, their skins leave no residue and can be re-applied multiple times!

Available online.

Notebook Power Bank Plus (P7,150) from Dell

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Laptops are power-hungry gadgets, especially if you're a heavy user or you always prefer turning the screen brightness to max even when unplugged. Need to refuel your device on the go? Use a laptop powerbank. The Notebook Power Bank Plus from Dell is a portable and compact (just slightly bigger than a smartphone) device with a max output of 65 watts. It is universally compatible with any brand of laptop with a USB-C port. Plus, it can also charge other smaller devices such as phones or tablets with its dedicated USB-C and USB-A ports.

Available online.

USB Desk Fan (P1,450; non-swing type/P2,150; swing type) from MUJI

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One handy piece of tech for your laptop is a USB-powered fan. MUJI offers both swing and non-swing types, both with a switch that lets you choose between two speed settings. It's sturdy, compact, and power-efficient so you don't have to worry about your laptop's battery draining too fast. 

Available at MUJI stores.

4-Port USB Portable Data Hub (P3,995) from Anker

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If you're using a laptop that doesn't have legacy USB ports, or if you simply just need the extra slots, a portable data hub is an absolute necessity. The Anker 4-Port USB C Portable Data Hub, as the name implies, supports three USB 3.0 ports and a single USB-C Hub with Power Delivery that can transfer data from multiple devices for up to 5 Gbps. It can also charge USB-C compatible laptops like the new Mac Book and Chromebook Pixel while the hub is in use.

Available online.

M238 Wireless Mouse (P890) from Logitech

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While a laptop's trackpad will suffice for some, it still can't beat the flexibility and wide range of motion of a dedicated wireless mouse. The M238 is a optical, compact wireless mouse that can operate up to 10 meters away from its receiver. It is pre-installed with a battery that can last up to 12 months of average use. Plus, the design breaks away from the usual look of a computer accessory—we love this popsicles-meet-pastels pattern from their Party Collection!

Available at Villman.

T5 Portable SSD 500GB (P4,888) from Samsung

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A solid-state drive is a form of storage media. It doesn't have any moving parts so it significantly reads and transfers faster than its spinning disk-powered counterparts. The Samsung T5 Portable SSD has a zippy USB 3.1 Type C Gen 2 connection, and has a read/transfer speed of 540 MB/s. This means transferring huge 1 GB files to and from the SSD only takes a couple of seconds, while a 13 GB file takes about 30 seconds. 

Available online.

IER-H500A h.ear in 2 In-ear Headphones (P3,999) from Sony

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Do you always work in coffee shops? If so, having earphones with you is a must. This pair of headphones from Sony have drivers that are designed to produce punchy, clear sound. They're also equipped with Beat Response Control technology, so you could hear the bass in your favorite tracks. Plus, it comes in five fun colors—Horizon Green, Twilight Red, Grayish Black, Pale Gold, and Midnight Blue—a great selection for those who have laptops in unconventional colors or skins.

See a list of Sony stores.

Spokane Sleeve (starts at P2,784) from Herschel

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A laptop sleeve protects your device while making it comfortable for you to carry it around. Herschel's sleeves cover 12-, 13- and 15-inch laptops. Their Spokane fleece-lined collection features solid colors, ideal for those who want minimalist sleeves. It has a flap closure with concealed magnet fasteners to keep your laptop secure.

Available online.

Ultrafit 128/256GB Thumbdrive (P1,840/128 GB) from SanDisk

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If you don't like the bulk of an external hard drive, but still want decent storage in a tiny package, the Ultrafit 128 GB thumbdrive from Sandisk is hard to beat. It's a high-speed, compact, plug-and-play storage for your laptop, which means that you can leave it permanently plugged-in and treat it like your device's internal storage. It's backwards-compatible with a USB 2.0 port, but has a read speed of 130 MB/s when plugged to a USB 3.0 interface.

Available on Lazada.

Printed: Tropical case (P750) from Candy Shield Philippines

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If you own a Mac laptop and would prefer hard shell cases over skins, then this tropical-inspired case from Candy Shield Philippines might be up your alley. Aside from its striking floral design, it has rubberized feet and heat dissipation vents so your laptop performs in good condition even with a thick case on.

Available online.

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