This Laptop Accessory Charges Your Computer Even When You're Not Near an Outlet

Whether you're getting some work done or playing online, these 20 laptop accessories are worth adding to your arsenal.

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We'll help you find all the most useful laptop accessories for your Mac or PC!

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mophie powerstation AC Laptop Charger
$199.95

The mophie powerstation AC is just like a USB battery pack, but instead of having just USB ports, it also has a full-sized outlet to charge larger devices like a laptop. This one is about the size of a paperback book, and it's small enough to toss into a laptop bag.

It has a 22,000 mAh capacity, meaning you can charge an iPhone X eight times with it, a 12-inch MacBook twice, or a 13-inch MacBook Pro once. That equates to over 10 additional hours of battery life on a laptop!

Related: We Tested 20 Different Portable Batteries to Help You Find the Absolute Best

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Logitech
Logitech M705 Wireless Marathon Laptop Mouse
$24.99

Sometimes a trackpad just won't cut it. This portable mouse is comfortable, responsive, and smooth for scrolling and moving your cursor around. Both left- and right-handed users will appreciate its shape.

Unfortunately, this mouse doesn't feature Bluetooth, and it only connects to your computer by a wireless USB receiver, but it's one of the most affordable, portable, and comfortable wireless mice you can buy.

Related: Check Out Our Other Top-Rated Wireless Mice

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Bose
Bose QuietComfort 35 II Noise-Canceling Headphones
$349.00

The Bose QuietComfort 35 is one of the best pairs of noise-canceling headphones. They're comfortable, don't feel too heavy, and offer incredible sound quality. These headphones also fold up, making them a nice portable companion to go alongside your laptop. They come in silver or black.

More: The Best Wireless Headphones for Every Budget

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UNITEK
UNITEK Aluminum 3-Slot USB 3.0 Type-C Card Reader for Laptops
$16.98

We're still a little salty that Apple did away with the SD card reader on its newest MacBook lines. Luckily, this attractive aluminum card reader from UNITEK brings back the functionality. It's an absolute must-have for photographers. There's a slot for CompactFlash cards, SD cards, and Micro SD cards. 

It offers fast read, write, and transfer speeds (over 90 MB/s!) and the ability to read two cards simultaneously, and it comes in silver, pink, and gray. If you want an even smaller card reader that'll fit in your pocket, consider this one from Verbatim instead.

Related: Our Full Breakdown on All the Best Card Readers

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Samsung
Samsung T5 Portable SSD Card for Laptops
$149.99

Probably one of the most important accessories you could possibly purchase for your laptop is a portable solid-state drive to back up your files. This one is just half an inch thick, and it's small enough to fit in a laptop bag or sleeve. It has quick read and write times and up to a 2 TB storage capacity, and it works with Windows and Mac laptops. It's backed by a 3-year warranty.

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Nekteck
Nekteck 4-Port 72W USB Wall Laptop Charger
$35.99

This affordable 72-watt USB wall charger from Nekteck is equipped with three USB-A ports, in addition to a single USB-C port that can charge most USB-C laptops and other devices at full speed. It's USB-IF-certified, so you can ensure that it's safe to use with your $1,000+ laptop. 

We love that it comes with a 3-foot-long USB-C charging cable and a lengthy 4-foot-long power cord, so you can reach faraway outlets, too.

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Canon
CANON PIXMA iP110 Wireless Mobile Printer
$129.99

The Canon PIXMA iP110 mobile printer has Wi-Fi connectivity with support for Apple AirPrint and Google Cloud Print. You can also print content using the manufacturer's own Canon Print mobile app. Capable of printing both documents and color photos, the PIXMA iP110 weighs a tad over 4.3 pounds.

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CalDigit
CalDigit TS3 Plus Thunderbolt 3 Dock
$299.99

The TS3 Plus Thunderbolt 3 dock is the perfect accessory for those who want to use their laptop as their primary machine, but also have lots of peripherals. It has five USB-A ports, two USB-C ports, two Thunderbolt ports, an Ethernet jack, DisplayPort, 3.5 mono audio input and output, and a SD card slot. With a Thunderbolt dock, you only have to plug in one cable to your laptop to get an instant workstation.

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Anker
Anker USB-C to HDMI Adapter
$23.99

If you're looking to connect your new MacBook to a monitor or to your HDTV, we recommend this small dongle from Anker. It's more affordable than Apple's $69 adapter, and it gets the job done effectively. The adapter supports resolutions up to 4K, it works with multi-monitor setups, and it comes with an 18-month warranty.

More: Other USB-C Adapters Worth Considering

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J5 Create
j5create USB 3.1 Type-C to Type-C Coaxial Cable
$24.99

Although there are a lot more thrilling accessories to buy than a USB-C cable, this one from j5create is the best one you can buy for your laptop. It supports both fast charging and the transferring of data at max speeds. The cable is sturdy and 2.3 feet long.

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AmazonBasics Laptop Sleeve

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This form-fitting neoprene laptop sleeve comes in eight different sizes, ranging from 7 to 17.3 inches, so you can find the perfect, snug fit for your laptop. It protects your laptop from bumps, spills, and scratches, and the top-loading zipper lets you access your laptop with ease. The sleeve comes in black, blue, gray, navy, and purple colors.

More: Shop Our Favorite Laptop Backpacks if Sleeves Aren't Your Thing

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Samsung
Samsung 860 EVO SSD
$79.99

A solid-state drive is the perfect accessory for computers that are a couple years old. They make your computer feel new again, increase overall performance, and lead to faster boot times. If your computer already has a SSD, it isn't worth an upgrade, but older laptops with HDDs are the perfect candidates to make the switch. The Samsung 860 EVO 2.5-inch SATA III SSD is affordable, fast, and easy to install.

Related: Want Even More Speed? Check Out Our Full Breakdown of SSDs

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DHZ ULTRA Thin Transparent Keyboard Cover

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This inexpensive keyboard cover is waterproof and dustproof, and it helps protect your laptop against crumbs, spills, and debris. It's also removable and washable, so you can get several months of use out of it. To sweeten the deal, DHZ includes an extra keyboard cover if you purchase it from Amazon. DHZ makes several variants of its cover to perfectly fit your specific MacBook model.

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Twelve South Fermata Headphone Charging Stand

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One of the inconveniences of Bluetooth headphones is always having to charge them. This attractive-looking stand doubles as a charging cradle for your headphones. It'll look great on a desk next to your laptop. Twelve South sells the stand in silver and black variants. The stand's base even has a USB port for smartphone charging and syncing.

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Lap Desk LapGear XL Executive Lap Desk

$34.99

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If you want to get some work done on the couch or in bed, this lap desk helps reduce burns and discomfort from your hot laptop battery. It's made of mahogany and is 22 inches wide, which is plenty long enough to accommodate both your laptop and a mouse.

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Logitech Bluetooth EasySwitch K811
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Logitech Bluetooth Easy-Switch Laptop Keyboard K811

$74.98

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This is the best Bluetooth keyboard on the market today. It's backlit, has a rechargeable battery, and is an absolute dream to type on. You can pair the K811 with up to three devices at a time and switch between them instantly. If you're a Windows user, we recommend you get the K810 instead, which is almost identical, but is designed specifically for PCs.

More: The Top Wireless Keyboards Worth Considering

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Rain Design mStand for Laptops

$39.99

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If you plan to use your laptop in an office setting, a stand is a must-have. This aluminum stand from Rain Design strongly compliments Apple's line of notebooks. There's also room to store your keyboard directly underneath the stand when it's not in use, and it has a hole on its backside for keeping cables in order. If you're looking for a more travel-friendly stand, you should opt for the Roost Laptop Stand instead.

Related: 9 Macbook Stands That Easily Hold Your Laptop

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Sabrent
Sabrent
Sabrent 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub for Laptops

$15.99

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If you need more USB 3.0 ports for your laptop, look no further. This one by Sabrent has four ports for transferring data or charging devices. It's small enough to toss in a bag, and it doesn't take up a lot of valuable desk space.

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Satechi Slim Aluminum Type-C Multi-Port Hub Laptop Adapter

$54.99

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This hub expands your USB-C port by allowing you to connect several additional peripherals to your laptop. It has two USB 3.0 ports, a USB-C port for passthrough charging, and a single HDMI port for connecting your computer to a display. It comes in Space Gray, Gold, Rose Gold, and Silver to perfectly match a MacBook. If you don't have a MacBook, the adapter will still work with any laptop with a USB-C port.

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UE Boom 2 Laptop Speakers

$99.00

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More than likely, the built-in speakers on your laptop sound quiet, muddy, and weak. The UE Boom can really up your speaker game. It pairs to your laptop via Bluetooth, and it has an impressive 15-hour battery life. It's waterproof and can handle a coffee spill or two. To create an even fuller, stereo sound, you can pair multiple UE speakers.

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