These days no-one leaves home without their Smartphone, their tablet, their notebook, and often with all three, or more, of these devices. With so many digital devices to carry around, it is not surprising that there are still a few essential computer accessories that are essential for the efficient running of our day to day life.
Considering how mobile we have become, there are certain computer accessories that make life a lot easier and are essential if you want to stay mobile, get the job done in less time and protect your equipment.
Below is your checklist of the six most necessary computer related items you should own, apart from your Smartphone, Tablet and notebook.
1. A Memory Card
This goes without saying; you will never have enough memory on your devices. Luckily, most digital devices like phones, cameras and tablets have SD card expansion slots. Memory cards range in capacity anywhere from 4 to 64GB’s, so you will never run short of memory if you are prepared. Always keep a spare memory card handy, you will not regret it.
2. A Portable USB Hub
How many times have you needed an extra USB port on your Tablet or notebook? Running out of USB ports is a common problem; however, it can easily be solved with a portable USB Hub. The portable USB Hub will ensure that you can add a number of additional devices to your Laptop, PC or other devices. This can be a major headache saver and will allow you to utilise your time and your devices more efficiently.
3. A Flash Drive Memory Disc
Leaving home without a Flash Drive these days is like leaving home without your keys. A Flash Drive is essential for carrying extra files or for transferring information from one device to another. Keep one handy for emergencies. You can even get a custom flash drive bracelet, which will make it difficult to misplace.
4. A Notebook Replacement Battery
Ok, nothing can make you madder that when your notebook runs out of power at the most crucial moment; if you don’t have anywhere to recharge it, a spare replacement battery can be a life saver. Also, notebook batteries are notorious for having a short lifespan and having a spare is a prudent investment.
5. A Car Charger
In today’s world we are always on the go; running out of power between meetings and the office is always a strong possibility. Power for your devices is usually at a premium and a car charger for your devices is essential.
6. A Surge Protector
Mobile devices contain everything these days; from the basics such as phone lists, to photo’s, to important documents and correspondence. Having your device blow up in your hands can be a serious crisis.
When you are charging your devices, you cannot always be sure of the quality of the electricity you are getting and a surge protector becomes essential, especially if you are charging them away from home.
If you get nothing else, a mobile surge protector is probably your most essential computer accessory.
Being mobile requires constant preparedness. We are constantly on the move between meetings, offices, homes and recreational hangouts; however, we are never apart from our mobile devices. Having the right computer accessories handy will go a long way in keeping you both mobile and sane.