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These days, losing your laptop ranks right up there with having your identity stolen. They’ve literally become our virtual offices. The beauty of it is that you can take your laptop with you essentially anywhere. To make that experience ever better, savvy companies are creating all sorts of cool products that make working on your laptop more comfortable, fun, and quite possibly, more productive. Consider the following when deciding which of the laptop accessories that recently caught our eye are right for you.

  • Portability: Laptops are inherently portable—but that doesn’t necessarily mean your workstation is. Laptop accessories can ease the mobility of your workstation (like lap desks, laptop stands, or even just computer bags). That means you can bring work anywhere you’re most comfortable, whether it’s the living room or the park.
  • Comfort: If your job or class schedule requires you to be on your laptop all day, you’ll want to invest in accessories that put less strain on your hands and wrists. Keyboard rest pads can keep you comfortable while you’re typing away. Look for rest pads made of memory foam or gel for the best comfort.
  • Efficiency: If you like to keep your phone near you or use your tablet as a second monitor, getting a USB hub or docking station makes simultaneously charging your devices seamless. Ensure your laptop’s charger is compatible with the dock you choose.

Our Picks for the Best Laptop Accessories on Amazon

Best Overall: Soundance Laptop Stand

SOUNDANCE

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Runner Up: LapGear Lap Desk

LapGear

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Great for Comfort: Gimars Keyboard Wrist Rest Pad

Gimars

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Great for Posture: Lifelong Laptop Stand

LIFELONG

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