In general, the laptop is a self-sufficient device: it has a display, keyboard, touchpad and even stereo speakers. But often these components for the sake of portability are not made very convenient. Managing the mouse is still more accurate than the touchpad, and the music sounds better in headphones than in the speakers. That is why not right away, but some time after buying a laptop, it is worth starting to collect your personal "gentleman's kit" of useful accessories.
Razer Pro Click Mini Wireless Mouse
Reasons to Buy: Compact size and light weight, quiet and durable mechanical switch, radio and Bluetooth connectivity.
Reasons not to buy: If you prefer an asymmetrical shape.
The Razer Pro Click Mini is a symmetrical, if you don't count the side keys on one side only, and a very compact, only 10 centimeters long, wireless mouse. It can connect to up to four devices simultaneously via the HyperSpeed radio adapter and Bluetooth 5.1 LE. The former has 465 hours of battery life from two AA batteries and the latter has 725 hours of battery life. If you want to reduce the weight of the mouse, one of the batteries can be removed, the power is still enough.
The mechanical switches are very quiet and can handle more than 15 million clicks. And the resolution of the Razer 5G's optical sensor is 12,000 DPI. A dedicated DPI switch button allows on-the-fly adjustments for professional-labor applications where fine motor skills are required, such as photo editing. The scroll wheel can tilt sideways, which serves as two additional buttons. In total, there are seven keys, programmable through the application Razer Synapse 3.
Razer Pro Click Mini
- Wireless mouse 10 centimeters long, AA batteries
- Can connect up to four devices simultaneously via HyperSpeed radio adapter and Bluetooth 5.1 LE.
- The resolution of the Razer 5G optical sensor is 12 thousand DPI
HP P700 external SSD drive
Reasons to Buy: Small size and weight, read and write speeds up to 1000MB/s, separate RAM buffer chip, USB Type-A and Type-C connectivity.
Reasonsnot to buy: There is a need for a dust and waterproof drive.
TheHP P700 is an external SSD with USB 3.2 Gen 2 connectivity. The sequential read and write speed of large files is claimed to be 1000 MB/s in both directions. And the processing speed of small files - up to 78 thousand IOPS. The latter is achieved by using a separate chip of the operational buffer. While a cheaper SSD has cache integrated directly into the controller. As a result, it takes only 1.5 seconds to write half a thousand photos and three seconds to write a movie.
The HP P700's capacity ranges from 250GB to 1TB, and speeds are equally high regardless of volume. The drive weighs less than 60 grams and is about the size of a credit card. It comes with a USB Type-C to Type-A cable (small to large) and a double-sided Type-C adapter. The latter allows you to connect the drive not only to your desktop and laptop, but also to your smartphone or tablet. And you can also install games on PlayStation and Xbox consoles on the external SSD without loss of FPS.
Nokia WHP-101 wireless headphones
Reasons to Buy: Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity, 40mm speakers, up to 60 hours of battery life, Google Assistant and Apple Siri voice assistants.
Reasons not to buy: If you prefer TWS headphones.
TheNokia WHP-101 is an inexpensive Bluetooth headphone in a medium-sized Street format. Unlike large overhead headphones, these are comfortable to use outdoors. Nevertheless, the diameter of the speakers is solid 40 mm. For comparison, TWS vacuum headphones use only 10 mm drivers. The wireless connection protocol is the latest Bluetooth 5.2, which provides high sound quality and energy efficiency.
The headphones can run for up to 60 hours on a single charge, with the exact amount of time depending on the volume preference of the user. And with the included USB Type-C cable, the 800mAh battery will charge to full capacity in just 2.5 hours. There is a built-in microphone, which is used for phone calls and commands to the voice assistant Google Assistant or Apple Siri. There is no active noise cancellation, but there is a good passive, thanks to the tight fit soft eco-leather ear cushions. In addition to a smartphone can be used with a laptop or game console.
Tecno TR118 - portable 4G router
Reasons to buy: 4G Internet access for 16 Wi-Fi devices, 12 hours of work without recharging, 32 GB of built-in memory for file sharing.
Reasonsnot to buy: If you need gigabit Internet.
Tecno TR118 is a standalone 4G modem or rather a portable Wi-Fi router. Capable of distributing mobile Internet to 16 client devices, whether smartphones, tablets or laptops. It is also equipped with Ethernet input for connection to a wired Internet provider. Thus it has a redundant channel: you can use Ethernet if you want or 4G if you want. It has 32 GB of built-in flash memory for fast file sharing between devices within the local network.
LTE speed corresponds to the standard Cat 4, which implies up to 150 Mbit / s for download and up to 50 Mbit / s for upload. Wi-Fi module is represented by a standard N, that is, in theory, up to 300 Mbit / s. In practice, depending on the distance speed will be lower. Finally, wired RJ-45 LAN Internet is supported up to 100 Mbit/s. By the standards of stationary routers, all these speeds are not particularly impressive, but for portable modems this is just the norm. The 2600 mAh battery lasts up to 12 hours of operation without recharging.
GamePro Tornado - Cooling Stand
Reasons to buy: Suitable for laptops up to 17 inches, four fans, adjustable speed and backlight, two USB outputs.
Reasonsnot to buy: There are you need a more compact stand.
TheGamePro Tornado is a stand for laptops up to and including 17 inches that performs two functions at once. Firstly, it adjusts the angle of your keyboard for a more comfortable typing experience, which reduces hand fatigue. Secondly, it improves notebook cooling: there are vents at the bottom, where the fresh air will enter. Four small fans blowing evenly around the entire notebook area is more effective than one large fan in the center.
The fan speed is adjustable up to 1000 rpm and the noise level is up to 21 dB. The color of the backlight can be changed or turned off completely. The grille is made of metal and the feet are made of plastic. There are rubber pads on the legs and on the stops that prevent the notebook from accidentally slipping off the stand at a large angle of inclination. The fans are powered by the notebook USB port and besides there are two USB-outlets on the stand itself. It will obviously not be superfluous taking into consideration the traditional sparseness of the interfaces on the notebook itself.
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