Here you will find five of our picks for the best notebook accessories. The list of accessories inclde a portable flash memroy drive, an external hard drive to back-up your notebook data, a GPS receiver to avoid getting lost, a wireless pointer from Gigabyte and finally, a WiFi finder to help you connect to Internet for free by finding free hot spots.
1 – Lexar JumpDrive Retrax Portable Flash Memory
The JumpDrive is a portable flash made by Lexar Media. The drive is small enough to double as a keychain and works on both PCs and Macs. Lexar JumpDrive Retrax is a high-capacity USB flash drive that offers a practical solution for storing, transferring, and sharing various files. Lexar JumpDrive Retrax is available in 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB capacities. It has a simple plug-and-play system that allows you to quickly store files, so wherever you are, your important files are with you.
2 – CMS Products ABSplus External Hard Drive
If you keep your most valuable information on your notebook, then, you must do frequent back-ups to secure your data. The external hard drives from CMS Products turns this tedious regular work into a plug-and-play solution. The hard disks are available in capacities from 80GB to 640GB (as of 27 May 2010), the ABSplus drive is an external hard drive which comes with automated backup software to help you create instant back-ups. You just have to plug in the drive. The connection can be made through PC Card, USB 2.0 and FireWire. The software will save your data in regular formats so that you can easily restore every file from your entire disk.
3 – DeLorme Earthmate GPS Receiver
This is a must have accessory for people who hate to ask for directions. DeLorme’s Earthmate is a little GPS receiver device that connects to any USB port on your computer and works with Street Atlas software to display your real-time location. The GPS receiver from DeLorme uses a special chip-set that allow the device to starts up faster, take less power from your notebook and can connect to weak signals much better. The device plugs into the USB port of your notebook and ships with Street Atlas USA.
4 – Gigabyte G-Max GM-FP Pointer
Gigabyte Technology’s G-Max consists of a wireless remote control for PowerPoint presentations and a USB infrared receiver device. The device can also serve as an wireless mouse, a USB flash memory and a laser pointer. You can also use it to wirelessly control your computer’s media player. Contrary to other competitor kits available Gigabyte’s model is wireless capable. Thus you don’t need to point
the unit straight to the receptor.
5 – Kensington WiFi Finder
With the Kensington’s WiFi Finder you can locate wireless network hot spots very easy and you will eliminate wasted time and effort booting up the notebook to find hot spots. Nowadays you can find
thousands of wireless networking hot spots all over the place. The credit card-size Kensington WiFi Finder is a quick and easy
way to find out whether there’s a open wireless spot next to you. With one press of the button the signal-strength indicator will tell you whether there is an open WiFi network within 200 feet.
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