When you’re on the road, it’s important to find quality accessories that are both light and durable.
Here are four accessories for my laptop that I can’t be on the road without.
What’s great about this adapter is that it’s an all-in-one adapter and works in over 150 countries.
Be aware though – this is an adapter, NOT a voltage converter. But what’s the difference?
Voltages vary from country to country. For example, the voltage in the United States is 110V whereas the voltage in Europe is 220V. So if you plan on using a device from the United States in Europe you’ll need a voltage converter to convert 220V down to 110V in order to safely use your device.
Fortunately, some chargers work on a range of voltages (100V-240V) so you don’t need a converter. For example, my iPhone and Macbook Air chargers work on 110V and 220V so they can be used with this adapter safely.
There’s no guarantee this adapter will work for all chargers. So if you’re unsure, it’s best to double-check a device’s allowable voltage before you plug it into any outlet. Otherwise, you run the risk of frying your device.
Having a backup strategy for your digital assets is especially important when you travel. You want to be ready for any unforeseen circumstance like hard drive crashes, theft, or accidental damage (knock on wood).
Make sure your backup hard drive has enough space to backup your entire computer. This ensures that you can restore it to a new laptop in the worst case scenario.
Having a USB drive handy is especially useful when you need to print important documents using a shared computer. This includes everything from boarding passes, bus tickets, concert tickets, museum passes, copies of passports, and visas.
If you’re as wary of logging into your personal accounts on public computers as I am, you can access your important documents directly from your flash drive instead. This reduces the risk of having your online accounts compromised or having any of your personal information stolen.
I was surprised at how durable and affordable this laptop sleeve is.
I’ve used Incase laptop sleeves before. They are durable but expensive. I’ve also used Belkin laptop sleeves. They are poorly made but cheap. So in terms of quality and price, this laptop sleeve is well worth it.
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