Top 10 Laptop Essentials

At last count, there were approximately 65 billion laptop computer accessories available. Okay, so I'm exaggerating. But trust me: There are tons of products aimed at portable-computer users--including a fan that plugs into your laptop's USB port and blows air on you. (I'm not kidding: If you want to be really cool, check out Kensington's FlyFan USB fan.

Not all laptop accessories are quite so superfluous, of course. As the author of PC World's weekly Mobile Computing newsletter, I've probed, prodded, and test-driven many worthwhile portable computing products. Here are the best accessories for your notebook--five for your home or office, and five for when you travel.

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