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    27 Gadgets And Accessories You Need If You’re Basically In A Relationship With Your Computer

    I'm in love with a machine and I don't care who knows.

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    1. A pack of reusable faux leather cleaning pads that'll wipe away smudges and make your screens sparkle. The elastic strap on the back makes them easy to hold, so they're perfect for anyone who suffers from mobility issues.

    People wiping down their gadgets with the screen cleaners
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    Get a pack of four on Amazon Canada for $15.99+. Available in three colour combos.

    2. An adjustable webcam cover that's super slim, so your computer will still be able to close properly with it attached. Avaca-don't you dare spy on me while I'm watching Real Housewives at 3 a.m., hackers.

    The avocado webcam cover on a computer
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    They're compatible with tablets and computers, and you can easily slide them to uncover your cameras.

    Get it from Funsylab on Etsy for $15.23.

    3. A collapsible laptop stand that's small enough to take with you wherever you go. It has built-in magnets that'll keep your computer firmly in place, so you won't have to stress about your device taking a dive.

    A laptop stand with the laptop on it
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $35. Available in three colours.

    4. A convertible backpack that can easily be turned into a shoulder bag. The main zippered compartment is large enough to fit a laptop, and it has seven additional pockets where you can store your school supplies and snacks.

    A person holding up the backpack
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $69.99. Available in four colours.

    5. A surge-protecting power bar that's slim enough to slide behind your monitor. This one has 12 three-prong outlets and two USB ports, so you can plug in all your gadgets at once.

    Several gadgets plugged into the power bar
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $43.39. Also available in black.

    6. A petite wi-fi range extender that'll make browsing easy, no matter where you are in your house. Now your internet won't cut out the next time you're trying to watch Netflix in bed.

    A wi-fi extender plugged into a wall
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    I have a dead zone in the lower floor of my house, so I bought this to keep from embarrassingly dropping out of Zoom meetings. Now my signal is crystal clear. It gives me five bars, so I give it five stars.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $49.99.

    7. A cushy laptop pillow that you can use as a work surface when you're favouring your couch over your computer chair. It's stuffed with beads that conform to your bod and is topped with wood, so your laptop won't sink into it.

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    Get it on Simons for $70. Available in three colours.

    8. A padded storage case that'll give your tiny gadgets and wires a place to call home. It has five compartments, five mesh pockets, and elastics to hold your cords in place, so nothing will get tangled.

    A person putting wires and doodads into the tech bag
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.99. Available in three colours.

    9. A pack of vinyl stickers that you can use to personalize your computer if you think it needs a bit of a makeover. They'll also help you cover up pesky scratches, making your device look brand-spankin' new.

    Several stickers on two laptop computers
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    Get a pack of 32 on Amazon Canada for $12.99.

    10. An acrylic monitor riser that has four built-in USB ports, so you can charge your devices at your desk, without loading up your computer with wires. It'll also keep your monitor at eye-level, so you won't be straining your neck all day long.

    The monitor stand with devices plugged into its side
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $45.99+. Also available in white.

    11. These rectangular tortoiseshell frames that you can order with blue light-blocking lenses to keep your peepers safe while you click-clack away on your keyboard. Because they're a neutral tone, they'll match with pretty much all of your outfits.

    The tortoiseshell frames on a tablecloth
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    Get them from Warby Parker starting at $150 (including prescription lenses). Available in four colours.

    12. A 500 GB external hard drive, because backing up your important documents is essential and you've put off for way too long. You unlock it with your fingerprint, which is super fun and futuristic.

    A laptop with an external hard drive plugged into it
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $179.99. Available in three sizes and two colours.

    13. A tiny ring light that'll encircle your webcam and give you perfect lighting for all your video chats. You can also clip it to your cellphone to help you nail your selfies.

    A laptop with the ring light clipped onto it
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.99.

    14. A keyboard cover that'll keep your computer safe from dust, drips, and spills. All the essential keyboard shortcuts (like screenshot and search bar) are colour coded, so you'll never have to turn to Google for help again.

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    Because I love to snack while I work, I am horrible at keeping my computer clean. That means a keyboard protector is almost essential. This one is super light and doesn't move around my keys when I'm typing. It also has all the essential keyboard shortcuts (like screenshot and search bar) colour coded, so never have to Google how to do specific commands. It may not be the prettiest thing in the world, but boy, does it ever come in handy.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $8.99. Compatible with most MacBooks.

    15. A faux leather-bound password logbook, if you can never remember your login info for anything. It has spaces for websites, software license numbers, and home network settings (basically, all the important stuff).

    A password logbook open on a computer
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99. Available in thirteen colours.

    16. A pair of metallic cord-organizing clips that'll stick right to your desk, so none of your important wires ever go MIA. The adhesive works on all smooth surfaces, so you can apply them pretty much anywhere (you'll probably want one beside your bed, too).

    Two cord clips holding wires on a desk
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    Get a pack of two from BRIGHTTIA on Etsy for $13.17. Available in four colours.

    17. A laptop-cooling gadget that'll clamp right to the side of your computer and keep your device from overheating when you've got a million tabs open at once. It can reduce both surface and internal temperature in minutes, and is more effective than most cooling pads.

    A laptop-cooling gadget clipped to the side of a laptop
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    Reviewers say it makes their whole setup quieter, since their laptop fan doesn't have to do as much work.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $39.99.

    18. A pair of acrylic memo boards that attach to the sides of your computer, so that you don't have to cover your desk in sticky notes. The bottom has a lip that can hold your untouched notes, too.

    An acrylic memo board on the side of a computer monitor
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    Get a board for the right side of your monitor for $10.80. Also available for the left side and in a pack of two (one for each side).

    19. This aesthetically-pleasing braided extension cord that'll give your cables an extra eight feet of length, so you can easily stretch them to your bed or behind your desk. It won't fray as easily as plastic-coated wires because it's covered in a thick, woven fabric.

    Two plugs attached to the braided extension cord
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.44+. Available in 11 colours.

    20. A faux leather desk cover that'll replace that ratty old mouse pad you've been using forever. It'll cover almost your entire desk, so if you've got any scratches or notches you want to hide, this will be your stylish knight in shining armour.

    A desk pad with a computer, phone, camera, and various other desk accessories on it
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.99+. Available in six colours and three sizes.

    21. A container of gel cleaning putty that'll get into all the nooks and crannies of your keyboard, leaving it squeaky clean. It feels like slime, so it's super fun to use, too.

    A person using gel cleaning putty to clean a computer keyboard
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $12.99.

    22. A pair of jelly wrist rests that would have matched your bubble furniture in the '90s perfectly. Their bottoms are made of grippy silicone, so you don't have to worry about them migrating around your desk.

    A person with their wrist on a jelly wrist rest
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get a set of two on Amazon Canada for $14.99. Available in four colours.

    23. A four-port USB hub that'll transfer documents between your devices at lightning speed. It has nearly 11,000 positive reviews and people love how compact and lightweight it is.

    The USB hub plugged into a laptop with two USB cables attached to it
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.99.

    24. An adhesive track pad cover that'll save crumbs and spills from getting all up in the crevices of your device. It applies just like a phone screen protector and could save you a fortune at the genius bar.

    A person peeling the protector off the corner of their track pad
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $9.99. Available for eight Apple models.

    25. A strip of stick-on LED lights that'll light up your monitor and make your office feel like the coolest club in town. Not only do they look rad, but they'll also alleviate eye strain caused by differences in picture brightness.

    A computer monitor with three LED light strips applied to the back next to the remote
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    They come with a remote that allows you to control brightness, colours, and lighting modes. It measures 35.4 inches, but can be trimmed to fit your computer.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $23.99.

    26. A pair of computer speakers that'll make every video, playlist, and movie sound crystal clear. They glow blue when they're in use, so they'll illuminate your office without burning your retinas.

    The two speakers on either side of a laptop
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get a set of two on Amazon Canada for $35.99.

    27. And finally, a ultra-slim Logitech keyboard with a built-in trackpad for easy scrolling. It can connect to any device up to ten metres away, meaning you can easily type your work emails from the comfort of your couch.

    A person typing on the keyboard in front of their TV
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Reviewers say it's great to use with your TV.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $34.99.

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