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    26 Computer Accessories You Didn't Know You Needed

    From laptop stickers to a keyboard with a rainbow backlight, you're going to want ALL of these things.

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    Do you spend hours and hours on your computer?

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    Yep, same. Why not make it the best experience possible?

    Upgrade your set up with some top-notch computer accessories:

    1. A zippered sleeve to keep all of those pesky wires and plugs under control and out of your way.

    Amazon

    Between my phone charger, headphone wires, and keyboard wire, I'm constantly getting tangled in my web of wires at my desk. I'll be ordering a pack of these ASAP!

    Promising review: "I'm so glad I bought these sleeves. My kitty loved chewing on skinny cords like the phone charger cords. When she chewed through the cord for my newest Echo, I knew I had to do something. These sleeves are the perfect answer. She doesn't even pay attention to them. There are clips on each end so for long cords you just clip two together. The sleeves also hold a gracious plenty number of cords. There are holes down the side which make it easy if you're using a power supply to separate the ends to fit neatly into the power strip without all of the cords coming out the end in a big bunch." —Kindle Customer

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $11.99 (available in two colors).

    2. A gaming mouse that'll give you such an advantage over your opponents you'll be shouting, "TAKE THAT, SUCKAAAS" in your sleep.

    Amazon

    Every true PC-gamer needs a fancy mouse! This one has light features that can be customized to WHATEVER color they want, seven programmable mouse buttons, five default DPI levels, and four adjusting polling rate levels. Even if you have no idea what that means, the gamer in your home will simply be in awe over the features.

    Promising review: "I was looking for a good budget gaming mouse and this one hit the mark. This mouse has a good feel, fits my hand well, and the buttons have a nice feel as well. They aren't so light that I accidentally press them, but also aren't too heavy. Scroll wheel feels solid and accurate, the rubber coating is grippy and has a nice feel. I also like being able to adjust the sensitivity (DPI) on the fly. This mouse could easily sell for two times the price or more. The styling is also nice without being too gaudy." —Jeff G.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in three styles).

    3. A cleaning cloth made specifically to remove fingerprints and smudges without damaging your screens.

    Amazon

    This reusable cloth is a great way to cut back on waste! No need for wasteful paper towels or disposable electronic wipes. All you need is a little water to successfully clean your screens with this product.

    Promising review: "This is a great e-cloth for cleaning personal electronics. I use it frequently, and it's the best cloth for cleaning computers, cellphones, eye glasses that I have ever had. I also gave some to a friend who is a high-tech person. He loves it, and it takes a lot to impress him. Great buy. Get some to give friends and family right now." —C. Mcclanahan

    Get it from Amazon for $3.99 (also available in a pack of 15 for $42.38).

    4. And a dusting glove so you can easily clean your keyboard with the swipe of your hand.

    Amazon

    Ugh, is there anything worse than that moment when whatever you've been eating trickles into the crevices of your keyboard? Not if you're a clean freak! Pick up this easy-to-use glove and swipe away all your dusty, crumby, problems.

    Promising review: "I hate dusting! Didn't like handling a dirty rag. But, with this glove, my hand stays clean. Yes, it's much larger than my hand, but that allows me to wear it backwards getting use from both sides. I can get to difficult places, like carved wood trims...anywhere I could normally touch with a finger. Washes beautifully. So handy for a quick dusting." —Joyeuse

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

    5. An adjustable monitor stand to make sure your monitor is perfectly aligned for all the hours you'll spend watching YouTube.

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    This monitor stand comes with column-style stackable legs, so you can choose the best height for your needs. Once you increase the height, you can use the extra space underneath for storage.

    Promising review: "I have a corner desk with a lot of space but my monitor isn't adjustable, so my eyes were parallel with the top of the monitor. I wanted something to be able to bring the monitor up and look decent on the desk. This stand fits that bill perfectly, it is a simple, no-frills stand with no parts that can break easily and lots of space to fit your monitor and even put stuff underneath. " —Mike244

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in a pack of one or five).

    6. A gaming chair that's so comfortable you can happily destroy your character's life on The Sims for hours and hours without getting a sore back.

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    This chair was modeled after actual race car seats, and if that wasn't cool enough, it also features extra lumbar support. TBH I would probably just lounge in this on the daily even if I weren't playing a video game.

    Promising review: "This is the best chair I have ever purchased. The price was a lower than others, but the quality is high and it is very comfortable. I really like the fact that I can raise the arms if I wish. I also like the way it looks — the green and black scheme goes great with my custom-built PC, keyboard, and mouse. I have had two lower back surgeries and the lumbar support is perfect and I can sit in this chair for many hours." — ultra55371d

    Get it from Amazon for $85.99+ (available in four styles and with expert assembly for an additional fee).

    7. A simple keyboard and mouse pad made of memory foam, because you deserve to have the finer things in life.

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    If you're going to spend hours upon hours at your computer, you might as well make your situation as comfy as possible. Made with memory foam and a non-skid rubber base, your wrist will feel pampered all day long.

    Promising review: "My wrist was hurting so badly I could barely move it. I bought these pads and the pain went away within days. They are very comfortable. Soft enough to cradle your wrist, but firm enough to protect it from injury. I never realized just how hard I was pressing my wrist onto the table... there's a sizable impression on the pad every time I lift my wrist. A lot of pads are too firm to do anything for you, but this one is very soft and comfortable." —David J. Garcia

    Get the two-piece set from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in three colors).

    8. An under-desk stand with all the trimmings: a USB port, a stand for your watch, and a place to hang your headphones.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Tired of having a crowded workspace around your computer? Tidy up with some help from this stand. It has a spot for pretty much anything you'd have on your desk and features 3 USB charging ports.

    Promising review: "I like to be well organized, and have a place for everything. The headphone stand filled the need for a convenient headphone/smartwatch charging spot that doesn't take up precious surface space or add to clutter. This handles both nicely. I currently have it under-hanging a bookshelf, and am thinking of getting another to hang inside the CPU door of my desk. This is a vast improvement over the tabletop headphone hangers, and the cord management feature warms my neat freak heart." —keygirl

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in two styles).

    9. A gaming keyboard that's ultra-slim with a fun rainbow backlight that'll make any gamer say, "Ooooh!"

    amazon.com

    Make gaming extra magical by getting yourself this fantastic keyboard. It is shockproof and features a skin-like rubber oil coating so the keys feel delicate. Fancy, right?

    Promising review: "Oh man I love this thing so much!!! They were very easy to install, just plug and play, everything worked and lit up immediately. I got a little worried the second day when the backlights on the keyboard didn't come on, but then I realized that there's a button for that. (doh!) Programming the lights was extremely easy and the keyboard is comfortable to type on. Nothing to complain about here!" —Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in two styles).

    10. A discrete laptop case so you can add a pop of color to your computer without adding any extra weight.

    Amazon

    I have this exact laptop case and am obsessed. I've gotten tons of compliments not only on the blush-colored case I've chosen, but also on the soft texture the case itself has. Not to mention 4,803 Amazon customers have given it a 5-star review!

    Promising review: "I LOVE THIS CASE! I just bought a MacBook Air (13 inches). It snapped on easily, arrived quickly and without damage, and the keyboard cover looks great. It's not off from the keyboard lettering at all, and doesn't hide too much of the back lightning! You also can see the Apple logo very clearly on the laptop when it's lit up. It's super easy to keep clean and it looks very fashionable. I have a rose gold apple watch and a rose gold iPhone, and this set is the perfect color to match. Will buy again." —Qiayra R.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in 43 colors).

    11. And a set of hanging plant laptop stickers that certainly won't ~succ~.

    Stickers4dotcom / Etsy

    At BuzzFeed everyone loves making their laptops feel like their own by adding a ton of quirky stickers. I was too hesitant to commit to putting stickers directly on my computer, so first I purchased the case noted above. Then I went to town decorating with fun stickers like these hanging plants.

    Get a set of give from Stickers4dotcom on Etsy for $8.02.

    12. A bamboo organizer to place your laptop or monitor on and have a space for your phone, coffee mug, and more.

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    Brighten your workspace with a touch of bamboo and organize all of the accessories you already have. This awesome stand has various slots to hold your phone, cup, papers, stapler, clips, etc. It's an organizer's dream.

    Promising review: "Great product. Very high quality for a good price. It's perfect if you want to use your laptop as your PC while using external monitors, keyboards, etc. You can easily pull out your laptop to turn it on, then tuck away. The little carve-outs are also convenient for those who have pens and Post-its scattered all over and want to stay a little bit more organized. Also, I've got a very large monitor that is relatively heavy. This has no problem supporting the weight." —Joseph

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99.

    13. A USB hub that'll instantly add extra ports to your computer, leaving you to wonder "WHERE HAS THIS BEEN ALL OF MY LIFE!?"

    amazon.com, Amazon

    With nearly 8K five-star reviews, the only surprising thing about this product is that you don't own it already!

    Promising review: "I bought two of these hubs and I've got one plugged into the other, effectively giving me an additional 7 free USB 3.0 ports. To my surprise, it appears that the data transfer rate is not impacted by this configuration. Transfers are fast and reliable. I've copied several terabytes from one external drive to another, both of which were connected via the USB hubs, without a single hiccup." —Rob from California

    Get it from Amazon for $9.49+ (available in four styles).

    14. A miniature projector you can connect to your computer to host the ultimate movie night at your place.

    Amazon

    Whether you're looking to host an epic Game of Thrones viewing this April or simply want to upgrade your at-home viewing experience, this lil' projector will happily become your fave computer accessory.

    Promising review: "What’s better than sitting outdoors with friends and family watching a movie? This brings me back to the days of my youth at a drive-in movie theater. If you are thinking about this — go for it! It’s an amazing experience that does not cost much to set up. I don’t know much about the specs or technical aspects of this projector; but here’s what I can tell you...everyone is very impressed the first time they walk in our backyard and see the screen for the first time!" —iamnoman

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99.

    15. Bluetooth headphones for seamlessly listening to Taylor Swift and drowning out the noise of your office at the same time.

    BuzzFeed

    I was unsure about cutting the cord, so to speak, between me and my headphones. I decided to tentatively take the plunge by ordering these headphones in pink and I have not been disappointed! They're super simple to set up, have really clear sound, a very long battery life, and fold up for easy storage.

    Oh, and they're our budget pick for the best wireless headphones on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    Get them from Amazon for $34.99 (available in seven styles).

    16. A flash drive disguised as a mixtape that'll channel your teen years to gift your loved one some ~jams~.

    TheBlankRecordStore / Etsy

    Whether you're actually looking to gift a playlist or you simply want to feel nostalgic each time you grab a flash drive, this seemingly retro item will make you smile and maybe inspire you to listen to some new music.

    Get it from TheBlankRecordStore on Etsy for $21.40+ (available in six styles).

    17. A power strip surge protector will let you charge your phone, your tablet, your e-reader, and three other devices without blinking an eye.

    Amazon

    My husband has these bad boys ALL OVER our home. Seriously, in almost every corner of our apartment you can find one of these power strips. While it does seem a bit much, I must admit they work fabulously.

    Promising review: "Some background, I currently work in an IT department for an aerospace firm in southern California. One of my duties is to test hardware and devices prior to deploying them to our users.

    This power strip performs as good as it looks. It features a plug that swivels and a switch at the top side of the surge protector. The placement of the switch on the side of the surge protector is extremely well thought out. Other surge protectors have the switch on top, next to the additional plugs, which have the frequency of the user unintentionally turning off the surge protector when another plug is plugged in. I would highly recommend this surge protector for the cost per plug, functionality, and style." —NSRyan

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in sizes 5"–8" and in two colors).

    18. A patterned keyboard cover so you can keep crumbs out of your keys but make it ~fashun~.

    Amazon

    I'm thoroughly impressed with how chic this marble-styled keyboard cover is! From peonies to rainbow mist, there are tons of fun patterns to choose from.

    Promising review: "I'm a writer and I type a LOT. I wanted a keyboard cover that would protect my laptop from my constant coffee spills but still be thin enough for me to get full use out of my keyboard. This one is perfect. It's perfectly thin and I barely even notice that it's there when I'm typing. And I've spilled coffee on it several times now and it's held up beautifully." —Mikaela

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in a variety of designs).

    19. A 21.5-inch monitor with a crisp, flawless picture nearly 3K Amazon customers can't get enough of.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Do you use your computer to binge-watch Netflix? Or maybe you're obsessed with Fortnite and spend (perhaps too much) time staring at a screen? Then you need to accessorize your system with this fabulous monitor.

    Promising review: "Crisp and vibrant display! Really fits the budget and delivers better than expected quality. Colors are clear and precise; watching videos is a lot more enjoyable with this monitor (especially videos of the 60fps type). I bought one of these monitors for my main computer and it was so good, I bought a second one for a computer in my shop. I plan to buy a third one soon for a dual display on my shop computer." —JD

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99.

    20. A set of speakers to turn up the volume and dance your heart out to Ariana Grande's latest album.

    Amazon

    ...I know you want to ;) These speakers are the perfect price and can be easily connected to your computer. They'll ~pump up the volume~ in your home and are beloved by Amazon customers — 2,269 gave 'em a 5-star review!

    Promising review: "These speakers are bit on the expensive side, especially when you compare with other computer speakers that you can buy for $100, but they deliver on my expectations. I work in IT and apart from regular stuff like listening to music, I do lot of vlogs and video conferencing on my desktop and this is where these speakers really shine. They make your music sound good and they make simple sound (in my case a person speaking on a speakerphone with lot of ambient noise) audible." —Deejay

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99.

    21. A microphone that'll help take that podcast you've been working on about your love for your dog public.

    amazon.com

    Because who wouldn't want to hear you profess your love for your pup in a 45-minute weekly recording? This mic is really great for recording songs at home, using Google Voice Search, recording YouTube audio, and so much more directly to your computer.

    Promising review: "At first I did not know what to expect due to the low price of this item, but once I tested it the audio quality of this device really blew me away. The build quality of the item is fairly solid. The body is made out of anodized aluminum with steel parts, which makes it super rigid. The cord is fairly nice and thick, which reduces the chance of the ends of it getting strained and breaking the wires internally. The tripod that comes with it is fairly rigid and reduces the chances of the microphone slipping or picking up vibrations from the surface it is sitting on." —Angel D. Mercedes

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    22. A portable hard drive can answer your prayers the next time your mom says "how do I get these pictures off Facebook and onto my computer?"

    Amazon

    This slim device will be the solution to all of the tech requests you get from your relatives. When your grandma wants to know what happened to all those photos she took of you at your college graduation, you can slip this slim little device out of your back pocket to save the day.

    Promising review: "I have been using this hard drive for two years exactly and it's still going strong. The past year, I've been using it almost daily and have no problems with it slowing down or messing up at all. I'm a travel blogger so I have a ton of photos and it's able to handle moving large amounts of data without a problem. I've dropped it a couple of times and don't eject it before taking the hard drive out sometimes, and it still works fine. I should probably stop doing that though..." —Sarah Kim

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99 (available in 1TB–5TB and in four colors).

    23. A cleaning kit so efficient it'll seem like a horde of magical creatures jumped out of a Disney movie and into your home to clean your computer.

    Amazon

    Complete with screen cleaning gel, microfiber cloths, and anti-static wipes, this kit has it ALL. You'll never have to be distracted by smudges on your screen again.

    Promising review: "HOE-LEE COW!!! Incredible. I have PCs and TVs from 2011 that have never been properly cleaned because I did not know what to clean them with. Back in the 1990s I would clean the monitor screens with saliva. (I actually would spit on the screens — hey it works on the mouthpieces of brass instruments, anyways...) and then wipe that with a soft tissue because the instructions always warned not to use water or Windex etc.

    This stuff is AWESOME. I cleaned my 55-inch LCD with this. Next thing I knew I was cleaning every surface of every device INCLUDING the protective coverings of wall art.

    Those screens and surfaces are as clean as fresh out of the box. No lie. 150 thousand stars as far as I'm concerned. I NEVER thought I'd actually utter the words 'where has this stuff been all my life,' but I really did. You won't be sorry for buying this." —William F. Nappi

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    24. A pair of blue-light-blocking glasses, because if you're on the computer as much as I think you are you should definitely have a pair of these to help prevent eye strain.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    If you have a tendency to spend hours gaming or binge-watching shows after they've already spent the whole work day looking at a computer screen and/or your phone, chances are you are hurting your eyeballs. They will totally benefit from a pair of these blue light-blocking glasses.

    Promising review: "These glasses are perfect for working on the computer, videos games, and even watching movies! I love the pale pink color, they’re very feminine and fit my face just like I’d hoped. I recommend them for anyone that spends time on phones or computers" —Kelly Stagg

    Get them from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in seven styles).

    25. An affordable laptop backpack can make going through airport security a breeze.

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    It's not bulky at all and is also exactly what anyone commuting on public transit can use! This bag is made of durable fabric and has a bunch of pockets, so you can fit your computer, lunch, book, etc all in one.

    Promising review: "This is exactly what I was looking for. It is a lightweight backpack with good quality zippers that work smoothly. It's professional looking, as well. My 13-inch laptop slides in easily. There are nice pockets throughout. It also has two side pockets for water bottles. Those are pretty small and seems to only fit plastic disposable water bottles. It does not fit my traveler's coffee mug or metal water bottle. Aside from that, I love it." —Priscilla Rivas

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99 (available in 10 colors).

    26. And a hedgehog cord organizer, so your USB wires and charging cables won't ~hog~ your desk space.

    Jewelryleather / Etsy

    Adorable and useful? Why wouldn't you want this lil' hedgehog hangin' at your desk? Buy multiple ones for every spare cord you've got!

    Get it from Jewelryleather on Etsy for $9.20+ (available in two styles).

    You, being more productive than ever with your new accessories:

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    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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