Computer stores sell much more than just computers. They also have a large selection of computer accessories available that can enhance any computer that you purchase. If you are new to owning a computer, there are some exciting accessories you should know about that are a great addition to your computer.
If you work with sensitive information in an office, or just an environment where you are concerned with the security of your data, then a privacy screen can be a worthwhile peripheral to add to your current computer monitor. Different size screens are made to fit all different types, sizes and shapes of computer, and are usually very easy to install with clips that attach to the monitor.
Privacy screens work because they have small panels, or louvers, embedded in them that narrow the viewing angle of the monitor to about 30 degrees on either side or directly in front of it. Any image that an observer sees that is not within the viewing angle will be blurred. Being able to keep private information private is becoming more and more important in today's day in age, and privacy screens can greatly improve your data security.
Ergonomic Gel Pads For Keyboards
Typing and using a mouse for hours a day can lead to wrist and hand strain, and in more serious cases, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). One way to reduce strain on the hands and wrists is to use an ergonomic gel pad. Ergonomic gel pads work by giving you cushioned gel, rather than the hard surface of your desk, to rest your wrists on in between bouts of typing.
Ideally the gel should be soft enough so as to not constrict blood vessels or place any pressure on the tendons and nerves of the wrist. Gel pads also make it easier to keep your wrists in a neutral position and out of an extended position. This is important, as wrist extension can bring about CTS or irritate an already existing condition.
There are countless USB accessories available for your computer in today's market. Many current laptops are designed with a smaller form factor, which leaves less room for internal components. More often than not, the disk drive is the first to go. Having an external disk drive is essential if you still favor the physical storage medium, and the computer you purchased lacks an internal disk drive.
Another commonly used attachment that can come in handy for your laptop is a called a USB hub. A USB hub is a device that essentially takes 1 USB port and turns it into 2 or more hubs. It is important that, if you have a USB device that requires a large amount of power and you plan to use your USB hub to run it, you make sure you buy a powered USB hub. A powered USB hub allows the hub to connect to an external power source aside from your computer, like a wall outlet. It allows almost any USB device to be run through it, with none of the power limitations that you might encounter while using a USB device with a laptop.
When it comes to HDMI cables, there is a lot of conflicting and confusing information out there. In all reality, the 4 dollar cable you buy can, and will, measure up to a 100 dollar cable you buy. There are 4 main different types of HDMI cable: high speed with Ethernet, high speed without Ethernet, standard speed with Ethernet, and standard speed without Ethernet. The price difference between the 4 is often negligible depending on where you look.
With this being the case, high speed without Ethernet is the cable that will work well in most cases. If you have a device that can utilize a high speed Ethernet cable, or if you want to future-proof your technology, you might want to purchase a high speed with Ethernet cable.