If you work from home, cafe’s your car, and you travel frequently then you absolutely need a travel adapter for your laptop.
Having power readily available is key to being able to work from ANYWHERE.
Travel adapter, who needs one?
A great travel adapter for your laptop will let you charge your laptop and your phone or tablet at the same time while you’re driving, or plugged into the wall. Even more importantly, it will be slimline. If you travel then these features will have a big impact on your efficiency.
Why you need a travel adapter for your laptop?
You don’t care how big the power brick is for your laptop is when it just sits plugged into the wall at home or the office, but if you’re going to be lugging it round to various cafe’s and taking it on the plane when you travel, then you need something slimline. It will be half the size and weight of the one that came with your laptop.
Which one to get
It all depends on which brand of laptop you have. Pick the one that will suit your laptop. I’m a PC user, so I’m not sure what Apple has available, but these are my picks for PC.
This generic adapter from Targus will cover most laptops from Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, and Toshiba.
If you have a Lenovo laptop, I would highly recommend this one. It will only work for Lenovo laptops, but it’s particularly slim, and it lets you charge your tablet/iPad or phone at the same time as the Laptop.
Lenovo Ultraslim AC/DC Combo Adapter
Other things to consider
The ability to charge your devices means fewer interruptions. When you’re in a state of flow, you don’t have to stop because you’ve run out of power.
You can take better care of your device batteries. Modern batteries have a very particular way that they like to be treated so that they last as long as possible (I’ll have a link to an article on that shortly).