Prime Day isn’t over yet, and if you grabbed one of the Chromebooks that was on sale today, you’ll need some nice new accessories to go with it! If you already have a Chromebook you love, give it a gift of more storage or better power on the road! There’s something for everyone here, and it’s all on sale for Prime Day!
Charge it quick
RAVPower 61W PD 3.0 Charger
USB-C chargers are getting smaller all the time, and this 61W charger from RAVPower is downright pocketable, which is great because it can charge Chromebooks and even the newest generations of MacBooks at a quick rate.
Our favorite keyboard ever
AUKEY KM-G3 Mechanical Keyboard
This shiny, clicky mechanical keyboard is the favorite of not one but two of our editors, standing up to years of use and abuse. It has Otemu Blue switches and RGB lighting that doesn’t need any specialized software to control it.
Affordable and with solid performance, the Samsung EVO card is perfect Chromebook use. It’s more than fast enough for storing your music and movies for offline watching, and this is the best price we’ve seen for this card!
For data and charging
Nekteck USB-IF Certified USB C 3.1 GEN 2 Cable
USB-C is capable of outputting 4K video, but you’re going to want a USB 3.1 Gen 2 cable for it, with up to 10Gbps data trasnfer speeds and the ability to support charging speeds of up to 100W. It’s not the flashiest cable around, but it is the fastest!
All the ports you need
AUKEY Link PD USB-C Hub
The port configuration and data speeds on the AUKEY Link are identical to my beloved AUKEY CB-C59, but it’s got a spiffier design, and its USB-C input is rated for up to 100W Power Delivery charging. Not many Chromebooks support those speeds yet, but you’ll be ready when it comes.
Aluminum & Ethernet excellence
Satechi Aluminum Multi-Port Adapter V2
Satechi’s USB-C hubs have been some of the more reliable over the last few years, and while there are smaller, slimmer hubs in its lineup, the upgraded V2 version of Satechi’s Multi-Port Adapter is the best value. Ethernet and 49W pass-through PD charging make this perfect for offices and dorms with spotty Wi-Fi.
Survive and adapt-er
nonda USB-C to USB 3.0 Mini Adapter
USB-C is becoming the standard for most computers, but it’s still got a long way to go with accessories and peripherals. You’ll want to keep one or three of these adapter handy, especially if you have a USB-C only laptop like a new MacBook or a Pixelbook.
Lacdo Laptop Sleeve
Chromebooks are durable, but that doesn’t mean you should carry it around naked. That’s just indecent, especially when there are deals like these to be had on laptop sleeves of all sizes.
MOSISO Water Repellent Neoprene Laptop Sleeve with Small Case
While having pockets attached to a laptop sleeve can be nice, I much prefer to have the laptop sleeve be laptop-only while using a detached case for my charging cable and accessories. This one is available 22 colors and six size configurations, so you can get the perfect fit.
Elevate your experience
There are a many accessories that can help improve your Chromebook experience, but the one I use every single day and love to pieces is my AUKEY KM-G3 Mechanical Keyboard, which annoys my coworkers but treats me like a queen! Two years of furious typing and ranting, and it’s still holding up like a champ!
When on the go, I always leave my original charger at home because it’s heavy and the cables are permanently attached, whereas if I use the RAVPower 61W charger, it’s pocket-friendly and I can use whichever C-to-C cable I have handy! It’s the best of all worlds.
July 16, 2019 at 11:37AM