If you want to keep your work away from prying eyes, the best investment would be on a screen privacy filter. These filters restrict the viewing angle and hence, the screen is only visible to the one who sits directly in front of it i.e. you and you alone.
The Gold Privacy Filter from the house of 3M is considered by many as one of the best privacy filters by many. It offers a 60°viewing angle and gives off a golden sheen when viewed from the other angles. We recommend the glossy surface since this gives increased increased clarity.
The 3M Privacy Filter is available in multiple sizes depending on the you're. It also comes with a few clear plastic tabs to hold the filter in place. However, this system seems to work seamlessly if there's a slight raised perimeter around your laptop's screen.
For laptops with edge to edge screens, you may want to double check on the screen size before you hit the buy button.
If your laptop's onboard storage isn't much to boast about, the most viable option is a good budget-friendly external hard drive. Unlike the heydays, thankfully, external hard disks are now small and easy to carry around.
The product that jumps to the mind is the Buffalo MiniStation Extreme with NFC and USB 3.0. Priced at $84.99, this 1TB hard drive boasts of a unique NFC security feature, USB 3.0 for faster transfers, IPX3 water resistance, and a rugged chassis to complete the look.
The Buffalo MiniStation comes preformatted with the NTFS file system, however, it can be made to work on macOS just by reformating it into HFS+, thanks to the ModeChanger feature. On a brighter side, it also allows HFS+ formatting, on the rare occasion where you'd want it to work on both a Windows or a Mac system.
Other than that, the highlight of this device is the NFC security feature where you can unlock the drive using an NFC key card. What's more, it comes with a pair of USB 3.0 connectors. However, it lacks a USB-C port thus, not future-proof.
If you are looking for a quality printer, the most handy solution would be the Canon Pixma iP110. Priced at $149.95, this printer weighs just about five pounds and is amazingly tiny. What's more, the iP110 boasts of high-quality results and comes with a nifty Wi-Fi connection feature.
Getting the printer up and running isn't rocket science, All you'd need to do is follow Canon’s setup wizard.
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If you are on a budget, check out the Canon PIXMA iP2820 Inkjet Printer. Priced at $34.43, this printer is compatible with both Windows and MAC OS, however, it doesn't have support for Wi-Fi.
4. Laptop Locks and Security Cables
Laptops are expensive devices and nobody would want their device or data to fall into the wrong hands. However, if you're new to a place, it's impractical to carry the laptop along with you every time you have to hit the loo. That's when laptop locks and security cables come into play.
The Kensington ClickSafe Portable Laptop Lock is among the best laptop locks. The good thing about it is that it comes with a retractable steel cable which not only makes it compact but also helps you keep things organized
Other than that, using the Kensington laptop lock in day-to-day life isn't laborious. The small stub can be kept connected to the computer throughout while attaching the tumbler to it only when required.
However, the steel wire of the Kensington ClickSafe Portable Laptop Lock's wire isn't that durable. However, as user Stephanie Wolf observes, it would at least stop crimes of opportunity during that small time you'd leave it alone.
The Mosiso Keyboard Cover for the for MacBook Pro is one of the popular choices for keyboard covers. Boasting of only 0.3mm thickness, this cover protects the device from dust and liquid spills. What's more, it retails at just $6.90.
Another advantage of using a keyboard cover is that instead of hitting hard plastic, your finger touch soft silicon thus giving making it a comfortable experience. The only issue with this cover is that it hinders the keyboard backlight.
If you don't like your keyboard to light up a Christmas tree, the best bet would be to invest in a USB keyboard lamp. These are super compact and all you need to do is plug it into the USB port and it lights up your keyboard.
The LapGear MyDesk is lightweight and is cleverly designed to fit well into your lap. Plus, it's big enough to hold a laptop and a mouse. Plus, the bottom of the desk has two cushions to make you feel more comfortable. This raises the height of the desk a little, so that you don't have to bend all the way, especially if you're sitting on a couch.