Last-minute laptop stocking stuffers

Laptops are pretty self-contained, but that doesn't mean there aren't a whole lot of aftermarket accessories for them. We pick a few holiday highlights, from stands to wireless A/V add-ons.

The Standivarius Aero laptop stand is only 2.5mm thick.

Laptops are, by definition, pretty self-contained. After all, they've got a keyboard, display, and touchpad built in, as well as (in most cases) an optical drive, speakers, and a Webcam.

Still, there's a whole industry built around aftermarket accessories for your laptop, from the sensible to the ridiculous. We've covered mice and laptop bags extensively, so for this mini roundup of last-minute laptop stocking stuffers , we'll look at some other noteworthy categories, including laptop stands and A/V accessories.

More holiday helpers:

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Dan Ackerman leads CNET's coverage of laptops, desktops, and Windows tablets, while also writing about games, gadgets, and other topics. A former radio DJ and member of Mensa, he's written about music and technology for more than 15 years, appearing in publications including Spin, Blender, and Men's Journal.

 

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