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Best peripherals and laptop accessories

Sick of your janky old keyboard or sketchy mouse? Here's the gear you need to kit out your PC, Mac, Surface or laptop.

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Logitech Craft Keyboard

You thought a keyboard was just for typing? Logitech's Craft keyboard (AU$300) features a "crown" dial that lets you scroll and navigate, supplementing the controls in some Adobe and Microsoft apps. 

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Razer Ornata Chroma

If you're sick of the standard office keyboard, Razer's Ornata Chroma keyboard (AU$170) has fully customisable lighting effects, macro programmable keys and a dedicated gaming mode. 

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Logitech Create Folio for iPad Pro

If you're more of an iPad person but you want to occasionally do laptop-style work, Logitech's Create Folio is ideal. Compatible with the 9.7-inch iPad Pro (AU$200) and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro (AU$230) it connects without Bluetooth and uses your iPad for power.

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Apple Magic Mouse 2

Just got a brand new iMac? You wouldn't be a true Apple fan unless you got the matching mouse (available in Silver, for AU$109, and Space Grey, for AU$139). 

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Microsoft Arc mouse

Microsoft's Arc Mouse (AU$120) wins serious points for versatility. It's sleek and simple, but it also snaps flat when you don't need it so you can slip it into your pocket. 

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Logitech MX Master 2S Mouse

Logitech's MX Master 2S mouse (AU$150) can charge for a full day's use in 3 minutes and will track on virtually any surface, including glass. Plus, you can use it to move across three separate computers and copy and paste files from one computer to another. 

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Micrsoft Surface Dial

Hold Microsoft's Surface Dial (AU$150) against the screen of your Surface and you have a rotary dial that lets you scroll, zoom and navigate, as well as use dedicated features and design tools in different Windows programs. 

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Apple Magic Trackpad 2

Upgrading from a MacBook to an iMac doesn't have to mean leaving the trackpad behind. If you're not much of a mouse person, the Magic Trackpad (in Silver for AU$179, or Space Grey for AU$215) is a good alternative for Apple fans. 

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Wacom Intuos Pro Paper Edition-11

The Wacom Intuos Pro (AU$499) is great for designers and creatives. It connects as an input device (for both Mac and PC) adding pressure-sensitive drawing and painting as well as serving as a touchpad. 

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Microsoft Surface Pen

Microsoft's Surface Pen (AU$140) is the best way to get the most out of touchscreen on Microsoft devices like the Surface Pro (especially if you're an old-school pen and paper type).

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Marimekko Sleeve for Surface

Microsoft has partnered up with Finnish design house Marimekko to create a range of sleeves (AU$99) to protect your Surface or Surface Pro

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Crumpler Crony Laptop Sleeve

Crumpler's Crony laptop sleeve (AU$79) has padding to protect your 13-inch laptop and weatherproof exterior. Plus, it comes in a sweet Star Wars design for superior nerd cred. 

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