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Cool Accessories For My Laptop


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#1 Dr. Joe

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 09:32 AM

Hey fellow bleepingcomputer-ers. I recently got an Inspiron 1720 laptop and was wondering if theres any cool accessories i could get for it. I definitely want to get a tv adaptor, but is there anything else that i dont know about thats really cool to have? Thanks! :flowers: :thumbsup:

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 09:51 AM

A mouse.


Are you talking about watching TV on the laptop?

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 12:01 PM

I want to be able to record tv on my computer.....i got a mouse already.....is there anything that not many peope have that is cool?

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 12:13 PM

How about a little USB webcam...

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Or a USB microscope...

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 04:01 PM

Since you mentioned watching TV, and if you have a DVR? Slingbox Pro

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 05:02 PM

usb cigarette lighter?

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 06:09 PM

USB Mug Warmer (with 4 port hub)

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 08:44 PM

My favorite accessories are
Lap pad
http://www.lapinator.com/
FlyLight USB
http://www.provantage.com/kensington-33120~7KNSA00W.htm
number pad, as I do a lot of math
http://shopping.msn.com/specs/shp/?itemId=360708678
And my fan
http://www.dansdata.com/quickshot024.htm
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Posted 10 August 2007 - 09:53 PM

Get the HDTV tuner not ANALOG or you will regret it as it wont look good and HDTV is excellent. Radio shack has one for computers for 69.99 now.

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 07:03 AM

Get the HDTV tuner not ANALOG or you will regret it as it wont look good and HDTV is excellent. Radio shack has one for computers for 69.99 now.


Dont you need to pay for HDTV cable service to use the HDTV tuner? :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 08:06 AM

Not necessarily -

many stations across the US are broadcasting digital HD signals over the air.

Most of the plug-in HD tuners include an antenna.


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Posted 13 August 2007 - 08:44 AM

Not necessarily -

many stations across the US are broadcasting digital HD signals over the air.

Most of the plug-in HD tuners include an antenna.


Correct. If you can get a card with QAM which means it can use cable or maybe satellite? through the card.

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 03:30 PM

Febuary 08 or 09 all broadcasting in the USA goes digital. Of course this is the last that i heard so it may have changed since then.

Roll up USB keyboard and numpad. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Se...6&CatId=533 numpad isnt listed but I've only seen them locally

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 07:56 PM

http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/accessories/93ad/

http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/accessories/8a0f/

Or anything on that site!

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 09:50 PM

http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/accessories/93ad/

http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/accessories/8a0f/

Or anything on that site!


that rocket launcher is awesome.....too bad its so expensive




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