There’s no better way to sweeten up great tech than with a brand new accessory, and over the year we’ve reviewed a long list of handsome, innovative add-ons. The list includes peripheral gems such as an external monitor that works via USB power, a Wi-Fi device that lets you control your home entertainment system from a smartphone or tablet, and one of the finest 4G hotspots to surf Verizon’s LTE network. Want to see what else made the list?
More companies are trying their hand at portable monitors to give road warriors more screen real estate, but they’re not all created equal. Our top pick is Lenovo’s 14-inch T1421, which sports a durable design reminiscent of the ThinkPad laptops. Once you’ve connected your notebook to the monitor via USB, you’ll have plenty of extra room for work or play on the 1366 x 768, 200-nit display. Best of all, the matte finish allows for extremely wide viewing angles. If you travel often, you should snatch this accessory up.