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Compact external gadgets for people on the go

Whether it’s for your laptop, tab or smartphone, these gadgets are necessary for people who are constantly on the move. And for people on the go, it also means that the gadget has to be compact.

External Storage

A sizable external storage is a must have for entertainment enthusiasts and those who don’t like to clutter their devices up with too much stuff. These external HDDs and SSD are our picks for your storage solutions.


1. Seagate STEA1000400

Price: BDT 4,999/-

Capacity: 1TB

Highlight: At just 168gm, this HDD is not only one of the lightest, but also one of the cheapest options when it comes to 1TB HDDs







2. Toshiba

Canvio 2TB

Price: BDT 7,300/-

Capacity: 2TB

Highlight: One of the cheaper 2TB HDD options on the market and weighing in at only 149gm, it too is another light affair








3. Transcend TS2TSJM100

Price: BDT 8,600/-

Capacity: 2TB

Highlight: An HDD exclusive for Mac users, the hard drive will work on Mac OS X 10.7 and later versions







4. Transcend ESD350C SSD

Price: BDT 7,600/-

Capacity: 240GB

Highlight: Comes with a USB-C port and transfer speeds of up to 1050MB/s







All the recommendations listed below come with its own battery size giving you a nice approximation of whether or not it’d be a solid partner for your next Trans-Atlantic flight. Just make sure to carry it on your person instead of putting it in the luggage.


1. Baozu M3

Price: BDT 3,450/-

Battery Size: 20,000 mAh

Highlight: Supports Vooc Dash charging







Pilot Pro

Price: $109

Battery Size: 32,000 mAh

Highlight: Can charge all your devices, including your Macbook and Windows laptops






3. Energizer


Price: BDT 1,850/-

Battery Size: 10,000 mAh

Highlight: Fits in the palm of your hands






4. ANKER PowerCore II Slim

Price: BDT 2,990/-

Battery Size: 10,000 mAh

Highlight: Slim form factor makes it easy to carry around in your pockets





Bluetooth Speakers

One could argue that a pair of earphones can get the job done as well but if you want to enjoy some content or the other, in a group setting, then look no further than these picks. It also helps that these bluetooth speakers could fill your entire living room up with sound.



1. ANKER SoundCore Sport

Price: BDT 2,850/-

Play Time: 10 hours

Highlight: IPX7 water resistance and ruggedness, tucked in a small form factor






2. JBL Flip 4

Price: BDT 11,500/-

Play Time: 12 hours

Highlight: IPX7 water resistance, industry leading build and clarity of low end produced by the speakers






3. Anker SoundCore 2

Price: BDT 3,990/-

Play Time: Up to 24 hours (Subject to volume and audio content)

Highlight: IPX5 water resistance, Bluetooth 4.2 and battery life







4. Awei Y200

Price: BDT 1,399/-

Play Time: 4 to 8 hours

Highlight: A reliable and budget friendly option





Portable Laptop Cooler

Depending on the laptop, whether it’s a broken down laptop from 2010 or a beefy studio or gaming laptop, a laptop cooler is imperative to any compact setup. Simply put, laptops get hot and these are the devices you can think about bringing along with you.


1. Havit


Price: BDT 700/-

Number of Fans: 2

Highlight: Adjustable height and slim design






2. Thermaltake

Massive V20

Price: BDT 1,350/-

Number of Fans: 1

Highlight: Giant fan to take care of all cooling needs for laptops as large as 17-inches






3. Havit


Price: BDT 1,200/-

Number of Fans: 6

Highlight: Slim design and a lot of wind cooling






4. Blackcat Laptop Cooling BC-5

Price: BDT 700/-

Number of Fans: 2

Highlight: Adjustable height

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