My Chromebook Accessories

Chromebook Accessories
Below are items I have purchased as accessories to my Samsung Chromebook Plus. They are items that either make things easier or just are helpful to have.

This is just my personal opinion, not anything based on personal use. There are USB Flash Drives from several brands that have a USB C connection on them. If you read the reviews for each brand, there is one thing in common. Several reports of part of the drive’s case breaking off after a short time. So I decided to just use a regular USB 3.0 Flash Drive and use an adapter so it will connect with a USB C port.

All of the items below were purchased at Amazon.com. The shortened links will take you to the product page for each item. I’ve tested all of the links, but just in case one doesn’t work for you, a search of the item name should help you find the item. Prices are current as of the day this is posted.

AmazonBasics USB 3.1 Type-C to 3 Port USB Hub with Ethernet Adapter.

$23.99
https://goo.gl/fygEg3

This hub has three regular USB connections on top, along with an Ethernet connection on one end, and on the other end is a wire with a USB C connector on it. This will allow you to use a wired network connection with your Chromebook along with connecting three USB devices all from one USB C port.
Often I will have my wired headset (see below) into one of the USB ports on top and maybe a Flash Drive if I need to copy a file to or from my Chromebook.

AUKEY USB C Adapter, USB C to USB 3.0 Adapter 2 Pack
$7.49
https://goo.gl/fiCREK

These will attach to the end of a regular USB Flash Drive and will let you plug it into a USB C port.

Logitech USB Headset H390 with Noise Cancelling Mic
$32.95
https://goo.gl/j1sDYQ

I use this headset with the hub I mentioned above. Its great for Skype calls or voice conversations on my Chromebook. The Chromebook I have along with most newer models available will run Android apps. Skype is also available from their web site interface, which is very accessible.

USB C to HDMI Adapter (4K@60Hz) by uni
$19.99
https://goo.gl/F4KxeY

This will let me connect my Chromebook to a larger monitor or television. I don’t do that often. The main reason I bought this, if I ever need my Wife to look at something on the screen for me, I can put it on a larger display which makes it easier for her to see.

HSEOK Laptop Sleeve Case for 13-13.3 Inch
$9.99
https://goo.gl/hnKQLA

This is the sleeve I put my Chromebook in when I take it out of the house. My Chromebook Plus fits in there and its not so tight that one has to stretch the case in order to close the zippers but at the same time there isn’t so much free room inside that the Chromebook is going to be in constant motion. Its just right. There is an outside zippered pocket that has plenty of room for your charger, a few extra cables, the hub, the HDMI adapter and a few USB drives.

Sandisk Ultra 128GB Micro SDXC UHS-I Card with Adapter.
$39.99
https://goo.gl/2Ebn59

Most modern Chromebooks will accept up to a 256 GB Micro SD card but for my needs the 128 GB cards are just fine. There is a big price difference between the 128 GB and the 256 GB cards and for now, I’ve got plenty of space available on my smaller 128 GB card.

If you have any questions or if I can be of any further help, please feel free to send an email to: “steve@blindbites.com”

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