10 great PC accessories that cost less than $200

If you want to get the most from your desktop or laptop, you’'ll need to look beyond speeds and feeds, and pick the right peripherals.

By Sarah Jacobsson Purewal, PC World |  Storage, peripherals

Logitech K310 washable USB keyboard

Keyboards are notoriously difficult to clean, but Logitechs new K310 washable keyboard is easier than most. Indeed, this USB-wired keyboard can be hand-washed in water with soap! The K310 has laser-printed, UV-coated chiclet keys and drainage holes for quick drying, and can be soaked for up to 24 hours in cold water (or washed in five-minute cycles in warm water of up to 50 degrees Celsius).

Price: $29.99, Best Buy

Fujitsu ScanSnap S1100 color mobile scanner

Portable scanners can save you quite a bit of desk space, and the Fujitsu ScanSnap S1100 is quite possibly the tiniest of them all. The S1100 allows you to scan all sorts of documentsincluding smaller items like receipts and business cardswherever you are. This slim scanner is about the size of a pencil box, weighs 12.3 ounces, and is compatible with both PCs and Macs. You might scoff, "A scanner? In this day and age? Who needs one?!" But trust us: If you have any type of personal business that involves emailing paperwork bearing your own personal signature (work contracts, loan applications, etc.), the ScanSnap will prove immensely valuable.

Price: $199.00, Fujitsu

Logitech K400 wireless touch keyboard

If youre looking for a keyboard thats couch-friendly, check out the Logitech K400 wireless touch. This keyboard has a built-in 3.5-inch touchpad so you can control your PC from across the room without needing a separate mouse. The K400 connects to your PC using Logitechs tiny Unifying USB receiver, and works up to 33 feet away from your machine. (Hint: It's a great complement for your new home theater PC.)

Price: $39.99, Logitech

Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX

Logitechs Anywhere Mouse MX is small and compact, and boasts Logitechs Darkfield laser technology, which Logitech claims will allow it to track accurately on most surfaces. Like the K400 keyboard, the mouse connects to your computer using Logitechs Unifying USB receiverthe tiny USB dongle will actually let you connect up to six compatible Logitech devices. The mouse has five buttons, including a pair running along the side and a center button that can be re-programmed. The mouse is compatible with Macs and PCs.


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