How Many Things Do You Have Plugged Into Your Laptop Right Now?

Theoretically, you can use a laptop without plugging anything into it, but if you're using your trusty lappy at a desk, it's pretty easy to go peripheral-crazy. I'm almost always rocking a mouse, laptop charging cable, and charging cable for my phone, and sometimes even a external keyboard. I know you Apple kids skew a bit more minimalist though. So whatcha rockin'?

And for all of you using desktops, I haven't forgotten about you; the question goes for you too.


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    Headphones
    External Keyboard
    Mouse
    iPhone charging cable
    24 inch Monitor

      Ditto

        that's the ticket.
        also a network cable the charging cable

          and a pokemon !

    My work Win 7 laptop has Bluetooth mouse and power. MacBook pro has nothing plugged in - the battery gets me through the day so not even a power cable.

    I rarely plug my phone in to sync when an update is available, otherwise it's pretty much just the charger.

    My MBP 15" has -
    2TB HDD
    24" Mon
    24" Monitor USB passthrough
    Ethernet
    Optical Out via 3.5mm
    Power Cable
    BT K/B & Mouse

    Needless to say it's not the prettiest thing to look at with all these cables coming out from the side :(

    Power cable only

    2 x 23in Monitors
    External BD-RW drive
    External HD-DVD drive
    Keyboard/Mouse
    Altec Lansing Speakers
    Printer
    UA-25EX Audio Interface
    iPhone charging cable
    Card reader (for compact flash)
    Zune dock (still rocking a Zune 120gb)

    Yeah. It's pretty much a desktop replacement.

      Hmm, ever stop to think that maybe your money would have been better spent on a really good desktop PC ?

        Why, he would still need most of those things except maybe the External BR_RW drive and possibly the card reader.

          The point is, he would have paid less for a better computer in the middle of it all.

            That he couldn't unplug and put in his bag and use somewhere else as a fully functioning computer in its own right.

              Yup, that's right.
              I do a lot of video editing on the go, and so I use this as my portable workstation, basically. Being a musician as well, it lets me record live gigs. I possibly would have saved money buying a desktop, but it wouldn't give me the flexibility of being able to move it.

    Wireless reciever for mouse
    Headphones
    Docking Station

    (Connected to Docking Station)
    24" Monitor
    USB cable to Monitor (HUB in monitor)
    USB Keyboard
    Power Adapter
    Ethernet Cable
    USB Extension cable
    USB Thumbdrive
    Iphone Cable
    USB to Ethernet
    Micro USB Cable

    Laptop:
    - Headphones
    - Power Cable
    - Yeti (Mic for Recording)

    Deskto:
    - 3x Monitors
    - 2x Keyboards (Razer Black Widow/Marauder)
    - Mouse
    - Camera USB
    - USB3 External Drive
    - USB Headphones

    22" Full HD monitor via miniDVI (laptop lid closed, display off)
    AudioEngine A2 powered speakers via headphone jack
    1Tb external HDD via USB 3
    4-port USB 2 Hub connecting:
    - MS Arc mouse
    - MS Arc keyboard
    - 4Gb Sandisk Blade
    - Lumia 800 (I top it up every morning, rather than wait for it to run down)
    Power connector

    Connections are the one downside of my 11.6" Zenbook. If I want to connect one of my MIDI controllers, which have on-board pro audio as well, I have to disconnect the hub and use a Bluetooth mouse and the laptop keyboard. (Bluetooth peripherals annoy me - they take too long to wake up and go to sleep too quickly.) My next one will be 13.3" minimum. An X1 Carbon now looks more likely than Taichi and it has plenty of connectors (and I assume a proper dock, too).

      What MIDI controller are you using?

      I run way more then this off my laptop in the studio and never have to swap anything out. I can run a bunch of controllers and an RME UC without any problems.

      Maybe you should get a dedicated audio interface.

        My main one is a Line6 KB37, my old one is an Edirol PCR-1. In the studio I just use ASIO4all, I only need the outboard gear on stage (and obviously when rehearsing). If I had a "dedicated audio interface" it would be one extra thing when I am trying to simplify (but my bandmate still uses my old, old UA20 which I can get back any time I need it). The KB37 replaced the PCR-1, our hardware Mixer and a dedicated vocal effects unit - we now process vocals through the Line6 software in realtime. It's far and away the best, most flexible set-up I've had in 27 years of live performance and should continue to serve us well into our looming dotage.

    I don't have a laptop, but I have really surprisingly few things plugged into my desktop:

    - Headphones
    - Speakers
    - Mouse
    - Keyboard
    - Printer
    - Monitor
    - Power cable
    - Wireless network Antenna
    - Gamepad

    That's about it. I'm pretty boring.

    Logitech Unifying Receiver - I don't even take it out when I go out even though the mouse and keyboard stay behind. Get on it.
    Power - I get days of battery life, but there's no reason to have them discharging.

    Currently nothing!

    I've just moved so the only thing I'm using at the moment is an iPad and my partner's iPhone to hotspot for a data connection since I've used most of mine up.

    - Speakers
    - Logitech - MX Air Mouse transceiver
    - Intuos4 Tablet
    - Eizo 27" Monitor

    Oh, and a little power!

    Nothing, because it's turned off at the moment. But usually; external hard drive, headphones & charging cable.

    Headphones
    Keyboard
    Mouse
    4 Port USB Hub
    HDMI cable to external monitor
    Ethernet cable
    Power cable

    power
    Ethernet
    Cinema Display
    USB passthrough
    Speaker cable

    Mouse and phone plugged into the USB on the cinema display

    -Monitor (My laptop screen got cracked, and I never bothered to replace it, instead opting to use the laptop as a permanent placement on the desk).
    -Microsoft wired Keyboard
    -Microsoft wired IntelliMouse
    -250GB USB HDD
    -500GB USB HDD (NEEDS 2 USB CABLES PLUGGED IN)
    -Headphones (Not always connected)
    -Torq Xponent DJ unit (Only connected if 500GB HDD IS NOT CONNECTED, PROBLEM IS, ALL MUSIC IS ON THE HDD... IT'S A WORK IN PROGRESS TO MOVE THEM ALL OVER TO NAS).

    Desktop:

    23" LG monitor
    Speakers
    Wireless Mouse/KB receiver
    Printer/Scanner
    Ethernet
    750GB portable HDD
    Another 750GB Portable HDD
    1TB Desktop HDD
    iPhone cable
    8GB Flash drive
    55" TV via HDMI

    I need more HDDs :(

    My work laptop is in a dock, which has:

    Monitor (DVI)
    Ethernet Cable
    Power
    Keyboard and Mouse via Bluetooth dongle.
    MicroUSB for phone charging.

    MacBook air just has power, and even then not that often. All my "heavy" workload is on i5 or i7 desktop pc's.

    MBP at home

    -Power

    Core i7 work lappie

    closed lid docking station with:
    -power
    -network cable
    -1x Dell 3011 30" screen (HDMI) and 1x Dell1902 19" screen (DVI)
    -USB wireless mouse dongle
    -USB wired keyboard
    -cisco phone
    -Sony MDR noise cancelling headphones
    -4GB sub stick
    -USB to eSATA cable, no drive attached
    -iPod cable with no ipod attached
    -miniUSB cable with no phone attached

    It's great to be able to just pop it off the dock and not have to unplug anything except the headphones. I have a similar setup for it at home but only with 1 x 22" LED screen.

    work
    Monitor
    Charger
    power
    Network

    home (oh boy)
    keyboard
    mice
    2x Monitors
    external sound card
    charger (mini usb)
    USB cable for external HDD
    USB hub
    Printer
    Network
    Headphones

    Wrong! Im an apple kid, and im running;
    Printer, Midi Keyboard, Sound card, external keyboard, HDD (All of a Hub)
    Speakers, TV as monitor, Power Adaptor and iPhone sync cable.

    But i can still keep my minimal superiority with one of these bad boys.
    http://www.hengedocks.com/

    Nothin' - just a bluetooth wacom and airplay speakers :)

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