8 Outdated Gadgets You Must Toss

7. Laptop battery chargers
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7. Laptop battery chargers

Tons of companies, like Dexim and Mophie, make back-up battery chargers for your smartphone, and they are a smart idea for business travel. Energizer and others also make back-up battery chargers for laptops, but here’s my advice on those: Avoid them. For one thing, it is smarter to just get an actual battery for your laptop you can bring along on a trip. The back-up chargers are heavy, hot, and expensive. Also, the instances where you can’t find an outlet are rare, unless you are flying to Austria.