Top cheap stuff that could power up your Linux experience

Linux experience is unique and it can be more uniquer. Here's my picks of top cheap stuffs that could boost your Linux experience.
 

 
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Wireless mice

Personally, I can't use the laptop touchpad for a long time because I will feel pain in my fingers and get skin irritation. So I use a wireless mouse to protect my fingers and improve my production on my lovely Linux system. However, the market is full of brands and products which could make you confused on your buying decision. In addition, you need to make sure that your chosen wireless mouse support Linux natively or at least provide the community an open source version of its drivers. Read on to see my pick of the best cheap Linux wireless mouse. 

  • VicTsing MM057 2.4G Wireless Portable Mobile Mouse Optical Mice with USB Receiver, 5 Adjustable DPI Levels & 6 Buttons.
  • VicTsing Wireless Mouse for Laptop: 2.4G Portable USB Mouse, Fit Hand Nicely, 5 Adjustable DPI, Page Down/Up Buttons & 20 Months Battery Life.

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  • VicTsing Cordless Mouse: Wireless 2.4G, Ergonomic Right-Hand Shape, Silent (90% Less Click Noise), 5 Levels DPI & 6 Buttons.

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  • Logitech M330 Silent Plus Wireless Mouse: 90% Less Click Noise, 2 Year Battery Life, Ergonomic Right-hand Shape, USB Unifying Receiver.

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Usb drives

Okay, I can presume that every Linux user need usb flash drive even if he is not a "distro hopper" (like me). You need that tiny machine to make: live usb, persistent bootable usb drive, store your most important files or even create a common home partition for your Penguins. 

Storage capacity is not the only thing that you should take care of it as durability and speed are the most important. Below you find my list of the top reliable usb drives that meet my needs as a Linux user (and that should meet yours too).

  • The Star Labs Recovery Drive (built with Linux in mind) : USB 3.0, 8GB, Read speed up to 130MB, Metal chassis, Laser-etched logo.
 

  • Samsung FIT Plus: USB 3.1, 32 to 256 GB, read speed up to 400MB/s, Compact, Backwards compatibility (USB 3.0, USB 2.0), Waterproof, Shock-proof, Magnet-proof...
 

  • SanDisk Extreme Go: USB 3.1, 64-128 GB, Fast write speeds of up to 150MB/s, Read speed up to 200MB/s,  Retractable Connector, Backwards compatibility (USB 3.0, USB 2.0), Password protection and 128-bit AES encryption.
  • SAMSUNG BAR Plus: USB 3.1, 32-256 GB, 2 colors choices (Gray & Silver), Read speed up to 400MB/s,  Metal body, Backwards compatibility (USB 3.0, USB 2.0), waterproof, Shock-proof, Magnet-proof...
  • SAMSUNG Duo Plus: USB 3.1, 32-256 GB 2-in-1 Type-C & Type-A, Data Safeguard (5-year limited warranty), Read speed up to 400MB/s, Backwards compatibility (USB 3.0, USB 2.0), Waterproof, Shock-proof, Magnet-proof...
 

Cables

Devices are becoming more wirelessly by the innovation of wireless charging and wireless high speed files transmission technology. However, we still need cables for our laptops, smartphones and cars... 

Durability and design are critical for most people including me, as I don't want to buy a cable that get defective after a short time. In addition, as a Linux user I became more design sensitive. I need something innovative, something that looks unique. The market is full of cable brand, but they almost have the same boring design. As a consequence, I went deep on my searching until I found an interesting brand that gives the cable sector a breath of fresh air. Paracable make "eye catching durable paracord-wrapped cables for iPhone, iPod, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, or Windows device" and quick chargers (wall & car)". This includes USB-A to Lightning, USB-C to Lightning, USB-C to USB-C, USB-C to USB-A & Micro USB.

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  • For other devices (Type-C, micro USB...)

Stickers

Previously, I wrote a dedicated Linux Stickers post where I  explained why Linux user like stickers that express their passion. Personally, I consider stickers as a communication way  as they express my tech choices and desires. As a tux 🐧 user, my collection is a combination of Linux distros & opensource softwares stickers.

 

External drives

Even with the rise up of secure cloud storage services you still need an offline full-controlled backup. Portable (external) drives are the most cheaper secure backup solution that keeps your important files accessible when your chosen cloud storage go away or offline. However, you should pick a reliable portable drive because simply you want not  lost your precious pieces. In my previous article, under the title "Finally, Megasync is live on Flathub", I mentioned the top cheap, reliable and durable external drives available on the market. If you are a lazy linux user that want not open a new Tap on it busy open-source browser, you can check the list below.

  • SAMSUNG T5 Portable SSD 500GB - Up to 540MB/s - USB 3.1 External Solid State Drive
  • WD My Passport Go SSD Cobalt Portable External Storage, USB 3.0 
  • Toshiba Canvio Advance Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0
  • WD Elements Portable External Hard Drive HDD, USB 3.0
  • Seagate Portable External Hard Drive HDD – USB 3.0
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