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Mouse maker Logitech has rolled out a raft of accessories aimed at laptop owners - and, let's face it, these days a lot of us are. Among the selection: backpacks, notebook stands and assorted add-ons.

Mouse maker Logitech has rolled out a raft of accessories aimed at laptop owners - and, let's face it, these days a lot of us are. Among the selection: backpacks, notebook stands and assorted add-ons.

Logitech Premium four-port USB hub
Logitech's Premium four-port USB hub

For example, the Premium four-port USB hub: a compact accessory for folk with too few ports. It's a neat look gagdet, but as you can see from Logitech's own pic, adding anything thicker than a standard USB connector blocks the other ports, a common fault with products of this kind.

Logitech Alto Express notebook stand
Logitech's Alto Express stand

More useful are the new Alto laptops stands: the Express and the Connect. The former's a simple, angled perspex sheet with rubberised ends to prevent slippage - either of the stand or the laptop sitting on top of it - and with a space beneath the computer to aid cooling.

Logitech Alto Connect notebook stand
Logitech's Alto Connect stand

The Connect has an altogether odder appearance. But there's method to the design madness: the Connect integrates a four-port USB hub, with three ports at the back and one at the front.

Logitech Alto Connect notebook stand

Finally, luggage - two Kinetik carriers, one a backpack, the other a briefcase, both suitable for 15.4in notebooks. Each has a plethora of pockets within its orange interior, while the black front and back panels are stiffened for extra protection.

Logitech Kinetik backpack
Logitech's Kinetik backpack...

Logitech Kinetik briefcase
...and briefcase

Backpack and briefcase will set you back £70 when they go on sale mid-August ready for the new school term. You'll have to wait until September for the £50 Alto Connect, while the £20 Alto Express should hit store shelves at the start of August. July marks the arrival time of the $20 four-port hub.

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