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Working Vacay: These Tech Tools and Accessories Will Keep You Connected If You Can't Leave Behind the Office Completely

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Working Vacay: These Tech Tools and Accessories Will Keep You Connected If You Can't Leave Behind the Office Completely

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WaterField Staad Laptop BackPack

(SFBags.com)

Laptop bags, typically, look like portable, wearable office furniture--functional and rarely stylish. But the casual good looks of the WaterField Staad Laptop BackPack ($319 and up) conceal its true purpose of carrying a valuable computer. Meanwhile, it evenly distributes the weight of your technological burden across both shoulders instead of creating a huge knot in one of them like side-slung models. On the inside, compartments protect your laptop and accessories and keep them organized so you don't have to dig around endlessly for that charger.

Mophie Powerstation Pro

(Mophie.com)

Most of us have learned the hard way that it helps to have a backup battery supply for mobile devices when on the road. If you're the outdoorsy type, that road could be seriously inhospitable, and you'll need a ruggedized case for your device. Only the Powerstation Pro ($99.95) ensures that your backup power is protected, too. Spray it with water. Cover it in dust. Hurl insults at it. The tough shell of the Powerstation Pro will provide hours upon hours of extra juice in the harshest of conditions.

Lenovo ThinkPad Xl Carbon Ultrabook

(Lenovo.com)

Weighing in at just 2.83 pounds, the Xl Carbon is one of the thinnest laptops we've ever seen. You can pack this $1,259-and-up lightweight in your carry-on, still have room for other vacation essentials, and not regret lugging your bag around for hours. Internally it packs a huge 128 GB of storage, plus a powerful Intel processor and graphics card. And lest you think its slender frame makes it fragile, the X1 Carbon gets its name from its heavy-duty carbon-fiber construction.

LaCie Fuel

(LaCie.com)

Ifs likely you can bring along anything you'll need for work in this 1 TB portable hard drive-but it gets better. …

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