One invaluable laptop accessory (or accessory for any computer, for that matter) is a plug-in "surge protector" strip. It's especially nice if you can find one that is made for a traveling laptop setup, such as the Belkin Mini that I keep seeing at OfficeMax. So far, I've resisted buying one because I wanted to shop around and see what the best one was like.
Does anyone know of a better mini-plugin strip to use with a laptop and possibly other accessories while on the road?
1: Compactness to make it easy to carry.
2: Offers plug-in sockets that are arranged parallel to each other, to facilitate efficient use of all sockets by big "power bricks".
3: USB sockets to facilitate recharging of handheld accessories such as iPods.