Staying connected to work and home while on-the-go is something that is becoming easier and easier with each new generation of gadgets that hit the market. Laptop adapters, however, would be one exception — until recently. Laptop Mate reduces laptop adapter bulk, and at 100-240V is compatible with 90 percent of name brand models. While this might make for a bit more room in the laptop case, keep in mind that the length of 180 centimeters is significantly shorter than what one might be used to with their original laptop adapter. Upon additional investigation, one might also notice that it’s an obvious knockoff of the Dart adapter. Nevertheless, for $59, early-bird backers get one product with an expected delivery of November 2014.