Having difficulty scooping up all your gear while you're on the go? Check out the new V550 Nano. You simply attach your mouse to your notebook using the clip-and-go dock and it goes anywhere you go. The nano-receiver is so small it stays in your notebook and the battery life will outlast your year at school.
Belkin Energy Collection Laptop Backpack
These backpacks are designed to match the new Dell laptops, as well as carry and protect any laptop and all your school gear. With padded shoulder straps and tons of room inside, the bag stands up on its own even when you take your laptop out. A special slot allows for earphone access while you keep your mp3 player tucked safely inside.
Kensington-ComboSaver Portable Notebook Lock
If you want some peace of mind while you leave your laptop unattended, check out this nifty lock. It has a self-coiling cable that extends from 3 inches to 6 feet for easy travel and to keep notebooks securely anchored to anything handy -- even while running 50 feet to the Starbucks counter to grab a coffee refill. It comes in standard steel color and red for fashionistas.
It has an easy to use, keyless 4-wheel combination lock, and online registration makes it easy to retrieve a lost combination.
Computrace LoJack for Laptops
If the unthinkable does happen and the laptop gets stolen, you might be able to get it back if you've loaded the Computrade LoJack for Laptops software onto it.
It works much like car LoJack systems. When the laptop is stolen, you notify the recovery team and they track it by waiting for the computer to be turned on and connected to the Internet.
A team of 30 former officers and detectives make up the Theft Recovery Team that works with local police officers around the globe to recover stolen laptops. They trace the location via the computer's IP address. The company says 75 percent of stolen laptops are recovered.
Price: $39.99 per license per year for the Standard Edition (which does not include remote data delete and the service guarantee) or $59.99 per license per year for the Premium Edition (which does includes remote data delete and a $1,000 service guarantee)
Andrea Smith is a technology producer at ABCNews Radio.