Take your laptop to a whole new level of awesome with these 13 essential MacBook accessories.
13 MacBook Accessories You Should Consider Having
1. mophie powerstation AC External Battery Pack
What’s not to love about the mophie powerstation? It’s versatile, good-looking, well-built, and packs impressive power.
With its 100-watt AC adapter on top of its USB-C and full USB ports, it provides so much versatility. Charging up to three devices is not a problem with this battery pack.
Its battery capacity is an impressive 22,000 mAh—enough to fully charge an iPhone X eight times, a MacBook twice, and a MacBook Pro once.
It’s about the size of a small book finished with a good-looking but totally practical cloth—it makes the device easier to grip and prevents it from getting visible scratches.
2. RAVPower PD Pioneer 45W GaN Wall Charger
Real talk, the size of Apple charging bricks can be limiting at times. Ever get annoyed trying to plug a MacBook charging brick to an outlet behind a couch?
If you feel the same, getting the ultra-thin RAVPower might be helpful. With a width of just half an inch and a height of 2 inches, it’s one of the slimmest MacBook charger adapters you can find.
Delivering 45 watts of power, it can charge most devices at a great speed. Device safety is never a concern because it’s UL-certified.
3. Satechi Aluminum Multi-Port Adapter V2 USB-C Hub
The best thing about the Satechi Aluminum Multi-Port Adapter is its well-designed port layout.
On one end, there is a single built-in USB-C cable you plug into a computer, and an Ethernet jack and USB-C port on the other. You’ll find the SD card slots on another side, and the HDMI port and three USB-C jacks on the opposite side.
Unlike many other plugs in the market, the ports are spaced far enough from each other making it easier to plug cords in.
The Satechi is one of the best dongles available for MacBook users. It also comes in silver or space gray to match your laptop.
4. Apple USB-C to USB Adapter
If you don’t really need many bells and whistles in an adapter dongle, you can always go classic. An Apple USB-C to USB adapter allows you to connect USB-A accessories to your latest MacBook or MacBook Pro.
5. Logitech MX Anywhere 2S Wireless Mouse
The revamped Logitech MX Anywhere 2S comes with a few software and hardware updates making it one of the best wireless mouses out there.
It boasts a 4,000-DPI Darkfield sensor that works on about any surface and batteries that last for about 70 days.
Its compact design features five buttons and a scroll wheel that allows swapping between clicky and smooth scrolling.
Here’s the most impressive feature of all—you can connect this mouse to up to three devices simultaneously with Logitech’s software innovation they call Flow.
With this software, devices connected to the MX Anywhere are like multiple monitors for one computer. You can seamlessly move the cursor from one device to another.
Flow works across macOS and Windows—copying and pasting from one device to another is now easier.
6. Choetech USB-C to HDMI Cable
If you plan to connect your MacBook to a TV or an external monitor, Choetech USB-C to HDMI Cable is one of the best choices in the market.
This braided HDMI cable has fray protection in place. You’ll also love how the USB-C connector is set at an angle to lessen the strain on your laptop’s port.
For proper storage, it comes with a good-looking leather snap strap and a carrying case.
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7. Samsung T5 Portable SSD
If you’re looking for an SSD with fast data write and read speeds, the Samsung T5 portable SSD won’t disappoint. Websites like Wirecutter and TechRadar have praised Samsung T5’s performance and reliability.
Metal-clad and sleek, this SSD also supports 256-bit encryption, has a maximum storage of 2 TB, and comes with a reassuring 3-year warranty.
SSD Definition: An SSD, or a solid-state drive, is high-speed storage hardware used in place of hard disk because of its greater speed.
8. Inateck Felt Storage Pouch Bag Case
Sturdy and aesthetic, the Inateck Felt Storage Pouch Bag is definitely a steal for its price tag. It has enough room for MacBook power bricks and other small peripherals you need easy access to.
It’s made with felt and has a cord you can wrap around to keep your items secured.
9. Incase Flight Nylon Sleeve for MacBook Pro
This laptop sleeve by Incase is made with durable nylon and lined with faux-fur to protect your device from getting scratches. It also has a handy pocket for your cables and other accessories.
It comes in two colors: mulberry and olive. This case is available for 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros.
10. Twelve South BookArc MacBook Stand
Achieve a “cleaner, less cluttered, Zen-like workspace” at home or in the office with the help of the BookArc MacBook stand by Twelve South. Aside from being a real space-saver, this stand can also protect your laptop from spills when hooked to an external screen.
BookArc comes in either aluminum or wood finish. To perfectly go with the sleek, premium look of MacBooks, the metal variant comes in space gray or silver.
Staying true to the promise of unclutteredness and minimalism, each BookArc comes with a neat hook for organizing and securing cables.
11. Anker USB-C to USB-C Thunderbolt 3.0 Cable
It pays to have a spare USB-C cable in your laptop bag— the Anker USB-C Thunderbolt 3.0 is one of the best you can get your hands on.
This cable supports fast charging and quick data-transfer speed through the Thunderbolt 3 standard. It can also connect your laptop to a compatible external screen.
This durable, water-resistant cable is 20 inches long and is covered by an 18-month warranty.
12. Whoosh! Screen Cleaner
Every MacBook maintenance kit has to have a screen cleaner.
With Whoosh!’s potent but nontoxic formulation, you can keep your MacBook and almost every gadget spotless. It’s odorless and safe for all types of screens.
Every package is bundled with an antimicrobial microfiber cloth so you can make the most out of every spray.
13. Satechi USB-C Power Meter Tester
Ruining your MacBook with a bad USB-C cable is probably one of the most unfortunate things that could happen to you. Good thing this tiny power meter from Satechi can prevent that from happening.
This little device can help you keep track of the power delivery while your laptop’s charging. It measures the electric current that goes into your laptop’s USB-C port, the power input to your notebook over time, and the voltage of the power source.
Would you rather shell out a couple of bucks to keep your laptop from getting damaged or spend a fortune to have it fixed? Prevention is better than a cure.
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Charging, syncing, storage, or transport — you can always up the ante of your MacBook with the help of some accessories. Whether you use your laptop for work or for play, these 13 MacBook accessories can make life so much easier for you.
Which of these MacBook accessories did you like the best? Let us know in the comments section below!
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