By themselves, Macs offer plenty of neat features. The laptop’s design is also one of the standout things, which is why so many people are perfectly fine paying what some consider a premium price.
Having said that, it would not be a stretch to suggest that one’s experience with a MacBook would be enhanced with the help of accessories.
The market has a plethora of peripherals that offer something valuable. If you are not sure where to look, the list below ought to come in quite handy.
One of the downsides of owning a Mac is the fact that these computers do not have that much storage. The high-end models are pretty decent, but overpaying for additional storage seems a bit too much from a consumer’s point of view.
Instead, it is more efficient to invest in an external hard drive or a USB flash stick. You can transfer files and keep them there. Not to mention that the accessories are also viable as a means to back up data.
It is up to you. But keep in mind that if you make macOS find large files and realize that there is no room for these files on the computer, then an external storage accessory seems like an obvious choice.
There are a couple of reasons to get wireless earbuds. For one, you might be unhappy with the scuffed audio quality coming from the integrated MacBook speakers. Secondly, it makes sense to put on earbuds and use them if you do not want to disturb others with Mac’s sounds.
If you are an Apple aficionado, then AirPods are usually the go-to option. On the other hand, so long as an accessory is compatible with the MacBook, you can also pick a different brand.
Mouse and Keyboard
An integrated keyboard and a trackpad might not be to your liking. Which means that you will have to look for an external accessory solution.
Similar to earbuds, you can look for models that are not manufactured by laptop, though be sure to pay attention to the compatibility.
Even a cheap computer mouse and keyboard can be enough to cover the drawbacks if you wish, so do not worry about overspending for this particular duo of accessories or a single one of them.
You want to avoid scratches and potential fall damage, right? A few scratches here and there are not really a problem in terms of the computer’s functionality, but you still need to be wary.
Now, for the fall damage, there is no telling what might happen. Macs are sturdy, but you cannot really risk potential hardware breakdown due to your carelessness.
A laptop sleeve adds a security layer (literally) and works as a protective case. The sleeve is also relatively thin and elastic, so putting the laptop in and taking it out is not really a problem.
If you have to travel a lot and take the MacBook with you, a dedicated bag for the device should be a given.
You can buy a simple backpack if you wish. Ultimately, it is about having a place to place your MacBook in so you can travel comfortably.
Those Mac users who struggle with the setup because they cannot find the right angle or height for the laptop should consider a dedicated laptop stand.
Instead of straining your back and looking down or up too much, you can get a laptop stand and make the necessary adjustments to make yourself more comfortable while using the MacBook.
An external monitor might seem like a bit too much for a laptop, but if you have enough space on your desk and feel like the accessory is worth the money, why not give it a try?
Working on multiple monitors is quite efficient because you do not have to switch tabs. Simply looking at a second monitor saves you time.
The idea of a portable charger should be something to consider only if you travel a lot. After all, if the Mac is static at your home, you probably have more than enough outlets to charge the device.
On the other hand, when you travel, there is no telling whether you will find an outlet that easily. And if the struggle is there, it makes sense to have some sort of insurance.
Nowadays, you can charge MacBooks over USB-C, which opens opportunities for a plethora of accessories, including portable chargers.