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The best Apple Mac accessories

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If you have decided to order a new Mac or want to get the most out of your existing product, them there are a range of accessories you might want to consider getting, so as to enhance the functionality, range or aesthetic appeal of your device. Here are some of the best currently on the market, most of which can be ordered directly from the Apple store.

Some of the best Apple accessories for Mac are as follows:

1. USB-C to USB adapter

The USB-C to USB Adapter lets you connect iOS devices and many of your standard accessories to a USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) enabled Mac.

Plug the USB-C end of the adapter into a USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) port on your Mac and then connect your flash drive, camera or other standard USB device. You can also connect a Lightning to USB cable to sync and charge your iPhone, iPad or iPod.

2. Lightning to USB-C cable

This product is a cable which allows you to connect your iPhone, IPad, or IPod with Lightning connector to your USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 enabled Mac for syncing and charging. You can also use this cable with your Apple 29W, 61W or 87W USB-C Power Adapter to charge your iOS device and take advantage of the fast-charging feature on iPad Pro, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X.

3. Power Adapter Extension Cable

The 1.8 meter Power Adapter Extension Cable is an AC extension lead that provides extra length for your Apple power adapter. Use it with MagSafe and MagSafe 2 power adapters and 10W, 12W, 29W, 61W and 87W USB power adapters.

The MacBook has a long-lasting battery life, but if you are working with it for a longer period of time, you may require a two-prong charge connector to ensure best performance. You may even consider replacing the traditional charger with brand new one. It is easily available through reliable e-commerce websites at affordable rates.

4. Kanex USB -C SD reader

The Kanex USB-C Card Reader is a small device that allows you to download and upload images, video and data directly to your MacBook or other USB-C ready computer with 12 different multimedia cards.

5. AirPods

AirPods are wireless Bluetooth earbuds made by Apple. They automatically sync through iCloud so that the user can switch to other supported devices signed-in to the same Apple ID. They can also play audio from any device that supports Bluetooth 4.0 or higher, including Android devices.

6. WaterField Designs Outback Solo

The Outback Solo is a waxed canvas and leather case designed as a shoulder bag for MacBook laptops. It includes a padded laptop compartment and expandable accessory pockets. The full-grain, naturally tanned leather flap closes firmly with an invisible magnet allowing for work-friendly silent access. Two pleated front pockets expand to hold a wallet, keys, adapter, cords, Surface Dial and other small necessities, and include two dedicated pockets within — one for a Samsung S8 series or similarly-sized phone and one for the Surface Pencil. When not filled to capacity, these front pockets remain flat. A new pull tab allows users to easily remove the computer from the case. A removable shoulder strap allows the bag to be worn cross body or off one shoulder, or without the strap as a case, tossed under an arm or into another bag.

Laptop bag

7. Pad and Quill Cartella Slim

The Cartella Slim MacBook case envelops your Mac into a buckram linen cover that turns your MacBook into an actual hardbound book. A special residue free adhesive technology holds MacBooks, IPhones and IPads in place safely and securely. It will never come off unless the user wants to remove it.

Once attached, the carefully designed multi-seamed bindery spine allows for the full range of motion that you would normally find in the MacBook Pro. When you are ready to go, close the case and pull around the moleskin-inspired elastic band for a secure and stunning look with excellent protection.

8. Twelve-South BookArc

BookArc is the most popular vertical MacBook stand in the world. By adding this cradle to your set-up, you can run your desktop from your MacBook without losing precious desk space. Slide your MacBook into the silicone slot, connect it to an external display, add a full-size keyboard and mouse to enjoy a desktop setup. And, when you are ready to travel, just unplug the MacBook from the set-up.

9. LG Ultra Fine 5K Display

 The LG Ultra Fine SK is a Screen Monitor, designed to pair with the latest MacBook or MacBook Pro. It enables users to watch their favourite movies, videos and live shows on a big screen, with great clarity, colour and detail. A single Thunderbolt 3 cable means that you can now send and receive video, audio and data from the latest MacBook Pro whilst charging it at the same time. Three USB Type=C ports offer enhanced connectivity and power for compatible accessories.

Monitor or Television

10.Bose Companion 20 Multimedia Speaker System 

Bose Companion 20 Multimedia Speakers are one of the best desktop speakers on the market. They look smart and functional, are reliable, and included an integrated headphone and 3.5 mm inputs. A dial on top of the unit allows you to adjust the volume an there is a remote control for turning the speaker on and off. There is no wireless connectivity or hidden features – this is just a simple, high quality desktop speaker system.

11. Apple SuperDrive 

An Apple SuperDrive is a combined DVD and CD drive that you can plug into the USB port on your Mac.  It allows users to install optical based software on their Mac, rip CDs into iTunes and then play them on their iPhone, iPad or HomePod, and watch and rip DVD.  There is no need either to pair the SuperDrive with your Mac in order to operate it, as you can easily plug it into any USB port with a standard USB-A connector.

12. Seagate 4TB Backup Plus

Seagate Backup Plus is an external hard drive which is available in capacities up to 10 TB and comes with a USB 3.0 option.  It offers cross-platform compatibility, exceptional reliability and speed, allowing almost anything to be backed-up. It also doubles as an all-in-one data hub and recharging station. Equipped with two integrated USB ports on the front, users can back up their files, photos and videos while connecting to, and recharging, their tablet, smartphone or camera – even if their system is turned off or is in standby mode.  It comes in a choice of three colours – black, white or charcoal grey.

13. Booq Super Slim Lap Top Bag

The Booq Super Slim Laptop Bag is a lightweight bag designed to carry a MacBook, laptop or tablet and any accessories. It is slim, protective and comfortable to hand carry or sling over the shoulder with a removable seatbelt nylon shoulder strap. The bag’s quick access pocket is large enough for any iPad or notebook, and there is a zippered front compartment with room for a charger pens, your smartphones and any other necessities.

 14. Mophie Powerstation USB-C XXL

Mophie Powerstation USB-CXXL is a device for charging any device that supports USB charging, including not only Macs, but iPhones, tablets and Bluetooth devices. The device contains two ports: A USB-C one is used to send current to notebooks, tablets etc. and it is how the powerstation itself is charged. The USB-A port is there to charge tablets and phones that do not support USB-C.