7 essential accessories for your new MacBook Pro

7 essential accessories for your new MacBook Pro

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essential accessories for MacBook Pro
Stay connected, protected, and juiced up.
Photos: Mosiso, Anker, Logitech, SanDisk

Got your fancy new MacBook Pro? Once you’re done admiring its all-new design and insanely fast chips, you’ll probably want to add some accessories that will help you make the most out of your new machine.

Here are seven essentials that will help you connect USB devices, backup your and transfer your data between difference devices, keep your MacBook Pro protected on the go, and more.

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7 essential accessories for MacBook Pro

AirPods 3
An essential for any Apple device.
Photo: Apple

AirPods

AirPods are a must-have accessory for any Apple device. They’re probably the best wireless headphones money can buy, with great sound, decent battery life, and a stellar design.

Apple’s latest buds are just as simple to connect, just as reliable, and better than their predecessors in audio quality and comfort. Check out our full review for more.

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Anker USB-C hub for MacBook
A must-have for using older USB accessories.
Photo: Anker

Anker USB-C hub

Apple may have brought some important ports back to the MacBook Pro, but you’ll still need an adapter if you want to connect older USB devices. This one from Anker is ideal, with four ports that all use the speedy USB 3.0 standard.

It can transfer data at speeds of up to 5 Gbps, and sports a sleek and compact design that’s surrounded by sturdy aluminum so it won’t get broken at the bottom of your bag. It also has its own USB-C cable built-in.

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SanDisk Ultra Go memory stick
The easy way to backup and transfer your data.
Photo: SanDisk

SanDisk 256GB Ultra Drive Go

If you need a little extra storage, or want a quick and easy way to transfer data between your MacBook Pro and another machine, check out SanDisk’s excellent Ultra Drive Go with built-in USB-A and USB-C connectors.

This 256GB model offers USB 3.1 speeds and is fully compatible with macOS — and other platforms. It’s also super-small, which means it’ll slip easily into your bag or pocket. 16GB, 32GB, and 512GB options are also available.

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Logitech MX Master 3 mouse
One of the best wireless mice money can buy.
Photo: Logitech

Logitech MX Master 3 Wireless Mouse

If you prefer a mouse over a trackpad, we recommend the Logitech MX Master 3 — easily one of the best on the market for everyday computing tasks. With its 4,000 DPI, it’s fast, accurate and packed with awesome features.

The MX Master 3 works on any surface, including glass, and lasts up to 70 days on a single charge. It can be connected to up to three devices simultaneously, and is significantly more comfortable to use than Apple’s own Magic Mouse.

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Function101 BentoStack
An awesome travel companion.
Photo: Function101

Function101 BentoStack

Don’t you just hate it when your charging cables, adapters, and other accessories get lost or tangled in the bottom of your bag when you’re on the go? BentoStack solves that problem by keeping everything nearly organized.

The device features several compartments for all the small accessories you need while traveling — including wireless headphones, Apple Watch bands, and Apple Pencil — as well as a lid that doubles as an iPhone stand.

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Price: $49.95

Anker PowerCore+ battery pack
Stay topped up when you’re working overtime.
Photo: Anker

Anker PowerCore+

Taking your MacBook Pro on the go? Its impressive battery life should keep you going all day long. But if you find yourself low on juice at an inconvenient time, you’ll want a great battery pack — like this one from Anker — to get you through.

Its 26,800mAh capacity and fast charging technology will give you several of hours of additional usage — nearly a full charge on a 14-inch notebook. You can also charge multiple device simultaneously via its USB-A and USB-C ports.

The PowerCore+ also comes bundled with a 60W USB-C charger, which is great for topping up the battery pack itself, as well as other devices.

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Mosiso laptop sleeve for MacBook Pro
Keep your MacBook Pro in pristine condition.
Photo: Mosiso

Mosiso Laptop Sleeve

Don’t let your new MacBook Pro get scratched and scuffed the first time you take it out of the house. Pick up one of Mosiso’s slim and lightweight laptop sleeves to keep it protected while you’re on the move.

Made from a tough polyester with padded sides, the sleeve ensures your MacBook Pro is protected, even during falls. It uses zippers to prevent your pricey notebook from falling out, and a pocket for essential accessories.

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