Your 10 must have accessories for the Macbook Pro

Any new gadget needs exciting accessories to enhance its capabilities and provide a variety of services when used. The Macbook Pro has many interesting gadgets that are quite affordable such as adapters, dongles, media devices and so much more. So here are some of the most popular accessories for the Macbook Pro that have gained interest of late :

1. Landing Zone DOCK for Macbook PRO

The availability of a number of devices like keyboards, hard drives and monitors requires a landing dock. This dock for the Macbook Pro allows the plug in of two monitors, HDMI cables, gigabit ethernet and up to 5 USB devices, leaving space for audio jacks, SD card slots, a USB port and a thunderbolt port.

2. Apple Lightning to VGA Adapter

This VGA adapter supports the mirroring of the display from the device screens of iPads to iPods onto the main screen. This includes mirroring of apps, slideshows, presentations, websites and more on the VGA equipped displays like TV’s or projectors.

3. Transcend 256GB JetDrive Lite 330 Storage Expansion Card

Carrying an external drive may not be feasible in most cases and so the transcend SD card is ideal for the Macbook Pro since it provides an extra 256 GB of space without having to carry an extra large accessory around.

4. AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI Cable

The cable allows for hooking up the computer to the TV to stream movies or watch TV directly on a bigger screen. Although the external monitor connects to the thunderbolt port, in order to use anything else, the basic HDMI cable is the best bet.

5. Apple Thunderbolt Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

Ethernet connections are much faster and reliable than available WiFi connections. Even though the latest editions of Macbook Pro does not support this, it can be circumvented using an adapter to plug the Ethernet cord to the Thunderbolt port.

6. Apple TV Box Digital HD Media Streamer

The perfect media streamer for direct streaming from the screen to the television is the Apple Tv. It also allows viewing movies from the iTunes account, stream from other services like Amazon, Netflix or Hulu, or lets the user buy movies to watch then directly on the TV.

7. Cable USB Type C to Lighting Connector

The best option to connect your iPhone to the Macbook Pro is using a USB C to Lightning cable instead of having to use an adapter. The cable can also be used to charge your iPad or iPhone, sync to the iTunes library or even uses the iPad as a secondary display for the Macbook Pro.

8. Toshiba Canvio Slim II 1TB Portable External Hard Drive

The Toshiba Canvio series provides reasonably priced hard disks for storing huge volumes of movies, music or photos and is the best value for its price. The plastic case provides shock and drop resistance and is ideal for travel.

9. Sabrent 4-port USB 3.0 hub:

Since USB devices are all the rage, the Macbook Pro’s two ports are almost always busy which brings us to the Sabrent 4-port USB hub. Here, each port comes equipped with a power switch to control the devices that can access the system. It does not charged gadgets that draw in a lot of power and external hard drives need to be self powered to be used with this.

10. Kanex USB-C to SD Card Reader-Space Gray

Although most of the latest Macbook Pro models come with a number of USB-C ports, they come at the expense of other necessities such as the SD card slot. The Kanex reader can read SD, micro SD cards, MMC, and so much more at a rate of 5 Gbps.