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gcans
Jul 21, 2011, 09:58 AM
I'm buying a new Air soon and this is my first Mac, so what kind of stuff would you suggest?



IXDoubleDXI
Jul 21, 2011, 10:08 AM
I've got a 11.6 with 64gb and the Elago Mobile Nano (Micro SD Reader-Amazon.com), definitely helps with storage and barely sticks out of the USB port. I picked up 2 and, when 32gb microsd cards drop a little more in price, i'm gonna pick up 2 cards to double my memory. Right now I have an 8gb and 16gb, that are working fine. Case wise...I've only used the Speck, see-thru black cover, which works/fits really good. I wanted the Incipio, but also wanted the Apple logo to shine thru, so I went with the Speck case. I picked up the Olive SMT Messenger case that Apple.com has. Haven't used it too much, but has a lot of room in it, seems like it will last a long time, pretty sturdy. I picked up a keyboard cover on Amazon, but it doesn't fit very well, will probably put that on my other Macbook.

SaintsMac
Jul 21, 2011, 10:50 AM
I've got a 11.6 with 64gb and the Elago Mobile Nano (Micro SD Reader-Amazon.com), definitely helps with storage and barely sticks out of the USB port. I picked up 2 and, when 32gb microsd cards drop a little more in price, i'm gonna pick up 2 cards to double my memory. Right now I have an 8gb and 16gb, that are working fine. Case wise...I've only used the Speck, see-thru black cover, which works/fits really good. I wanted the Incipio, but also wanted the Apple logo to shine thru, so I went with the Speck case. I picked up the Olive SMT Messenger case that Apple.com has. Haven't used it too much, but has a lot of room in it, seems like it will last a long time, pretty sturdy. I picked up a keyboard cover on Amazon, but it doesn't fit very well, will probably put that on my other Macbook.

I liked your suggestion about the Elago Mobile Nano so I went to Amazon to check it out. I saw that there is a Nano I and a Nano II. Which do you have and do you know what the difference is?

Thanks

meaty
Jul 21, 2011, 11:20 AM
im in the same boat. list some stuff you guys have so i can do some research plz!

urkel
Jul 21, 2011, 11:23 AM
My favorite would be thunderbolt if it ever became a reality.

stevenpa
Jul 21, 2011, 12:07 PM
im in the same boat. list some stuff you guys have so i can do some research plz!

Just search this forum, tons of threads

IXDoubleDXI
Jul 21, 2011, 12:36 PM
I liked your suggestion about the Elago Mobile Nano so I went to Amazon to check it out. I saw that there is a Nano I and a Nano II. Which do you have and do you know what the difference is?

Thanks

I got the Nano II, guessing it's just newer. It's got a blue LED light in there, so anytime the comp is on, Blue LED is going too.

PDFierro
Jul 21, 2011, 01:35 PM
There have been other threads like this, but it's still OK to have.

This is my first Mac, but I don't think what accessories you need should be different from a PC. I'm in the process of ordering my stuff.

I ordered this really nice case (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=12957741&highlight=#post12957741) last week and I just bought myself a new backpack for my travels to replace my older one. Looking at possible headphones and stuff, but other than that I don't really need anything else.

MBABuyer
Jul 21, 2011, 01:45 PM
I like this:

http://www.booqbags.com/laptop-backpacks-laptop-bags/13-inch-macbook-bags/Taipan-slim-S-black-laptop-bag

mac jones
Jul 21, 2011, 01:58 PM
I've got a 11.6 with 64gb and the Elago Mobile Nano (Micro SD Reader-Amazon.com), definitely helps with storage and barely sticks out of the USB port. I picked up 2 and, when 32gb microsd cards drop a little more in price, i'm gonna pick up 2 cards to double my memory. Right now I have an 8gb and 16gb, that are working fine. Case wise...I've only used the Speck, see-thru black cover, which works/fits really good. I wanted the Incipio, but also wanted the Apple logo to shine thru, so I went with the Speck case. I picked up the Olive SMT Messenger case that Apple.com has. Haven't used it too much, but has a lot of room in it, seems like it will last a long time, pretty sturdy. I picked up a keyboard cover on Amazon, but it doesn't fit very well, will probably put that on my other Macbook.

Yes I have one of those. they are great things. Though they are so small they are easy to lose. They have that lanyard thingy, but it is a bit annoying to use all the time.

I use a Waterfield sleeve case with the strap and leather, which is very nice. (BTW, I have WAY to much Waterfield stuff ;) )

mac jones
Jul 21, 2011, 01:59 PM
I got the Nano II, guessing it's just newer. It's got a blue LED light in there, so anytime the comp is on, Blue LED is going too.

Oh... I like little blue lights. Mine doesn't have any lights :(

I'm sad now :(

SaintsMac
Jul 22, 2011, 02:13 PM
I got the Nano II, guessing it's just newer. It's got a blue LED light in there, so anytime the comp is on, Blue LED is going too.

Thanks! I just ordered one from Amazon.