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fivepoint
Dec 2, 2009, 10:03 PM
What accessories do you own for your Macbook Air? Which accessory could you not live without? What accessory do you WISH you owned? Lets create a list of "Must Have" Macbook Air Accessories!



edcrusher
Dec 3, 2009, 12:20 AM
Manila envelope?

aleni
Dec 3, 2009, 12:23 AM
Incipio Macbook Air case.

it's so elegant and it fits the Air really nicely.

http://imshopping.rediff.com/shopping/pixs/1033/m/MacbookAir.jpg

Chundles
Dec 3, 2009, 12:24 AM
USB Hub

ayeying
Dec 3, 2009, 12:25 AM
Don't really have one... I guess USB Ethernet

mcpryon2
Dec 3, 2009, 01:04 AM
Best accessory? Condoms, for all the ladies you pick up with your sexy Air.

Oh yeah, and a Tucano second skin sleeve. If only they'd not put on that "Macbook Air" text on it, so you aren't advertising.

I just rejoined the ranks of MBA owners and it feels good, I really missed having my MBA. Which I will use to segue into my most-wanted item, though not really an accessory, a Runcore SSD. I just ordered a 64GB for my new(used) 1.6GHz Rev. B.

alphaod
Dec 3, 2009, 05:32 AM
I don't use any accessories; at most the AC adapter if you count that as an accessory.

Everything is wireless. I don't use external mice, keyboards, etc. If anything I find a wifi hotspot and I access my files via VPN to my home network.

chrono1081
Dec 3, 2009, 07:00 AM
Apple...Cinema....Display....

Thunder82
Dec 3, 2009, 08:23 AM
An external monitor, and a 60wh / 100wh Hypermac battery are the only things I use. I love the smaller hypermac batteries, fit in my travel bag very easily, are lightweight, and increase the battery life quite a bit.

Hypermac (http://www.hypershop.com/HyperMac-External-MacBook-Battery-and-Car-Charger-s/91.htm)

Kelly the Dude
Dec 3, 2009, 10:05 AM
Best accessory? Condoms, for all the ladies you pick up with your sexy Air.

I'm sure this happens frequently.

fivepoint
Dec 3, 2009, 01:04 PM
My new Macbook Air just arrived today... I've been looking at buying this leather sleeve and leather carrying bag. What do you think?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31hPVG2KoZL._SS400_.jpg
http://www.amazon.com/Apple-MacBook-Genuine-Leather-Sleeve/dp/B00192MHEK/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=I1Y47BMACHTU3T&colid=ZU0UYNXSAAU4

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/418oFgEmtML._AA280_.jpg
http://www.amazon.com/Kenneth-Cole-Reaction-Business-Columbian/dp/B000UN46KW/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=I28MQ4Z3Q3RL4A&colid=ZU0UYNXSAAU4

matthewHUB
Dec 3, 2009, 01:11 PM
external HDD airdisk with wireless network OR time capsule

xslimmer

USB hub

colourfastt
Dec 3, 2009, 04:30 PM
My new Macbook Air just arrived today... I've been looking at buying this leather sleeve and leather carrying bag. What do you think?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31hPVG2KoZL._SS400_.jpg
http://www.amazon.com/Apple-MacBook-Genuine-Leather-Sleeve/dp/B00192MHEK/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=I1Y47BMACHTU3T&colid=ZU0UYNXSAAU4

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/418oFgEmtML._AA280_.jpg
http://www.amazon.com/Kenneth-Cole-Reaction-Business-Columbian/dp/B000UN46KW/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=I28MQ4Z3Q3RL4A&colid=ZU0UYNXSAAU4



I got this bag for my Air.

alphaod
Dec 3, 2009, 05:53 PM
I'm sure this happens frequently.

You'd be surprised. :p

Gadgetman99
Dec 3, 2009, 06:44 PM
You'd be surprised. :p

Next we will hear "guys that have MBAs use Magnums". lol

Kinda negates "thin and light" :)

nok123
Dec 3, 2009, 07:50 PM
Just purchased a MacBook Air rev.C last week. Wonderful! Here's what I purchased along with it:

- Spire Torq laptop backpack with sleeve
- LG slim DVD/CD drive (self powered)
- Griffin USB hub

That's it for now ...

agaskew
Dec 4, 2009, 03:03 AM
Bluetooth mouse here.

MultiFinder17
Dec 4, 2009, 11:29 AM
A thumbdrive is about all I regularly use with my Air. I have a cheap bag that I got at the campus bookstore that works great for jamming all my books and the Air in.

AlanShutko
Dec 4, 2009, 11:37 AM
My favorite accessory is my Verizon MiFi. It gives me wireless internet wherever I am, and I don't need to plug anything into the USB port.

ayeying
Dec 4, 2009, 01:14 PM
My favorite accessory is my Verizon MiFi. It gives me wireless internet wherever I am, and I don't need to plug anything into the USB port.

My iPhone is also tethered via Bluetooth. Great feature on the go... until a 3G deadzone :(

Kelly the Dude
Dec 4, 2009, 11:06 PM
You'd be surprised. :p

I'd be surprised if it helped more than.... well.... ever.

chickadee
Dec 5, 2009, 12:07 AM
I got this bag for my Air.

Colourfastt, I love that bag so much I finally had to delurk to ask what kind it is!

My must-have: a Timbuk2 Curly-Q quilted laptop sleeve. That thing has taken a couple of decent hits, and my beloved little Air is none the worse for it.

entatlrg
Dec 5, 2009, 12:19 AM
looks like a bag by Waterfield

stoconnell
Dec 5, 2009, 01:04 AM
Colourfastt, I love that bag so much I finally had to delurk to ask what kind it is!


Per entatlrg, it is the Muzetto by WaterField:

http://www.sfbags.com/products/muzetto/muzetto.htm

I am considering their sleeve product which is pretty sweet; however, I will probably wait a while until things from the move settle down, etc. It likely won't be until next year sometime.

Scottsdale
Dec 5, 2009, 07:09 PM
My new Macbook Air just arrived today... I've been looking at buying this leather sleeve and leather carrying bag. What do you think?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31hPVG2KoZL._SS400_.jpg
http://www.amazon.com/Apple-MacBook-Genuine-Leather-Sleeve/dp/B00192MHEK/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=I1Y47BMACHTU3T&colid=ZU0UYNXSAAU4

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/418oFgEmtML._AA280_.jpg
http://www.amazon.com/Kenneth-Cole-Reaction-Business-Columbian/dp/B000UN46KW/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=I28MQ4Z3Q3RL4A&colid=ZU0UYNXSAAU4

I like this sleeve.

http://www.senacases.com/apple/macbook-air-cases/executive-sleeve/


I had a Kenneth Cole bag that was very "pretty," in a photo, on the Internet. The problem was, I got it and it was poorly made. After six months it was literally falling apart at the seams.

I would recommend that whatever bag you buy, you see it in person and ensure it is well constructed and meets all of the needs for everything you plan to carry in it from the charger, to MBA, to books, pens and etc. I find that reviews don't seem to match what I expect from designer bags, and that photos on the Internet cannot show the quality of the bag.

good luck

aleni
Dec 5, 2009, 08:00 PM
My iPhone is also tethered via Bluetooth. Great feature on the go... until a 3G deadzone :(

tethering with bluetooth really drains the iphone battery so fast. :(

musicpenguy
Dec 6, 2009, 03:55 PM
That's why you plug it into the car charger - not many laptop car chargers or at least not something I own :)

pvmacguy
Dec 7, 2009, 03:12 PM
So I made a christmas list of a few things for my MBA. I already have a ACD and bluetooth keyboard w/ magic mouse. But on the list I included the Mstand, belkin powered 4 port usb hub, usb superdrive, and a leather sleeve. Anyone think of anything else I should ask for possibly for the MBA?

bowlerman625
Dec 7, 2009, 06:50 PM
I bought a small item that's kind of nice.

An 8GB Store N Go by Verbatim for $25

It's designed for Mac and allows you to split the USB drive and have a password protected area. You can also have the private area and public area formatted 2 different ways. Such as for Mac and the other one FAT.

A neat toy for little money!

Lumpydog
Dec 7, 2009, 10:27 PM
These are great - ever notice Apple laptop screens that have key impressions on the screen? Or trackpad clicker marks in the bezel?

http://www.radtech.us/Products/NotebookScreenSavrz.aspx

Balthezor
Dec 9, 2009, 05:16 PM
The only thing I have is the Incase slip on case and a USB mouse. Don't need anything else really.

manhattanboy
Dec 9, 2009, 07:16 PM
Next we will hear "guys that have MBAs use Magnums". lol

Kinda negates "thin and light" :)

"Thin and Light" is the type of ladies we pick up :D

colourfastt
Dec 9, 2009, 10:52 PM
Colourfastt, I love that bag so much I finally had to delurk to ask what kind it is!

My must-have: a Timbuk2 Curly-Q quilted laptop sleeve. That thing has taken a couple of decent hits, and my beloved little Air is none the worse for it.

As stated it is the Muzetto by WaterField ... I not only have the 13" bag (and a sleeve) for my Air, I bought the 10" man purse.

CyberBob859
Dec 10, 2009, 05:37 AM
A Kensington USB Hub (http://us.kensington.com/html/17164.html)

A keyboard cover (http://www.zcover.com/zCover_Product_Keyboard_Cover_Apple_APKNBBUW-SDV.htm)

A good screen cleaner (http://www.klearscreen.com/)

A decent case (http://www.mac-case.com/Products/MacCase%20Jackets.html)

Your tastes may vary, but I would get something in these categories.

firi
Dec 10, 2009, 01:26 PM
Basics
Airport Express
Lacie 500 Rugged External Drive
USB-LAN adaptor

macchic09
Dec 11, 2009, 12:47 AM
Manila envelope?


hahaa...yes, a real manila envelope sleeve perhaps!!! check out this macbook book air youtube clip with a real sleeve

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkX-KsPbNUg

aseems
Nov 28, 2012, 03:12 AM
Thunderbolt Ethernet Adapter
Laptop Bag
MS Office with Outlook
Apple Care Protection Plan
External HDD - 1TB USB Powered w/ Shock Protection
USB Hub
Dlink DIR-505 Wireless Router / Access Point / WiFi Hot Spot / Repeater
Sandisk 8GB PenDrive


:-D

Redbull916
Nov 28, 2012, 04:05 AM
The Essentials for life on the road.