Accessories Wishlist

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by MazingerZ, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502


    Aug 22, 2007
    Now that the MBA is out, I hope the third party Apple developers come up with some interesting products to complement the Macbook Air.

    First on my wishlist is a sleek elegant laptop stand that shows off the MBA on my office desk while adding some much needed integrated USB hub.
  2. macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    That is actually a decent idea, BUT, being the so-called "ultra portable" I think being reliant on a desktop stand with USB ports takes away the idea of the MBAir. Then again I use my notebook as a desktop so wtf am I saying? :)

    If I were in the market for another notebook I think I would like to have a CF card reader. It is simple yet oh so necessary for me when travelling.
  3. macrumors regular

    Jan 29, 2008
  4. macrumors regular


    Oct 20, 2004
    New York, NY (Chelsea)
    Matching USB hub in the scenario where I want to connect to a portable external HDD and the super drive simultaneously.
  5. macrumors 6502

    Oct 1, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
  6. macrumors 604


    Jan 14, 2005
    visiting from downstream
    Yeah, someone should definitely make a large, flat battery pack (the sort of thing you could stick in your backpack or a suitcase) with a MagSafe connector on it, so that you could run the MBA for 8-10 hours.

    We need carrying cases, obviously.

    I'd also like to see someone (probably not Apple) come up with a pair of small, self-powered Bluetooth speakers.
  7. macrumors 68000


    Jan 8, 2003
    I agree.

    I imagine something that looks exactly like an Apple power brick that comes with laptops, but is actually a battery. Plug it into the wall to charge the battery. 5-10 hours of battery life would be absolutely killer.

    Apple hasn't licensed the Magsafe. I've gotta believe we'll see battery, but not any time soon. It was a long time in the waiting until we saw the airplane adaptor.

    I hope we see it soon...
  8. macrumors regular


    Dec 19, 2006
  9. macrumors member

    Jan 15, 2008
    I might be tempted by a very think, light battery pack that the MBA could sit on and which wouldn't add too much thickness and height. But I probably wouldn't use it much (just my personal use).

    Overall, I think the accessories are fairly well covered already. I have a WD Passport 320GB drive - tiny, light, bus powered and gives me a total of 400GB with my Air for not much more weight and size. I also have a Verizon wireless EVDO card - so I can have internet at a decent speed virtually anywhere. I have the included VGA display adapter in case I want to project a presentation. Finally I have a sleeve from Waterfield bags to carry it around without adding much bulk or weight.

    The only thing I'd really like to see is a modified waterfield with a larger, padded and zippered side pocket. That would be a perfect way to carry the laptop and the accessories above in the minimal amount of weight and size. Think of all the performance packed in that tiny 5 or so lbs! 2 processors at a decent speed, 2GB of RAM, 400GB hard drive, internet everywhere, decent battery life. All in something that weighs less than a regular macbook without the power adapter.
  10. Guest

    Jul 3, 2007

    That would defeat the whole idea of the MBA.

    why not get a PB and carry an extra battery?
  11. macrumors member

    Jan 15, 2008
    Not if you only use it occasionally. For example, I would like to have such a spare battery for some flights when I need or want to use it on the plane a lot but would never use it the remaining 99% of the time when carrying around.
  12. macrumors 65832


    Jan 13, 2008

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