Must have accessories for MBP

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  1. cashel macrumors member

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    I'm looking for some cool/must have items for my C2D MBP, anything from security to protection of the laptop itself, to gadgets, whatever. What do you guys recommend to get the most out of the laptop?
     
  2. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    Radtech ScreenSavrz to protect the screen from the keyboard.

    Apple BT keyboard.

    also check this out for a list of software recommendations. enjoy!
     
  3. 840quadra Moderator

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    Software.
    Final Cut Express HD
    Adobe lightroom Beta
    Azureus
    Gimp (image editing (requires X11))
    senuti (Lets you pull songs from your ipod)
    iSquint (compresses videos for your 5th generation iPod (if you have one)
    OnyX (lets me access, and do deep system modifications)
    smcFanControl (lets me change the default speed for the macbook cooling fan)
    iRed Lite (lets me use my apple remote for more than just iTunes, and Front Row)

    hardware
    iPod
    Good laptop backpack or bag
    2nd power brick
     
  4. Sesshi macrumors G3

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  5. cashel thread starter macrumors member

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    awesome :cool:. I already have a list of things I'll be picking up for myself later this month. A few questions though, is the airport express worth getting? Also, is there a cheap (i.e. less than 20 bucks) method to connecting my 5.1 surround to my MBP? I have the older Klipsch Promedia set that doesn't have a digital out. I've seen some converters from Creative and such, but they're like 100+ bucks, and for that much, I'd rather just buy a newer set of Klipschs.
     
  6. Kendall015 macrumors regular

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    The airport express is definitely cool, but I don't know if it is really worth the steep price. It is really cool to be able to print wirelessly, and it is also cool to control my speakers when I am lying in bed, but it does cost a lot of money. Maybe try to find it refurbished or on eBay?
     
  7. cashel thread starter macrumors member

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    I guess I'll search around on ebay then. What about the 5.1 analog converter I asked about?
     
  8. Am3822 macrumors 6502

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  9. phungy macrumors 68020

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    I would recommend (protection):
    1) iSkin keyboard protector
    2) BestSkinsEver full body skin (cheaper than ShieldZone, same product)
     
  10. R.Youden macrumors 68020

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    iCurve. Great for when you work at home. i am looking for a good ExpressCard for my MBP that acts as a card reader, any suggestions?
     

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