"Must Have" Macbook Air Accessories

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by fivepoint, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. fivepoint macrumors 65816

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    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!
     
  2. edcrusher macrumors newbie

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  3. aleni macrumors 68000

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    Incipio Macbook Air case.

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

    [​IMG]
     
  4. ayeying macrumors 601

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    Don't really have one... I guess USB Ethernet
     
  5. mcpryon2 macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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    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.
     
  7. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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  8. Thunder82 macrumors 6502

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    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
     
  9. Kelly the Dude macrumors newbie

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    I'm sure this happens frequently.
     
  10. fivepoint thread starter macrumors 65816

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  11. matthewHUB macrumors 6502

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    external HDD airdisk with wireless network OR time capsule

    xslimmer

    USB hub
     
  12. colourfastt macrumors 6502a

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  13. alphaod macrumors Core

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    You'd be surprised. :p
     
  14. Gadgetman99 macrumors regular

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

    Kinda negates "thin and light" :)
     
  15. nok123 macrumors newbie

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    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 ...
     
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  17. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    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.
     
  18. AlanShutko macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  19. ayeying macrumors 601

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

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    I'd be surprised if it helped more than.... well.... ever.
     
  21. chickadee macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
  22. entatlrg macrumors 68040

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  23. stoconnell macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  24. Scottsdale macrumors 601

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    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
     

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