Your Favourite MBA Accessory

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by BigMacUBC, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Just wondering what everyones favourite MBA accessories are?

    For me it's getting a wireless router, this way I don't have the wire getting in my way.

    Lets hear everyone else's'!
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    I spent a while trying to find a carrying case lighter than it and the Incase messenger back has been great.

    Also, DropBox and iDisk if software counts. I got the smaller SSD and it hasn't been an issue at all thanks to those.
     
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    wordoflife

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    I don't have a Macbook Air, but my favorite accessory for my laptop would probably be the keyboard cover I ordered! It should be coming tomorrow :)

    Macbook Air, Macbook Pro ... same thing, eh? :p
     
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    shootingstar64

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    My favourite MBA Accessories probably are:

    • Slink (for accessing ALL the media on my Mac mini Server when away from home)

    • BassJump by Twelve South for making this media sound significantly better ;)
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    1. wrapsol skin
    2. ebay keyboard protector
    3. timbuk2 laptop messenger bag (small)
    4. drop box
    5. 16gig flash drive for extra movies/music when traveling
    6. 22" external lcd, keyboard, and mouse at home
    7. 500gig 2.5" external usb drive for 120gig carbon copy clone on 1 partition and movie/music/photo archive on other
    8. iphone3g jailbroken to use pdanet for free tethering

    wish list:
    - usb ethernet adapter (just in case)
    - ips 22+" display (with my wife's imac and ipads, anything non-ips is such a mediocre experience)
    - 256gig ssd upgrade when available
     
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    YMark

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    Not sure how a wireless router is a MBA accessory. At any rate it is good to have.

    Mine would be my SFbag sleeve.
     
  7. macrumors member

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    Hard graft sleeve :D Just arrived 10 minutes ago.
     
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    potentpotable

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    A brand-new silver 1TB WD Passport 2.5" external that matches my MacBook!! :D

    And I love how the new Passport models are slimmer and shorter than the old ones!

    (What I hate: Magic Mouse. Worse mouse ever.)
     
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    bowlerman625

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  10. macrumors newbie

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    This case my wife made. Best case ever!:)
     

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  11. macrumors newbie

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    Could you let us know if you are happy with the product? I am thinking about getting a case for my Kindle and MacBook Pro. Thanks in advance :)
     
  12. macrumors member

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    Design and looks are definitely great, top-notch, but you can probably see it on their website already. Quality and craftsmanship is alright for a sleeve, I'm no pro so I can't comment on the quality of leather and wool.

    It does feel as if it offers some sold protection against scratches and gentle dings though, the wool is quite thick.

    First few times I put my macbook air back into the case it came out with many small wool strands stuck to it. Easily removed with a dry towel though I believe this effect will be minimised in the long run. What is worrying is if the wool fibre strands get caught in the ports and mess them up.

    Overall, great, quality product. You get what you pay for. :D
     
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    Beanoir

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    I don't agree, they are so overpriced it's untrue. You can buy proper hand made, custom ordered, quality leather sleeves elsewhere. I honestly wonder where people think the value is in these things?
     
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    gwsat

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    I agree that one can easily pay way too much for a computer bag or sleeve. Fortunately, though, if you shop carefully you can get a well designed product that is made with high quality materials and impeccable workmanship. For example, I got a Marware Sportfolio Deluxe bag, which was designed for the MBA, for only $49.00 and it can now be found for less. Highly recommended by the way. I also got a very slender and lightweight Incipio sleeve for the MBA for $29.00 from Amazon. Amazon is out of stock at the moment but is offering it for significantly less than I paid.
     
  15. LS1
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    I'm jealous. Think she'd make one for me too? lol.
     

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