Accesories and Peripherals For Your Macbook Pro At Home

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by blitzraider, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. blitzraider macrumors member

    Jan 16, 2009
    Im curious. I read around different threads about people having different accessories for their MBP when they are at home. So I want to know what accessories people buy for their macbook pros, and what they use it for. It will be interesting to see what turns out. Macbooks are also welcome but I am more interested in how people use a pro at home. As for me:

    -Microsoft Explorer Mouse (to work anywhere on all surfaces)
    -Cooler Master Notepal W2 3 fans (I don't really like over heating, hurts the notebook)
    -ATen USB Peripheral Switch (so I can connect my desktop and MBP alternately to one printer at the same time without a print server)
    -Belkin 7 port USB hub (the more the merrier!)
    -Targus XL Metro Notbook Bag (I need to use the MBP on the go quite a bit, besides it only costs 50 USD at a warehouse sale, I could not resist!
    -AVA Softpad (A wrist pad originally for the macbook, but it was also at a warehouse sale price. I hope the white wll fir with the aluminum MBP)

    As a side note, I (will) have the 17 inch MBP. These are just things I prepare so I can immediately get to work when it delivers on Feb 16

    I don't mind comments as well. I wonder how this will turn out!:)
  2. youpey macrumors member

    Jan 6, 2009
    i dont have anything, but i will be getting a printer soon. when i first got it i thought i needed (really wanted) the time machine, but then i realized i only have 1 gb of stuff that i need, and i have a backup of it.
  3. FarSeide macrumors 6502a


    Feb 17, 2008
    Earth Lane
    I'm currently using the following..

    23" Apple Cinema Display HD (Additional USD Plug In)
    Apple Wireless Mighty Mouse
    Apple Wireless Mouse
    Apple 1TB Time Machine (Great for Time Capsule and all File Storage)
    Harmon Kardon Soundstick II
    Griffin Elevator Notebook Stand (This is so that I could use dual monitor)
  4. rukus macrumors member

    Jan 1, 2009
    MbP 2.53
    Wireless Mighty mouse
    Wireless Keyboard
    4 port usb hub
    HP printer/scanner/copier
    Acer F-20 monitor
    Xbox 360 controller
    secondary magsafe charger
  5. pyrodex macrumors 6502


    Jul 10, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
    Look at the rain mStand, its very nice replacement there.
  6. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

    Jul 14, 2008
    Logitech Wave Mouse
    Macally Firewire enclosure w/750GB Western Digital SE16
    Toslink cable over to me AVR

    Although at the moment I decided to pull all those out and lay in bed with the thing. It's too cold at my desk, and my chair is much less cushy. :)
  7. FarSeide macrumors 6502a


    Feb 17, 2008
    Earth Lane
    for $50 ? wow... it looks nice but its too costly for my taste. :)

    Thanks anyway...
  8. Fabiano macrumors regular

    Jan 30, 2008
    Palmas, Brazil
    Microsoft Notebook Mouse 5000 for Mac
    Motorola S9 Bluetooth Headset
    Apple Remote :rolleyes:

    and thats it :D
    Should get a Time Capsule soon.

    By the way, for people interested in this mouse, I must say that its pretty confortable to use and very precise, although I hate the scroll wheel, it doesn't scroll very smooth. Also the expose button is bad placed, I ended up disabling this because some times I hit it accidently. On the other hand, Mighty Mouse have a better scrolling, but its to big for me. I wish Apple should release a Mighty mouse in the size and shape of the MS mouse , this would be perfect!

    ok, keep going with the thread :D
  9. numbersyx macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2006
    Mstand is beautiful. I have it on my desk and it matches the MBP perfectly.
  10. drichards macrumors 6502a


    Nov 30, 2008
    Three printers, five hard drives, two scanners, a pen tablet, Apple wired aluminum keyboard, Bluetooth mighty mouse, surround sound, plasma screen, and a stand.
  11. dgdosen macrumors 65816


    Dec 13, 2003
    I'm really liking the Microsoft Arc mouse - you can fold it up to turn it off when you're not using it, and it's a pretty nice mouse...

    That and an Apple BT keyboard for working at a desk.
  12. UVa.Jester macrumors member

    Dec 29, 2008
    I have one printer, a 500gb HD, and looking at a Wireless Mighty Mouse now...

    Plus a few other computers and laptops around the house...
  13. numbersyx macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2006
    Forget the Mighty Mouse - go for the Logitech MX Revolution.
  14. blitzraider thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 16, 2009
    I totally support that. After using the MX Revolution, I don't think that there is anything better than this truly revolutionary mouse. Anyone try to prove me wrong?

    By the way, the mighty mouse looks like a pebble, so you using a pebble as a mouse. The only benefit of that whit object is the looks really.:apple:
  15. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    Apple BT Keyboard, MS BT 5000 Mouse, (2) Seagate External HD 500GB each, 40" & 32" Sony Bravia LCD TV/Monitor, Bose Theater Sound, magicjack, Case Logic case, HP C7280 wireless printer, Comcast High-Speed Internet, and Belkin N+ wireless router...:cool:
  16. Pika macrumors 68000


    Oct 5, 2008
     Apple Time Capsule 1T
     Apple TV 160GB
     Apple Wireless Keyboard
     Apple Wireless Mighty Mouse

    Belkin CushTop:


    2Wire Modem...

    - invisibleSHIELD’s Full Body Coverage
    - Power Support’s Anti-Glare Film
    - Speck’s Clear SeeThru hard shell case
    - zCover’s Clear TypeOn Keyboard Skin
  17. blitzraider thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 16, 2009
    Wow that's a lot of computers you got back there:)

    Oh and I want to ask you, is the cushion a dust magnet. Like does it get dirty easily. Also I want to know if the invisible shield is effective. I dunno whether I should get it or not because it is quite expensive here.
  18. DYER macrumors 6502

    Oct 4, 2008
    London, UK
    Hmm when I get home i hook up
    2x Belkin powerd USB hubs.
    VX Revolution mouse
    Microsoft keyboard (i know i know but its my favourite keyboard and all microsoft stuff is made by logitech anyway)
    Wacom intuos A5 Wide
    Atm a Dell 15" display soon a 20" cinema display ( with a month hopefully)
    1TB, 500, 320 WD External drives
    400gb mobile drive.

    funnily enough i like the VX more...
  19. blitzraider thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 16, 2009
    Well i guess they both are good in different aspects:D
  20. Pika macrumors 68000


    Oct 5, 2008
    Well it does get more dust and mud easily. if you spill honey on it, you can clean it with a cloth or wash it on a washing machine... the advantage is that the cushion is that you can use it in bed and it's quite indestructible compared to Elevator Notebook Stand.

    You can pouch it, throw it, hit it... the cushion absorbs collisions like a pillow.

    But if you spill glue, acid, alchool or worst oil.... you ruin it. :p

    Has you can see..
    The invisible shield protects my track pad from finger nail scratch, the palm of my hands and it avoid getting honey on the inside of the track pad. As for for the case it self, i have Speck’s Clear SeeThru hard shell case on the top of the invisible shield.. in other words, i have double protection. I know it's stupid to put so many cases on my macbook pro but i need them because Im such a pig when i eat in-front of my computer.

    Sorry for my french, im from
  21. Quagmire1088 macrumors newbie


    Dec 25, 2008
    in sunny england!
    Logitech VX Nano
    Samsung 20'' widescreen
    Apple Keyboard (non aluminum)
    Seagate 500gb externall HD
    ILap by rain design
  22. UVa.Jester macrumors member

    Dec 29, 2008
    I also have a ZAGG invisibleshield full body skin...
  23. Fabiano macrumors regular

    Jan 30, 2008
    Palmas, Brazil
    Looks great, but I'm left. For me it would be a pain to use it.
  24. Stebus macrumors member

    Sep 18, 2008
    Why are you eating so much honey in front of your computer? oO
  25. Pika macrumors 68000


    Oct 5, 2008
    Because it's peanut butter jelly time. I love eating peanut butter + honey sandwitch. I'm a bear.

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