I recently purchased the base 15" core i5 macbook pro for college (my first mac) and an ipad, and i'm trying to figure out which accessories i need. I'll be a freshman at cornell with a major in information science and probably a double minor in computer science and business. I have the ipad keyboard dock for when I'm doing light note-taking in class (but I'll need my macbook pro for computer science classes and more intense work). I'm thinking about getting the magic mouse - will i find it useful? I love the multitouch trackpad with inertial scrolling and bettertouchtool made it even more useful (and added windows 7 snap). I also don't know whether I should get an external keyboard for when I'm plugged into my 24 inch monitor - I'm pretty happy with the built in keyboard, but it is a little uncomfortable when it's on my desk. I'll definitely get an external hard drive for backup - is there one you'd recommend? And once I back up, I plan to install windows 7 in bootcamp - how many of my 320 gb should I partition? Also, do I need a lock? Which one would you recommend? I'm rooming with a friend who I trust and my dorm should be locked most of the time, but probably not always. I'm not planning to get a case for my macbook or my ipad, but is this a mistake? I have the samsonite sport backpack which has great sections for both my macbook and my ipad, and I don't think I'd be able to dock my ipad with the case on. Sorry to ask so many questions - here's the last one. Right now I have the switcheasy capsulerebel case for my iPhone and I'm pretty happy with it but I have a few issues so I'm planning to get a new case. Rhe saggy bottom is getting worse, it's a bit bulkier than I'd like, and it's kind of annoying how the case extends past the screen and presses against my face while I talk. The switcheasy nude would solve all 3 of these cases, but would it provide enough protection? I'm pretty careful but my iPhone gets dropped occasionally. I might get the switcheasy torrent which would solve the saggy bottom issue but would sacrifice my other two complaints for increased protection. Do you recommend one of those two, or a different one? Maybe a simple soft one. Thanks!