Accessories for Unibody Macbook

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  1. youssefm macrumors 6502

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    Hey, I have a 2.0ghz unibody macbook, and instead of getting an air or 2.4ghz macbook, I wanna take real good care of this one. So, what do you recommend I buy for my baby?
    Needs/Wants:
    -A cool slip case (maybe an apple sac?)
    -Upgrade ram (I want good prices)
    Any extra accessories that you think are cool or useful, and fit for humid weather in egypt, and the weather of nyc... and something for a rapid and quick pace lifestyle.. so yeah anything you thing is great, thanks =D

    *Any accessories to be bought at the apple store are better than online, but both options are open
     
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    I <3 my Incase sleeve.

    Then again, I also got it for $9.99 instead of $39.99 because of BestBuy's Black Friday sale going BackOrder.

    As far as RAM, I think most people around here will agree that Crucial or OWC is the way to go.
     
  3. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

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    I'd recommend getting an iKlear kit or something similar to keep it shiny clean :)
     
  4. rugox macrumors regular

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    i just bought the apple wireless keyboard. Can't wait till it gets delivered~
     
  5. tayshon macrumors 6502a

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    I have the speck black hard case. Love it had my macbook for about 8 month no problems.
     
  6. youssefm thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't want anything that hinders the look of my macbook (such as hard shells and such), and I don't want extra bulky accessories... so far I am going to purchase the iKlear complete cleaning kit, an applesac and a 4gb ram upgrade... anything else?
     
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    A dvi or VGA adapter if you ever need to connect to a monitor, or a projector for presentations.
     
  9. youssefm thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the deal on that ram! OWC's prices are higher now, so this is fine.. all i need is the screwdriver
     
  10. Nobita macrumors 6502

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    wait, that ram is 2x1GB DDR3 right? So isn't it the same one as the one that comes with the macbook?

    As far as hard drive concerns, I would wait until you really need more space. Hard drive prices drops really quickly. I am using 160GB since october 2008 but I will upgrade when I need more space. I'm thinking of either 320GB hard disk or 256GB SSD. Both will be much cheaper in 6 months (which is when I'll probably be running out of space).

    Right now I can really save those spaces for important stuff. I have about 40GB free now.

    BTW, does anyone know how we calculate hard disk space for SSD? I notice that in normal HDD, 160GB becomes 141GB, 250GB becomes ~210GB, etc (I know why this happens) but how about SSD?
     
  11. youssefm thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That ram isn't 2X1 gb, its just one 2gb stick, so you buy two, and you have 4gb
     
  12. Nobita macrumors 6502

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    Ahh.. that's right, that's very cheap then!
     
  13. TheSpecialist08 macrumors member

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    If you have a HD tv, you might want to look into this:

    Mini Display to HDMI

    I bought this and couldn't be more happy! Only $10, beautiful picture!

    Also, I have this case from Incase:

    Incase Nylon Sleeve Plus

    Yes, a bit steep at $60, but I couldn't imagine running around SFSU and going to classes without it.
     
  14. Burning Radio macrumors regular

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    I'm getting the Speck Hard Case tomorrow. Orange I think.


    BTW, Are they available in Apple stores?
     
  15. mlemonds macrumors 6502a

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    i know there are some of the speck hard cases in the stores, but i do not know if they have all the colors.
     
  16. Burning Radio macrumors regular

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    I found a better deal on MyGearStore.com. 20 bucks cheaper. I'm gonna pick up the Speck Case and Moshi Cleargaurd for the same price as the Speck case alone at the Apple Store.
     
  17. AdamLikesMusic macrumors 6502

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    I personally am torn between the AppleSac and the Foof bag. Decisions, decisions... (Leaning toward AppleSac original)
     
  18. mlemonds macrumors 6502a

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    used to be able to stack the coupon codes buddy25 and apple50 on speckproducts.com 50% on top of 25% off. i think buddy25 still works, but your deal is better. just make sure it isnt for the previous gen
     
  19. VPrime macrumors 68000

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    Oh wow that is awesome.. I wonder if you can get an HDMI - DVI adapter and have it work...

    Do you get sound as well? Or does the macbook not do sound through the mini display port?
     
  20. southerndoc macrumors 6502a

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    I like this sleeve, but hate it when I have my power adapter in it. Makes the front pouch stand out too much.
     
  21. c.dub macrumors member

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    The adapter is capable of video and audio, as far as Monoprice says about theirs. However, the Mini DisplayPort on the MacBook does not output sound. I appears not to be a physical limitation, but perhaps a firmware limitation either from NVidia or Apple. This is speculation though.


    Other accessories would be a nice set of external speakers (Bose/Harman Kardon for high end, Logitech/Altec Lansing for mid range). I have a Moshi Monde Codex MacBook case and matching Concerti case for my iPhone; Ample protection! A good keyboard/mouse setup is needed eventually. I vote Logitech or Apple. I also like the iSkin Pro Touch silicon keyboard/mouse covers for the Apple KB and mouse (black is nice and would match). Lastly a nice stand would make for a perfect desk setup. I really like either the Logitech Alto Express, or Alto Connect for a built in powered USB hub.
     
  22. youssefm thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Im thinking about the usb hub too... but yeahh, thanks for the help everyone! :D
     
  23. youssefm thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have a question, do you recommend getting a speck seeThru case or getting an applesac? I cant decide
     
  24. TheSpecialist08 macrumors member

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    Exactly right, no sound, just video. Luckily I've got my airport express hooked up to some JBL creatures, I just run all the sound through airfoil.

    As far as HDMI to DVI, heres a cable:

    HDMI to DVI
     
  25. youssefm thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I've ordered an applesac, and some ram.. the screwdriver is available at a local hardware store.. so yeah thanks to everyone, im done for now =D
     

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