Aluminum Macbook Accessories

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  1. txhockey9404 macrumors 6502a

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    I am going to be the proud owner of a 2.4UMB come August, and would like to know in advance what accessories are worth looking into before purchasing the Macbook. I am moving, and would like to have the accessories while still at my current house so that there are no shipping discrepancies.

    Here are my needs:
    A monitor (preferably Dell because I get a large discount)
    A case (either a shell or a sleeve, I have a backpack that it will be in as well)
    Possibly a keyboard (preferably wireless)

    Here is what I have:
    A Logitech MX Revolution (for home use)
    Card Reader/iPod dock (Griffin Simplifi)
    Printer (HP Photosmart C4200--will probably be upgraded with the Apple rebate)
    3.5mm plug speakers
    2 Airport Extreme
    1 Airport Express
    1 750gb Desktop External HDD
    1 500gb Desktop External HDD

    Here is what I am considering:
    Monitor--Dell SX2210 (I like the USB hub and webcam), Dell SX2209 (2210-webcam and hub)
    Case--Speck SeeThru Hard Shell Case, Incase Black Hardshell Case, Incase Black Neoprene Sleeve (I really like Incase products)
    Keyboard--Apple Bluetooth Keyboard or Logitech DiNovo Mac Keyboard (not Edge)

    If you have ANY suggestions at all, whether I have listed them as things I want or not, let me know. Keep in mind that this computer will be used at home on a desk and at school in a lap or desk.
     
  2. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    Sounds like you've pretty much nailed it. My advice for a case is to go to a store and touch and feel it before you buy it. I don't like the hard/shell cases for fear of scratching the computer underneath, but to each his own.
     
  3. txhockey9404 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for that. I didn't know they scratched. I probably should have mentioned that this is my first laptop so I'm not 100% sure what I need.
     
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    The aluminum might not be as prone to scratching (mine is white), but then, if it were really all that tough people wouldn't buy covers for them.

    With my MacBook I keep a BT Mighty Mouse, power adapter, card reader, and neoprene sleeve. I don't use an external monitor since I use an iMac when I don't need the portability, but if you're using the MB as your main computer I would definitely recommend a monitor, mouse, and keyboard.
     
  5. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    sounds like you know what you want. Don't forget the aluminum mouse pad (macpadd) to compliment your Alu MB.
     
  6. txhockey9404 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    For the most part I do. Does anyone have experience with the sx2210? Does the webcam work? Also, how is the logitech dinovo mac edition? Is the incase sleeve protective enough?
     
  7. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    The incase sleeve is mainly used so you can shove your MB in it and then stick it inside a messenger bag, backpack, whatever.
     
  8. Aboo macrumors 6502a

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    The Macpadd is a good suggestion. I was about to buy one until I watched a review for it on you tube. Gliding the mouse over that thing is so noisy. Almost like the sound of finger nails scratching a blackboard *yikes*!! After hearing that, I was sold on not buying the Macpadd.
     
  9. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    i agree but the reviewers say that you'll get used to that sound though.. :p
     
  10. txhockey9404 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok! That sounds perfect for me! 99% of the time when it is going to be used, it will either be on my desk or lap, and 99% of the time when it is not in use, it will be in my backpack or on my desk.

    That sounds cool, and I like the idea, but I really don't want to scrape up my $100 mouse.

    If I have $25 left over, I may get one. They certainly look great, and I'll bet they last like none other.

    So, I have my case picked out. I now just need some affirmation that the SX2210 is a good choice, and whether the Logitech diNovo is actually worth the money. I like the numeric keypad, but if the Apple is that much better, I'll pass on the Logitech. Also, is an extra power supply worth the money?
     

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