Any Must-have Accessories?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by bigbro1096, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. bigbro1096, Dec 3, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2010

    bigbro1096 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 9, 2010
    Well I'm going to get a 21.5" iMac instead of the 13.3" MacBook Pro and was wondering if there are any good MUST-HAVE accessories? Thank you for your time and help.
  2. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2009
    Folsom, CA
    I would recommend getting yourself a Battery Backup, a high quality external HD for backup and AppleCare. Those are things I'd start with.
  3. skyvueone macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2010
    wow you have the whole team :D
    one thing you might want to add is the wireless magic mouse, if it s not already in the box.
    have fun :cool:
  4. biggd, Dec 3, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2010

    biggd macrumors 6502


    Apr 6, 2008
    External hdd
    Wait till a refresh with ssd and lion
  5. bigbro1096 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 9, 2010
    Yeah, this may seem lame but I probably won't be able to afford it/ save up for it until next christmas but I like to plan ahead cause I have my own form of OCD where everything has to be planned and perfect
  6. biggd macrumors 6502


    Apr 6, 2008
    Well Lion should be a big deal, but I'm sure you'll get a free upgrade.
    The only real accessory I would suggest is a USB plug in for TV on ur Mac.
  7. Loramarthalas macrumors member


    Aug 7, 2010
    The best iMac accessory is definitely an iPad. It makes your mac into a server that deals out video and music to any room of the house. With Apple TV and Airplay, it is even better.
  8. gpiney macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2010
    +1. The second best is a powered, 7-port USB Hub. You will need the extra ports.
  9. Nawlins macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2003
    I started with my base level 21.5" iMac in August. I love my Magic Trackpad (great for scrolling as I do a lot of reading online; not as great for dragging items across the screen).

    I also use a 2 TB external hard drive for back ups. I don't recommend the Apple Remote - I returned the first one I purchased after just a few weeks, and soon I will return the replacement. They just don't work after a few weeks.
  10. -SD- macrumors 6502

    Mar 23, 2009
    Peterborough, UK
    Wireless keyboard, Magic Trackpad and a fantastic magical Apple battery charger so you don't spend (even more of) a fortune buying Duracells. Docks for your iPhones and iPods.

    Oh, and a wired Xbox 360 pad to play some games with.

  11. George Knighton macrumors 65816

    George Knighton

    Oct 13, 2010
    Another vote here for the Magic Trackpad. :)

    Love it!
  12. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040


    Sep 24, 2010
    I'd recommend the Apple Remote. Had no problems with it and its a must for Plex.
  13. harcosparky macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    I've had several Apple Remotes .... back in the days of the white plastic ones you often for a free one with your computer. Currently have one of the new aluminum ones .... bought it when they first came out. I still have all of the old ones and they all work perfectly !!

    In my opinion one " MUST HAVE " accessory is that APPLE CARE warranty.

    You may never have to use it, but the one time you do it will pay for itself!!!!

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