Dizzzongle help. (And other relevant accessories.

Gooberton

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What absolutely essential accessories do I need for a new 15” MacBook Pro (2019),
My last macbook was 2009, will be using for photography (a7r2) and I have a IPad Pro 12.9. Thanks guys!!
 

smirking

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I'd skip the dongles and just buy a handful of cheap adapters like this:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/5-Pack-USB-A-Female-To-USB-C-Male-Adapter-OTG-Type-C-to-A-Compatible-Converter/312248761234

For good measure you may want some USB-C to USB-A adapters too:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Usb-C-To-Usb-Male-Adapter-Mini-Hi-Speed-Usb-C-Female-Type-C-To-Usb-A-Male-2L7/323813772036

I have USB-C adapters on everything so I end up with the reverse problem now of occasionally having to pull them off to plug in to a USB-A port. A few of those adapters will save you that hassle if you go the full conversion route.

And for commodity items like this, always check both eBay and Amazon. If you see an item that appears to look like the same item from one seller, but is considerably more expensive, there's a chance that you'd just be paying someone to drop ship the product from the very same cheaper seller to you. There are middlemen galore for stuff like this who are doing nothing but marking up an item and placing an order on your behalf.
 

Fishrrman

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smirking mentioned:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/5-Pack-USB-A-Female-To-USB-C-Male-Adapter-OTG-Type-C-to-A-Compatible-Converter/312248761234

The problem with "small adapters" like this (instead of dongles) is that the adapter is "so wide" that you can't connect anything to the USBc ports on either side.

At least, that's the way it is on my 2018 Mini, which has 4 ports side-by-side.
Using these "small adapters", I could use only TWO of the ports at any time.

The dongles have a smaller "head" (USBc plug), so 4 of them can go side-by-side.
 

smirking

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Aug 31, 2003
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The problem with "small adapters" like this (instead of dongles) is that the adapter is "so wide" that you can't connect anything to the USBc ports on either side.

At least, that's the way it is on my 2018 Mini, which has 4 ports side-by-side.
Using these "small adapters", I could use only TWO of the ports at any time.
Hmmm, yup you're right. Those particular adapters will block the adjacent port and I never noticed that because I already have enough peripherals that are USB-C that I never need to try to fit two adapters side by side. A regular USB-C plug will fit just fine next to just about any USB-A to USB-C adapter.