With my October 2012 rMBP, I have entered the world of laptops for the first time. As I said in my other thread about that old episode of "Dotto's Data Cafe" he suggested must have accessories (and there was allot of them). Fast forward 10 years and what are the essentials for todays Road Warrior? I assume the must haves have gotten smaller with the intergration of WiFi, modems, ethernet etc. From what I can remember he did mention Retractable cables. I got a USB one at the time and it didn't work well at all. Here is my must have list. Thunderbolt to Ethernet Ethernet cable extra Power adapter Micro fiber cloth case (in my case the Boaq Bos Flow XL) 1GB ($7.99 at Christmas 2007) Kingston traveler 160GB 2.5 hard drive (from 2008 white Macbook) What else do I (or any Road Warrior) need?