Getting 13" MBP, which accessories to buy?

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  1. Kenzembo1 macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys,

    I've decided to pick up a portable 13" MBP to accompany my 20" iMac...my question is, are there any additional accessories I should pick up for it? I'm thinking about buying an Incase neoprene sleeve or possibly a Speck hard case, and maybe an additional USB dock connector to put in my travel bag in case I have to recharge my iphone on the go. Anything I'm missing?

    Thanks! :)
     
  2. andrewoc macrumors newbie

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    Maybe a laptop stand (Griffin Elevator, mStand, etc)?
     
  3. tooz macrumors 6502

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    I think that the Apple Remote and the MiniDisplay port adapter is essential. I love my apple remote - so handy!
     
  4. Kenzembo1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Agreed. I already have a remote from when I got my iMac last year, I LOVE it! Might have to look into the MiniDisplay port adapter though.

    Thinking about getting a laptop stand as well...any suggestions?
     
  5. karatekidk macrumors regular

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    I have been using a mStand with my mbp 13" and am really happy with it, functionally and aesthetically.
     
  6. kindablue09 macrumors regular

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  7. elpmas macrumors 68000

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    Incase are pretty handy...they work pretty well :D
    But you can never go wrong with a hard case D:
     
  8. bcburrows macrumors 6502

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    Time capsule or external hard drive set up to

    1) time machine
    2) partition to keep stuff on that you want quick access to but don't want to have to back up and use from DVD

    Also agree
    sleeve for carrying
    Cant comment on a stand never used one - I like mine flat
     
  9. gan6660 macrumors 65816

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    I also got a 13 MBP earlier this summer and so far I have purchased: incase sleeve, usb hub, universal memory card reader, apple universal ipod dock. I am going to get 4gb ram and a new 500gb or 640gb hard drive for it. I also bought windows vista so I can use my zune hd. I also love the apple remote. I am going to setup a little computer area for my MBP. My iMac takes up the computer desk in my room so I have an entertaiment center in my room where my tv used to be but my new tv doesnt fit in there so I am going to use that.
     
  10. Mew2468 macrumors regular

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    If you want to get a carrying case for your MacBook Pro, I highly recommend the Brenhaven Eclipse Sleeve I. It's very high quality, has a ton of padding, and fits the uMBP 13" really well.
     
  11. brendu macrumors 68020

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    I asked the same question on a thread about a month ago..

    i got the incase and swear by it..
    external HDD for time machine
    and minidisplay -> HDMI adapter for an external monitor/tv

    other than that anything else is just personal preferences and what you think your actually gonna use..
     
  12. Corrosive vinyl macrumors 6502

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    The sleeve is very useful, everything else is based on preference and need. You may not really need a universal memory card reader since it does come with an SD card reader. Very awesome feature.
     
  13. gan6660 macrumors 65816

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    I needed the universal reader since my camera is sony and it uses memory stick pro duo cards.
     

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