MBP Accessories, Latest GEN

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  1. BigPrince macrumors 68020

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    Share all the accessories your planning on buying or will continue to use with this gen.


    I plan on getting a new bag, sleeve, and maybe some protective cover type thingie and interested in anything else that might be cool to get.
     
  2. elithrar macrumors 6502

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    Just an Incase Sleeve [in black] and a Wireless Mighty Mouse. Oh, and an 8GB red nano to go alongside. They should arrive tomorrow, and the MBP next week.
     
  3. BigPrince thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I'm getting your sleeve and I just realized I want a wireless mouse lol.
     
  4. elithrar macrumors 6502

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    Received my accessories today. One thing of note though, is that you should de-stitch the 'Incase' tag *inside* the case. Customer reviews in the Apple Store say it can leave a couple of scratches. So the first thing I did was very carefully unstitch the tag, which was fiddly but the case looks like it was never there.
     
  5. BigPrince thread starter macrumors 68020

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    thx for the advice.

    Did you CUT it or actually UNSTICH.
     
  6. chriswg macrumors member

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    I'm getting the Wireless Mighty Mouse and the InCase Canvas Sleeve.

    I was also thinking about possibly getting the iSkin ProTouch Keyboard Protector and the Marware Palmrest/Screen Protector. But I hear the Marware Palmrest leaves glue residue when removed, so could anyone recommend another brand that makes these?
     
  7. elithrar macrumors 6502

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    Well I couldn't find the 'real' destitching tool in the sewing kit, so I used the tiny pair of scissors on my pocketknife, and carefully snipped at each 'loop' of thread all the way around, before carefully pulling the 'label' off and removing the excess thread still stuck inside the case. Didn't take that long though, just a careful five minutes.

    The sleeve itself though is really nice; double-lined zipper so it doesn't scratch the MBP when it's inside, perforated leather around the bottom to keep it protected, and it's well padded -- it's not 'drop protection' but it's certainly 'dent protection' from anything that you might bump your bag against whilst it's inside.

    As an addition, I was a little hesistant about the wireless mighty mouse; the selling factor for me was that, being Bluetooth, it didn't need a separate IR/RF receiver and therefore made it much better for use with the MBP. But the downside was that it was Bluetooth, which can be a little 'laggy'. I push the mouse sensitivity to full in anything I do [it's full in OS X & maxed out in games] because I like the precision it offers, so I was conscious about it being slow to respond. No such problems though, and Apple didn't skimp on cheap batteries like most companies do either: you get a couple of non-rechargable lithium Energizers, so they should last a while, even with my heavy usage.
     
  8. zioxide macrumors 603

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    When I get mine later this summer, I'll be getting a new Logitech v270 Bluetooth mouse (Silver, matches perfectly). I'm also probably going to get an extra power adapter and maybe an extra battery.

    I already have a backpack with a 15'' laptop sleeve (although I usually use this for my iBook) and a Targus CityGear case. I highly recommend it to anyone who's looking for a great case with a ton of storage space.

    Not sure what else, but maybe I'll think of something else after you guys post.
     
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  10. heatasmallhouse macrumors regular

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    I got the incase sleeve and i'm really disappointed in its fit on my new MBP. There's too much extra room! Does this not bother anyone? I'd like it to be tighter form fitting, especially since the 15 MBPs don't vary in size acording to specs or anything.
     
  11. zioxide macrumors 603

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    Before you buy a MM, check out the Logitech v270. Bluetooth and silver so it matches perfectly with the MBP. It's very accurate and there is no noticeable lag at all. The batteries last for a couple months when its on 18 hours a day. It just uses 2 AA batteries, but can even run perfectly on 1 if you need to. It also comes with a nice little case to protect it when you're not using it.

    Plus its only $35 instead of the $60 (i think) of the MM.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104003
     
  12. heatasmallhouse macrumors regular

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    it doesn't seem to have tilt wheel to allow horizontal scrolling tho. That's pretty big for people like me who use timeline based apps regularly. But I can't stand that dot on the mighty mouse, nor the click feel. I love logitech, its too bad.

    does anyone know of a good bluetooth mouse with the tilt wheel?
     
  13. BigPrince thread starter macrumors 68020

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    thats the mouse I am going for.

    and good thing someone said the case is too loose. I am thinking of marware one now.



    Just bought the mouse off Amazon.com
     
  14. heatasmallhouse macrumors regular

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    yeah, reallly loose. like sloppy, can't believe they sell them at apple stores, loose. I'm hoping I can return my encase.

    its weird cuz my friends macbook one seems to fit it alot better
     
  15. BigPrince thread starter macrumors 68020

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    im glad we have this open for discussion. I just bought an awesome mouse and saved myself from a bad case.
     
  16. hwieniawski macrumors newbie

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    I also bought an encase sleeve for my 15", and it's extremely loose! very annoying. I'll give it to my sister for her 15" hp and find myself something else as soon as possible. I also have the bluetooth MM, got it for a discount on black friday, and to be honest it still wasn't worth the price, especially if you game with it
     
  17. aliquis- macrumors 6502a

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    I would get an external keyboard, like this Microsoft Ergonomic 4000, since I sit and eat at my computer, drops stuff on the keyboard, type with unclean fingers, spill beer, ..
     
  18. travistaylor macrumors regular

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    I already have a Wireless Mighty Mouse, and I have a BooqBag sleeve in a FedEx Truck somewhere.

    I'm thinking about getting a BT Keyboard...not sure yet, though.
     
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  21. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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    Contemplating purchasing the Speck see-thru case although I wouldn't think the addition of a new screeen would alter the dimensions of the Macbook Pro so far as that it wouldn't fit in the current Speck cases.
     
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  23. amusiccale macrumors 6502

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    Definitely have to echo the external keyboard thing. I just remember the time I was listening to the Eagles, not quite paying attention, and elbow-dumped Tequila Sunrise #2 all over my PC keyboard. Sticky Keys indeed.
     
  24. chriswg macrumors member

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    Hi everyone, I need a few opinions from previous MBP users. I am considering purchasing a few of those palm rest, touchpad, and screen protectors, but I just wanted to know how dirty these MBPs really get. From what I've researched, it makes it sound like they are the dirtiest things on Earth. I'm pretty OCD about keeping my tech looking new. I have a four-year-old 5205-S703 Toshiba Satellite, and it still looks immaculate. So I'm just wondering if MBPs are just prone to getting dirtier than a normal laptop? I'd just like some advice before I go purchasing possibly unnecessary protection. Thanks.
     
  25. phungy macrumors 68020

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    I'd get BSE's invisible skin, clear screen protector and possibly a keyboard cover but then I wouldn't be able to experience the backlit keyboard :D :apple:
     

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