Must have Accessories?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by lee714, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. lee714 macrumors newbie

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    Pictures and links to must have accessories other than the charger would be taken into consideration. Let me know!
     
  2. DisplacedMic macrumors 65816

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    before you go assigning us homework maybe you could give a little bit more information as to your particular situation and needs?
     
  3. july142 macrumors newbie

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  4. Dweez macrumors 65816

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    Here's what I've got in my bag.

    Logitech bluetooth m555b mouse
    Thunderbolt to HDMI adapter
    Thunderbolt to VGA adapter
    Thunderbolt to DVI adapter
    External thunderbolt and usb3 1tb drives
    2 x 32 gig usb sticks
    Logitech r400 remote presenter
    Speck skin/case
     
  5. raniel macrumors regular

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    Nice accessories...

    Try the Caldigit thunderbolt dock
     
  6. ApplNat macrumors member

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    The only "must have" accessory is a protective sleeve or case of some kind. I have a soft neoprene sleeve. I also use a keyboard cover, which has been great (cheapie $2 one from ebay), but that's not a must-have. I need nothing else. I take my 13" mba everywhere with me and it's fab.
     
  7. ItHurtsWhenIP macrumors 6502

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    I suppose "must have" only depends on what you require..

    I have 2/3rds of an iCarbon skin installed and sometimes put it in a $13 Targus sleeve inside my backpack.

    What did you have in mind? Earrings? Glasses? A nice Louis Vuitton clutch?
     
  8. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    If he knows that, he won't have to assign us homework! ;)


    I want a maid to clean my keyboard/screen weekly. Am too lazy to do it myself and after a while is all yucky. Unfortunately can't afford maid. :p
     
  9. mpantone macrumors 6502

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    There are no "must haves", however many people will want a case or sleeve for protection. It's really up to you, they all pretty much do the same thing (protect your computer), it's really an aesthetic choice.

    I bought this brown leather sleeve:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0085R315G/ref=oh_details_o03_s00_i01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I think it looks nice and it is in fact genuine leather.

    I also bought a Magic Mouse. The trackpad works fine, however I don't like pointing devices mounted on or in front of the keyboard. That's just a personal preference. From my observations, it looks like plenty of people are perfectly happy with their notebook's built-in pointing device, so it's definitely not a "must have" accessory.

    As for other accessories, many people will want to project their MacBook onto another display, so your choice of Thunderbolt to (HDMI/DVI/VGA) adapter is up to you based on which devices you wish to plug into. I bought the genuine Apple Thunderbolt-to-HDMI adapter, and a cheap DVI one from Monoprice.

    I also prefer to have the option of connecting to wired Ethernet, so I bought a genuine Apple Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet adapter.

    For me, when I leave the house with my MacBook: sleeve, Ethernet adapter, HDMI adapter, mouse, charger. That's it.
     
  10. AppleMacNerd macrumors regular

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    I have the following accessories, and carry around with me on a day to day basis except the laptop bag & back pack that changes which one I take.

    Apple Magic Mouse (£59 from Apple)
    Apple Wireless Keyboard (connecting MBA to external display) (£59 from Apple)
    Mini Display port to DVI (£25 from Apple)
    USB to Ethernet (£5 from eBay)
    Tucano Workout Laptop Bag (£36 from Amazon)
    Forward 15" Laptop Backpack (£8 from Scan Uk)
    Corduroy Laptop Sleeve (£12 from eBay)
    Samsung multi-screwdriver set (Free from Scan Uk at Gadget Show Live '12)
    Official Apple Cloth (robbed from dads MBP box:D)

    I use most of these accessories that come in useful on day to day basis. Total cost of them is £204. Hope this helps, pm me if you want any links to the products.
     

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