My New rMBP comes today! Any accessories/must-haves?

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  1. spyguy10709 macrumors 6502a

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    Hey all!

    My 15" late-2013 rMBP comes today, from the Apple refurbished store! So excited!!

    Are there any accessories, cases, or stuff like that I should get? I'd love somethings with Apple, Google, or other just geeky logos, etc. Not a huge fan of stickers, unless they're those really cool vinyl ones. Any idea where to get those?

    In addition, I wanted to get a Nifty MiniDrive, but AFAIK the late-2013 rMBP slot is too shallow for the normal one, so any ideas on what I should get instead?

    I'm also looking for a Backpack that can hold a lot of books, and won't put pressure on the MacBook, as my previous HP backpack left my cMBP 13" 2010 with pressure marks on the screen, even with a fairly substantial neoprene case.

    Thanks All!!

    Dave
     
  2. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    I think it's only the 13" that's too shallow.
    The 15", I believe, is fine.
     
  3. km9898 macrumors member

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    I have the Herschel backpack buyed from Apple Store - its perfect for holding rMBP 15". It has its own slot with soft clothed material for the Mac and some other small slots for other thing such as Magic Mouse or iPad/iPhone.
    And a slot just for Books or other stuff.
     
  4. Commy1 macrumors 6502a

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    I picked up a case and an external travel HD for my rMBP.
    Speck SeeThru clear is a great little case, takes a lot of paranoia off my mind when moving it around. And picked up the WD Ultra 2TB for pretty much everything I do, mostly photo and video storage and such.
     
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    Yeah, Nifty is still working on their Mini Drive for the late 2013 rMBP. I've been waiting (im)patiently for it to release.

    Best place for vinyl stickers is etsy.
     
  6. Praxis91 macrumors regular

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    I bought a clear iPearl mCover (it has two legs you can use to prop it up) and a 15" sleeve from Amazon so that I can stick it in my work backpack. The sleeve has about 1"-1.25" of slack in each direction, but I did not want a tight fit.
     
  7. joeytp macrumors member

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    Same for me :)

    Hello,
    New here!!! I have the Speck SeeThru clear to giving a fancy glassy look but does not hide the perfect design !!! It also protect from scratches...
     
  8. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    get an external drive so you can make backups. then make the backups regularly so you won;t be one of those frequent people who start threads "Lost all my data, have no backup, please help"....

    There is no excuse for not having backups. Use time Machine, clone, or cloud, but do make several.

    In my book the backups come before anything else.
     
  9. joeytp macrumors member

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    Is there a thread i could go to have some info... I would love to buy a external drive to plug it on airport express so my imac and rMBP would backup automatically but i already have a printer in the usb slut ??:eek:
     
  10. Robyr macrumors regular

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    The Airport Express only allows sharing of printers, only the Extreme or a Time Capsule can be used as networked storage.
     
  11. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Time Capsule.
     
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    I highly recommend the udg producer series!

    http://www.udggear.com/by-product-type/backpack/laptop/udg-creator-laptop-backpack-black
     
  13. recurrence macrumors member

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    n/m missed a key part of the OP's post :)

    Mods please delete
     
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    This. I love my Speck SeeThur Clear case I bought 20.00 from Amazon. :apple:
     
  16. kerrikins macrumors 65816

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    If you have a tendancy to have water or drinks near your laptop, a keyboard protector. Not only will it keep your keys from wearing down, but if you spill something then you can quickly peel it off and hopefully spare your laptop from most of the damage!

    I agree with the others that an external drive is important, too.
     
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    I'd consider a mStand for the rMBP. It look great and when the laptop is on the desk, its up above the stuff that may damage it, i.e., if you have a drink on the desk and knock it over - safe from spills
     
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    Best part imo, is when you close the laptop, the grease from the keyboard doesn't stick to the screen! :D
     
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  23. spyguy10709 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for your suggestions, folks! Keep the suggestions flowing if you have any other ideas! :)
     
  24. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    Definitely an external hard drive for backups. Western Digital is good.

    I got a sleeve from Rickshaw Bags, and I use a Jansport Odessey backpack. It has a padded sleeve inside to add more protection.

    You may also want to consider software. You mentioned books, so I'm guessing you're a student. Consider what you'll use to write papers. iWork is free to download as is OpenOffice and Libre Office. You also have MS Office for Mac 2011 or 365 which would have a download of 2011 and possibly 2014 when and if it comes out.

    There's also choices for browsers. Safari will suffice for most web surfing, but there's are Chrome, Firefox, and others.

    Also VLC if you "acquire" movies. QuickTime doesn't always work.
     

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