Need advice choosing Macbook pro accessories

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mariotheotaku, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. mariotheotaku macrumors regular

    Apr 16, 2008
    Hello, I'll be getting a Macbook Pro 17" soon and I need to know what accessories I should have to keep this in pristine condition and to get the most out of it? I will be using it for graphic design and this is what I'll be getting soon:

    Logitech VX Nano Wireless Mouse
    Wacom Intuos3 Graphics Table

    What I am looking for:
    Carrying Case where I can put some accessories like the mouse as well
    Keyboard Protector (Been looking at iSkin but I heard it has some troubles when closing the computer)
    Palmrest Protector (been looking at Malware, any others?)
    Outside Skin where Apple Logo is (I want to be able to custom made my own)
    Good Essencial Software (I have MO '08 already) also need software for graphics and drawing (besides Adobe) to work with Leopard and Vista.

    Thanks In Advance
  2. digitalnicotine macrumors 65816


    Jan 11, 2008
    I have a 17" MBP and use the following:

    I have an iSkin, as I remove it when I close up. It fits back into place easily, and can be rolled up into a pocket in your case.

    I got a Brenthaven backpack. It has room for everything, including my Wacom 6x11 tablet.

    I don't know of another brand besides Marware for a wrist protector.

    You can design your own laptop skin here, but it will cover the Apple logo. I got one here , but not a custom.

    For software, check out these:

    Gimp (free)
    ArtRage (free)
    Corel Painter
  3. mariotheotaku thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 16, 2008
    Thanks for the reply man, really appreciate it. :)

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