Suggestions for Desktop Setup

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by cminshew, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. cminshew macrumors newbie

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    I purchased a 13" Macbook a few weeks ago and will be heading back to school in August.

    I'm trying to find a great set up for my apartment that would allow me to use my laptop comfortably on my desk.

    What I'm looking for is a stand that will put the laptop in good visual range (a new display is too far out of price range) as well as a good bluetooth keyboard and mouse. Also is it possible for me to get more USB ports through a stand of any sort?

    If you're familiar with these kind of setups, I would greatly appreciate any input.
     
  2. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    There are stands that feature integrated USB hubs, but most if not all of these are designed with a PC in mind - i.e. not the relatively limited opening angle of the Apples - so they will not accomodate the Macbooks properly.

    You're best off with one of the simpler stands designed for Apples such as the Griffin elevator, and work a USB hub around it.
     
  3. cminshew thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Would I be better off with a keyboard and mouse from Apple or from another company? I like the keyboards but I was wondering if there are any Mighty Mouse Alternatives.
     
  4. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    I believe there are a few threads about that. Actually, like maybe a million.

    Check out those for an idea of what to get. Personally I like the wired Macally Icekey keyboard, and Logitech's flagship mice are decent choices.
     
  5. cminshew thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can all of this be purchased from the Apple Store online?
     
  6. Tom B. macrumors 65816

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    If you want a stand with a built in USB hub and internal cable-tidy, the BlueLounge SpaceStation works great.

    If you need a taller stand the Griffin Elevator looks good.

    As for the keyboard, I would recommend the Apple one over anything else, and for the mouse, either the Logitech MX Revolution or VX Nano.
     
  7. cminshew thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I appreciate all the help from y'all! Is there anything else for the Macbook that you have that you would recommend. I'm a relatively new Mac owner but have worked with them for a year.
     

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