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macrumors regular
Original poster
Oct 12, 2014
I'm curious to see what accessories you guys carry around with your new MacBook? Cases, sleeves, adapters, mice, etc. Whatcha got?

So far, I only have a few items with me:

  • My simple sleeve that I use to carry around the MacBook so that it doesn't get scratched.
  • USB-C/USB-A thumb drive for transferring documents. I really think this is a smart product, thought somewhat expensive.
  • Apple USB-C to USB-A adapter. No way in hell am I paying $79 for the multi-adapter. I'll wait for a more reasonable option.

I've got a couple of other products that I'm either deciding if I want to pull the trigger on, or waiting for them to release.


macrumors 68020
Mar 19, 2011
Here's my before and after laptop bags. This is what I carry with me every day for the commute around to all my clients. The first one is essentially what I'd been carrying around for 4 years prior to the rMB. Of note is that I have found that even with the one port, I still only have two adapters with me, and have gained a USB-A port slot!

2011 11" MBA + iPad Air 2 + iPhone 6 Plus
  • MBA Charger Brick w/charger cable
  • iPhone charger Brick (backup)
  • 2 Lightning/USB-A Cables
  • TB/Ethernet Adapter
  • TB/HDMI Adapter
  • 16GB USB-A nub drive
2015 12" rMB + iPad mini 3 + iPhone 6
  • iPad Charger Brick w/USB-A Charging Cable
  • iPhone Charger Brick (backup)
  • 2 Lightning/USB-A Cables
  • USB-C/3 USB-A + Ethernet Adapter
  • Apple USB-C to multiport HDMI Adapter
  • 16GB USB-A nub drive


macrumors 6502a
Apr 24, 2010
I carry:

1. USB-A to USB-C cable (from mono-price)
2. usb wall charger capable of 2.1A (not fast enough to charge rMB when using, but will when it's turned off, perfect when I sleep over at my girlfriend's)
3. USB-C to USBA dongle (from mono-price)
4. powerbank


macrumors member
Apr 25, 2014
New York, NY
Literally, I carry the MacBook in a felt sleeve. That's it. Occasionally a solar power bank able to charge the laptop up to 75%, but I rarely have to bring it.


macrumors regular
Original poster
Oct 12, 2014


macrumors 68040
Aug 15, 2010
Southern California
Thought there was another thread similar to this but here it is again anyway :)

Using a 15-inch Thule Stravan bag. Fits everything great!

Here's my Go Bag for May 2015!

May 2015 Go Bag!

MacBook Retina 2015 1.1Ghz/8GB/256GB/Silver
Thule Stravan 15-inch
Mini USB Cable
Lightning Cable
iClever Dual USB Wall Charger
USB-C to USB-A cable
Business Cards
Free Pen
USB-C to USB-A Adaptor
USB Thumbdrive
Chromecast (Not Shown)
Verizon MiFi HotSpot (Not Shown)


macrumors 6502a
Nov 10, 2008
Most of the time I just carry the rMB alone. But when traveling for longer than battery life permits I add:
  • Apple 29w USB-C charger and cable
  • Apple Digital AV Adapter (allows charging while connected to HDMI monitor and/or USB 3)
  • Anker 3-Port USB 3.0 HUB with 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Converter and cable (combines with the previous two items to form a pretty good wired docking solution thats light and compact and modular)
  • Apple USB-C to USB 3 adapter (haven't used it but just in case)
  • Sandisk 32gb USB-C/USB-A flash drive
  • Pawtec MacBook 12-Inch Retina Neoprene Sleeve (holds all of the above along with the rMB)
The best part is that its still lighter than my equivalent 11" MBA setup
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