What Accessories Do You Carry With Your rMB?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by JoePa2624, Jun 14, 2015.

  1. JoePa2624 macrumors regular


    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.
  2. MyopicPaideia macrumors 68000


    Mar 19, 2011
    Trollhättan, Sweden
    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
  3. kingofwale 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
  4. ZachNathan macrumors newbie


    Apr 25, 2014
    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.
  5. JoePa2624 thread starter macrumors regular


    Oct 12, 2014
  6. No-Me macrumors 6502a

    Jul 3, 2011
  7. JoePa2624 thread starter macrumors regular


    Oct 12, 2014
    I like your sleeve. For now I'm using a cheap one until I find the right one. I have the Voltus on order also. As well as the KADi Port.
  8. Mark Kappert macrumors regular

    Mark Kappert

    Apr 26, 2015
    The Netherlands
  9. soulreaver99 macrumors 68030


    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)
  10. jimboutilier 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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