What accessories do you have for Retina Macbook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Frosteric901, Dec 24, 2014.

  1. Frosteric901 macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2014
    i have a retina macbook pro and honestly i have been looking for accessories for it online (you know good stands, cases, HDD, any software etc) but honestly can't find a website that lists good accessories.
    What accessories do you guys have for your retina MacBooks Pro
  2. nathandn macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2014
    Hey, I just got the rMBP yesterday too! Congrats!

    I got the Mamba sleeve by Booq in black, too. It works great and feels super durable. It's a bit pricey at $40, but I would say that it's product that I'm happy about,

    Here's the link to it:


  3. Frosteric901 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2014
    wow that is a very nice looking sleeve haha. high quality as well. what specs did you get?
  4. nathandn macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2014
    I got the 13" 256gb model. Originally I had the 13" Macbook Air upgraded to 8GB of ram, but the screen was annoying me too much.

    I thought that the rMBP would be significantly heavier/thicker than the Air, but boy was I surprised. The increased mass on the Pro makes me feel like it's sturdier.
  5. Frosteric901 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2014
    i am totally with you on that one haha. specially with the screen open the pro feels heaps thin. actually wanted to invest in a 11" air for carrying to and fro everyday in uni but might give the pro a try and see how it works out
  6. Spink10 Suspended


    Nov 3, 2011
  7. someoneoutthere macrumors regular

    Jul 27, 2014
    The Great Lakes State
    Incase sleeve, HDMI cable, thunderbolt to ethernet adapter.
  8. acctman macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2012
    - Thunderbolt to DVI cable
    - WD Essential 1TB backup drive
    - Speck SmartShell SATIN MacBook Pro with Retina Display
    - Rain Design mStand for MacBook Pro
    - Apple Wireless bluetooth keyboard
    - Logitech Anywhere MX Mouse
    - KB Keyboard Cover frost
    - Brenthaven 13" inch sleeve
  9. SaffirePro40 macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2014
    I have two of them. I use a Kuzy case on one and a Speck on another. I also use a keyboard cover. I only remove the cover when I'm typing fast. Also, the laptop is only open when I'm on travel.

    I have the Thunderbolt display and close it, and it turns into a desktop at home. In which I use a regular mouse and keyboard.

    Some would say the Macbook Pro doesn't need a case. Yet, the Macbook I had before these two had a dent in the top of it from being in a book bag.

    The keyboard covers are more important than the cases IMO. I have spilt coffee right on my keyboard and was able to take the cover off and clean it and it didn't reach the keys, which I was grateful for.

    Another good reason to have a keyboard cover, if you record music, edit video, using photoshop,etc. There are keyboard covers fairly cheap, especially on Ebay, in which have all the shortcuts written on them. Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, etc.


    Also, my macbook pro has an HDMI cable but it's much easier to just use my iPad via HDMI than the macbook. Unless I was going to use a screen that wasn't the thunderbolt display.
  10. xMacFeinx macrumors newbie


    Dec 21, 2014
    Seattle, WA
    2014 rMacBook Pro 128GB 8GB 13"
    Seagate External HD 1T USB 3
    Transcend SD Memory Expansion Card 64GB
    Kuzy Black Matte Finnish case
    'Amazon Basics' Neoprene Zippered Sleeve (GREAT BTW)
    Microsoft USB Wireless Mouse (Small, great of editing photo's)
    Apple Wireless Bluetooth Mouse (use for just browsing)

    ..I think thats it's for now. Can't think of anything else.
  11. JHUFrank macrumors 6502a


    Apr 16, 2010
    For my 2013 rMBP I have the following stuff:
    Macbook Outback Solo
    Muzetto Waxed Canvas Bag
    Large Cargo Bag.

    Yes, I really like SFBags.com. Great products and excellent customer service. Most of the time I carry the Outback Solo, and when I need a bit more gear, I carefully fold up the strap, and use the Solo as a sleeve which I slide into the Muzetto. I also have 2 gear bags, and several of the sfbag wallets which I use for various cables, earbuds, an Apple Superdrive, etc, etc.
    A quick story about the Cargo, which I use to carry my network equipment. My son spilled chocolate milk on it and it was nasty. I wasn't sure how to clean it. Called SFBags. They said throw it in a big sink and scrub it, but be sure to send before and after pics. They were right on the money, everything came out, leather still looks great.
  12. Ipadlover29 macrumors 6502a

    May 28, 2011
    mstand from rain design
    Kanex usb 3.0 4-port hub
    Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
  13. Anitramane macrumors 6502

    Dec 23, 2013
    I have a standard MBP, but oh well.

    I have a random brand carrying bag for it.

    If you don't have a bag for your computer, I'd get one.
  14. TOMIMOT macrumors 6502


    Jul 16, 2011
    i bought the 15" rMBP a few months ago. Went to the apple store and got this case. Its great and has top notch build quality. Id recommend it. Also has a sleeve for an iPad if you want to bring that along.
  15. Meister Suspended


    Oct 10, 2013
    A carrying case.
    Fibercloth for screen cleaning.
    TB to DVi adapter
    TB to VGA adapter
    Toshiba 2tb HDD
    Freecom XXS leather 1tb HDD
    Charging cable
    26" External 1080p Techwood screen
    :apple: bluetooth Keyboard and Magic Trackpad

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