Your most recommended USB-C devices/cables/adapters? ...

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  1. cmeisenzahl macrumors 6502

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    College son just got the new 13" MBP with USB-C. For those of you who have already migrated to USB-C on a laptop, what devices/cables/adapters would you recommend? What's been the most useful during the transition?

    I already ordered him a USB-C to Lightning cable for his iPhone, and a small USB-C to USB-A adapter.

    Thanks,
    Chris
     
  2. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    Get an Ethernet to usb C and HDMI if he needs to hook up his laptop to a projector etc.
    I forget who makes it but they make a USB C AND USB A flash drive to store files on and won't have worry about remembering dongles if he needs to transfer files between computers.
    Also look into a USB C hard drive for time machines backups.

    Get apple care. Especially now that it has accidental coverage!! Stuff happens in college haha
     
  3. Garrett998 macrumors member

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    USB-C to HDMI would be helpful for college as most projectors for presentations now use HDMI. I don't have any specific brand recommendations as I have a 2013 MBP but I would look into some adapters. I feel like USB-A and HDMI were the ports I used the most in college.
     
  4. ZapNZs macrumors 68020

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  5. vipergts2207 macrumors 65816

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    I wouldn't go too crazy with a bunch of adapters that may go unused. I'd stick with the following and then buy others later if needed.

    2x USB-A
    HDMI
    USB-C/A combo flash drive

    Maybe Ethernet, but I suspect he'll just use Wi-Fi so I wouldn't bother.
     

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