1. sorryiloveumore's Avatar
    Just got my 13 inch MacBook Pro, What are the essential accessories need to buy?
    02-25-2018 09:25 PM
  2. anon(9602380)'s Avatar
    Just got my 13 inch MacBook Pro, What are the essential accessories need to buy?
    Welcome to iMore.

    First thing I suggest is getting some form of backup for you MBP. Be it cloud or external drive. You have no idea how many times I have seen the question asked on how to recover lost files or photo because of a hard drive failure. Time machine has saved me a few times. Lost data is expensive and hard to recover.
    02-25-2018 11:11 PM
  3. BlackBerry Guy's Avatar
    The Satechi combo hub so you can get back the ports and card reader that were removed.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    03-04-2018 08:05 AM
  4. lusid1's Avatar
    Having just got one myself, here's what I found essential and why:
    • Hyperdrive Duo: because I needed the ports, also handles one HDMI monitor
    • Apple HDMI multiport dongle: To handle the other HDMI monitor
    • USB-C to USB3 mini-B cables: for my portable drives with replaceable cables
    • USB-A to USB-C dongles: For my devices without removable cables
    • An ethernet dongle: currently J5Create USB3, the least janky option on hand.



    That covers my home & home office connectivity, but I'll need several more before I can use it on the road:
    • Apple VGA multiport dongle: because I still encounter conference rooms with VGA projector hookups
    • A magnetic breakaway charger dongle: because MagSafe has saved me on many occasions.
    • A couple HMDI to DVI adapters: because loaner monitors often have DVI ports/cables.
    • A couple USB-C to lightning cables: so I can hook up my iPhone/iPad without breaking out the dongle lego set.



    Still on the lookout for:
    • A better ethernet solution
    • A good USB-C power bank to get my runtime back to 2015 levels.
    • Serial ports (rumors of their demise have no merit)
    Bruins_CCH_4 likes this.
    03-05-2018 01:53 AM
  5. msm0511's Avatar
    I haven't bought much for mine honestly. I bought a USB-C to USB-A adapter for my backup drive and any other peripherals and USB-C to Lightning cable. The Lightning cable was more so I could use my MBP brick to fast charge my iPhone.
    04-30-2018 07:29 AM

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