Just bought an M1 MacBook Air or MacBook Pro? Here are the best accessories you should consider to buy rigth now.
USB-C Adapters, Docks, Cables - Every Useful Accessory You Need to Get the Most of Your M1 MacBook Air or MacBook Pro
Buying a new notebook or desktop is always an exciting experience. But if you're jumping from one platform to the other, then things can be slightly overwhelming for some.
With the recent release of the M1 MacBook Air and M1 MacBook Pro, lots of people are switching over from the PC. And if you are one of them and wondering which accessories go well with your new purchase, then allow us to bring some convenience into your life by highlighting some of the best accessories you can buy for your new Apple notebook.
AUKEY 6-in-1 USB-C Hub
After going through hundreds of different USB-C hubs, this one from AUKEY is the best one you can buy. Not only you get the missing USB-A ports back, but you get HDMI and Ethernet as well. It's very pocketable, too.
Buy AUKEY 6-in-1 USB-C Hub - $39.99
Microsoft Arc Mouse
This is hands-down one of the sleekest Bluetooth mouse available for both PC and Mac. Power it on by simply creating an arc (hence the name) or snap it flat to turn it off. The touch surface is a breeze to use for scrolling.
Buy Microsoft Arc Mouse - $69.99
Twelve South BookArc
Planning to use your MacBook Air or MacBook Pro with an external monitor, keyboard and mouse? Then you need the best stand for you Mac. This one from Twelve South saves space, is made from high-end materials, and promises great air-flow as well.
Buy Twelve South BookArc - $59.99
For the ultimate desktop setup, you need the ultimate keyboard that goes easy on the wallet. This one from Macally is highly rated, features a numpad and can pair with up to 3 devices at once.
Buy Macally Keyboard - $49.99
USB-C to HDMI Cable
Already have a monitor but no USB-C port in it? Don't worry, this cable from Choetech is nothing but a gift from the tech gods. Plug in the USB-C end into your M1 Mac, the HDMI connector into your monitor and you're now watching stuff on the big screen. But wait, there's a USB-C port in the HDMI end of this cable as well. Just plug in your Mac's power cable to it and you will be powering up your MacBook at the same time.
Buy USB-C to HDMI Cable - $25.99
LG 4K Monitor with USB-C
There are tons of displays to choose from, but if you a slightly flexible budget then grab this from LG. It has a large 27-inch, 4K panel and a USB-C port at the back. Just hook up your Mac to it and you'll be viewing everything in glorious 4K.
Buy LG 4K Monitor with USB-C - $619
Satechi Desktop Charger
Sure, the USB-C charger that comes with your M1 Mac is great and all, but can it charge four devices at once at full speed? This one from Satechi does and it's the holy grail of chargers. Whether it's your Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, this charger will provide full power whenever needed.
Buy Satechi Desktop Charger - $79.99
Apple Thunderbolt 3 Cable
Not all USB-C cables are created equal and if you are going to connect an external display to it, then you need something that goes full-throttle in terms of spec. This Thunderbolt 3 cable will not only charge your Mac, but can output to a 5K display and supports transfer speeds of up to 40Gbps. This is the ideal cable for the USB 4 port on your M1 Mac.
Anker SD Card Reader
If you are photographer or videographer, then this dongle is absolutely crucial for you. Just pop it into your MacBook Air or MacBook Pro, insert an SD or microSD to it and transfer away.
Buy Anker SD Card Reader - $12.99
Native Union Sleeve for MacBook Air / Pro
Ready to take your M1 MacBook Air or MacBook Pro on the road with you? Then protect it with the best third-party sleeve available right now.
These are the M1 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro accessories we believe you should buy. If you think we missed out something, we encourage our readers to share their picks in the comments section below.
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