What Are The Best Useful Accessories To Buy For Macbook Pro-2020?
I just bought a MacBook Pro and I have never used an Apple computer before. I want to know about those necessary supporting devices best MacBook pro accessories to buy. They are more practical, such as a keyboard membrane? Screen protector? Wait a minute.
My list is for reference only because everyone uses different scenarios and needs.
The list of peripheral accessories I just updated is as follows:
The Best Useful Accessories To Buy For Apple Computer Macbook Pro-2020
MacBook and the inner bag
Although I usually operate the Macbook Pro without a case, and the screen does not have a film, but as a notebook computer that is often carried on business trips, if there is no inner bag, it is easy to scratch the surface when it is taken in and out, and the appearance is not good. Upgrade after 4 years The hedge rate will fall.
In addition, with the inner bag, you can go out directly without carrying a backpack. Although it is an inner bag has a double-layer storage function, and the external space can put paper, data cable, or earphones. I chose to put the original PD charging cable. The outer material is mainly a mixture of woven fabric and leather, and it feels very comfortable.
The lining material is very soft, the thickness is also considerable, and the number of lining stitches is also considerable, which can effectively protect the laptop.
The zipper is more exquisite in workmanship and has a certain waterproof capability.
It is worth mentioning a detail. In order to prevent the MacBook from being scratched by the zipper puller, the zipper puller is extended to a section beyond the main body, so that it can effectively avoid touching the Mac surface when it is opened.
Usually, the Macbook and the inner bag are received in the commuter bag, and when traveling on business, they are received in the suitcase or camera bag.
Commuter laptop backpack
To know this brand, I learned about it from the purchase of switch accessories. As a better accessory brand for the switch, backpacks and shoulder bags are also quite good, and the design sense is as good as always.
I have used two shoulder commuter bags before. The first one is practical but has no sense of design, and a brand that programmers all over the street like to carry; the second one has a sense of design, but it is not practical. The loading capacity is OK, anyway. Not very satisfied.
This time, taking advantage of the excuse of replacing the equipment, they also replaced it together. Business style is something I have always abandoned. I prefer a more life-like backpack.
This backpack is actually relatively low-key, only the retro cowhide belt and the logo on the upper right corner give a certain degree of recognition.
On the back, a backpack design is also provided, but daily commuting does not require too much load. A certain backpack design can perfectly meet daily needs.
Breathable and elastic material, it will not make your back sweaty when you carry it in summer.
The workmanship is good wherever the naked eye can see, and the stitches are fine and even.
Two pockets are provided on the side for holding a thermos cup, and a hidden hole is provided on the left side to hide the storage bag of the power bank.
A total of 5 compartments are provided inside.
The innermost computer compartment is where the Macbook pro and the inner bag are stored.
The storage space of the outermost storage main compartment is where I put the digital accessory storage bag, the micro-single storage bag, and the Macbook Pro power supply. The mezzanine can put products such as mobile hard drives and iPods.
There are also two spaces on the outermost side, so it is not a problem to store some small digital accessories.
The storage effect is pretty good. I usually bring a Macbook pro 15.4-inch, accessories with a digital storage pouch, and my Olympus OM-D EM10 Mark3 mirrorless camera.
Anker USB-C 4-in-1 Docking Station
Because the Type-c interface has not yet been fully unified, and the common high-definition interface has disappeared, Macbook pro must be equipped with an expansion dock to achieve HDMI output and the connection of various common USB-A interface devices.
There are many such products. I chose Anker’s USB-C four-in-one docking station, because I use a Bluetooth mouse in daily use, and my portable hard drive is also a Type-c interface. USB-A is basically a card reader. So two USB-A ports are enough.
In addition, the HDMI interface and a PD interface are expanded, and the PD can achieve 60W input.
A storage bag is also provided, which is quite intimate.
Twelve South BookArc Macbook Stand
This bracket is used at home to expand the Macbook as a host. I planted this device a long time ago, but at that time the performance of the host was much stronger than that of the beggar version, and the demand was not great, but I am now facing the need for editing video.
The whole is made of aluminum alloy, light, and frosted.
The cushion rubber ring that comes with it is suitable for different types of Macbook pro and air.
As the target of plagiarism for the domestic version, BookArc is the first edition of the authenticity. The exquisite workmanship and the texture of the aluminum alloy have nothing to say.
It does not take up space when erected. The only disadvantage is probably that the heat dissipation will be worse. It is not suitable for long-term use as a host, especially for rendering video clips with huge heat.
In the past, I used to process photos or write manuscripts, and I often switch halfway through, but the WIN system still has many inconveniences compared to the MAC system. Inconsistent file versions and configuration files will cause some minor problems. Now the direct host mode is very convenient. In addition, Both mouse and keyboard have dual-mode, which can be directly switched to the Mac system.
Twelve South Parcslope Macbook Stand
The second bracket is used in the office environment, because the space is relatively large for stacking, and it is also used for external monitors. Compared with the first stand that can only be used in host mode, this stand can be used as an ordinary notebook stand.
As a brand officially recommended by Apple, the workmanship of the Twelve South Parcslope Macbook bracket is not said, the texture is much stronger than the domestic version I bought before. The increased height of this bracket is about 7cm.
The tilt angle is 18 degrees.
The surface has a silicone anti-skid protection pad, which can effectively avoid scratching the surface of the aluminum alloy laptop.
Long holes are also provided on the back to facilitate the entry and exit of cables.
It was like this after the fit. I left it in the office. After all, my desk should be kept clean and tidy to a certain extent.
Samsung T5 solid-state mobile hard drive
I previously tested SanDisk’s extreme ultra-fast solid-state mobile hard drive, which is twice as fast as T5, but the price has also doubled. For most consumers, the solid-state mobile hard drive can reach a speed of about 500 megabytes to read and write. The speed is enough, and Samsung T5 is just such a one.
Only Type-c is provided for the interface, which is a perfect match with the new generation of Macbook Pro.
The weight is very light, only about 50g, which is light and shock-resistant compared to traditional mechanical mobile hard drives.
This read and write speed can still meet 4K video editing, but the limit is ProRes 422HQ 60 frames, if it is a higher-quality RAW sequence or 10bit YUV 4k, it will be caught. The current stage is definitely enough for me. The current common full-frame video cameras can reach 4k 60 frames, and ProRes 422HQ is already quite professional.
Zendure Super Tank100W power bank + Super Port4 charging head
My previous plan was to buy a 13-inch top with Macbook Pro. For this reason, I also specially purchased the Zimi 10 mobile power supply, which supports up to 45W PD output. Because of normal work reasons, I have to take my laptop for business trips. 13-inch battery life is ok. You can also find the power plug, but because the power supply was not found twice occasionally, it left a shadow.
The 45W PD output is sufficient for a 13-inch notebook with a total power of 61w, but it is extremely embarrassing for the 15.4-inch 82w adapter. Zimi later launched a 65W mobile power supply, which can meet the mobile charging needs of most notebooks, or barely meet the charging demand of 82W.
At present, the market for 100W PD charging heads and power banks is relatively niche, because most notebooks can meet the demand at 65W. This is also an opportunity that Zimi 10 pro fancy, and 100W PD mobile power, as far as I know, only Green Giant Energy and Zendure have corresponding products.
Super tank supports four-port output, two type-c interfaces support 100W PD output and 18W PD output respectively. The two USB-A interfaces are their own zen+2.0 output, which is also some of the fast charging protocols commonly used in USB-A ports, QC, FCP, etc.
In Macbook Pro 15.4-inch battery capacity is about 60%, the PD output power is 60W, and 82W power will only be activated in lower battery scenarios.
Zendure Super Port 4 provides a 100W and 18WPD separately, in addition to two separate USB ports, the total output power is up to 136W.
Connected to Macbook pro 15.4 inches, successfully activated the 20V highest gear, power 82W. I mainly put the charger under the desktop to provide 82W power for the Macbook in charging host mode, and 18W to provide other devices that require PD charging. The mobile power supply mainly follows me on business trips, helping myself and my colleagues’ Macbooks as emergency power supplies.
IKBC dual-mode Bluetooth wireless mechanical keyboard
This keyboard is used as a Mac in the host mode and is also a mechanical keyboard shared with the Win host. The original IKBC limited red axis mechanical keyboard was given to my friends by my kindness.
There is nothing to say, it belongs to the more cost-effective cherry-axis mechanical keyboard, wireless dual-mode mode. At present, except for the big F, it is Logitech. I originally thought that the workmanship of the Gauss mechanical keyboard should be similar to ikbc, but in fact, the workmanship is still slightly worse. It is said that the final destination of playing mechanical keyboards is Flico, which is true.
In fact, Logitech is the best combination, but in my own study, I still like a full set of white equipment.
The original red shaft still feels the same. Except that the workmanship is slightly rough, there are not too many slots. If you switch between Mac and Win like me, in addition to the big F, I also recommend Gauss and ikcb.
Logitech MX Keys wireless keyboard
This set of membrane keyboard is replaced for the office. The Amilo black axis VA87 mechanical keyboard used in the office before, the uppercase axis has a problem these days, the black axis of the cherry bought has not been welded, and the black axis has a loud impact. , Will affect the company colleagues, so this set of membrane keyboard was replaced.
It also supports the Logitech family’s Flow, which means you can smoothly input across multiple computers and follow the cursor to switch computers. More importantly, MAC is natively supported.
No longer have to worry about affecting colleagues when using it in the office, and the rebound force of this membrane keyboard is much stronger than ordinary membrane keyboards. Although it can’t reach the mechanical keyboard, it also feels pretty good.
Originally published at https://www.thebestntop.com on January 10, 2021.