The Apple MacBook makes you a productivity powerhouse all on its own but there are a number of peripherals and accessories you can add that can help step it up a notch. We’ve rounded up a selection of MacBook accessories that’ll help you get the most out of your MacBook, including mice, keyboards, laptop risers, adapters, and more!
SATECHI USB-C Multiport MX Adapter
The Satechi USB-C Multiport MX Adapter is a fantastic solution for MacBook users seeking to expand their connectivity options. This was designed specifically for M1 Mac - but it supports both M1 and M2 chip devices - to unleash the full power of your setup. This sleek yet powerful adapter includes a range of features such as dual 4K HDMI outputs, Gigabit Ethernet, USB-C PD charging, a separate USB-C data port, USB-A data, SD card readers, and an audio jack port - all using just a single USB-C port. Offering double display options, a multitude of data ports, and a contemporary aluminum design, the Satechi USB-C Multiport MX Adapter truly complements the power and potential of your MacBook.
Its sleek design and aluminum finish perfectly match the aesthetic of MacBook, making it a seamless addition to your workspace. Plus, its plug-and-play feature means no extra drivers or installations are needed. The Satechi USB-C Multiport MX Adapter helps you keep your workspace tidy and efficient, regardless of your diverse peripheral needs, making it a truly great dock solution. Note that SiliconMotion software must be installed for both HDMI ports to function.
ANKER 13-in-1 Thunderbolt Dock
If you want to create a high-performance workstation, check out the ANKER 13-in-1 Thunderbolt Dock. This multifunctional docking station designed to expand your device's connectivity options. It includes two Thunderbolt 3 ports, one HDMI port, one DisplayPort, two USB-C ports, four USB-A ports, one Gigabit Ethernet port, one SD Card slot, one microSD card slot, and a 3.5mm Audio jack. With 13 ports and only one cable, you can transform your laptop into a full-fledged powerhouse capable of handling multiple tasks simultaneously.
The dock can operate at a speed of up to 40 Gbps through the Thunderbolt 3 port, which also provides up to 85W of charging power. You can drive two monitors at 4K resolution at a 60Hz refresh rate or a single monitor at 5K resolution. The Anker PowerExpand Elite allows you to transfer data, stream media, network, and charge your devices — all from a single device. Compatibility extends to both Mac and Windows laptops. Keep in mind that Apple's M1 chip laptops are reported to have issues connecting to multiple displays so be sure to research thoroughly when purchasing a dock for those devices!
Logitech MX Master 3S For Mac
Apple MacBook trackpads are known for delivering some of the best touchpad experiences, but nothing beats the enhanced control and convenience of an external mouse. The Logitech MX Master 3S for MacOS is one of the best mice you can get in terms of precision, control, ergonomics, customisation and tracking sensitivity. Thanks to a pixel-precise 8,000dpi optical sensor, this mouse tracks on virtually any surface, including glass. Logitech promises that a single full-charge of the MX Master 3S will keep it working for up to 70 days, and if you find yourself short on battery, the USB-C quick charge will give it enough life for an entire workday after charging for only three minutes.
If you’re a creative, you’ll also appreciate the ability to customise the MX Master 3S for your specific creative workflow. It’s fully customisable in macOS and virtually every app you use, including the Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and more.
Logitech MX Keys For Mac
Complete your workstation set up with a keyboard that’s perfect alongside the MX Master 3. Logitech’s MX Keys for Mac is designed to work seamlessly with your MacBook and iPad, letting you to confidently type on a keyboard crafted for comfort, precision, and stability. It has the same layout and keys you’ll find on Mac keyboards, but rounded key edges and a matte coating adds satisfying feedback to your typing experience – something some find lacking on the latest Mac keyboards. For some added aesthetics, the MX Keys are also backlit, illuminating the keyboard the moment your fingers approach and then fading off when you leave the desk.
Like the Logitech MX Master 3, the MX Keys can work across devices, including other macOS or iOS devices you use. It comes with a USB-C to USB-C charging cable and a unifying receiver. It’s also able to connect via Bluetooth, with the ability to connect to up to three devices at one time (it features dedicated keys that allow you to easily switch between each).
Transcend JetDrive Lite 330 Expansion Card
Apple makes it easy to upload and store files over the internet using iCloud, but you can’t always rely on having an internet connection, especially if you’re on the go. Transcend’s JetDrive Lite 330 Expansion Card offers MacBook users an easy way to add up to 1TB of storage to their device, without the added bulk of an external hard drive. The JetDrive Lite Expansion Card occupies an SD port, so on later MacBook models, you’ll also need an SD card reader or adaptor. But it works perfectly with the latest MacBook Pro!
JetDrive Lite 330 delivers read speeds of up to 95MB/s and write speeds of up to 75MB/s, unleashing the full power of your MacBook. Once installed, you can use the JetDrive Lite 330 as an attached volume, to set up Apple Time Machine Backups, to store media libraries, or anything in-between. Transcend has also included data recovery (for accidental file deletion) and power-saving apps to improve JetDrive’s usability. Transcend also designed JetDrive Lite with chip-on-board (COB) technology, which enhances the expansion cards’ resistance to physical damage from water and dust.
Pout EYES 4 360° Macbook Riser
When you spend long hours hunched over a laptop or computer, shoulder, back and neck pain is almost inevitable. You’ll thank yourself later once you invest in a reliable laptop stand such as the Pout EYES 4 360° Macbook Riser. This stand was made for Macbooks and can support laptops up to 17".
This comfortable aluminum laptop stand has been elegantly designed to elevate your laptop to the best viewing angle for comfortable typing and viewing. It promotes a better posture, helps reduce eyestrain, neck pain, back pain and wrist pain. It features a 360-degree swivel base that allows you to easily rotate your laptop and gain easy access to ports. Additionally, you can use the space under the stand for additional storage. For example, you can place your keyboard and mouse there when not in us, or you can use a cable organiser to keep them organised down there.
The aluminum construction will also help to keep your laptop running cooler and prevent from overheating as it acts as a heat sink. Non-skid rubber feet also keeps your laptop firmly in place, preventing it from sliding off the stand.