11 of the Best New Accessories for MacBook or MacBook Pro

Apple’s MacBook and MacBook Pro computers are exceptional machines. Whether you’re a creative, a professional or a student, an Apple notebook can help you accomplish a mind-bogglingly wide range of tasks — and all in a svelte and compact form factor.

But while Mac notebooks can do a lot on their own, there are still a wide variety of accessories out there that can help maximize the capabilities of your Apple computer.

From sleeves and USB hubs to portable batteries and headphones, here are 11 of the best MacBook accessories we could find.

Best New Accessories for Your MacBook

11 DockCase Smart MacBook Sleeve

The new MacBook and MacBook Pro devices are powerful and sleek machines, but they come with a downside: a relative lack of ports. But you can save yourself the hassle of carrying a bunch of adapters and dongles with this USB-C hub.

This hub sports seven ports that can be used simultaneously — even when your MacBook is charging. That includes Thunderbolt 3, USB-C and USB 3.0, as well as Micro SD and standard SD card slots. With a svelte machined aluminum design, it also won’t stick out like a sore thumb when plugged into your Apple computer. $69.99

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10 Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones

One of the best investments you can make for your MacBook or MacBook Pro, as far as accessories go, is a high-quality pair of Bluetooth headphones. And while the Beats Studio3 isn’t the only (or the cheapest) choice on the market, it does have a particular trick up its sleeve.

In addition to excellent battery life, noise cancellation and ultra high-quality sound, the Studio3 also packs Apple’s proprietary W1 chip. That allows these headphones to seamlessly and effortlessly connect to any Apple device on your iCloud account — newer MacBooks included. $215

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9 Samsung T5 Portable SSD 500GB

This Samsung external SSD sports super fast read and write speeds in a sleek and elegant design. Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, the T5 is the perfect companion for daily carry and extended vacations or business trips.

Available in a range of storage configurations, up to 2TB, you can use the SSD for extra storage space or a Time Machine drive for backups on the go. It can also be password protected and features 256-bit hardware encryption — so it’ll keep your private files and data safe and secure. $129.99

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8 ZeroLemon ToughJuice 30,000 mAh External Battery

You might already have an external battery pack for your iPhone, but what about your MacBook? This rugged TouchJuice external battery by ZeroLemon can help keep your entire Apple ecosystem — laptop included — throughout your workflow and daily adventures.

With a massive 30,000 mAh battery, the Zero Lemon can provide hours of charge for your MacBook, MacBook Pro, and other devices. Port-wise, it sports a USB-C port, three USB ports, and one QuickCharge 2.0 port. And its tough and durable design ensures that it can survive a drop or two, so you can carry it with your no matter where your day takes you. $53.99

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7 BookArc MacBook Stand

This elegant MacBook stand by Twelve South is a multipurpose and space-saving accessory. Whether at home or in the office, it’ll keep your MacBook elevated and out of the way — protecting it from any liquid spills while also keeping your workspace a lot less cluttered.

But you can also connect an external monitor and other peripherals to turn your notebook into a desktop workstation via the macOS “closed-clamshell” mode. Available in both aluminum and wood finishes with a distinctly Apple-esque aesthetic, it’s also incredibly elegant and the perfect addition to any home or office desk. $49.99

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6 Incase City Backpack

You have a MacBook, but you need something to carry it in. While there are a plethora of choices out there as far as backpacks and briefcases, you can’t go wrong with this sleek, minimalist City Backpack by Incase that’s equally at home at work or on vacation.

It’s made out of a durable polyester weave blend with air mesh padding and adjustable shoulder straps. And it comes with a plush-lined laptop compartment to keep up to a 17-inch MacBook safe. Additional organizer pockets keep the rest of your gadgets and gear organized and safe. $71.28

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5 HomeSpot USB-C Hub

You may want a MacBook sleeve to keep your notebook clean and protected. You may also want a USB hub to get extra ports and functionality out of your laptop. Now, with this DockCase smart MacBook sleeve, you can have both.

It’s not only a stylish leather sleeve for your Apple notebook, but it also features a full-fledged USB dock — including three USB 3.0 ports, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, SD and MicroSD card slots, an ethernet port, and HDMI. It’s also thin and light enough to take with you anywhere you go. $99.99

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4 SanDisk Dual-USB Flash Drive 256GB

A USB flash drive is a really basic computer accessory, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need one. And since the newer MacBook devices have switched to USB-C, it’s handy to have a drive that can connect to your Apple computer without a dongle or hub.

This offering by SanDisk actually sports a USB-C connector and a traditional USB-A connector. That makes it incredibly versatile, allowing you to easily and quickly transfer files between a wide range of devices with differing port setups. Available in storage capacities up to 256GB. $72.90

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3 Magnetic Privacy Screen

All of the best privacy and security apps in the world can’t stop someone from simply glancing over at your MacBook Pro screen and seeing what you’re doing. That’s where this easy on, easy off privacy filter by Akamai comes in.

Just install the filter magnetically and it’ll keep your MacBook’s display away from prying eyes when viewed at an angle. It’s obviously perfect for airline flights, office settings, and studying in libraries. It also protects your display from dust and debris and can help filter out glare from bright lights and the sun. $44.99

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2 iCozzier Sleeve Bag

If you’re like many of us, you probably carry an assortment of devices, gadgets and accessories with you on a daily basis. If you do, then you might know how hard it is to keep all of that gear organized, tidy and protected from the elements.

But this iCozzier hybrid sleeve/organizer can help with that. It’s a sleek sleeve with an extra compartment that can keep all of your flash drives, SD cards, batteries, cables and peripherals tidied up. It also sports a large zippered pocket for charging accessories — and even your iPad. $18.99

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1 Screen Mom Cleaner

While there aren’t any touchscreen MacBooks yet, your notebook’s display can still get dusty and dirty through day-to-day use. A bottle of high-quality screen cleaner may not be the most exciting accessory on this list, but it might be one of the most essential.

This highly reviewed, streak-free screen cleaner is made from a plant-based formula that’s safe to use on TVs, laptop screens, and smartphone displays. Better yet, the package includes an 8oz bottle and a 2oz bottle, as well as four ultra soft microfiber cloths for safely wiping down all of the screens in your life. $16.95

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