The best accessories for MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro
Displays & monitors
External hard drives
Cases and bags
So you’ve just bought a shiny new MacBook – we are jealous. It may have bankrupted you, but good grief it’s amazing. Depending on which MacBook you’ve plumped for, you may be weighing up the purchase of a few accessories to get the most out of it.
We review and use tons of MacBook accessories every day, so here are the categories you should consider, with links to all our in depth articles with the best buying advice possible. Just make sure that you have the right adapters if they are necessary – this is particularly important when considering a display, or if you own the 12-inch MacBook, with its one USB-C port!
Go forth and accessorise.
The best accessories for MacBook: Mice
MacBooks have the best trackpads on the market; responsive, agile, smooth, etc. However, if you use your laptop everyday as a desktop replacement, you may well want and prefer a mouse to stop your hand cramping up like a raven’s claw.
Click here for our round up of the best mice for MacBook
The best accessories for MacBook: Keyboards
The MacBook’s keyboards are excellent – you can type for hours. However, if you prefer to raise your screen to desktop height, there are plenty of great ones to choose from.
Click here to see our pick of the best keyboards for MacBook
The best accessories for MacBook: Adapters
The latest MacBook (not Air or Pro, just MacBook) only has one USB-C port. This means you;ll probably have to invest in some adapters, particularly for using certain accessories like displays, mice and keyboards if they aren’t wireless. You;ll certainly need one for most external hard drives.
Here are the best USB-C adapters and cables for the 12-inch MacBook
The best accessories for MacBook: Speakers
Whether you need a speaker for a presentation or simply chilling out in front of a film, there’s a lot of Bluetooth speakers to choose from (we prefer the no-wires option where possible).
Here are our picks of the best Bluetooth speakers for MacBooks.
The best accessories for MacBook: Headphones
Wired or wireless? The MacBook doesn’t come with headphones, so you may want to invest in a pair for work, play and everything in between. Obviously it’s a purchase that you can also use on your iPhone and iPad, so it’s a worthy investment.
Here are the best wired headphones for MacBook.
Here are the best Bluetooth headphones for MacBook.
The best accessories for MacBook: Printers
Even as computing moves more into the cloud, with files shared and collaborated on digitally, there are still uses for the humble printer. Whether you’re bashing out your final year dissertation or printing off the quarterly earnings report, there’s a printer for you and your MacBook.
Click here for our round up of the best printers for MacBook.