Best 10 Must-Have Accessories For The MacBook Pro M1

So, you’ve got yourself a sparkling new MacBook Pro, but what else will you need to protect it properly and get the most out of it? The problem we often see these days is that the market is oversaturated with subpar products that all claim to be the best on the market. We’ve sieved through the lot, and are now able to present you with the following list; the best accessories for MacBook Pro.

#1 – MOSISO Laptop Sleeve Bag

MOSISO Laptop Sleeve Bag Compatible with 13-13.3 inch MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Notebook Computer, Durable Polyester Horizontal Protective Carrying Case Cover, Gray

The first thing you should be looking to invest in after purchasing your MacBook Pro is a proper protective case. Not only are cases essential for when you want to store your MacBook Pro away when not in use, but they are even more useful when traveling because you won’t have to worry about the bag’s contents getting bumped or scratched so easily.

The MOSIO laptop sleeve bag is compatible with all 13 – 12.5 inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air and even comes with a handy little pocket on the front for your notepads, mouse, or earphones. Not only does the fabric feel great in your hand, but it looks super stylish too.

#2 – MOSISO Transparent Hard Case and Keyboard Cover

MOSISO Compatible with MacBook Pro 16 inch Case 2020 2019 Release A2141 with Touch Bar Touch ID, Protective Plastic Hard Shell Case & Keyboard Cover & Screen Protector & Storage Bag, Crystal Clear

If you want to keep your MacBook Pro while in use, then look no further than the stylish MOSIO plastic hardshell case and keyboard cover. Compatible with any 13 in MacBook, the hardshell case works with Retina ID as well as being fully ventilated to ensure your laptop will not overheat. As if that was not enough, this bundle also includes a bag to store your mouse and earphones in as well!

#3 – Keychron K2 Wireless/USB wired keyboard

Keychron K2 Wireless Bluetooth/USB Wired Gaming Mechanical Keyboard, Compact 84 Keys RGB LED Backlit N-Key Rollover Aluminum Frame for Mac Windows, Gateron Brown Switch, Version 2

If you’re looking for a wireless keyboard accessory for your MacBook Pro, you should look no further than the Keychron K2 Wireless/USB keyboard. The wireless capabilities of this mechanical keyboard can last for up to 72 hours of continuous typing, or if you prefer, it will also plug straight into your MacBook Pro. The backlit feature of the K2 keyboard is a must for any gamers out there, and you will no longer have to worry about getting up to turn on the light once the sun goes down!

#4 – USB C HUB Adaptor

USB C Hub, Hiearcool USB C Dongle, 7 in 1 USB C to HDMI Multiport Adapter Compatible for MacBook Pro USB C Laptops Nintendo and Other Type C Devices (4K HDMI USB3.0 SD/TF Card Reader 100W PD

I believe the picture itself should tell you all you need to know about the power of this USB C HUB adaptor. Look at how many devices you can have connected at any one time! And not only that, but it is capable of reading multiple storage devices at once, which would be a handy feature for any photographers or videographers. You can also use the Thunderbolt port to extend your MacBook Pro’s screen to another screen, whether that’s a TV, a monitor, or even a projector. 

#5 – USB C HUB HDMI Adaptor

Anker USB C Hub Adapter, 5-in-1 USB C Adapter with 4K USB C to HDMI, Ethernet Port, 3 USB 3.0 Ports, for MacBook Pro, iPad Pro, XPS, Pixelbook, and More

Next on our list of must-have MacBook Pro accessories is this sleek and stylish USB C HUB HDMI adapter in space gray. This neat little device allows you to extend one 4K UHD HDMI port, two Superspeed USB 3.0 Ports, one SD Memory Card slot, and one TF memory card slot from one USB-C/Thunderbolt 3/ Type C port. What’s not to love?

#6 – Logitech MX Master 2S Wireless Mouse

Logitech MX Master 2S Wireless Mouse – Use on Any Surface, Hyper-Fast Scrolling, Ergonomic Shape, Rechargeable, Control Upto 3 Apple Mac and Windows Computers, Graphite (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

The Logitech MX Master 2S Wireless Mouse is an impressive little beast and is worth every time (otherwise it wouldn’t have made this list!) No longer will you be scrambling for a perfectly flat, smooth surface on which to use your mouse properly. No – this little monkey will work anywhere, anytime. Simply plug the little USB into your MacBook Pro and you’re good to go! The Logitech MX Master 2S Wireless mouse will last you up to an impressive 72 hours on a single charge. Where do I sign?!

#7 – KGC Laptop Stand

Laptop Stand, Ergonomic Aluminum Computer Stand for Desk,Protable Detachable Laptop Riser Holder Compatible with MacBook Pro Air,Dell, HP, Lenovo,Samsung,10-15'' Notebook Stand

Just look at the picture for a moment. Isn’t that neat? This KGC laptop stand will easily accommodate any MacBook from 10 to 17 inches. It’s strong, rugged, and well-balanced. The KGC laptop stand is made of premium quality aluminum alloy, and the top surface of the computer stand is designed by a silicone anti-skid pad and has a protective hook on each arm. This means your MacBook Pro will be protected from scratches and sliding. The space you see beneath the stand is good for two reasons. The first of which is ventilation; ensuring your MacBook Pro will never overheat. The second reason is to tuck away any unruly cables you may have dangling from your laptop.

#8 – Brydge Vertical Dock

Brydge Vertical Dock | Compatible with 13-inch MacBook Air (2020-2018) | 2 x Thunderbolt 3 Ports | (Space Gray)

If you ask us, this is one of the most aesthetically pleasing pieces on this list. The Brydge Vertical Dock means your MacBook Pro will look like a piece of art while docking, as well as keeping cool and allowing access to your Thunderbolt ports. Once you’ve laid eyes on this piece of kit, we doubt you’ll be able to pass it by.

#9 – Matein Travel Laptop Backpack

Matein Travel Laptop Backpack, Business Anti Theft Slim Durable Laptops Backpack with USB Charging Port, Water Resistant College School Computer Bag Gifts for Men & Women Fits 15.6 Inch Notebook, Grey

A slightly different take on a carry bag than the ones we’ve seen earlier in this list. The Matein travel backpack is the perfect accessory for the traveling MacBook user. Not only can it hold any size MacBook, but it has a wide variety of pouches, zips, and nooks for all your additional pieces of tech. Although it may not look it at a glance, this backpack has a few tricks up its sleeve.

First off is the hidden anti-theft pocket at the back – perfect for deterring any wannabe thieves. The next is it comes with built-in USB charging, which is always welcome in any situation. Not only this, but because it is made of durable, water-resistant polyester, the Matein back is also super comfortable and stylish.

#10 – Lamicall Laptop Stand

Laptop Stand Adjustable, Lamicall Notebook Holder : Multi-Angle Height Ventilated Laptop Riser for Desk, 360 Rotating, Compatible with MacBook Air Pro, Dell XPS, HP More Notebooks - Gray

Let’s finish up with one more laptop stand accessory for your MacBook Pro. The Lamicall MacBook stand is elegant as it is lightweight and foldable, ergonomic, and compatible with any MacBook from sizes 10 to 17 inches. Because of the dual hinges, it is also height adjustable, which is a godsend for those of us that aren’t that ‘average’ height that most products are tailored toward with little thought to others.

Bottom Line

That about wraps it up for this list of our best accessories for MacBook Pro. Hopefully, it has brought some interesting new products to your eye or helped convince you to take the plunge on the one you were already eyeing up. Either way, you can’t go wrong with any of the above.

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About S. Santos

I am a tech columnist and blogger by trade, but I'm also an avid tennis player. In my spare time, I enjoy reviewing gadgets and gizmos from the world of tech.

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