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If you're going to buy the new M2 MacBook Pro, you'll probably need new accessories. Here are the best peripherals, cables, accessories, and more to complete your purchase.
By now, you've likely purchased cases and bags for your MacBook. Whether you're looking to reduce neck and eye strain, desire more ports, or require a stronger power cable that the cat has a harder time destroying, we've curated a list of the best accessories that complement, enhance, or simplify the M2 MacBook Pro user experience.
Leniton 4-in-1 USB-C Hub
The Leniton 4-in-1 USB-C hub is lightweight for your commute, easy to use, and has a high data transfer speed of up to 5 Gbps. With this hub, you can simultaneously charge your laptop up to 100W while transferring data.
It is designed for use with portable devices such as wired keyboards, USB flash drives, and 2.5mm external disks.
It includes a quick plug-and-play feature that does away with external drivers. It has a sleek design to match your MacBook, including a 2.5D unibody aluminum alloy exterior, ionized finish, reinforced TPE cable coating, and EMI protection to prevent interference with wireless devices.
The Leniton 4-in-1 USB-C Hub is available in gold, silver, rose gold, and space gray from Amazon for $16.98. At press time, an on-page coupon is knocking 10% off.
Mobile Pixels Duex Plus Portable Monitor
The Mobile Pixels Duex Plus Portable Monitor is a fantastic purchase for the gamer, educator who regularly presents, or general multitasker. If you are looking for a portable Full HP laptop screen extender for work or play, this is an excellent choice.
It includes a 13.3-inch diagonal screen, a large viewing area, and 16:9 aspect ratio. It also features an auto-rotation display, is lightweight and portable, and has multi-device compatibility — with any laptop that includes a USB-C or USB-A port.
To reduce eye strain, simply switch on the eye-care mode. To suit your needs, you can also take advantage of its portrait, landscape, kickstand, and presentation modes. Though it appears to be sizeable in photos, it only weighs a mere 1.3 lbs and is 0.25 inches thick.
The Mobile Pixels Duex Plus Portable Monitor normally retails for $299, but is currently on sale at Amazon.
Soundance Laptop Stand
If you started to work from home during the pandemic and have yet to purchase an appropriate MacBook Pro stand, you've likely garnered some neck and shoulder pain over the last two years.
Neck and shoulder strain is unavoidable after spending long hours working on a laptop, but paired with proper sitting technique and mouse placement, the Soundance laptop stand is a great option to mitigate the discomfort.
This stand is sturdy, portable, and never wobbles while you type. The rubber feet prevent the stand from slipping during an accidental desk bump. It is detachable, easy to install without the use of tools, and elevates your laptop by six inches — to the perfect eye level — to prevent hunching.
The holder is comprised of two holder "hands" instead of an entire solid bottom, which helps with ventilation. To maximize desk space, you can store office items underneath the stand.
For those who must commute with the stand, it is easily disassembled after your work day into three parts.
Twelve South BookArc
The Twelve South BookArc was designed exclusively for MacBooks. It is a space-saver for your busy work desk, keeping it handy in an upright cradle for the next time you need quick access.
It would be perfect for the architect or writer who needs desk space for drafting by hand, placing the laptop out of the way — yet accessible.
The BookArc allows you to connect your external monitor and your favorite keyboard and mouse, turning your MacBook into a desktop dock. The integrated cable catch keeps your wires from falling when disconnected — which otherwise become trip hazards or fall victim to teething pets.
The BookArc elevates your MacBook from those accidental coffee spills, and overall, gives your workspace a less cluttered, minimalist feel. Finally, it is aesthetically pleasing; the contemporary aluminum finish complements the look of your MacBook.
Logitech MX Master 3S Mouse
MacBook trackpads work well for the average user but a proper mouse will do wonders to mitigate the pesky neck and shoulder pain we highlighted earlier.
This cordless mouse will enhance productivity with its ergonomic design, long battery life, and customizable features.
Graphic designers, editors of film and books, and coders will enjoy the mouse's accuracy, speed, product design, and various settings. It is comfortable for every activity that requires clicking or scrolling, and is ultra-fast and precise. Unlike other mouses, the scrolling wheels will not distract the user or surrounding workmates, spinning silently.
The mouse has received an upgrade from its predecessor in the clicks department, offering 90% quieter clicks.
The mouse includes an 8K DPI sensor, allowing it to track any surface — even glass. With this feature, the user is able to scroll 1,000 lines per second. It supports cross-computer control across multiple screens, with the capability to pair up to three devices via Bluetooth.
Sometimes, cordless accessories can become cumbersome when we must charge them every two seconds; this mouse will last for up to 70 days on a full charge. A 1-minute charge will power the mouse for up to 3 hours.
The Logitech MS Master 3S is available from Amazon for $99.99.
Native Union Type-C Belt Cable Pro
In case you're looking for something a little more durable to charge your MacBook Pro, we recommend the Native Union Type-C Belt Cable Pro for longevity.
The material is fashioned of a braided nylon coating and reinforced with shielding around the connectors. Its maximum charging speed is 100W, which outdoes the 60W charging capabilities of the power cable that Apple provides when purchasing your MacBook.
The charger cable is a tangle-proof eight feet long — perfect for those who need a longer range — and weighs a mere 7.7 ounces. Unlike the Apple power cable where you must listen for the ding that indicates your computer is charging, this cable includes a built-in LED light indicator that illuminates when plugged in.
For those who travel or commute often, it is not as fragile or tangle-happy as the cable Apple provides, holding up for years to come.
The Native Union Type-C Belt Cable Pro comes in five colors and available from Amazon for $34.99.
Clean Screen Wizard Screen Cleaner Wipes
We're proud of the tech we have. That's why we want to keep our laptops as immaculate and like-new as possible.
Smudges, dirt, and oil are inevitable when spending long hours working at your laptop. These Clean Screen Wizard Screen Cleaner Wipes will do the trick, keeping your MacBook Pro looking as sharp as the first day you brought it home.
They are safe for screens and are made of an anti-static microfiber cloth. The fabric removes fingerprints, oil, keypad imprints, grime, smudges, dust, moisture, and sweat. If you have the habit of eating at your desk while working, these wipes are a must-have.
They are reusable and washable (by hand), lint-free, non-scratching, and provide a streak-free result. The cloths come in a pack of six, including 1 large, 2 medium, and 3 small cloths for those tough-to-get between-the-keys crevices.
For persistent smudges, simply dampen the cleaning wipe using a minimal amount of water and wipe away.
The Clean Screen Wizard Cleaning Cloth is available from Amazon for $23.15.