15 Best MacBook Accessories for Working at Home

MacBook owners are a special breed. Whether it’s a MacBook Pro or Macbook Air, we jump through numerous hoops with these proprietary laptops.  Often, we pay more than our peers, but we understand the tradeoffs, especially if we also have an iPhone or iPad. MacBooks tend to last forever, and the sleek design is incomparable. They’re also excellent choices for creatives, such as graphic designers and video editors.

But MacBooks are finicky (can you say Thunderbolt ports?), and don’t play well with the other tech products. And this makes it rather difficult to find helpful items that are compatible with MacBooks.  However, we  were able to located the 15 best MacBook accessories.

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Tips for Purchasing MacBook Accessories

During the process of researching the best accessories for this article, we noticed a few Amazon customers complaining that their MacBook accessories don’t work as advertised. However, upon closer inspection, it appears that sometimes, the customers are not reading the specs carefully. For example, a manufacturer indicates that a specific keyboard protector is designed for a 13” MacBook Pro – Thunderbolt only. However, one customer complained that it doesn’t fit their 1990 15.4 inch MacBook Pro.

It’s very important to read the specs carefully to ensure that you purchase the model that will fit your particular Macbook.

If you haven’t already, familiarize yourself with your MacBook specs. For example, do you have the new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro 13”, or MacBook Pro 16”? Do you have Thunderbolt ports, Thunderbolt 2 ports, Thunder 3 ports? USB-A ports or USB-C ports? The answers to these questions will determine the type of peripherals that you’ll need.

These are some of the more recent MacBooks:

MacBook Air (Retina, 13” 2020)

MacBook Pro (16”, 2019)

MacBook Pro (13”, 2019, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)

MacBook Air (Retina, 13”, 2019)

MacBook Pro (13”, 2019, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports)

MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2019)

MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018)

MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018)

MacBook Pro (13, 2018, Four Thunderbolt ports)

MacBook Pro (15”, 2017)

MacBook Pro (13”, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports)

MacBook Pro (13”, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)

MacBook (Retina, 12”, 2017)

MacBook Air (13”, 2017)

Here’s something else to keep in mind: Just because a manufacturer says their product is MacBook compatible doesn’t mean that it is. We’ve did extensive research to find products that truly work harmoniously with Apple’s popular laptops.

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