I bought a MacBook pro with Retina Display some time ago, but I had never set it up as a desktop unit. The Thunderbolt connections can offer output up to 2 large monitors, and it seemed I was missing a lot not using that functionality.
However, I found that it was really hard to find some reliable accessories for the MacBook Pro. Thus I began to search for my preferred accessories after taking a look at Amazon reviews and recommendations from numerous customers. Here are some essential desktop accessories for the MacBook.
HiRise Stands ($70)
You can easily get various brands of stands for your laptop in the market. Most of them come with awkward heights, and as per the location of your monitor, it is likely that you need to do a lot of awkward measuring before getting it right. The HiRise can be adjusted easily and it is strong too. It can even match up with other monitors pretty easily. It is costly, but the overall looks and build quality matches with other products of Apple. You can also get the HiRise for Mac from the TwelveSouth that can elevate your Mac or iMac up to a more pleasant level. You may also store some accessories inside it if you like.
The BassJump ($70)
The speakers on the MacBook pro are pretty beefy, but it is not the same with their bass. The BassJump can be the best solution for this issue. It connects via the local USB port and offers a whole new level of bass. The BassJump allow you to have the level of bass that most of the Mac laptops are unable to offer.
The Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 ($60)
There is no problem with the original Mac keyboard ($50), but after some time I decided to get the official Bluetooth version ($70). However, I really missed the number pad and began to search for another wireless keyboard, and then I happen to find the Logitech wireless. The wireless solar keyboard from Logitech works fine. It offers lagless, strong wireless signal, and it is powered by sun rather than the batteries. Keys are soft and clicky. According to the company, it can last for 3 months in complete darkness with a full charge, but it will never drop below 41 lumens even in the relatively low-light conditions. It is really one of the best keyboards I have ever used. Use it and you’ll know the difference.
The Plugable 7-Port USB 3.0 Hub ($50)
The latest version of MacBook Pro comes with only two USB 3.0 ports. They can fill up quite easily and quickly. And it is difficult to get a reliable, good USD hub. The Plugable 7-Port USB 3.0 Hub can a good choice. It is priced reasonably, comes along with a plug and works perfectly. You can easily use a combination of USB 3.0 and 2.0 devices without having any problems. If you have to use different accessories at the same time, then you will find this hub quite useful.