I know, I know. We’re all still trying to figure out exactly what Apple is doing with that TouchBar thingie on the new Macbook Pros. I haven’t fooled around with it yet, so I’m not sure.
What I’m more aggravated with is that if I get a new Pro (which is likely as I’m due for an upgrade) sometime in the next 6 months, I’ve got to get an adapter just so I can hook my iPhone 7 to the computer.
Not that I would because I honestly can’t remember the last time I hooked my phone to any computer. I have a portable battery and I sync everything in the cloud. But, some folks still like to connect. Kudos to you.
Also, in case you hadn’t heard, the new Macbook Pro has ditched MagSafe and no longer has an SD card reader.
What the heck, Apple. MagSafe? Really?
So, if you’re getting a shiny new Macbook Pro, here are the top 5 USB-C accessories you’ll need to make your life more livable, if not more dongle-filled.
Griffin BreakSafe Magnetic USB-C Breakaway Power Cable
Thanks to the fine folks at Griffin, you can pick up this small adapter and slide back into the comforting arms of MagSafe. No worrying about your new Macbook Pro careening through the living room after you trip over the power cable and send it to a shattering demise into your 4K TV.
Feel safe with this adapter, which will run you just under $40.
Apple USB-C to Lightning Cable
This is the one all you direct connect folks are gonna want. With this cable, you’ll be able to connect your Lightning devices (hello iPads and iPhones) directly to your new Macbook Pro.
You would think that Apple would have made this transition a little easier but I’m guessing they really want everyone to use iCloud to sync between computer and phone. Yep, we figured out their scheme.
Pick up this cable for less than $25 while you can (they’re selling like crazy!)
Satechi Type-C USB 3.0 3 in 1 Combo Hub
In case you need to keep that SD card slot around for convenience, take a look at this handy USB-C hub that matches up pretty well with your new Macbook Pro. Originally designed for the 12-inch Macbook, I think this hub will work just fine for you until someone comes up with a new design.
The hub also features some USB 3.0 ports and a USB-C charging port, along with an SD and microSD card slot.
Too bad you’re still gonna need that Lightning to USB-C cable for your iPhone…
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