Best MacBook Accessories We’ve Tested and Reviewed (2024)

The MacBook is a robust machine. Whether or not you are utilizing a MacBook Air for net looking and sending emails or a MacBook Professional for graphics-intensive initiatives like video modifying and 3D design, Apple’s laptops can deal with a variety of actions. However to reinforce your expertise, I counsel throwing some equipment into the combination.

No matter your MacBook of choice or the work you are utilizing it for, a slew of peripherals can pair along with your pc, like laptop computer stands, keyboards, charging bricks, and exterior shows. We have examined dozens over the previous yr, and these are the perfect MacBook equipment to streamline your workflow and unlock your machine’s full potential. That is in no way an exhaustive listing, as there are an innumerable variety of equipment, so we’ll all the time be on the hunt for extra to check. Try our Best Work-From-Home Gear information for different suggestions.

Up to date June 2024: We have added new equipment together with the Department Adjustable Laptop computer Stand, Casetify Snap Case, UGreen 360-degree Rotating Laptop computer Stand, Logitech Cloud Palm Relaxation, 27-inch Philips Creator Collection 4K USB-C Monitor, and extra. We additionally added a brand new Do Not Advocate part.

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Charging Adapters

MacBooks have grow to be extra battery environment friendly, however you need to nonetheless carry a spare charger while you head out the door. The default one within the field is cumbersome and might recharge just one system at a time, so strive these alternate options. For extra charging picks, try our Best Work-From-Home Gear and Best Portable Battery Packs guides.

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This is among the slimmest and most compact 65-watt chargers we have ever examined. It dished out practically 60 watts to the 2020 MacBook Pro with M1 and totally recharged it in an hour and a half (from 0 to one hundred pc!). It has a soft-touch really feel that is a pleasant improve over most plasticky chargers, and the plugs fold in sideways so it maintains a slim profile. It stayed put in quite a lot of retailers and, because the USB-C port is on the backside, it by no means fell off the wall, not like sure chunky chargers. Better of all, you get a braided, 6-foot, 100-watt cable within the field.


I am consistently on the go, and I tend to neglect to pack both my iPhone charger or MacBook charger. Apple’s dual-port USB-C energy adapter has saved me many late-night journeys to Finest Purchase. It comes with two USB-C ports, which lets me recharge my MacBook Air and iPhone concurrently. It is fairly compact, so I toss it into my duffle bag or tote. It is rated at 35 watts, so it is highly effective sufficient to recharge an iPad Professional, iPhone 14 Professional Max, and extra. It’s going to recharge a MacBook Air simply nice, although extra power-hungry MacBook Professional fashions would require one thing extra highly effective.

For Energy-Hungry Machines

When you have a MacBook Professional, go for Satechi’s 108-watt wall charger. It is on the bigger facet, however it’s not as huge because the one from Apple. It comes with three USB-C ports, every with the flexibility to cost at 100 watts if just one system is linked—good for the 16-inch MacBook Pro. Nonetheless, if you wish to cost three devices directly, it will cost them at 45, 30, and 30 watts, respectively, 58, 30, and 20 watts, or 65, 20, and 20 watts, relying on what you are charging. The plug folds up too.

A Highly effective Moveable Battery Pack

An outlet won’t all the time be inside arm’s attain, so it is price maintaining a transportable charger useful. You’ll find various nice, compact, and low-cost transportable chargers in our Best Portable Battery Packs information, however this one from Zendure has a 26,800-mAh capability (the utmost you’ll be able to tackle a flight) and comes with 4 USB-C ports—two that may dish out 100 watts and two that output 20 watts every. We had no points fast-charging MacBooks (you will seemingly be capable to get shut to 2 full expenses out of it), along with iPhones and different smartphones. A small OLED show reveals the remaining energy as a proportion and in watt-hours.

Different Nice Chargers

  • Nomad 65-Watt Dual-Port Charger for $70: Need two USB-C ports as an alternative of 1? This charger is not as compact or slim because the Sirius above, however you get two ports, every of which might output 65 watts when used alone. Plug two gadgets in and the highest will ship 45 watts and the underside can do 20 watts. The plugs fold up, and it appears tremendous glossy.
  • Satechi 165-Watt GaN Four-Port Charger for $120: When you have a whole lot of gadgets round your desk, it is a handy-dandy charger. It has just a little stand to prop it up and a brief twine that goes out to an outlet. The 4 USB-C ports output 100 watts every, however you will get sufficient energy to juice up two MacBook Professional fashions concurrently.

Laptop computer Instances

It would not take a lot to scratch or ding the aluminum on a MacBook. It is good to get a laptop computer case or sleeve to maintain it protected.

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This case is accessible for just a few MacBook fashions, however I have been utilizing it with the 16-inch MacBook Professional (2021). It has exact cutouts for all of the ports, rubberized toes that forestall it from sliding, and air flow to maintain the MacBook from overheating. For this particular mannequin, the case is available in clear, pink, and black. It does add a noticeable heft to the 16-inch MacBook Professional—which is already a heavy laptop computer. You’ll find these hardshell instances for different MacBook models here.


If you’d like a extra enjoyable, eccentric laptop computer case, Casetify has loads of choices. I have been utilizing this cute case Busy by Milkkoyo case for the 15-inch MacBook Air (2024) and the I’m Busy MacBook case by tabetaaii for the 13-inch MacBook Air (2022). It is sturdy, the cutouts are correct for all of the ports, and the rubberized toes on the backside hold it in place. As with most instances, it does add some weight to it. And, for those who select one of many clear instances (like those I have been testing) the matte end is usually a fingerprint magnet, however it’s simple to wipe off.

I examined the usual variations, however Casetify discontinued these. You’ll, nevertheless, have the selection between its Impact and Bounce cases which come outfitted with bumpers on the edges for additional safety. They’re costlier, however for those who’re the kind that drops their MacBook typically, it is seemingly the higher selection for you.

A Laptop computer Pores and skin

The 15-inch MacBook Air (8/10, WIRED Recommends) in Starlight is beautiful, however it’s robust to hide scratches or dings on such a faint coloration. And whereas I would sometimes go for a case, I did not need to add any further weight or bulk to a slim, light-weight laptop computer. This pores and skin from dbrand was the proper answer. It is tremendous skinny, simple to put in, and is precisely lower to suit the MacBook. It is textured too, which provides it a high-end really feel and a glossy look. It is also sturdy for essentially the most half. I noticed just a few dings on the pores and skin itself— which technically means it is doing its job defending the MacBook—however I shortly buffed them out with a hair dryer.

It additionally is available in a ton of enjoyable colours and prints, and the choice to customise your package. Dbrand despatched me the Deluxe Kit in Off Pink, which comes with the highest pores and skin, backside pores and skin, trackpad pores and skin, palm relaxation pores and skin, and microfiber material. It is costlier, however it’s an excellent choice if you wish to defend each inch of your MacBook. In any other case, you’ll be able to go for the Essential Kit which comes with solely the highest and backside skins. They’re out there for quite a lot of different MacBook models too.

Laptop computer Sleeves

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I have been utilizing the 16-inch model and it appears simply as cute in individual because it does on-line. The puffiness offers loads of safety, and the velcro closure is robust sufficient that I am by no means nervous the laptop computer will slide out. I have been utilizing it with the 15-inch MacBook Air, which leaves house for me to squeeze my keyboard and mouse into the sleeve as nicely. There’s additionally a 13-inch/14-inch model for individuals who have smaller MacBooks.


Choose a extra luxe expertise? WIRED evaluations editor Julian Chokkattu has had expertise with Harber London’s full-grain leather-based sleeve. The within is lined with wool felt to maintain your machine scratch-free, and the black or tan leather-based exudes luxurious. It matches quite a lot of MacBook fashions, together with the 16-inch M2-powered version. The flap stays shut due to magnets, so your MacBook will not simply slip out. You may even cost the laptop computer whereas it is within the sleeve.

Different Nice Sleeves:

  • Moft Laptop Carry Sleeve for $60: If I am working straight off my MacBook, I want a laptop computer stand. Nevertheless it’s annoying to hold round on a regular basis after I’m working in numerous areas. The Moft Laptop computer Carry Sleeve solves that drawback for me. It is a sleeve that doubles as a laptop computer stand, with the choice to decide on between two totally different heights. You may as well use the built-in pocket to retailer further objects like a charger or earbuds. The sleeve is on the bigger facet although (I used it with the 15-inch MacBook Air), so it isn’t the best to suit into backpacks. However I might sometimes carry it or throw it into my tote bag.
  • Casetify Happy Doodles Laptop Sleeve for $52: As with its laptop computer instances, Casetify additionally affords a bunch of enjoyable sleeves. I have been utilizing this cute one with the 15-inch MacBook Air. It isn’t as cushiony and roomy because the Baggu model, however it nonetheless affords sufficient padding to guard your laptop computer. Plus, the lovable print all the time brightens my day.

Hubs and Docks

If the restricted port choice in your MacBook Air or older MacBook Professional frustrates you, spend money on a USB hub or dock. Hubs are reasonably priced dongles that present additional USB ports, SD card readers, and a headphone jack. Docks are meant for use at your desk, as a result of they’re bigger, supply much more ports in higher selection (like Ethernet), and so they sometimes include their very own energy provide. Try our Best USB Hubs and Docks guide for extra.

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That is at the moment our favourite hub in our information to Best USB Hubs and Docks. It packs a number of USB-C ports, that are additionally conveniently labeled by their most pace. WIRED reviewer, Eric Ravenscraft, stated he persistently acquired speeds of 850 to 900 megabytes per second on the quickest USB-C port, whereas the fourth can attain over 400 MB/s. It will probably deal with beefier duties in minutes too, like transferring a whole bunch of gigabytes of 6K footage inside minutes. The one gripe is that it would not have any USB-A ports, however that is grow to be a standard criticism for laptops and equipment alike.


Ugreen Revodok Professional 211 Docking Station

Ugreen’s Revodok Professional 211 Docking Station is extra of a combination between a dock and hub, however it packs loads of ports and energy. You will get three USB ports (one USB-C and two USB-A) that, in testing, hit as much as 900 MB/s of information switch speeds. It is also an excellent selection for anybody utilizing multiple monitor at their desk. You should utilize it to attach a multimonitor setup, together with equipment like a keyboard, mouse, and headphones. It is price noting the docking station is barely heavy however compact.

If You Have an iPhone

Trying to do away with the facility strip at your desk? Look no additional than Anker’s MagGo 637. You should utilize the entrance MagSafe wireless charger to recharge your iPhone whereas the again is house to quite a lot of ports together with two USB-C ports, two USB-A ports, and three AC retailers. A kind of USB-C ports has an output of 65 watts, which is lots to cost a MacBook—providing you with an all-in-one charging station in a compact orb.


When you’re regularly at a desk, it is good, although not obligatory, to spend money on a greater keyboard. Particularly for those who’re on the lookout for a extra tactile sensation with a mechanical keyboard. You’ll want to try our Best Keyboards guide for extra.

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Ever since Apple debuted the brand new Magic Keyboard on its MacBooks in 2021, it has been tough for me to discover a third-party keyboard that feels related (if not precisely the identical). That is remedied with Apple’s very personal exterior keyboard. It is costly, however it’s a pleasant approach to totally replicate the MacBook setup. It comes outfitted with a Contact ID button, which you should utilize to log in, pay for purchases, and obtain apps, in addition to a quantity pad. It has the identical actual operate row keys as M-series MacBooks—full with playback buttons, a Mission Management key, and a devoted Do Not Disturb button.

When you do not want this full-size model, there’s additionally the Magic Keyboard with Touch ID ($149), and the essential Magic Keyboard ($99).


We have been already followers of Logitech’s MX mechanical keyboard line previous to making an attempt the Mac model, however this mimics the expertise of your MacBook keyboard just a little higher. There is a Do Not Disturb key and the flexibility to program the operate row key with Apple’s personal apps like Last Reduce Professional, Keynote, Pictures, Safari, and extra, utilizing the Logi Choices+ app—along with different Mac-specific shortcuts. In contrast to the unique MX mechanical keyboard, you do not have a selection between clicky, linear, or tactile switches. It is solely out there with tactile quiet switches, that are supreme for those who sometimes work round different folks, because it’s quieter. The low-profile keys are nonetheless satisfying to kind on all day. It is slim and light-weight so it is a good choice to journey with as nicely.

Different Nice Keyboards

  • The Das Keyboard MacTigr for $190: Steep worth apart, this keyboard (9/10, WIRED Recommends) has a devoted Mac structure, Cherry MX Crimson switches (that do not get too loud), a high-quality all-metal construct, and a two-port USB-C hub.
  • Keychron Q1 Pro Mechanical Keyboard for $199: The Q1 Professional is WIRED evaluations editor Julian Chokkattu’s present every day driver. You should utilize it wired or wirelessly by way of Bluetooth, and there are a number of colours and switches to select from (it is RGB-backlit too). The purple switches aren’t too loud however are nonetheless clicky, and there is a pretty knob for quantity management. It is hot-swappable, so you’ll be able to change the switches everytime you like, and the PBT keycaps have not proven any put on after 5 months of rigorous use.
  • Keychron K3 Pro Ultra-Slim Wireless Mechanical Keyboard for $94: The K3 is one other good wi-fi keyboard however it’s slim and compact. It has low-profile keys with a tactile click on, RGB lighting, and round 4 to 5 days of battery life (you can cost by way of the USB-C charging port). You will additionally get support for Via if you would like further software program customization.
  • Nuphy Air75 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard for $110: That is my present every day driver, however it’s additionally my go-to keyboard for touring as a result of it is so light-weight. (Nuphy additionally despatched me an excellent useful carrying case to guard it whereas in my bag.) The low-profile PBT keys are quiet however clicky—you will have the selection between quite a lot of low-profile switches which can be additionally hot-swappable—and can be utilized wired or wirelessly with Bluetooth. It additionally has a very nice, retro aesthetic.

A Wrist Relaxation

I’ve by no means used a wrist relaxation earlier than. And, in line with Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, the extreme strain a wrist wrest places on the fragile tendons beneath the wrists could cause carpal tunnel syndrome and tenosynovitis (irritation of the sheath surrounding tendons). However when my colleague, Nena Farrell, reviewed the Logitech Aurora Assortment (7/10, WIRED Review), I could not resist the cute cloud palm relaxation (which you should purchase individually from the remainder of the gathering). Other than trying cute—particularly subsequent to my pink Nuphy Halo75 V2 mechanical keyboard—it is also tremendous comfy. However, as Nena stated in her evaluation, it is acquired peak to it. So, you will need to use it with both a mechanical keyboard or one other taller keyboard for essentially the most pleasant expertise.


A good mouse is vital for essentially the most comfy expertise. We have got you lined with each an ergonomic choice (to maintain wrist ache at bay) and an exterior trackpad for those who genuinely benefit from the one in your MacBook. We have got tons extra suggestions in our Best Gaming Mice guide.

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This ergonomic wi-fi mouse from Logitech is nice for those who spend a whole lot of time at your desk and endure from some wrist ache. The Carry, because the title suggests, mechanically lifts your palm away from the desk—stopping your nerves from getting pinched. It has glorious battery life too; our unit has gone for greater than a yr with no need new batteries. You may program the buttons on the mouse to set off Mac-specific options utilizing Logitech’s companion app. For instance, I’ve programmed my mouse to allow Do Not Disturb, Mission Management, the Emojis menu, and Display seize with a click on of a button. You may as well customise the buttons to open Apple’s apps like Last Reduce Professional, Keynote, Pictures, Safari, and extra.


When you’re already used to the trackpad in your MacBook, then you’ll be able to’t go fallacious with the exterior Magic Trackpad. It has the identical Multi-Contact gestures and Pressure Contact expertise, so there is no studying curve concerned. It mechanically pairs along with your MacBook for seamless connectivity. Whereas the battery ought to final you a few month, the trackpad comes with a woven USB-C to Lightning cable to cost it.

Laptop computer Stands

Propping your MacBook up on a laptop computer stand can make sure you’re not craning your neck to stare on the display screen. We have got lots extra in our Best Laptop Stands guide.

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Department’s laptop computer stand now holds the highest spot in our information to Best Laptop Stands. You may simply alter it to any angle you want and it raises laptops from 2 to 7(ish) inches. WIRED reviewer Medea Giordano says it is sturdy too, so it would not bounce round for those who’re working off your laptop computer as an alternative of utilizing an exterior monitor. With a fairly wooden prime and an aluminum base and legs, it is also aesthetically pleasing. And, at $65, it is much more reasonably priced than a whole lot of different stands we have examined.


One of the best half about having a laptop computer is that it is transportable, permitting you to work from nearly anyplace at any time. However for those who’re the kind who likes to work utilizing an exterior keyboard and mouse, it may be annoying to must additionally carry your equipment all over the place. Logitech’s Casa Pop-Up Desk (9/10, WIRED Review) is a good answer to this particular problem. The included keyboard and trackpad match neatly right into a compact case that doubles as a laptop computer stand (which holds your laptop computer in place utilizing magnets). It is costly, however it’s a perfect selection for those who’re the kind who is consistently understanding of espresso retailers, the library, or travels loads.

Different Nice Laptop computer Stands

  • Flexispot Adjustable Table With Wheels for $100: WIRED reviewer Julian Chokkattu has been utilizing this rollable desk in numerous spots in his condominium. You may alter the peak and since the stand is not centered, you’ll be able to pull it beneath a mattress or sofa to convey the desktop near you.
  • Twelve South Curve Flex for $80: With the flexibility to flex the stand as much as 22 inches excessive, I can alter it relying on my setup—whether or not I am utilizing an exterior monitor or working solely off the MacBook. It’s additionally tremendous compact and transportable. I fold it up and throw it in my bag every time I am working outdoors of my condominium. My solely criticism is that, whilst you can alter the stand’s angle as much as 45 levels, it’s too wobbly to kind on for those who’re utilizing the laptop computer’s keyboard.
  • UGreen 360-degree Rotating Laptop Stand for $60: I am consistently transferring stuff round my desk, however I alter the viewing angle of my exterior monitor and laptop computer stand essentially the most typically. That is why I like UGreen’s rotating laptop computer stand. I can simply alter the place of my MacBook with out having to reposition your complete stand. This particularly is useful for after I must entry the ports on the facet. If you do not need it to consistently transfer round, there is a lock mechanism that retains it in place at no matter angle you select.
  • Twelve South BookArc for $30: This is not essentially the most aesthetically pleasing laptop computer stand, however it’s an excellent choice when you’ve got an M3-powered MacBook Air and need to make the most of its help for 2 exterior screens—which solely works for those who hold the laptop computer’s lid closed. It is sturdy, well-built, and packs help for quite a lot of MacBook fashions (so long as you’ve got the right insert).

Desk Mats

A desk mat is not obligatory in your workspace, however it provides a pleasant contact. It will probably additionally make every little thing look a bit extra organized and simply plain fairly. They will double as a mousepad for anybody utilizing an exterior mouse.

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I have been utilizing this one at my desk, which provides me sufficient room to put my keyboard, mouse, pocket book, and low mug. It feels good, appears glossy, and is simple to wash (I’ve managed to wipe up unintentional spills with no hassle). This desk mat is available in quite a lot of enjoyable colours together with darkish orange, mild inexperienced, and blue. Because it’s felt, it slides round barely—however I have been utilizing it on a glass desk. When you’re nervous about this, get the Grovemade Matte Desk Pad instead. It is pricier, however the cork backside retains it from transferring round.


This desk mat options one coloration on both sides—that method, you’ll be able to flip between colours everytime you’d like to vary issues up. It is made from polyurethane leather-based, however it appears fairly and my mouse glides easily excessive. Like Grovemade’s desk mat, it is simple to wash too.

Exterior Displays

Utilizing an exterior monitor helps me get more work done. A lot in order that I now have hassle working with out one. It provides your apps extra respiration room so nothing feels too cramped, particularly on a 13-inch MacBook. Head over to our Best Monitors guide for different picks.

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That is one among our prime picks in our Information to Finest Displays. It is small for a 4K display screen and it has a 60-Hz refresh rate, however it delivers vibrant, crisp image high quality with a fast menu of display screen settings that will let you select the perfect brightness and coloration relying on what you are utilizing it for. It additionally comes with a USB-C and HDMI enter together with a built-in KVM change to conveniently change between two laptops or a laptop computer and a gaming console. You may join your laptop computer to the monitor by way of a USB-C twine, however it additionally comes with a ton of further cords together with a USB-C to USB-C with USB 3.2 Gen 2 help, a USB-C to USB-A, an HDMI, and a DisplayPort.


This Asus 24-inch Full HD monitor is a pleasant, cheap method so as to add a second display screen to your workstation. The 1080-pixel decision is sharp, although colours can look barely oversaturated. You may tweak this within the show’s settings. It comes with a tilt-adjustable stand that works nicely, but when your desk is already too cluttered, it helps the VESA mounting normal so you’ll be able to put it on an arm mount.

A Moveable Monitor

Largely spend time working in espresso retailers? A conveyable monitor is a good companion for a MacBook, making it a lot simpler to multitask and get extra finished. This one has an OLED panel, so you will get some pretty deep blacks and vibrant colours. It comes with a canopy that doubles as a kickstand plus the important cables. Simply plug it into your machine utilizing the USB-C cable. Simply keep in mind that it’ll drain your MacBook’s battery sooner, so it is clever to plug it into an influence supply when you’ll be able to (the display screen will then be capable to get brighter too).

An Built-in Moveable Monitor

This transportable show sticks to the again of your MacBook by way of magnets. When you do not thoughts completely leaving 4 magnets on the corners of your machine, then this is among the best methods so as to add a second display screen to your setup, and it would not take any desk house because it hangs off the again of your display screen. Simply slide out the 13-inch show while you want it and join the USB-C cable. It provides some bulk and thickness however you’ll be able to simply take away the show every time you do not want it.


There’s truthfully no “greatest” backpack as a result of has totally different preferences and types. Browse our Best Laptop Backpacks guide for extra suggestions, however these are just a few standouts.

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This Tom Bihn bag is dear, however WIRED reviewer Adrienne So says it is her favourite, primarily for its considerate design. There is a zippered water bottle pocket in the midst of the backpack (as an alternative of the facet), pen pockets in flaps on the facet for simple entry as an alternative of within the center, and an exterior comprised of Bluesign-certified 400-denier ballistic nylon. Every bag additionally has a lifetime assure. The dense cloth and {hardware} (zippers, buckles, and O-rings) do make it just a little heavy although. We suggest going with the 22-liter option. This bag will solely match a 13-inch MacBook Professional and MacBook Air (2018 and later).


The Herschel Heritage is a extra reasonably priced choice and our favourite price range bag. On the within, you will discover a 15-inch laptop computer sleeve to suit a 13-inch MacBook or 14-inch MacBook Professional, with loads of room to pack in additional provides. It is tremendous sturdy too. WIRED reviewer Medea Giordano says it solely began to point out indicators of damage after a number of years of use. Our solely gripe is the shortage of a water bottle compartment.

Different Nice Backpacks

  • Rains Backpack Mini for $95: The Rains BackPack Mini is essentially the most fashionable decide in our Best Laptop Backpacks guide. It is engaging, practical, and matches a 13-inch MacBook together with just a few different equipment. When you’re nervous it is too small, we additionally just like the bigger 13-liter version for $125.
  • JanSport Pro Pack System for $150: JanSport’s backpacks have all the time been dependable, and the Professional Pack System is not any totally different. It has a 15-inch laptop computer plush laptop computer compartment, together with loads of pockets to suit further equipment like notebooks, water bottles, and pens. The entrance pack can also be removable, which you should utilize as a cross-body bag.
  • Harber London Leather City Backpack for $482: It is costly, however this all-leather bag is at the moment WIRED evaluations editor Julian Chokkattu’s favourite. It will probably match as much as a 16-inch MacBook in a devoted sleeve, has house for a spare pill or a Nintendo Swap, and features a few pouches in the primary compartment and within the entrance zippered pocket for group. It is cozy to put on, and he is obtained loads of compliments on it.
  • Herschel Orion Backpack Mid-Volume for $120: I have been carrying this backpack round all over the place for over a yr. I needed one which not solely match all my belongings however regarded engaging. It has been my go-to on journeys (the bags trolley sleeve on the again makes it simple to hold by means of airports) and when attending work occasions. With a separate compartment for my 15-inch MacBook Air, there’s loads of room left in the primary compartment for every little thing else together with my curling iron, make-up bag, and garments.


Not a fan of backpacks? Totes are a extra modern different. They’re simply as able to carrying your MacBook and different provides chances are you’ll want. We have listed just a few of our favorites under, however we have got a ton extra in our Best Laptop Totes and Purses guide.

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This tote from Second is former WIRED reviewer Jaina Grey’s favorite. It has pockets for days (and pockets inside pockets) permitting you to retailer a 16-inch MacBook, a number of water bottles, and cables. Since Second is a pictures model, the bag comes with padding to guard your gear together with a full-zip closure and weatherproof recycled nylon as nicely. Since it could possibly maintain a lot stuff, it additionally distributes weight evenly to keep away from inflicting shoulder ache.


The Cuyana Tote is at the moment our favorite purse. It has a gorgeous, timeless design and it is made from sturdy leather-based. You will have the choice between a 13-inch or 16-inch dimension, relying in your MacBook, and a number of colours to select from. You may as well buy add-ons like an organizational insert that has a pocket in your laptop computer and water bottle, a flap bag to make use of as an interior compartment contained in the bag or a stand-alone clutch, and an adjustable strap to put on the bag as a cross-body.

Different Nice Totes

  • L.L. Bean Hunter’s Tote Bag for $55: That is our favourite price range tote. It has a rugged construct full with double-stitched seams, a thick polyester shell, beefy handles, and a rubbery plastic lining. WIRED senior editor Michael Calore says he makes use of it for every little thing—together with grocery retailer runs, tenting journeys, seashore days, and on flights. It may be helpful for work too, however we do suggest buying a laptop computer sleeve or case.
  • Fjallraven Kånken Totepack for $60: This tote backpack mixture might be worn in your again or your shoulder. It additionally has a pocket for a 13-inch MacBook, a smaller pocket for a pocket book or pill, and a big essential compartment. You will even have two facet pockets for water bottles or a small umbrella.
  • Baggu Duck Bag for $46: The Duck Bag by Baggu shouldn’t be solely cute (we now have this one within the floral print) however it’s additionally practical. The adjustable strap lets you select whether or not you need to put on it as a crossbody or a standard bag, whereas the highest handles are handy for when you do not need to carry it in your shoulder. It is also extraordinarily roomy—we managed to pack a 15-inch laptop computer, a change of garments, and a e-book with out weighing it down. The model with the magnetic buttons is at the moment offered out. We have linked to the zipper model, which is an identical apart from the enclosure.
  • Target Universal Thread Tote Handbag for $30: I purchased this on a whim as a result of I used to be uninterested in carrying round a backpack, however needed a bag that would not look tremendous cumbersome with my 15-inch MacBook Air, chargers, make-up bag, water bottle, and different necessities inside. And it executes completely, every time. It is also sturdy. I’ve weighed this bag down lots and the straps stay intact. Extra importantly, it distributes weight evenly, so my shoulder would not damage after carrying it for lengthy durations.

Headphones and Earbuds

Proudly owning the proper noise-canceling headphones is usually a game-changer for productiveness. However with so many on the market, it may be robust to slender down which one to pair along with your MacBook. For extra choices, learn our Best Wireless Headphones and Best Wireless Earbuds guides.

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Apple’s AirPods Max (8/10, WIRED Recommends) are costly however they reign as the best possible noise-canceling headphones in our e-book. With glorious sound high quality, good noise discount, stellar construct high quality, and seamless connectivity, they’re onerous to not love. When paired along with your MacBook, they’re going to mechanically hook up with the laptop computer everytime you take them out of the case. When you personal different Apple gadgets like an iPhone, you’ll be able to simply change forwards and backwards between gadgets with out having to manually dig by means of the Bluetooth menu.


Sony’s WX-1000XM5 headphones (9/10, WIRED Recommends) have a sleeker, extra discreet look than the AirPods Max. They’re pricier than earlier generations, however the newest model affords a extra absorbing and energetic sound high quality than its predecessors. You will get glorious noise cancellation and nice battery life as nicely. If you wish to avoid wasting money, we nonetheless suggest last year’s WH-1000XM4 which additionally affords nice noise-cancellation, 30-hour battery life, and a clear sound signature.

Different Nice Headphones

Do Not Advocate

We’re consistently testing a ton of equipment. Sadly, they are not all price shopping for. Under, we have listed those we advise avoiding altogether.

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{Photograph}: Twelve South

Twelve South BookArc Flex for $59: Twelve South’s BookArc Flex (3/10, WIRED Review) is a gorgeous vertical laptop computer stand. Sadly, it fails at its one job: holding the laptop computer in place. It is too fragile. The slightest motion across the stand causes it to topple, forcing you to be tremendous cautious. The irritating expertise is not price it, particularly for the excessive worth.

Casetify Magnetic Privacy MacBook Screen Protector for $68: It pains me to place this display screen protector beneath “Do Not Advocate” as a result of it does its job very nicely. Once I used it at an occasion not too long ago, a number of folks commented on how nicely it blocked what was on my MacBook Air’s display screen from a number of angles. It is also magnetic, which suggests you do not have to fret about making use of it crookedly by chance. However no matter what number of instances I reinstalled it, I could not totally shut my laptop computer with it on—there was all the time a slight hole between the lid and the underside half of the pc. I ended up having to take away it every time I needed to close my laptop computer and reapply it after I wanted it once more.

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