10 Must-Have MacBook Pro with Retina Display Accessories

macbook-pro-retina-top.jpgMmmm…MacBook Pro with Retina Display. It’s a keeper, that’s for sure. Apple pulled out all the stops when putting together their latest, greatest notebook, with an unbelievably sharp display, super-slim design and top-notch hardware updates that include SSD storage and both Thunderbolt AND USB 3.0 connectivity options.

If you could afford its whopping price tag, you’re probably on the market for some accessories to pimp your machine out with even further, too. From cases to extra storage, we pick out ten worthy accessories every Retina-packing MacBook Pro owner should consider.

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By Gerald Lynch | June 25th, 2012





Gerald Lynch10 Must-Have MacBook Pro with Retina Display Accessories
  • Chickenboy

    Doesn't look like you really did your homework, seeing as you're telling Retina Display owners to buy the Thunderbolt -> Ethernet adapter.  Hint: it comes with one.

    • shinychris

      Hey there Chickenboy. Having just bought one of these MacBook Pro models, I can confirm that it does not ship with a Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet adaptor, at least not in the UK. There is an option on the online store to add one at check-out though. Did one come with your machine? If so, where did you get it from?

      • Allen

        I can also confirm that my MacBook Pro in the UK didn't have this adapter, but connecting via the ThunderBolt display is perfect!

    • Azgoodazitgetz

      it doesn't come with a thunderbolt ethernet adapter, DO YOUR homework idiot

  • Chickenboy

    Doesn’t look like you really did your homework, seeing as you’re telling Retina Display owners to buy the Thunderbolt -> Ethernet adapter.  Hint: it comes with one.

    • shinychris

      Hey there Chickenboy. Having just bought one of these MacBook Pro models, I can confirm that it does not ship with a Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet adaptor, at least not in the UK. There is an option on the online store to add one at check-out though. Did one come with your machine? If so, where did you get it from?

      • Allen

        I can also confirm that my MacBook Pro in the UK didn’t have this adapter, but connecting via the ThunderBolt display is perfect!

    • Azgoodazitgetz

      it doesn’t come with a thunderbolt ethernet adapter, DO YOUR homework idiot

      • flukeshot

        nope, none here in Canada either… nor Netherlands (live both). Sniff sniff yer Toast ChickenLittle. You know what this reminds me of… the ipad release. “ooohh no-one will a giant iphone that doesn’t even make calls, this will be a bloodbath.” Seriously…. I used to be a journalist and I think standards are slipping ’cause my respect for bloggers has turned 180 deg. Blogger restraint vs. Pro Journo sell-out. Jay Rosen is giggling his way to work every day at NYU every day now… ps techdigest… this is the first and last visit to your site for me…. the internet doesnt hide cheaters guys, it exposes your fraud and in one click reveals your incompetence.

  • mwm

    Really confused as to why it says you need a Magsafe to Magsafe 2 adapter for the PlugBug. The PlugBug just connects to your charger, it does not come with its own mac charger, it just replaces to two prong wall section.

  • mwm

    Really confused as to why it says you need a Magsafe to Magsafe 2 adapter for the PlugBug. The PlugBug just connects to your charger, it does not come with its own mac charger, it just replaces to two prong wall section.

  • José Antonio Carvallo

    If all of those are “must-have” then I need another 3000 usd to complete my equipment…

  • José Antonio Carvallo

    If all of those are “must-have” then I need another 3000 usd to complete my equipment…

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    Apples extracted from all the stops when the last assembly, the largest book, with a view incredibly strong, super-slim design and SSD storage hardware updates that include both Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 connectivity options.

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  • MacOwner

    I'm pretty sure the logitech k750 keyboard isn't bluetooth, but requires you to use up a usb port to connect it. The other solar keyboard they sell, however, does connect through bluetooth

  • MacOwner

    I’m pretty sure the logitech k750 keyboard isn’t bluetooth, but requires you to use up a usb port to connect it. The other solar keyboard they sell, however, does connect through bluetooth

  • http://www.facebook.com/cameron.l.palmer Cameron Lowell Palmer

    What nonsense. I'm not sure there is a single must have on that list. As a Retina Mac owner I can say the gigabit adapter is a might-need. The Super Drive is a don't need. We bought one at work for sharing and it has never been used. The mouse is a step down from the trackpad, the display while a very nice display for older macs, is a step down from the Retina display. The only thing you might want to consider is a device for Time Machine backups and a bag or sleeve.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cameron.l.palmer Cameron Lowell Palmer

    What nonsense. I’m not sure there is a single must have on that list. As a Retina Mac owner I can say the gigabit adapter is a might-need. The Super Drive is a don’t need. We bought one at work for sharing and it has never been used. The mouse is a step down from the trackpad, the display while a very nice display for older macs, is a step down from the Retina display. The only thing you might want to consider is a device for Time Machine backups and a bag or sleeve.

  • flukeshot

    “The 10 must have accessories for your new Macbook Pro Retina” should read,

    “The 8 things Apple took out of your new laptop that you still hafta buy – plus an ugly cover-carrier-sack thingy and a mouse that started the sweeping craze: Apple Tunnel Syndrome!”

    • flukeshot

      Note however that I entirely approve of the changes, the price point, the legacy's lost, the look on Steve Ballmer as he's trying to find an angle, any angle that the retina screen does not look totally wicked from. Most of all, I love the haters…. you know what I mean? Wouldn't be Apple without the haters and I unloaded my Apple stock 4-5 tivcks from the top of the mountain. Which, by the way Steve, is how I afforded not just the macbook I on now, but 4 for the music centre in town, and 1 each for each of my 3 nephews and 1 nephew… but they dont know it was me so stay mum about those. Thanks again Steve… er.. no, no, yeah that's right, thanks Steve!

  • flukeshot

    “The 10 must have accessories for your new Macbook Pro Retina” should read,

    “The 8 things Apple took out of your new laptop that you still hafta buy – plus an ugly cover-carrier-sack thingy and a mouse that started the sweeping craze: Apple Tunnel Syndrome!”

    • flukeshot

      Note however that I entirely approve of the changes, the price point, the legacy’s lost, the look on Steve Ballmer as he’s trying to find an angle, any angle that the retina screen does not look totally wicked from. Most of all, I love the haters…. you know what I mean? Wouldn’t be Apple without the haters and I unloaded my Apple stock 4-5 tivcks from the top of the mountain. Which, by the way Steve, is how I afforded not just the macbook I on now, but 4 for the music centre in town, and 1 each for each of my 3 nephews and 1 nephew… but they dont know it was me so stay mum about those. Thanks again Steve… er.. no, no, yeah that’s right, thanks Steve!

  • eduaar

    worst selection ever. only the ethernet adaper is worth considering…

  • eduaar

    worst selection ever. only the ethernet adaper is worth considering…