The ‘Magic’ Range
Apple’s ‘Magic’ accessories for the Mac are definitely essential purchases. Below you will find the keyboard, trackpad and mouse, all of which are wireless, lightweight and easy to use.
Packaged with a built-in rechargeable battery, the Magic Keyboard is wireless, making this a much more attractive piece than the standard keyboard. Pairing automatically with your Mac the minute it is connected, you’ll be able to get a month out of this before charging is required.
Magic Mouse 2
Definitely an essential item for the Mac, the Magic Mouse 2 is a lightweight, easy to use mouse that also happens to be wireless. The Multi-Touch surface allows you to perform simple gestures such as swiping between web pages as well as scrolling through documents. This mouse also supports rechargeable batteries, making it a much more cost-effective piece.
There’s a huge amount of accessories on offer for Mac’s, both officially licensed Apple products and unofficial versions from other manufacturers. Of course, buying the official Apple version guarantees you are getting the expected quality though. Therefore, take a look at these further accessories that you may find a use for alongside the essential keyboard and mouse.
Apple USB SuperDrive
The Mac is not built in with a disc drive, which in part makes the system a lot more compact and thinner. Nowdays, not all hardware requires discs to install (a lot of the installation happens online, for instance), but if you require a disc drive for any reason, the USB SuperDrive will do the job. Barely bigger than a CD case, this drive allows for burning of discs, can install software, play DVD’s and more, simply by connecting via USB to the Mac.
Portable Hard Drive
A large music, games, photograph and document library will definitely use up a considerable amount of space, so a portable hard drive is worth picking up. Not only does this allow for additional space for storing your files on, it also works as a backup in the event that you encounter problems with your Mac. It is better to be safe and back up all of your cherished files than risk losing them all!
Apple’s highest recommended hard drive is the LaCie 2TB Rugged Portable Hard Drive for £179.95. Compact and durable, this provides a generous amount of space to suit most people’s needs.
HP Colour Jet Printer
Complete your office set up with one of the printers on offer for the Mac. From experience, the HP Colour Jet Printer is one of the best (HP has always been a reliable company for good printers), and it is incredibly easy to set up and use. The printer cartridges are built with JetIntelligence, which helps you to print more pages with each cartridge. The HP Colour Jet Printer is available for £179.95.
Beats by Dr. Dre Headphones
For excellent sound quality, Beats by Dr. Dre headphones are some of the best around. There are two options available, the wireless ones that use Bluetooth to function, or the wired alternatives that can easily be plugged into the headphone port. The price varies across the range, with the higher prices, as you would expect, offering a higher quality of sound. However, it is all a matter of preference as to what pair would most suit your needs. The whole range is available to browse through in an Apple store or online now.