Are you the proud owner of a brand new MacBook Pro? Congratulations. We're happy for you, and not jealous at all. Nope. Not one bit :-)
While you're probably too busy ogling its gorgeous screen and running your hands across its fancy Touch Bar (not to mention caressing its premium - thinner than ever - aluminium body), you're probably too distracted to realise that there's not a lot you can actually plug into it. Like say, your Tactical Slightly Blacker Black iPhone 7, for example.
There's no denying the MacBook Pro's beauty, of course, but in Apple's bid to simplify everything in the name of a pretty face, the new MacBook Pro could definitely be a little more... functional.
That's where this lot comes in. Welcome to the age of adaptors, adaptors, and adaptors:
GRIFFIN BREAKSAFE (S$65)
RIP Magsafe. Apple’s wonderful magnetic charging connector has been axed from the new MacBook Pro, and with it, our protection from unruly tykes and vindictive felines.
Thankfully, Griffin has taken matters into its own hands by creating a USB-C MagSafe charging cable, so we can all sleep a little easier at night.
Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Express (S$tba)
This is the latest dock in the Belkin’s Thunderbolt range, and it’s faster than ever, offering 20Gbps transfer speeds (8x faster than USB 3.0), which in English means that you can transfer a 4K movie in under 30 seconds.
Speed aside, its main selling point is the fact that you can plug almost everything into it - including an ethernet cable, headphones, two USB devices, two USB-C devices and a display port - while it feeds your MacBook Pro with power too.
This means that you can plug practically your entire life into just one of your MacBook Pro’s single USB-C ports, leaving the rest of your desk neat and tidy.
SATECHI USB-C HUB (S$48)
If you’re after all the connectivity options then this MacBook-matching hub is one of the best options. Two USB ports, a USB-C port and an SD card slot should be enough to keep you going in Starbucks, while a microSD and regular SD card slot will be a photographer’s best friend.
It hugs the side of your AppleBook nice and tightly too, so if you squint your eyes after a few pints, you can pretend all those ports are built in as standard.