The Best MacBook / Pro USB-C Accessories [2017 Edition]
Here are the best MacBook or MacBook Pro USB-C accessories 2017 edition. Take a look through each offering and see if they meet your requirements.
USB-C may have had mix reviews from Mac users across the world, but now that the connector is more standard across many different devices, it has made things a lot more streamlined and easier to access than before.
Anker 26,800mAh 27W PD Power Bank: This is a particularly useful accessory if you happen to be on the move a lot with your MacBook or MacBook Pro. For those who may travel a lot professionally, or just like vacationing, this is definitely worth having in the arsenal, especially considering it’s capable of delivering power quickly and efficiently to the device thanks to the built-in PD (Power Delivery) support.
It also features two USB-A fast IQ ports so that you can charge other devices such as your iPhone, iPad or any other USB-based device – all using just one power bank battery pack! It can’t get any better than this!
AUKEY USB-C 30,000mAh 30W PD Power Bank: This is going to give you the same experience as the Anker’s PowerCore+ option mentioned above with fast and efficient power delivery on the move for that quick efficient charging.
This one however in our testing didn’t offer the same build quality as Anker’s, so if that’s a trade-off you are prepared to make then this could be a good option as it costs much less than Anker’s power bank.
Mophie powerstation USB-C XXL Universal Battery: If you need power injected into your MacBook or MacBook Pro quickly then this is definitely one of the best solutions out there to satisfy those requirements.
As above, you will get the same type of experience here, but this is pretty much as premium as the experience in terms of build quality and product longitivtiy goes and it’s even endorsed by Apple as one of the officially recommended accessories of this nature for its own USB-C equipped MacBooks.
You can get Mophie powerstation USB-C XXL Universal Battery from either mophie.com or apple.com for $149.95.
HyperDrive USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 7-Port Adapter Hub: This is specifically designed for Apple’s 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models and instantly turns two USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports on the machine into 7 individual ports.
If you are looking for an accessory which gives you the ability to take a lot more accessories into the device through different inputs, then this is definitely what you need. With this accessory, you get x2 USB 3.1 USB-A ports, microSD card slot, an SD card slot, x2 USB-C PD ports and an HDMI port.
Anker PowerPort+ 5-Port 60W USB Charging Hub: This 60W accessory has the same power output as the official charger which ships with Apple’s 130inch MacBook Pro, but this also has the added benefit of letting you charge additional USB-A devices and accessories at the same time as your MacBook or MacBook Pro using that USB-C PD port.
This effectively means that you no longer have to carry separate chargers for your laptop, smartphones and tablets as this one can charge them all – and at the same time!
3-in-1 Multiple Nylon Braided 3A USB-C Charging Cable: This USB-C cable is definitely of benefit over Apple’s official option as it actually comes with much more diversity thanks to the multiple connector options.
It is also built to last, offers fast and efficient charging, and has multiple outputs on the other end for a variety of devices rather than a single option. So yes, you can connect your USB-C MacBook to a Lightning, another USB-C, or a microUSB device all using this one single cable.