As a content creator, having a reliable machine that can get you through your workday is truly priceless. Apple’s MacBook Pro is the go-to machine for content creators and its for very good reason. Despite some brand loyalty, no other laptop on the market is as perfectly suited for the content creators like the MacBook Pro. With buying such an expensive computer, you’re going to want to protect it and customize it to your preferences. But, you can’t just buy any accessory…you have to get accessories that are functional and that give you the most bang for your buck.
Here’s a list of my top 5 affordable MacBook Pro accessories for digital content creators
This one truly is a necessity. These cords use to actually come in the box in older MacBook models but now they are sold separately at price of just $19.00. If you’re like me, you’re more than likely working from coffee shops, bookstores and the likes. This cord gives you some extra length when you’re running low and need to get some juice and it also keeps you from having to plug in that bulky block directly into the outlet.
USB TYPE C ADAPTER
Whether you have a hub or you’re about that dongle life, you’re going to need an adapter that allows you to connect a usb drive, SD card, HDMI cord + more to your device. This is especially important for Photographers and Video Content Creators. This VAVA USB C Hub 7-in-1 USB C Adapter for MacBook Pro is just $25.99.
Now, it is a downside that some of these ports don’t automatically come on the MacBook anymore but the good news is that for creators just starting out, you don’t have to pay a lot of money to get a basic adapter to get you going.
RAVPOWER 60-WATT PORTABLE CHARGER
If by chance you happen to be working in an area where you no power outlet in sight and your battery life is ticking away you are going to be glad that you have one of these in your bag! This lifesaver of a device is only going to run you $49.99 on Amazon. Not only does it have the capability to charge your MacBook, it also has a port that allows you to charge your phone simultaneously.
Nobody likes to be working in public spaces without some private listening. If you have a MacBook Pro then I’m going to assume that you are already invested into the Apple ecosystem and the best EarPods for the MacBook Pro by far are the AirPod Pros. The Pros come equip with noise cancellation in addition to a nifty “Transparency” mode that allows you to hear someone speaking to you over your audio without having to take your EarPods our of your ear. It truly is an amazing and super helpful feature.
The AirPod pros are currently retailing for $249.99. At $250 this may not be the most affordable option but the good news is you can find it for a few bucks cheaper on Amazon. If you don’t mind going the renewed route, you can find these at an even cheaper cost.
PROCASE SLEEVE CASE COVER
Last but certainly not least, your MacBook is truly not protected until you have something to put it in! This particular case has a front pocket so you can put all your accessories you bought on this list in and it comes with a strap that you can attach and carry with you. At just $18.99 for 13 inch Pros and $22.99 for 16 inch devices, this item truly is a must-have!
There are plenty other accessories that you should have handy but these are my top 5 choices for beginning content creators. If I left something off the list be sure to leave it in the comments below!0