MacBook Pro 13-inch (2017): The Best Accessories for 2020
Are you looking for 2017 MacBook Pro 13" accessories? Check out our best pick accessories for your new MacBook Pro 13-inch (2016 and 2017 edition) to get the best protection, entertainment, and productivity.
The new Apple’s 2016 MacBook Pro completely changes the overall design including taking out all legacy ports you found on its previous generation. It now comes with only USB-C in a variant of 2 ports or 4 ports depending on what model you choose.
In this situation, you definitely need some accessories that allow you to connect your devices to your new MacBook Pro. Here are the best 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pro 13-inch accessories you can buy to make your life easier.
High-quality USB-C to USB adapter.
- Genuine Apple product.
- Support Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C).
- Compatible with MacBook, MacBook Pro, iMac and other devices with Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports.
If you are new to the USB-C port there is a must-have adapter you need to have is USB-C to USB-A adapter. This adapter allows you to connect all your legacy USB devices to your MacBook Pro without replacing your cables. This Apple USB-C to USB adapter provides a reliable connection with full speed for data transferring.
Alternatively, you might consider the below adapter which is more compact and lightweight you can easily throw into your bag, pocket, or even your wallet.
AUKEY USB-C to USB 3.0 Adapter
- Compact and lightweight design.
- Support USB OTG.
- Compatible with all new MacBook, MacBook Pro, and USB-C phones.
- Available in 4 colors: black, gray, silver, and white.
Charge and sync your iPhone with your MacBook Pro.
- Genuine Apple product.
- Support USB-C fast charging for 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
- Available in two lengths: 1 meter and 2 meters.
- Compatible with all new MacBook, MacBook Pro, iMac and other laptops with USB-C.
When you want to connect your iPhone or iPad to your new MacBook Pro, you can use your old USB to Lightning cable with the adapter we introduced above. Alternatively, there is a dedicated USB-C to Lighting cable you can connect directly without an adapter needed.
This genuine Apple USB-C to Lightning cable also support fast charging feature available on 12.9-inch iPad Pro when you pair it with the Apple 29W USB-C Power Adapter. This cable is available in two-length 1 meter and 2 meters.
Connect to a stable gigabit connection.
- Compatible with OSX and Windows.
- No additional drivers needed for the current OS version.
- Full gigabit bandwidth on MacBook Pro 2016/2017.
- Compact and light.
- 18 months warranty.
The new MacBook Pro is no longer comes with an Ethernet port that you might need especially if it is required at your office. If you are in that such environment, this Anker USB-C to Ethernet adapter is what you will need.
This adapter supports the fast speed of 1-Gigabit (10/100/1000 Mbps), easy to transferring documents, videos and browsing the web. It also features the unibody and lightweight design looks perfect with your MacBook Pro.
Extend your power adapter cable.
- Genuine Apple product.
- High-quality A/C extension cord
- Length: 3 ft.
The 2016 MacBook Pro 13-inch already has an impressive 10-hours of battery life that you might go to school or work without taking chargers with you. However, if you plan to play some games or do heavy tasks, it might not last long enough for a day.
If you are in that situation, you better get a charger with you. You might also need an extension cord to make sure you can connect to wall plug-in most places. Like the one we recommend here, you can add extra 3 ft to your adapter.
Great MacBook Pro 13 case on a budget.
- Specifically designed for MacBook Pro 13-inch 2016/2017.
- Case dimension: 12 x 8.5 x 0.6 inch.
- Free a screen protector.
- Not block any ports or vents.
- Available in many colors.
- 1-year warranty.
Protection is an essential task that you need with your new MacBook Pro as it is not a cheap purchase and many of your important documents are in there. This Mosiso cover is simple protection that will not add much extra weight and thickness to your MacBook Pro. It made from hard plastic with many choices of color including a transparency one.
The one we listed here is fit precisely only with the latest MacBook Pro 13-inch 2016 and 2017, so make sure you have the right model to purchase one. This cover also bundled with a free 13.3″ screen protector that can protect your beautiful MacBook Pro screen as well.
Get a better desktop mode.
- Made from a single piece of aluminum.
- Make your device runs cooler.
- Make your desk clean with a keyboard stash and cable organizer hole.
- Raised display: 5.9 inches.
- Available in silver, space gray, and gold.
If you are professional content creators or analysis that need to work on multiple screens, you should get a laptop stand for your MacBook Pro. It is really convenient for your works as it will raise your MacBook Pro display to about the same level as your external monitors.
The mStand Laptop Stand from Rain Design provides great stability for your MacBook with its single piece of aluminum. It also has a keyboard stash and cable organizer hole that make your desk look clean and tidy. This Laptop Stand also available in 3 colors that each color will match perfectly with your MacBook or MacBook Pro.
Space-saving desktop mode.
- Made from aluminum with modern design.
- Polished chamfered edges.
- Available in silver and space gray.
If you enjoy working on a single larger external display, you should put your MacBook Pro to the closed clamshell mode on a vertical stand. By doing so, you can make your desktop look clean and professional.
The vertical stand from Twelve South BookArc make from modern aluminum with polished chamfered edges complements very well with your MacBook Pro. It is also available in two colors as MacBook Pro, silver and space gray.
Find the best compatible chargers.
- Using the USB Type-C port.
- Show the direction of energy flowing.
- Measure Voltage(V) and Current(A) of the power source.
- Measure total power input(mAh) to your MacBook.
- Also with other USB Type-C smartphones and laptops.
As a new adoption for USB-C port for charging your MacBook Pro, it accepts a wider range of compatible chargers for your new MacBook Pro. However, not every USB-C charger or power bank will charge your MacBook Pro.
MacBook Pro compatible charger must support USB PD standard that delivers higher levels of power to your devices. This Satechi USB-C power meter tester multimeter allows you to see the direction of energy flow with information of current Voltage(V), Current(A), and total transferred energy(mAh).
A flash drive for both worlds.
- Has both USB-A and USB-C connector.
- Slide to switch between USB-A and USB-C connector.
- Compatible with USB-C smartphones, tablets, and computers.
- Available in 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB.
It’s better to have USB-C devices rather than having an adapter to connect to your USB-A devices when your MacBook Pro only has USB-C port. With this SanDisk ultra dual drive USB Type-C, you can connect to your USB-C smartphones or your MacBook Pro without dongle needed.
It has both connectors the USB-A and USB-C. You just slide between each side to switch between both connectors. It available in four capacities 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB.
Work faster and precisely.
- Slim and lightweight design.
- Connection: Bluetooth.
- Support multi-touch gestures
- Built-in rechargeable lithium battery.
- 1 charge lasts for 1 month.
- Fully compatible with Mac OSX El Capitan v10.11 and later.
The MacBook lineup has the best trackpad in the laptop industry. However, for some tasks that need a precise and fast pointer like graphic design and video editing, a computer mouse is doing better.
With version 2 of Apple Magic Mouse, now has a built-in rechargeable battery no more wasting on batteries. It’s now compatible with Mac OS X El Capitan v10.11 and later, so make sure you are on the right version.