Apple’s new MacBook has just a single reversible USB-C port. Compared to a few months ago, there’s already a growing list of add-ons you can buy. Below are the best ones so far for the early tech adopter.
There’s always that person who needs a gazillion ports. What that guy needs is the Hydradock — a docking station that gives the new MacBook 11 ports. You get a 3.5mm headphone jack, an Ethernet port, an SDXC card slot, a Mini DisplayPort, an HDMI port (1080p output), four USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports and two USB-C ports. There’s still a bunch left on Kickstarter, but it’ll cost you $129.
The new MacBook may be built for users who store all their files in the cloud, but what if you still need to move them from one device to another locally? This SanDisk flash drive has two halves: One for USB-C and one for regular full-sized USB 3.0, so you can easily connect it to your new MacBook and existing PCs. It’s not cheap, though — the drive will set you back $50 for a 32GB.
USB flash drives are nice and tiny, but they don’t offer a ton of storage. LaCie’s Porsche Design Mobile Drive is perfect for file hoarders. It comes in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB models. It comes in a sleek aluminum case. Read more…