Must-Have MacBook Accessories for the Year 2024

MacBooks have served as desktop replacements, yet a laptop may feel somewhat inhibiting compared to a full monitor-and-keyboard setup. MacBook accessories can enhance your work days and creative sessions by helping you sit upright with stands and external input devices, or look better on video calls with a webcam. We have tested and reviewed numerous helpful gadgets and gathered the best recommendations below.

Logitech Brio 500: The Logitech Brio 500 webcam records 1080p 30fps videos and features improved light correction for high-quality video calls. This plug-and-play solution connects via USB-C ports on your MacBook and comes with LogiTune software for additional customizations. The Brio 500 is most useful for older MacBooks with 720p built-in cameras.

Yilador Webcam Cover: While MacBook built-in cameras have improved, they still lack a cover for privacy. Yilador’s webcam covers are thin, easy to install, and can be adorned with fun designs or standard black to blend with the MacBook’s display.

LapGear Lap Desk: Working in different rooms can lead to less-than-ideal ergonomic positions. A lap desk like LapGear’s provides a comfortable surface for 13- and 15-inch MacBooks, with extra space for a Bluetooth mouse and storage wells for pens and snacks.

Satechi Dual Dock Stand: This docking station fits neatly beneath your MacBook and offers ports for monitors, Ethernet, and other accessories with two USB-C and two USB-C connections. It is portable and provides a complete set up back at your desk with a single plug.

Anker 555 USB-C Hub: Anker’s hub offers eight ports including two USB-A ports, HDMI, SD and microSD card slots, Ethernet jack, and two USB-C ports with 100W power for MacBook charging. It is ultra-portable and versatile, making it the only laptop hub you need.

Belkin 4-Port GaN 108W BoostCharge Pro: Belkin’s fast charger features four ports and was the second fastest performer in refilling an M1 MacBook Pro. It provides space for two USB-A and two USB-C cables and is a reliable wall charger for your MacBook.

Anker 100W USB-C Charging Cable: Anker’s USB-C to USB-C 100W cable is long, affordable, and rated for high wattage power delivery. It supports data transfer but is not suitable for video output.

Mophie Powerstation Pro AC: This massive power bank with 20W USB-C, USB-A, 60W USB-C power delivery, and 100W AC plug can recharge a MacBook on the road when an outlet is not available.

Roost Stand: The Roost Stand adjusts to seven different heights and can accommodate up to a 16-inch MacBook Pro. It is a slim, lightweight, and portable option for an ergonomic setup.

Logitech Ergo Mouse: Logitech’s MX Ergo mouse features a tilting “handshake” grip, slow-mo trackball button for precise movements, speedy and precise scroll wheel, and the ability to switch between two computers.