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Twelve South PlugBug
I love my gadgets, but more gadgets means more chargers, which in turn means having to have more wall outlets.
The Twelve South PlugBug solves this problem by combining the MacBook Pro charger with a 2.1A USB charger. The output of the USB charger is powerful enough to charge an iPad, which means having to carry one less wall wart.
The only problem I've had with the PlugBug is that the plastic seam broke open after a few weeks. While I was able to fix this with a little adhesive, it is a little disconcerting to have electrified internals exposed.
Fantastic idea, could do with being a little more robust.
Image source: Twelve South.
Apple Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter
In an effort to make the MacBook Pro as thin as possible, Apple has done away with the gigabit Ethernet port. So this isn't something that I use all that often—Wi-Fi has all but replaced it—but there are times when I have to resort to a wired connection.
This is where Apple's Thunderbolt to gigabit Ethernet adapter comes in handy. I can throw it into a notebook bag and it's there waiting for me when I need it.
Since I take a lot of photographs, and I back up to a NAS box, I need a fast connection, and this dongle gives me just that.
Image source: Apple.
2TB Western Digital My Passport drive
The 256GB internal SSD on the MacBook Pro doesn't go far, especially when you're an avid photographer!
I love the 2TB My Passport. It's small, relatively fast thanks to USB 3.0 connectivity, and doesn't need an external power supply.
I use this when on the road, and back it up to separately, to another external hard drive, a NAS box, and the cloud.
Image source: Western Digital.