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G-Form MacBook sleeve
First thing I needed was a case or sleeve to put my new MacBook Pro into so I could take it out into the big, bad, and rather hard surfaced world. My existing notebook bag was getting old and scruffy, not to mention the fact that it was rather unwieldy, and I needed something to save my MacBook Pro from the drags of gravy.
I decided to go with the minimalist approach, and protect my new MacBook Pro with a G-Form Extreme Sleeve. Manufactured from a composite blend of PORON XRD material and proprietary G-Form materials and technology—material used for sports knee protectors. Ideal not only alone, but for protecting a notebook in another bag, backpack, or suitcase.
Image source: G-Form.
SanDisk Cruzer Fit
Gone are the days of USB flash drives having to be big things. The SanDisk Cruzer Fit is the smallest USB flash storage drive that I have seen and sticks out of the USB port just enough to remove it.
I went with the 32GB version to augment the 256GB on board solid state drive.
Price: About $20.
Image source: SanDisk.
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.
Image source: Apple.