The BEST Accessories for YOUR Dell XPS 15 9500 (2020)!

by birtanpublished on November 27, 2020

Videl XPS 15 is no kidding like the first Windows machine that's ever really tempted me away from my beloved Apple products but there are a lot of things out there that you can add to this to make this an even better experience so what are they let's find out not slamming it down today what's up everyone I'm the everyday dead if I can figure it out you can figure it out so again I love the Dell XPS 15 from this year the 9500 is no kidding over the last couple of days I've been teaching myself Premiere Pro just that I can use this in my own workflow because it's it's seriously willing me and that's the

First thing that I want to talk about the first accessory that I want to talk about is you honestly surprisingly enough you don't really need any accessories to get this thing going when I talk about a MacBook I've at least got to mention a dongle so that you can ingest your SD card footage from all of the cameras you're using if you're using this as a creative you don't have to here because it's got an SD card reader built right into the body of the computer how awesome is that so you can basically do everything that involves running a youtube channel without buying

An additional extra piece and what makes it even better is there is an accessory that you can buy and this accessory comes with the computer itself so this is a USB c2 HDMI and USB a little dongle thing and again it comes with the XPS if I wanted to buy this for my macbook and this cost like 60 bucks so without buying anything you are already set up to have an external monitor to be able to use a wireless mouse and to have your SD card footage so without buying anything you're pretty you're pretty well set up but if we do want to get a little more functional if

We do want to use this as both laptop and desktop mode what are some things that I would add so first off I'm always gonna recommend a good Bluetooth or wireless keyboard now this is the Microsoft Bluetooth keyboard I think I found this on Amazon for like 40 bucks it pairs really easily the keys can you hear the keys the keys feel pretty good and the reason I picked this one out is it reminds me a lot of the magic keyboard that I use with my iMac where everything's laid out very nicely it's very small compact would easily fit in like travel luggage if you want to bring

This with you somewhere and it paired very easily now it does like the magic keyboard you do need to make sure you have some triple-a batteries for this which could be good or bad depending on whether you like charging things are you just like putting extra batteries in and when they're dead always have a good keyboard because nobody likes if you've been working from home since the whole social distancing thing started off you definitely know what I'm talking about nobody likes this this is the destroyer of facts that we

Will be finding for the next one like six months or so good keyboard so nice and then to go with this keyboard you should also get a mouse now this is just a cheapo I will probably get a nicer wireless keyboard but I like to err on the budget side of accessories for these kind of videos and this is just a cheapo Logitech m32 five that I bought it Best Buy this also takes a battery this takes a double-a what I like anymore with these little like travel wireless mice is the little transmitter just fits right inside of the mouse body by the battery which is nice because some of us

Lose stuff all the time so it's got to be combined or I'm never gonna find it again and yeah so keyboard mouse set up really easy not very expensive and with this dongle and the Bluetooth you're good to go even though the XPS 15 does have a very nice trackpad which is probably the best trackpad that I've ever seen on a Windows machine it looks great it is functionally great get a mouse so let's talk about some other things first off when you talk about accessories you got a cart those accessories around right there's no no good accessory you never

Want to just throw a bunch of accessories in a backpack because they will get broken they'll scratch your computer whatever so this is a little bag that I found also on Amazon I buy most of my stuff on Amazon from bet I assume this is from bag smart but this just carries all your cables and a bunch of extra stuff it's got a little SD card slot in here another random spot for probably your air pods if you're an air pod user and it's got straps for cables other stuff too because right here in a second it's got lots of straps for cables it's built really well and if you

Watch my accessory videos you know that I'm a big stickler for zippers and this thing has really really nice zippers if you buy gear that has zippers on it and the zippers are garbage your gear is garbage because if you can't open it or the zippers are gonna break what do you actually have so this has very nice zippers even this one on the inside is pretty good they're not YKK zippers YKK is my preferred brand of zippers yes I have preferred brands of zippers because I'm I'm weird like that I guess these are not YKK but they do have nice tee it's got a good poll this will be

Something I will bring with me when we can start traveling again and I do my videos on the go things that I had inside of this thing though let's talk about so this is the base model and it comes with a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive the cool thing about Windows machines and all of you that use Windows or already know this but for those of us in mac world this is a novelty you can upgrade the internal ram and the hard drive of this computer but if you don't want to crack open the case you should get little things like this external drives are

Very useful so this is just a standard hard drive that has 4 terabytes of information on it and for me this is where all the process files go because I don't necessarily need them all the time I just need a place to stuff stuff so that I don't have to fill up the internal drive of the laptop these are very cheeping at least for like 100 bucks 4 terabytes I always carry one of these with me it's USB see it's got this nice protective rubber coating and this is like a staple of the youtuber world how can you even be considered a youtuber without one of these lesea

Drives I don't know but another really good one and this is the one that I really like SSD t5 they did just come out the T they've got the t6 and the t7 just came out but this is a USBC solid-state drive did you see this it's it's like super small you can fit this anywhere it's very fast this is a 500 gigabyte version you can also get up to 2 terabytes I think they have this is what I edit off of so I will plug this into the Thunderbolt 3 or the USB C port on my laptop and I will do all of my editing off of this so there again I don't have to fill up all of the

Internal drives on the laptop not as big of a deal we'll probably maybe we'll do a video where we'll upgrade the XPS 15 because it's very exciting to me that I can do it normally that's not something that I you always need to have some kind of alternate storage because if you only have your footage saved in one spot you don't actually have it saved anywhere because all drives can fail speaking of drives and one of the still a novelty to me having this XPS 15 is it does have an SD card reader so let's talk about the SD cards that I recommend I only use the Sony tough em cards now there is a much

More expensive G card out there but these M cards do basically everything you could need when it comes to video these will handle write speeds of up to 150 megabits per second which for me 4 K 30 frames per second 10 bit no problem for K 30 frames per second 10 bit these will handle 10 bit footage without any issue and what I really like is it's one solid piece like normally if you look at an SD card it's two pieces glued together but I've had instances where they break apart or I have issues where the locking bar breaks these just physically don't have that it's just one

Piece without any locks it's UHS 2 which means you'll get faster transfer speeds they're waterproof they're tough this is all I use and they're not very expensive so I would highly recommend investing in these because this is an investment if you're gonna be making videos are you're gonna be using your computer to edit you gotta have good SD cards get these if you can afford the G cards get the G cards if you can't afford the G cards get the M cards and they look they just I love this like I don't know that I will ever get cigarettes they just fit right into the slot there so we talked

About transporting the accessories let's talk about transporting the computer itself I always recommend going out and getting a nice sleeve for your computer this is just a random one that I bought on Amazon you don't need to go out and buy the most expensive ones but again you'll have other things in your luggage you'll have other things in your backpack I don't like these brand new expensive computers getting scratched so I do like getting sleeves but they just fit in it'll protect it when you're traveling they this one does have a nice little side pouch where you can probably

Put SD cards or some kind of paperwork like your boarding pass or stuff like that but it just makes it so easy I don't necessarily like bringing specific camera bags that have laptop sleeves I like just using regular luggage and regular backpacks because I'm a regular person so this highly recommend getting one of these again look for gear with good zippers if you can also find something this isn't a waterproof seal but this is a water-resistant seal if you can find something with waterproof or water-resistant seals I also highly recommend that to protect your gear

Because it's electronics expensive and yeah you got a baby I'm a little bit now if you do want to take this and you want to use this dongle to turn this into a desktop type set up I like having my gear set up so I can just set it down plug one cable in and get going it so this was a neat little stand that I found who makes this jar link I don't know jar link is not sponsoring this video but this is just a little stand you can take your XPS set it right down in there boom set it next to your monitor and then plug the little dongle in so that you can keep connect to your

Display and then it's just nice and professionally mounted you don't have to set it down flat you just take up a lot less room I like taking up less room as all of this stuff starts taking a I've so much stuff it takes up a lot of room so when I can get my gear to take up less room mmm and this thing's solid like you could you could also defend your laptop if you had to with this thing so the last couple of things are some fun extras that I use I do like playing video games on my laptops from time to time and what's cool about using a Windows computers you

Can use the Xbox controllers now there are two versions of the Xbox one controller the older one will need a wireless dongle in here but there are new ones that actually have bluetooth so you can use this connect via bluetooth to your computer and then just play all your games from there I'm not very good at any games which is why I play very simple games like terraria or enter the gungeon controllers are just very useful and it's nice that I already had this for my xbox and it just happens to work if you are going to be using this for video editing or you're going to be

Using this while you're traveling noise cancelling headphones are a really really big positive and we talked about the air pods in the last video but since this is a Windows machine I want to talk about what are my favorite headphones these are the sony over-the-ear noise cancelling headphones and these are my favorite headphones of all time when I go on airplane flights when I used to go on airplane flights and hopefully someday in the future there will be airplane flights again I wear these because the noise cancelling on these is the best I've ever seen they pair really

Easily to the Dell XPS 15 and so you can do things like play those video games watch your content edit video through this they're super comfortable some of the most comfortable headphones I have ever worn and the noise cancelling just takes away like all of the flight noise so if you are a frequent traveler I don't know that I could ever fly at an airplane again without these there hmm I love them and then the last thing that I want to recommend is if you do want to upgrade this yourself and you're like me and you're just getting back into Windows and you're not used to having

Upgradable stuff get yourself a little electronics toolkit so this is one from iFixit that I also bought on Amazon and it just has a few little tools that will let you unscrew the back it will let you pry open the back and it just gives you more functionality and more capabilities out of your computer if you don't already have some kind of electronics token you don't have to get this one specifically this was what like 60 bucks I sure there are cheaper ones out there that you can find get yourself a little electronics toolkit and that will save

You money down the road as you are able to upgrade your own stuff well hey since I'm new to Windows what are some of your favorite accessories leave a comment below let me know what some of the best windows accessories are and hey if you liked this video and you want to see like what kind of power is on display with this base model XPS 15 9500 click on this video where I use this as my only video editing computer and edit a nice full video in DaVinci Resolve which is also free saving money click here to watch that video click click click click click click click

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