The BEST Accessories for YOUR MacBook Pro 16 Version 2.0!

by birtanpublished on October 5, 2020

The macbook pro 16-inch continues to be one of the standard recommendations when it comes to laptops it's fast it's powerful and for what you get it's actually of a reasonable budget but a laptop itself is not an island what are some of the coolest accessories that i found recently to make your macbook pro 16 even better let's find out what's up everyone i'm the everyday dead and if i can figure it out you can figure it out so one of my very favorite series of videos here to make is the accessory video so i try to go out and i find a bunch of cool

Accessories that i think would help make your experience with your computer with your laptop with your ipad better so let's get right to them now normally i like to build a whole kit where i'll give you a battery you know keyboard mouse all that stuff today's not that today's a bunch of just stuff that i found that i was like man this is cool and i really want to talk about it and we do have a couple of follow-ups that we've had on previous videos that we're going to bring over to the macbook pro 16 because i think it's

Going to be really awesome so let's start off with the macbook itself now i am a sucker you guys you all have convinced me i used to be i like having my laptops and sleeves that have zippers but you've convinced me that that's not that is not the way so now where i'm using this is the amazon basics macbook pro 15 sleeve but the macbook pro 16 actually still fits into this really nice felt sleeve you see amazon basics this sleeve is really nice much like the

One that we did with the macbook pro 13 last week or a couple of weeks ago it still has a couple little pouches here on the outside i don't know because it is a little bit the macbook pro 16 is a little bit bigger you're not going to be able to fit much in here it is it is kind of a snug fit and it's even snugger because of a case that we have the macbook in right now but i really do this these amazon basic felt sleeves have really started to impress me it's just such a nice can you feel that

Like it's enough protection and these little like tapered edges they provide enough protection for the macbook pro that i'm not afraid if i throw this into my backpack or i throw this into my briefcase well it's not a briefcase it's like a satchel indiana jones had one but if i throw this in there i'm not concerned that another thing is going to come in and bust up my macbook like it's not going to get scratched it's not going to get beaten up i highly highly recommend some kind of sleeve and these felt

Non-zipper ones have been great again you're not going to get you're not going to get too much else in there because we also have doubled the protection today so we actually went out and we got a case for the macbook pro 16. now we did have one for the macbook pro 13 that had little feet on it and i think if i remember correctly there was a model of that for the macbook pro 16. so this is just a standard case that i found on amazon it does have you know breathing spots here so that you can continue to get

That excellent ventilation that the macbook pro 16 really does have you can see you've got all the vents you've still got the back vent back here and still got some spots right here even though there are no fans on the direct bottom of this laptop this thing slides on really quickly i didn't have any problems fitting it onto the laptop itself now the one thing that i will say is the top is kind of not it's like look how easy that was to come off so the top doesn't perfectly sit on

There but i guess that's a good thing too where it's not gonna like damage your laptop from how hard it is on there but it is nice it will provide you more protection where hopefully i'm doing that with the rubber they're cheating they're uh cheating there gary um but it's not gonna like it's gonna scratch so your computer doesn't scratch because if you're gonna spend this kind of money on a laptop you don't want that thing to scratch right and i do like these it also makes

It just nice i like okay full disclosure i'm a sucker for matt gray i'm not a matte black person but i like gray right so i man i love how this looks i love how this feels it's a great little addition to the macbook pro 16 and another edition on this case that we haven't talked about yet and i don't normally like but my wife really likes these so it comes with the case is this little like keyboard protector it's like a little rubber keyboard protector all it just lays right on here i mean it

Stays on well enough but i'm just i don't know i don't like how it feels i don't like how it can hear that it makes the laptop sound different when you're typing on it i don't like it but i wanted to show it that it comes with it because i know my wife really likes these but the next thing that i want to show you we've already got installed on the computer now a lot of the people that i work with because hr always has to have like people's personal stuff up there and they always

Have a screen protector so if you're trying to get like a proper can you see that you can't even see what's going on anymore if you are looking to protect what's on your screen from outside eyes you can get one of these really sweet privacy screens so what it is it magnetically goes on the screen so when you're looking at it right here so when you're looking at it you can see it but even when you start turning it like so somebody sitting next to you may not be able to see what you're

Looking at on your screen and it could be you know one of the things is privacy becomes bigger and bigger deal like you don't want people to see like your login accounts you don't want people to see your phone number i like the thought of this magnetic screen protector i was kind of nervous at first because i didn't think it was going to stay on here too well but it's really on there it's a really good and then it's just also a nice screen protector when you don't actually want

To put a screen protector on there i'm a big fan of this it also has the benefit of because it's a screen it makes the glossy screen a little more matte so as you can see i've got my light right here and instead of just totally reflecting everything like right back at you it's a nice smooth and soft it softens the light a little bit so it should be a nicer viewing experience i really kind of like this thing and it's just look at it it's really neat i like

Privacy and i like protecting my personal information when i'm out and about and not showing it to you know the entire internet probably should have thought of that first and then another thing we've got in here that's for privacy is a camera so something i do with like my computers here at the house is i always put like a sticky note or something over the web camera if i'm not using it because again the reddit threads and the reddit posts of people like hacking into web cameras terrifies me so i always have something

Covering it this one is just like a little sticky thing that you can install right over your webcam and then you always have like a built-in little webcam protector there you go it's so easy to move in and off and you have it with you wherever you go so if you are a little paranoid like some of us about your webcam maybe being turned on without your knowledge you have a little thing on here to protect yourself and i like it i like it today's theme started off with protection you're

Protecting the macbook protecting yourself but let's move on to some of the other cooler additions that we have a lot to get through still today so the first up and this is going to seem kind of weird because normally on here when i bring up a mouse it's a bluetooth or a wireless mouse and i'm specifically bringing on this razer viper mini because i bought this for my editing rig and i've liked it so much that this is going to be the mouse that i carry with me from now on like i

Love i love this mouse it's super lightweight it's crazy accurate it has enough customizable buttons that you can get both productivity or gaming if you want to get gaming done it's crazy lightweight like i find myself like moving it by using just two fingers to pick it up you don't really have to manhandle this mouse it is wired but i've been finding that i like wired as opposed to my bluetooth i've been having it could be something with

My studio or something with my house here but i've been having some bluetooth interference recently and i've had problems with my wireless mic so i did buy a wired mouse it comes with a high quality cable here you don't have to worry about something going wrong with it it is usba which this is a usbc platform so you will need something that we're going to talk about here in a moment but i love this might be one of my favorite mice of all time i really like the logitech mx master 3. you've heard me talk about that all the

Time but there's something nice about having a device that doesn't need charged it's super lightweight it's rgb right we love rgb it's rgb i love technology that just works and this doesn't break the bank it's not like a crazy expensive mouse it's a this is a good mouse next up is something so the thing that irritates me most about the macbook pro 16 is the charger and the cable i like that the chargers the way it is i like the cables as long as it is but it's kind of a pain in the butt

To try to manage the cable and the charger at the same time so this is just a little device that i found that just it puts it all in one so it's this little plastic case that you put your charger in but it also has cable management for this cable that you don't always want it to be as long as possible because this thing gets so crazy long so what you can do is you bring this out and it comes with these little attachments that go on both ends of the cable so you bring this down

And you can hook it to the cable so you never really need more than you need right you don't have to have this gigantic cable just flailing in the wind you can control it and have as much as you want out and then when you're done you just roll it back up hook it back in and you are done and you can just have your cable and your charger in one small package this might be my favorite thing of the whole video like this was the thing that i was super excited to talk about

Because this kind of changes everything with how i'm gonna travel with macbook pro 16 from now on i hate this cable so much i hate it and if you do want a more traditional way to manage that cable and charger this is from a previous accessory video but i really like this too it's just a little case and all it does it just holds the charger and it holds the cable protects them both make sure that you don't have to fish for it make sure that it's not taking up too

Much room somewhere else the zipper is crazy high quality can you hear that i'm a sucker i'm a sucker for well-built bags that's why i brought it back so that you guys could see it again or your first time if this is your first accessory video welcome and then another follow-up is something that we started using this my wife likes having her computers like up and at an angle when she's working from her desk and so that's why i started talking about these in the accessory videos but this one is probably my favorite one

Of all time it's a little travel stand that just hooks up very easily it's got little rubber all around the bottom and all around the top so it'll stay in place so if you're doing something like a zoom meeting and you don't want to be looking down at your camera you don't want your camera like looking up your nose you can set this up in many different positions so you can have this however you want it what i like is that this could if you have a mouse and you have a keyboard you set this up you don't need an

External monitor you can set it back a little bit have it higher up so you're not like hunch the thing that i hate most about laptops it's not the macbook it's all laptops it's being hunched over it i don't like that so if you have a stand like this it gets it up and moves it back so you can have like an actual place where you can get some real work done but the best part about this stand that you've already seen is it's super portable like it fits up to just like this little thing right

Here and it will easily fit in a backpack so you don't have to have one of those big metal stands that you've seen me use before that they're great and they're comfortable but they don't really fit in my backpack i can't really ever take them traveling with me so i still really highly recommend this little stand i i love it i wouldn't be back if i didn't like it and then we've got a few other neat little accessories that i found so the first one is i finally decided to

Try out a new kind of dongle i do like this one because it has all of the functionality that you would normally want usbc that can be used for pass through charging three usba sd card microsd card and because it has the two usbc ports it fits pretty snugly on there so it's not going to move that much when you have it plugged in and so you can have things like your mouse plugged right into your laptop and because all laptops anymore except

My razor seem to be trying to get rid of io because they want to be as small and small as possible even taking that functionality away makes it a little harder to use cough cough every laptop manufacturer you're going to need dongles this one's not too bad it's from a company called raku but it doesn't matter because there's thousands of these if you look on amazon you'll find these all over the place

Speaking of dongles you may not want a full dongle just to use your mouse so something that we found and something that i really like because these are hefty if you know me when i talk about tech i like tech and accessories and gear that has heft because to me that makes it seem like it's higher quality so these are basically just a standard usbc to usba so if you have something like this viper mini you can easily convert it to usbc and

Then you get it because you can plug it straight into your laptop there you go the rgb starts you don't have to carry around a full dongle if all you want is mouse support maybe you have a bluetooth keyboard and you just want little things you don't have to bring along a full dongle and this came in a pack of two that's why i have two of them here's another kind of oddball recommendation this is more for like a creative a video editor if you're doing a lot of this stuff this is a data color spider x calibrator so what this will do is it will

Calibrate your monitor whether it's your laptop monitor if you have external monitors because you're working from home or you're using your laptop as like a hybrid desktop thing all monitors come calibrated from the factory but that calibration means different things to different brands and they're all a little bit different especially when you watch a video like this what i'm going to see on my monitor is going to be different than what you see but the way to make that as neutral as possible is to use

Something that calibrates to a professional standard and these are expensive but you can find them on sale all the time all you do is you plug it usb-a it's got software you just lay this thing it unhooks like this you lay it over the monitor and it takes minutes and your monitor will be calibrated and you don't have to worry that your teal and orange lut that you bought from somebody will look too weird i mean it'll look weird but at least you'll know that it looks weird on purpose and

It doesn't look weird on accident and then the last one i do want to talk about and this continues to be a carryover what we had three carryovers this time and it's the samsung t7 solid state drive and the more i use this thing the more i'm impressed by it now you've heard me talk in the past about the t5 in fact we're using the t5 to record to the main camera right now but these t7s are even faster they're smaller they're lighter they're

About the same price but they have even better data protection policies and features like this right here can you see that it's a little fingerprint scanner so if you're really into the whole privacy thing remember the bulk of today's accessories had to do with protection in some way shape or form this will let you protect your data by installing the samsung software onto your computer and then you just do a thumb print to unlock the files that you have on it that's not as important to me as i have

Not used that feature personally on here what i like is that it's a faster read and write speed than the t5 meaning that you can transfer files faster and to somebody that transfers files as basically a professional job now being able to do that faster is super important and you don't necessarily want to pay apple premium for internal solid-state drives so i have a two terabyte drive on mine which was expensive but i got this refurbished but if you're looking to buy one don't necessarily buy

To like don't buy the two three four terabyte hard drives because apple charges a premium for those and you can't upgrade those yourselves but you can get an external drive that reads and writes really fast and will get you most of the way there and that's what the samsung t7 is ding so these are all my current favorite accessories that i've found over the past month maybe we will make this like a monthly thing where i search for accessories and then we talk about them but what are some of your favorite

Accessories for your macbook pro 16 that you've found over the past month leave me a comment below i'd love to find out what everybody's been getting into and what cool accessories are out there because some of these i didn't know existed and they're really awesome and heck if you like this video you're like wow gary i love seeing all of these accessories but what about the macbook itself well good news we've got a video of the macbook pro 16 six months later that you can find by clicking right here click

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