The BEST Budget Accessories for YOUR 2020 13″ MacBook Pro!

by birtanpublished on October 5, 2020

The macbook pro 13 continues to be my recommendation for those of you trying to get into like your first apple computer so what are the best budget accessories you can get for that apple computer let's find out it's in a bag it's okay to slam it and while we're finding out i'd like to thank today's sponsor squarespace what's up everyone i'm the everyday dad and if i can figure it out you can figure it out so i love building these accessory videos are my favorite to make so let's get to it now i like building these out as like kits so it's

Not going to be like 10 separate mice and 10 separate bags everything in here was under 30 and this is a kit that you could use if you bought this whole thing where you could perfectly travel and get a fully functioning computer experience out of your macbook pro 13. you might remember this bag from the budget video we did a couple of weeks ago and i still really like this i actually this is my current travel computer bag i use this thing every time i have to go into the office now this is my computer bag it's not i

Mean it doesn't have a lot of frills it doesn't have a lot of like fancy things about it but it's super comfortable carries my macbook or carries my ipad very easily has lots of pouches it's built pretty sturdily i mean the stitching is the stitching it's still a budget bag but i like the subtle color i like all the pouches it even has the ability to have a usb plug out so there's a cable on the inside that we can see once we take everything out

That will let you plug like a usb battery and you can plug it in out here you get connectivity in a bag i love it i love it and then on the outside we just have another thing this is not necessarily part of the kit but i threw this in here because i think i'm gonna start recommending this just in all accessory videos this is the insignia like it's a four port usb charger yes they also make it in a usbc and i'll leave both linked in the description below but if you're gonna be traveling or you're going to work or

You're anywhere you don't want to fight over ports you don't want to fight over charging capabilities do this and then your wife will take up three and leave you one you'll actually get one on a vacation think about that i hope she's asleep i hope she didn't hear that so yeah let's actually crack open the bag and see the meat of this kit and there's a few in here that i'm really really excited about because they were just really darn cool so first up

We have a pretty standard bluetooth keyboard there's not a lot special about these i have like seven budget bluetooth keyboards now in the house because i like buying new ones whenever we talk about these kind of budget accessories it does feel pretty good this is from omiton um it actually feels pretty darn good for how much it cost the typing experience can you hear that the keys are not terrible it does have all of these standard like mac stuff so it's a command instead of

Control it doesn't have a windows button so this is a fully functioning mac os keyboard the only thing is two things that i don't like about this keyboard before you buy one one it doesn't have an escape key this key i don't know what this key does it's not escape and then two it does take aaa batteries and i'm not a big fan of that but it also doesn't come with aaa batteries most of the keyboards that we get in here the one that we had for the

Budget ipad accessories came with batteries this one does not so you you have to buy some aaa batteries if you are going to use this keyboard pair is perfectly fine with the macbook pro it does have a nice little angle to it so you're not ergonomics are huge for me if you've seen any of my videos talking about typing ergonomics for me are huge and this one feels pretty good feels pretty good i would recommend this the omatan wireless keyboard oh and another quick note if you are

Trying to pair this with your computer and you can't figure it out something that i realize another thing that you'll find on a lot of these keyboards is like a bluetooth button here on the bottom obviously there is not one here so if you want to do bluetooth you have to hit function and then the bluetooth button you'll hold that down then you'll be able to pair it it's kind of there's some work there's some walkiness workarounds to it but you do get a full number pad and you do get some pretty good feeling keys for

The price it's hard to argue so this next one we'll get to in a second because we kind of need the macbook out to do that so i really like accessory bags this is one from upper and what this does i used to keep the charger and the cable all together but i find that i need the charger and the cable more often than i need some of my other accessories and it's just kind of nice to keep them separate and this is actually a really nice just little pouch all it does the only thing that's going

To fit in here is the macbook charger and the cable for charging it it feels pretty good it's constructed very well it's padded to protect both your charger and the cables the zipper it's not a ykk zipper unfortunately but it does have a good bite can hear that it doesn't have like the water sealed zipper but it does have the kind that will be a little bit of water resistant so it'll give you some protection

For your charging because that's kind of like the most important part right if the macbook can't get power the macbook's i mean what is it it's a paperweight you have a backpack full of paperweight and in addition to this it gives you a little sleeve out here i don't know what you'd put in here but you can keep snacks you can keep like a little pouch if you got a kid something that i would keep in here for my eight-year-old is like some little i don't know fruit snacks some little fruit snacks so yes you definitely need little

Pouches and little cases to keep all your accessories in tow speaking of which here's my absolute favorite one i don't actually know if this follows this might be outside of the price range and i might be cheating a little bit but i like this so much like one of the best things that you can do for like budget gear is buy something that's high quality and then only buy it once so this one is probably outside of our 30 budget gary what is this yeah it's probably out of it this does

Have water resistant zipper you can see it right here this has fantastic zippers listen that's a good that's a good zipper and then i keep the rest of the accessories in here that we'll talk about in just a second but this is my favorite accessory bag of all time it's from native union you buy this on the apple store it has lots of spots for all the things that you would want to bring with you i used to keep the charger in here but i decided that

Other things can go in here the mouse the external battery the dongle i'd probably keep my air pods in here external storage since we're not doing like the best accessories but the best budget it's kind of slim right now but this is i love this bag if you're like this is a phenomenal accessory i forgot when i put all the accessories in here i didn't even think about it but now that i'm sitting down here i'm like wow that totally violates our budget for this build so don't buy

This one i'll leave it linked in the description below because it it is fantastic the things that we had in there though one of these things that we're gonna find because we do have a mouse um however the mouse is wireless so we have this is another revisit um this is the fall weddi dongle that we also talked about during the budget ipad accessories i love this dongle like this is that quickly turning in to my favorite dongle also and i have more expensive ones but this one has three usba's yes it

Doesn't have any usbc unfortunately but the macbook itself will have a free usbc if you really need a usbc plugin it's got sd microsd and the big one is hdmi a lot of these budget ones don't have hdmi and sd card so this is just look how small this is it fits perfectly like anywhere like this could go in your pocket but it still gives you all of the full capabilities that you would need if you're trying to set up your macbook to be more than just a laptop by itself this is

Probably my favorite dongle this is really really becoming a quick favorite of mine but we did talk about the mouse and i do like having a keyboard and mouse if i'm going to be working even if i'm traveling if i think i can get away with the space i will bring a keyboard and mouse especially with these other accessories that we're going to talk about here in a second this is the logitech m705 this is a wireless not a bluetooth mouse again i i would have preferred a bluetooth mouse

To keep everything neat and organized but unfortunately this would not have survived our budget this one actually feels really good i have the mx master 3 as like my personal primary mouse and this feels almost as good in the hand as that does for way less money you will need to plug the wireless adapter into the dongle which i mean you'll already have the dongle you've got enough customizable buttons to really set this for your own in certain programs that will allow you to do so like i said it's very ergonomically friendly the scroll wheel

Is very scrolly it's not the clicky kind of scroll it's just the scrolly kind of scroll but it's very precise it's comfortable this is a good mouse like i may start using this mouse in one of my builds because i'm going to start having more than one computer up and i've already started to really just i like it i like it and this one does come with batteries this accessory comes with batteries automaton keyboard speaking of batteries you always got to have an external battery especially if you're going to

Set up like a travel system you may not be able to use any of those maybe your wife will take up all four slots but you still got to charge your laptop right this is a rav power charger this might be the third time i've mentioned this one but this is probably my favorite external battery that i currently own and as we've been having a lot of power outages lately as thunderstorms and tropical storms have been coming through this has been saving my bacon a lot it can do power delivery

From usba and usbc it charges via usbc and the nice thing is it tells you how much power is left you don't have to guess you don't have to be like well i got three dots left of four dots or i've got one dot left is that 25 or is that i'm just about dead those are big important questions now i'm like oh i see a number i have 49 left because i can read numbers this is a 15 000 milliamp hour battery it's amazing and it will you won't be able to do

Heavy duty tasks this outputs 18 watts so you won't be able to use this and the macbook at the same time and charge it the macbook needs what 35 watts or something like that but charging it you can charge it with this so let's get to the actual computer itself because it's actually got some things around it now that are really cool okay i think that's everything we can put to a way now this is the amazon basics 13-inch laptop sleeve a lot of you i like the zipper laptop sleeves but a

Lot of you said you don't like them because sometimes the zippers can scratch like the edges of your laptop or your tablet so this time we went with this version um it's a felt sleeve that doesn't it won't scratch anything because it's velcro so you know i'm pretty i'm trying to protect your guys's computers too so amazon basics even though they're what like they're taking over the planet right now i have a lot of amazon basic stuff in my house i have their running shirts

I have this sleeve i have a couple of their tripods i really like i really really like amazon basic skier and this is no different it's like a nice smooth felt it's just thick enough to provide some like bump protection for your computer i mean i wouldn't go slamming it down anywhere but it's just enough that if you have some other accessories that are maybe a little more metally or they're a little more scratchy and you don't want to scratch your laptop

This will be a good protection from things like that and it has a couple of other pouches in here it's got a pouch in the front where you can probably keep a notebook or your phone or something it's got a couple in the back where you can keep some more snacks look i love snacks don't judge me don't judge me the two coolest things i wanted to talk about are in here right now so the first one and you're probably seeing it here right now and you're also probably wondering gary

You're normally a pad guy you're always trying to tell us about mouse pads because you don't like clicking on stuff on the table you're right i don't and check this out this is the coolest thing this was the thing that i was most excited to talk about is this is a 3m mouse pad it has a light adhesive on the back so you can set it down and you have a mouse pad wherever you go but gary what am i where am i going to store it the adhesive doesn't go away so you just store it on the back of your

Laptop how crazy is that i mean we'll have to do some long-term tests to see like how long this lasts because i've only had it in here for a couple of days but it's still sticky i haven't lost any of the adhesion so far i love like this is so cool you always will have a mouse pad because it's just stuck on the back of your computer it's not as big as i would like i do prefer having the bigger mouse pads but look it's just so convenient i will

Accept a mouse pad that's not as like robust it doesn't have the size on it if it's more convenient we could make a whole video on me just doing this check it out check it out another cool thing that we have on the macbook is not something that i would probably use but again to protect your laptop a lot of you have asked me what kind of cases would you get this case is awesome i really like this thing it was a little finicky to get on but one of the cool things about this and i'll leave i don't

Remember the name thing with these budget things they always have like crazy names that i could never remember it gives you a nice four corner protection across your mac it gives you vents here on the bottom even though there are no vents on the macbook itself this should not hinder your thermal performance on the macbook because the macbook pro 13 is a hot running laptop but the cool thing is it's got little feet check out these little feet so if you do want a little more ergonomic

You just put these little feet up and there you go it's really nice it's really comfortable it gives you just enough it's kind of slick here on this slick table ergonomics team i'm telling you they are very important and yeah this will protect your laptop but the cool thing is it still fits in that sleeve i was kind of nervous that we'd have to do two separate parts of this video where i'd have to have one with the case on and then one with the case off because i didn't think it would fit in that sleeve

But it fits in the sleeve sweet so we will talk about the last accessory and this one is pretty important we've said it well like three or four times throughout this entire video how important ergonomics is and this is a travel laptop stand so this will let you actually set up your laptop in stand formation if that's something that you really like because i know a lot of people really like having their laptops set up in like full stand

Mode and this gives you a lot of nice options for how you want to do it you've got all of these different slots here on the back that you can i'm going to break it i'm going to break it trying to do don't do this when your computer's in it but you got all these little slots that you can set it in to get a nice viewing angle for however you want it if you want the screen up just a little bit higher then you can use the keyboard and the mouse and the dongle and the power supply

And the mouse pad hold on and the mouse pad look at this i told you it was a full functioning setup like you could get some actual actual work done all like this and it all fits into that little backpack and every single one of these accessories was under 30 except for this except for this but it's worth it so what are some of your favorite budget accessories let me know in the comments below i love finding this here these are my favorite i love hunting and finding all of these

Cool little gadgets for my ipads for my macbooks for my all sorts of computers so let me know in the comments below what are some of your favorite budget accessories thanks to today's sponsor squarespace you can create your own very beautiful website squarespace is the all-in-one platform to build a professional website online store or portfolio it's easy to claim a domain slash url create a custom site that matches your style and bring your ideas to life head over to squarespace.com for a free trial

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