The MacBook Pro is one of the most popular laptops on the market in 2023. Featuring fast performance, breathtaking visuals, quiet operation, and plenty of ways to connect and share media with other devices, it’s no wonder that Apple’s industry-lauded laptop is in high demand. But besides the charging cord that came in the box, what’s the best way to accessorize your MacBook Pro?
Whether you’re looking for expanded USB storage, an adjustable stand, or a comfortable bag to carry your MacBook around in, we’ve gone ahead and created this roundup to shine an Apple-friend light on all the best MacBook Pro accessories you can buy in 2023.
The best MacBook and MacBook Pro accessories include products such as:
- Chargers, charging cables, USB-C adapters and power banks
- Audio accessories such as AirPods, Bluetooth headphones or wired headphones
- Streaming gear such as USB mics and ring lights
- Screen protectors, cases and webcam covers
- Wireless keyboards and mice
Take a look at the best MacBook Pro accessories below.
The Best MacBook Pro Accessories: At a Glance
Apple AirPods Pro 2
Best for: Fans of the Apple ecosystem who want a top-notch set of earbuds to pair with their MacBook Pro, iPhone and iPad.
Why we chose this: With their excellent noise cancellation and powerful sound quality, the AirPods Pro 2 are some of the best wireless earbuds you can buy.
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- IPX4-rated (AirPods and MagSafe case)
- Six hours of battery life (30 hours w/ charging case)
- Includes Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) and Adaptive Transparency
Noise-cancellation is a must-have feature for most headphones these days, but if you’re not interested in a bulky audio accessory hanging out on your head and neck, and if you’re looking for a perfect MacBook Pro accessory, look no further than the AirPods Pro 2.
Rocking Apple’s all-new A15 Bionic chip, the revamped AirPods Pro are louder, clearer-sounding and better at cancelling out unwanted noise and amplifying the environmental audio that’s important to us (through Adaptive Transparency). On top of six hours of bud life and 30 charge-case hours, the AirPods Pro 2 will conveniently link with any Apple device that’s logged in with your Apple ID. Just make sure Bluetooth is enabled on your MacBook, open the case, and watch as your AirPods instantly link.
- Great sound and call quality
- Comfortable fit
- Powerful noise-cancelling
- IPX4-rated (both AirPods and case)
- Easy to connect to Apple devices
- A little expensive
- Not the greatest fitness earbuds
Syntech USB-C to USB Adapter (2 Pack)
Best for: Those of us who require additional USB-A connections for a computer that prioritizes USB-C.
Why we chose it: The Syntech USB-C to USB adapter offers quick plug-and-play operation, with a color that matches the casing of today’s leading MacBook Pro models.
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- 5Gbps transfer speed
It can be frustrating when you have data on a USB-A thumb drive that you can’t connect to your new MacBook Pro. Thankfully, the Syntech USB-C to USB A adapter relieves this headache with a small and useful converter that plugs right into your USB-C and doesn’t extend out too far. The Space Gray coloring matches most new MacBooks and provides 5Gbps transfer speeds for quick data transfers. Crisis averted.
- Plug-and-play connectivity
- Available in multiple colors
- Tough zinc alloy casing
- Delivers up to 5Gbps transfer speeds
- Can be easy to lose
Anker GaNPrime 65W USB-C Hub
Best for: MacBook Pro fans that want to add a couple of easy-to-use USB-C ports to their on-the-go or at-home work station.
Why we chose this: The Anker GaNPrime is all about expanded USB connectivity, and with its compact design, extra AC outlets and USB-A and C ports, it’s easily one of the best hubs on the market.
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- (2) USB-C ports
- (1) USB-A port
- (2) AC outlets
One thing is for sure: you can never have enough USB ports. But when it comes to expandable hubs, Anker has always been a tried and true name, which brings us to the Anker GaNPrime 65W Charging Station. Small and tough enough to be tossed in a backpack or laptop case, the Charging Station includes two USB-C ports, one USB-A port, and two AC outlets for all your on-the-go charging needs. It even includes Active Shield 2.0, which is Anker’s way of providing optimal surge and temperature protection for the hub device.
- A fast-charging USB hub
- Simple plug-and-play operation
- Active Shield 2.0 for enhanced surge and temperature protection
- Design can make it hard to use all the ports at once
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- 60-watt peak power
- Includes 3.5mm stereo mini-jack, stereo RCA, USB, and Bluetooth
MacBook Pro or otherwise, let’s face it — computer speakers suck. Even if they aren’t bad, they’re still not great, especially when compared to these Audioengine speakers’ sweet sounds. Featuring a three-year warranty, Bluetooth capability and stellar stereo output, you’ll never go back to built-in speakers after trying these puppies out. Whether for gaming or blasting tunes, if you use the audio on your Macbook Pro at all, you should upgrade to these speakers.
- Excellent sound quality
- Easy setup and connection options
- Perfect for numerous desktop applications
- A bit expensive
- Not exactly portable
Logitech K780 Keyboard
Best for: MacBook Pro owners who want to introduce an ergonomic type-flow to web browsing and word processing apps.
Why we chose it: Logitech has been a steadfast name in the world of computer accessories for quite some time, and the K780 is one of the company’s best wireless keyboards.
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- 33-foot wireless range (Bluetooth connectivity)
Except for the new MacBook 16, the keyboard on the Macbook Pros are, to put it nicely, not great. If you spend all day typing, you’ll want to do it on a more comfortable keyboard like the Logitech K780. It’s comfortable, quiet, and even includes the ever-so useful number pad for quick number crunching purposes. Upgrade your Macbook Pro’s keyboard with the Logitech K780 — your hands will thank you later.
- Includes 98 keys (QWERTY layout)
- Convenient keyboard and widget controls and customizations
- Compatible with multiple OS types
- Keys are not backlit
- A little cheaply made
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- Bluetooth and Wi-Fi-compatible
A sleek laptop needs a sleek mouse, and there’s really no better fit for a MacBook than the Apple Magic Mouse. Available in silver or space gray, this wireless mouse is 100% rechargeable, so you don’t have to worry about dealing with buying new batteries. What’s more, its improved lightweight design makes scrolling and clicking a breeze. As an added bonus, the multi-touch surface makes it easier to both scroll and swipe with a single flick of your wrist.
- Sleek, lightweight movement
- Available in two colors
- Multi-touch surface for improved controls
- Not great for non-Apple usage
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It’s almost comical how Apple has made it so difficult to charge different devices in its own ecosystem. With a little help from the Anker USB-C to lightning cable, you’ll be able to charge your phone or other devices easily. Anker offers a lifetime guarantee with this Macbook Pro accessory, so this may very well be the last charging cable you’ll ever need (until Apple changes all of their connectivity again).
- Fast transfer speeds
- Flexible outer-jacketing
- Works with most devices
- Can become twisted
SanDisk 4TB Extreme Portable SSD
Best for: MacBook Pro users who need a safe and reliable source of expanded memory that can be accessed and optimized in a pinch.
Why we chose this: Solid-state performance is fast, secure and requires less moving parts than a traditional hard-disk setup, and when it comes to portability and performance, the SanDisk 4TB Exteme Portable SSD is one of the best in the business.
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- 4TB of storage
- Compatible with multiple devices
The SanDisk 4TB Extreme Portable SSD is the backup drive we’ve all been waiting for. Featuring up to 1,050 megabit per second (MB/s) read speeds and 1,000MB/s write speeds, this SanDisk drive is built to tackle any-sized project for your MacBook — whether you’re editing a 4K video in Final Cut, or need a safe place to store a bunch of high-quality photos. Plus, with its two-meter drop protection and IP55-rating, the SanDisk can withstand a number of bumps and dings, in addition to the elements.
- Stores up to 4,000 gigabytes of data
- Protected by 256-bit AES encryption
- Rugged armoring with effective weather-resistance
- Extremely portable
- A bit on the pricey side
- May not reach maximum read and write speeds
Lionwei 5-in-1 Portable Laptop Stand
Best for: Those of us that want our MacBook Pro to look and feel more like a desktop computer from time to time.
Why we chose this: You can never have too many USB ports, and if you’re looking to expand your connections in style, the Lionwei 5-in-1 Portable Laptop Stand will literally place your MacBook on a pedestal that can be easily adjusted to match your viewing preferences.
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- (4) USB-A ports and (1) USB-C port
- Five adjustable height levels
The Lionwei 5-in-1 Portable Laptop Stand is one of those unique laptop accessories that we may not think of, but is sure great to own. Attaching your MacBook Pro is quick and easy, and the stand itself features five different adjustment levels, with a minimum height of 2.8 inches and a maximum of 5.5 inches. But the best part is that the left leg of the stand is actually a USB 3.0 hub, with four standard USB-A ports and a fifth for USB-C.
- Inexpensive way to increase laptop workspace
- A great USB hub
- Includes built-in heat dissipation
- Easy setup
- Feels a little cheap
SanDisk Ultra USB-C Dual Flash Drive
Best for: MacBook Pro users who still need reliable access to USB-A storage drives.
Why we chose this: The SanDisk Ultra USB-C Dual Flash Drive takes the headache out of USB-C to A conversion by including both connection types on one thumb drive.
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- Includes both USB-C and USB-A connections
- Also compatible with certain Android smartphones
The connectivity on newer Macbook Pros can be wildly frustrating. Thank goodness for the SanDisk USB Type-C Flash Drive. This inexpensive thumb drive plugs right into your Macbook for a quick and portable storage option without the need for any adapters. You can then use the USB 3.1 side to transfer data from your Macbook Pro to another device. It’s a smart and reliable way to get compatible, convertible and portable Mac storage.
- An inexpensive way to utilize USB-C ports
- Both USB-C and USB-A connections are built right into the drive
- Read and write speeds may not be totally accurate
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- Compatible with USB-C and USB-A devices
If you need a solid charger for the automobile, look no further than this Anker USB-C product, made exclusively for topping off devices on the road. The included USB-C port is perfect for juicing up your MacBook Pro in a pinch, and if you need to charge your phone or tablet, the additional USB-A port features Anker’s Power 2.0 technology for some of the best standard USB charge times you’ll ever bear witness to.
- Features both USB-C and USB-A connections
- USB-A port uses Power 2.0 tech for faster charger times
- Design is a bit on the bulky side
USB-C HDMI Adapter for MacBook Pro
Best for: Those of us who wouldn’t mind a quick and portable way to read and write USB and SD card data, while netting a handy A/V pathway between our MacBook and TV.
Why we chose this: It’s not fancy, but if you’re looking for a fast and efficient way to send high-def picture from your MacBook to your TV (without using AirPlay), this is the adapter for you.
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- Includes HDMI (4K UHD port), (2) USB 3.0 ports, and an SD card slot
The MacBook Pro is awesome, but the amount of open ports it comes with is less than stellar. This five-in-one USB-C adapter adds a handy 4K UHD HDMI port, two high-speed USB 3.0 Ports, a memory card slot and a convenient TF memory card slot. All you need to do is plug it into your Macbook and you’re able to take full advantage of the extra ports. Best of all, it’s super compact and small enough to fit snugly in your pocket.
- Plenty of ports to choose from
- HDMI output is optimized for 4K
- Compact and easy to use
- May not be compatible with certain USB-C ports
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- 12 (length) x 8.5 (width) x 0.6 inches (depth)
Protect your MacBook Pro with this sturdy yet lightweight case. Designed to shield your Mac from the outside world, this everyday case features an intelligent heat dispersion system that not only helps keep your MacBook cool but it also promotes better airflow. And if blue isn’t your cup of tea, the MOSISO comes in 10 different color options.
- A quick and easy way to add dirt, dust, scratch and ding shielding to your MacBook Pro
- Available in 10 colors
- Includes built-in airflow channeling
- Only compatible with certain MacBook Pro models
Ultra-Thin Metal Magnet Web Cam Cover
Best for: Adding safety and security to your MacBook Pro user experience, whenever your laptop is opened up.
Why we chose this: Sometimes the best accessories are the simplest ones, and this triple-pack of web cam covers is the perfect example of such.
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Because you can never be too careful when it comes to privacy, we recommend these easy-to-use webcam covers. These accessories come with a simple swipe cover that you can use to cover (or uncover) your webcam at your discretion. The ultra-thin design doesn’t interfere with your Mac’s aesthetics, and each set comes with a pack of three camera covers.
- Sleek design for minimal interference when using the computer
- Includes three covers
- A little on the cheap side
Kuzy – MacBook Pro Keyboard Cover with Touch Bar
Best for: Those of us looking to preserve our MacBook Pro keyboard (and touchpad).
Why we chose this: With its advanced spill and dust protection, the Kuzy MacBook Pro Keyboard Cover is the armor we want when the coffee starts spilling.
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- Compatible with most 2020 and 2019 MacBook Pro models
MacBook keyboards are not easy to clean. If you’ve ever had to deal with those gunky spots and grimy corners, you know exactly what we’re talking about. This handy keyboard cover acts as a welcome mat for your fingers. It’s designed to cling to your existing keyboard and includes precious cutouts that are designed to never interfere with your typing or clicking.
- Great value
- Excellent dirt, dust, and liquid protection
- Easy to install
- Can cut down on keyboard backlighting
Able Carry Laptop Backpack
Best for: Students, commuters, and those of us that need a protective and roomy bit of storage for our MacBook Pro and all its accessories.
Why we chose this: While traditional messenger bags are convenient enough to just toss over your shoulder, the Able Carry Daily Backpack Case allows you to carry an entire desktop’s worth of gadgets and laptop must-haves, and is plenty comfortable to use.
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- Fits most laptops up to 16 inches
- Stores up to 20L of cargo
The Able Carry Daily Backpack Case is a godsend for those of us that need to carry around a lot of additional gear for our MacBook Pro. And whether it’s your phone and a charging cable, or an entire camera rig with a big set of headphones, the breathable, lightweight design of the Able Carry is the perfect way to transport your home office in style. We also love that the bag includes a dedicated laptop sleeve and that the backpack is available in three colors: navy blue, black, and olive.
- Breathable fabric material
- Comfortable back and shoulder padding
- Plenty of storage compartments
- Available in three colors
- Bag isn’t water-proof (but it is water-resistant)
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- 6 (height) x 4 (width) inches
- 2mm thick
Ever wanted to draw on your Mac? Well, now you can. This 6 x 4-inch drawing tablet connects to your MacBook Pro via USB and acts as a blank canvas for your designs. With an included P01 pen, you can draw on the tablet while watching your movements mirrored on your screen. At roughly 2mm thin, it’s incredibly portable and can fit easily in most bags and pockets.
- Sleek and portable
- Stylus does not require charging
- Supports MacBook Pro and certain Chromebook models
- Can be finicky
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- 96-watt USB-C design
- 6.6-foot cable
Whether you have little ones running around or pets with a certain proclivity for nibbling on wires, it never hurts to have a spare charger on hand. This MacBook Pro Charger works with A1398, A1425, A1502, A1435 and A1465 models and works just as well as the officially licensed one. It even comes with the same detachable plug.
- Classic Apple design
- Works with many different MacBook Pro, Air, and iPad models
- Not an Apple-branded charger
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- 25,000 mAh capacity
- 60-watt USB-C port
- 18-watt USB-A ports
One of the challenges of today’s portable battery banks is that while they can charge our mobile devices with ease, charging laptops like the MacBook Pro hasn’t come easy — they just require more power delivery, which makes sense. Enter the Anker 737 Power Bank, the only power bank you’ll need when you’re traveling because not only does it feature various ports to charge your phones and other smaller gadgets, but it also has a 60-watt USB port that will charge the MacBook Pro. It certainly helps when there are no outlets around, especially when it’s packing a massive 25,600 mAh battery.
- An incredibly powerful USB hub
- Built from the ground-up for efficient heat dissipation
- Includes an 18-month warranty
- A bit heavy
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- Capable of up to 1080p HD
- 15.6-inch display
- 0.3-inch profile
Some of us have been spoiled using two monitors, but when you’re on the road and carrying as very little on you as possible, a standard monitor is out of the question. That’s where the Lepow Portable Monitor comes to save the day. This 15.6-inch 1080p portable monitor connects to the MacBook Pro to act as a secondary display — perfect for sharing your screen or extending it. Tipping the scales at 1.7 pounds, it won’t be too much of a burden to carry around on your travels.
- Extremely portable
- Easy to use and connect
- Includes smart cover and screen protector
- A bit expensive
- Inputs can be finicky
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- Illuminates up to 120-degree field of view
- 2,000 mAh battery
Lighting can make all the difference with your video conference calls on the MacBook Pro. Without adequate lighting, the webcam’s quality can degrade tremendously. With the Ulanzi VL49 RGB Video Light, you won’t ever have to worry about it again because your face will be covered by soft, even lighting. The included attachment ensures it’ll stay put, while the adjustable color temperature means you can match the ambient lighting around you. For those working from home and video conferencing all day, this is easily one of the best MacBook Pro accessories to buy right now.
- Comes with several adapters and connectivity methods
- Great battery size
- Magnetized design
- Lights may be too bright for some
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It doesn’t take long to realize how nice and convenient your work office setup actually was (remember when your home wasn’t your work office?). An affordable way to elevate a pair of monitors and bring your home office up to par is with Hemudu Computer Monitor Risers. With a glass top, not only will your home office be more efficient, but it will also look more stylish, too. And each stand is adjustable to get the right height, so you can replicate the same excellent setup you had back at the office, in your home.
- Relatively inexpensive
- Strong, tempered glass
- Comes in clear or gray finishes
- A little on the cheap side
Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad
Best for: Adding some much-needed shortcut keys to your MacBook Pro typing experience, via wireless connectivity (or USB).
Why we chose this: The Apple-branded Magic Keyboard is built for convenience and expanded typing when you need it most.
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- Bluetooth or USB-A connectivity
While the newest MacBooks have improved keyboards, they still don’t have the essential numeric pads and F-keys that can make life so much simpler, especially for all our accounting friends out there. The Magic Keyboard provides a much more comfortable and fluid typing experience for your MacBook. Plus, with seamless Bluetooth connectivity, you can put your keyboard wherever you want to suit your home office setup.
- Expands typing options for those who need it most
- Wireless or wired connection options
- Ergonomic design
- A bit expensive