Best MacBook Pro accessories of 2024

The best MacBook Pro accessories can go a long way to enhancing your MacBook Pro experience while complementing its functionality. 

As Apple continues to evolve its MacBook line, producing some of the best laptops ever, the shrinking size and thinning chassis has cut down on on the size and number of ports. MacBook Pro accessories like the best wireless mice and best laptop docks go a long way toward addressing these shortcomings.

Investing in the right peripherals is key to maximizing the potential of even the best MacBook Pro models. The focus here is not on mere aesthetic enhancements but on accessories that genuinely boost productivity, streamline your workflow, and provide a more comfortable and efficient computing experience. From connectivity solutions to ergonomic improvements, the right accessories can significantly elevate your MacBook Pro's utility.

While we haven't tested every product on the market, our hands-on experience with a vast array of gear, combined with more than a decade of experience reviewing the best MacBooks and their accessories, has informed our selection where a direct review hasn't been completed (though if its on this list, we are in the processes of getting the product in to review, so stay tuned for updates). 

This guide covers a range of accessories including the best laptop cooling pad, the best laptop accessories, the best monitor for MacBook Pro, as well as the best laptop docks for MacBook Pro. Whether it's for enhancing connectivity, storage, display, or charging capabilities, our recommendations are designed to cater to the diverse productivity and utility demands of MacBook Pro users.

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Below you'll find full write-ups for each of the best MacBook Pro accessories in our list. We've tested each one extensively, so you can be sure that our recommendations can be trusted.

The best wireless mouse for MacBook Pro

MX Master 3S

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The best mouse for MacBook Pro

Reasons to buy

Customizable buttons
Tactile clicking
Comfortable grip

Reasons to avoid

No left-handed option

The Logitech MX Master 3S Mouse is one of the most famous mice around both creative circles and professional circles for good reason. This mouse keeps getting better and better with every version upgrade. Not only is this mouse incredibly comfortable even during all day use, but it has a vertical and horizontal scroll wheel, a multitude of programmable buttons that can be customized to do different things even between different applications, and it has a gesture button allowing a simple press to turn into even more customized control.

This mouse also has the ability to be connected to three devices at once, and, with the simple press of a button, switch seamlessly between the three devices. To make things even easier, through the companion software, this mouse can enable Logitech Flow which will allow copying and pasting between devices, even Mac and PC as well as scrolling across multiple devices at once. This feature will allow you to have up to three devices sitting on a desk and without any extra work or devices, that mouse and keyboard that follows cna move through all screens.

To say that this mouse is incredibly powerful would be an understatement, which is why we knew this mouse had to be on the MacBook Accessory page. This upgrade model includes USB-C Charging and quieter tactile clicking, making the beloved experience even better than before.

The best portable monitor for MacBook Pro

Stand Steady SideTrak Monitor

The Stand Steady SideTrak Monitor will save you a lot of time and make your work flow more efficient. (Image credit: Stand Steady)

2. Stand Steady SideTrak Monitor

Best MacBook Pro accessory for those who want a second screen

Reasons to buy

Light and decently thin
Easy setup

Reasons to avoid

Some minor kinks to be worked out

Admittedly, there’s still a few kinks to be worked out. However, considering that the light and thin SideTrak Monitor is Stand Steady’s first attempt at a secondary monitor, it’s actually very impressive. If you’ve got anything like this writer’s daily workload, this monitor will save you a lot of time and make your work flow more efficient. If not, then you’ve got a screen to put Netflix on so you won’t have to compromise on your work area, which will help with productivity.

Granted, Apple is just about ready to release macOS Catalina, which should allow iPad users to utilize their tablets as a secondary screen to their MacBooks. Still, SideTrak’s got that feature beat when it comes to a few things. To start, this 1080p resolution IPS display is designed to be mounted on the back of your laptop screen, which means it’s actually naturally situated right next to your main display, making your experience all the more seamless. It also rotates 270-degrees so that it may be utilized for intimate group presentations and collaborations. 

If you’re looking for the best MacBook Pro accessories to increase productivity and cut down the amount of time you work on tasks, the SideTrak Monitor is one of them.

Best third-screen

Xebec Tri Screen

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3. Xebec Tri Screen 2

Best MacBook Pro accessory for anyone who wants a third display on the go

The Xebec Tri-Screen Adapter can quickly turn any laptop into a three-screen device without any permanent changes. The main part of this adapter expands to fit around the screen of your laptop (12-18 inches), and then two screens pull out from behind your laptop screen. One to the left and one to the right. You have three high-quality screens after easily plugging these monitors into your laptop.

Xebec's displays are 10.1 inch IPS panels and are 1920 x 1200 full HD. Thanks to their unique design with the Xebec, these screens can also fully rotate 180 degrees to find the perfect viewing angle for yourself or make the screens visible to those around you for a presentation.

These screens are lightweight and high quality enough to get more done on the road, at home, or in the office. They are not the screens you want to edit video with or color match, but these screens work great for documents, email, company messaging, and so on.

The best portable MacBook Pro battery charger

Baseus Blade

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4. Baseus Blade

Best MacBook Pro accessory for portable charging

Reasons to buy

Slim portable design
Large power bank
100W PD charging

Reasons to avoid

No AC outlet
Only two USB-C ports
No wireless charging

The Baseus Blade power bank is a 20000mAh power supply with 100W power delivery built in. This slim-built portable charger has a built in display that shows the current battery percentage, voltage, and current display.

Not only is this battery pack a good size battery, it also charges pretty quickly thanks to its 100W output. Furthermore, the Baseus Blade can fully recharge itself in 1.5H assuming you use a 65w or higher brick to charge the portable power bank.

We wish there was wireless charging built into the top for ease of use, however we have defaulted to utilizing the two USB-C or two USB-A ports to charge our devices on the go.

The best GAN USB-C charger for MacBook Pro

Satechi 200W USB-C Charger

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5. Satechi 200W USB-C 6-port PD GAN charger

Best MacBook Pro Accessory for Charging

Satechi has made several models of their compact charging stations. They have some with fewer ports, some with different types of ports (USB-C and USB-A) and now they have made this rather large USB-C charging station with all USB-C.

This charging station has 200W of output power. Satechi splits the power output as follows: 65W/45W/20W/20W/20W/20W when there are 6 devices connected, or if you connect 1 device to to PD1 or PD2, you can get up to 140W off of a single port.

Some nice additions for this docking station is the ability to have it stand up vertical using the stand for stability, or laying the charger on it's side and rest it on the little rubber feet for stability.

These charging stations are perfect for on the go travel to charge power hungry devices like the MacBook Pro, or less power hungry devices like cameras and smartphones, however these are also great for an office space. Having one of these docks at a desk where you may be charging a lot of gear, or need to be able to charge gear quickly is super helpful.

The best MacBook Pro dock for expanding ports

Kensington SD5780T

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6. Kensington SD5780T

Best MacBook Pro accessory for expanding ports

Reasons to buy

Thunderbolt 4 / 3 / USB 4 / USB-C
96W PD Charging
Great port options

Reasons to avoid

No USB-C ports in front

The Kensington SD5780T Thunderbolt dock is a great way to expand the ports available on your MacBook Pro. One of the reasons we love this Kensington dock is its balance between modern and legacy ports. While it has an HDMI out and some USB-A's, it also has two Thunderbolt ports allowing for connections to modern devices at the highest speeds.

This dock can also clean up your desk by reducing cable clutter. With this dock, you only need one cable to plug into your MacBook Pro, and then all your peripherals and accessories plug into this dock.

The Kensington SD5780T is a quality-built dock with a great casing and a clean design. This dock will fit right in with most desk setups and can add quite a bit to your MacBook Pro with the ease of a single cable.

The best MacBook Pro laptop desk

Moft Sit-Stand Laptop Desk

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7. MOFT Sit-stand Laptop Desk

Best MacBook Pro accessory for finding the perfect angle

Reasons to buy

5 adjustments to find the perfect angle
Folds down flat for storage
Can expand high enough for the user to stand

Reasons to avoid

Large laptops are a little wobbly at full height

The Moft Sit-Stand Laptop desk is a truly impressive feat of origami craftsmanship.  This is the perfect companion to bring with you and your laptop to the coffee shop, work, a meeting, or just about anywhere. The Laptop Desk folds to almost nothing, making it fit perfectly in a laptop bag.

What makes this laptop stand the most impressive is the ability to hold your MacBook at standing height without any additional pieces. This allows the camera to be raised to a perfect meeting height, a great standing desk height, or even just a slightly elevated angle for an ideal typing experience.

The best MacBook Pro laptop stand

Moft Adhesive Laptop Stand

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8. Moft Adhesive Laptop stand

Best MacBook Pro accessory for ergonomic comfort

The Moft Adhesive Laptop Stand shocked us. We did not expect to like this as much as we do. In short, this little adhesive stand adheres to the back of a laptop and is barely noticeable when not in use. If anything, it adds a bit of grip to a slippery laptop. Once engaged, this laptop stand lifts the back of the laptop up, lifting the laptop screen and camera to a much more ergonomic height so you don't have to look down at your screen quite as aggressively anymore. The first optional angle is 15 degrees, perfect for giving a bump and still having a comfortable typing experience. The second height option is 25 degrees which we have found to be fantastic for video calls or just scrolling through content.

Both angles are remarkably easy to achieve with a flick of the stand. Once you do it a few times, it becomes second nature to flick out the stand. We have learned to love this stand so much that when we grab laptops that don't have it, we feel like something is missing.

Moft has a wide range of accessories with the same mission in mind, the ability to add ergonomic productivity to your devices. Another product they have for Macbook Pro is the Laptop Carry Sleeve. This sleeve is a carrying case for your laptop when traveling. However, when working, one portion of this flat sleeve can lift at two different angles and it can then be paired with your MacBook to achieve similar functionality as the adhesive laptop stand. This 2-in-1 sleeve and stand is made of scratch resistant vegan PU material, has an expandable storage area, repels water and is remarkably minimal for something with it's functionality.

The best MacBook Pro compact dock

Monoprice 13-in-1

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9. Monoprice 13-in-1

Best MacBook Pro Accessory for connecting to accessories

Monoprice has a ton of great adapters for just about every scenario needed in the tech world. Their new release of a 13-in-1 Dual HDMI and DisplayPort dock is one that we found quite impressive. It has the ability, in a passive dongle, to power three displays. Since this does not have the DisplayLink chip, it will be the same display for macOS, but for Windows OS, this can run independent displays.

This dock has five USB-A ports, one USB-C port (charging passthrough), a headphone jack, two HDMI, one DisplayPort, and one Ethernet. This dock can help you plug any modern tech into your laptop, tablet, or other USB-C device. Additionally, Monoprice has a dock that grants a VGA port for those who need to connect to legacy screens or devices.

The best MacBook Pro wireless charging accessory

Journey ALTI

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10. Journey ALTI Wireless Charging Desk Mat

The best MacBook Pro Accessory for reducing workspace clutter

When you are using your MacBook Pro as your workstation, regardless of if you are using an external monitor and peripherals or if you are working solely on the MacBook Pro, you need a workspace. Some desk mats are designed as a non slip, some for comfort, some for looks, this one is for functionality. The Journey ALTI Wireless Charging Desk Mat has an area to tuck away any paper or notes to de-clutter your desk, and it also has a wireless charging pad designed to charge your phone and headphones without needing to grab separate cables or chargers. Now, the workspace you are in could have no cluttered paper, no loose chargers, and much more organized space overall.

The wireless charger is detachable from the desk mat, and can deliver up to 15w to a charge through qi wireless charging. Another cool element to this desk mat and charging pad is that the desk mat is reversible giving users the option of a classic vegan leather top, or a plush and soft felt top.

The best MacBook Pro hardshell cover

Satechi Eco Hardshell

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11. Satechi Eco Hardshell

The best MacBook Pro accessory for protecting the MacBook Pro

Satechi's Eco-Hardshell case for the MacBook Pro is a matte and clear casing that protects the entire outside of the MacBook Pro. While it does change the clean and beautiful design of the MacBook, it does not make it look worse, it makes it actually look pretty cool, just in a different way than a MacBook without a case. The benefits, however, far outweigh the slight change in appearance. Having something that we know can help in the event we drop our MacBook is huge. Further, knowing that there is an extra layer of protection for things accidentally falling or sliding on the MacBook is great too. No more worries of drives or phones, or anything else scratching the top, side, or bottom of your beloved MacBook Pro.

The best flexible external webcam for MacBook Pro

BenQ ideaCam S1 Pro

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12. BenQ ideaCam S1 Pro

The best MacBook Pro accessory for flexible imaging

The BenQ ideaCam S1 Pro is designed to be a flexible camera that can be used as both a standard webcam, and also top down camera, and a closeup handheld camera, all in one. There is a wireless control puck, and a 15x glass macro lens that is great to use when taking shots of product or whatever is on your desk and you need to scale it up for whoever you are presenting to.

The ideaCam S1 Pro has an 8M Sony sensor and it has a max resolution of 3264x2448p. Another super beneficial feature for this camera is the built in ring light. That light, paired with the sensors in the camera, help produce a clear image even in rough lighting. When you need to show what is on your desk, you can easily with a simple maneuver, and then once angled down, the camera intelligently knows what you are doing, and it flips the image so what is on screen looks like what you see from your angle.

The best MacBook Pro external webcam for video

Insta360 Link

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Best MacBook Pro Accessory for quality video capture

The Insta360 Link is unlike any other webcam we have ever tested. It is an impressive 4K camera with a built-in gimbal and AI features that make it incredibly smart. With simple hand gestures, we can trigger for it to follow us, zoom in or out, jump to our whiteboard, and more. With other gestures or control buttons, the camera can ump down and show your desktop, perfect for drawings, product openings, or diagrams.

Outside of the impressive AI, this camera also has a beautiful 4K resolution, a huge sensor, quick and accurate focus thanks to Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF), the ability to be a dedicated overhead camera, and also the ability to be a portrait mode camera.

Using this camera is impressive every time we try any of the features. The camera itself springs to life, popping up from looking down to find you, then it jumps to whatever mode you have it set to. Once the camera has 10 seconds of inactivity, the camera lens points down, ensuring privacy.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are MacBook Pro accessories?

MacBook Pro accessories are additional hardware that can be paired with the laptop to supercharge productivity and utilize the device better. These accessories can help enhance connectivity, storage, battery, and display too. 

How to choose the best MacBook Pro accessories for you

When it comes to choosing the best MacBook Pro accessories, you’ll want to consider your needs to pick a relevant tool. 

If you often connect multiple devices or use external storage, then you’ll need a connectivity dock for your laptop that has USB 3.0, Ethernet, HDMI, and Thunderbolt 3 ports. But if you need only basic USB 3.0 connectivity, then a smaller connectivity port will suffice. 

If you game on your laptop or do creative work like video editing and music production, then you’ll need a mouse to work efficiently and swiftly. If you’re a power user, then a mouse with customizable buttons will be quite useful. 

Expanding the internal storage on a MacBook Pro is pretty expensive, but you can enjoy plenty of storage with an external hard drive. You’ll want to pick the storage depending on the kind of work you do and the space you need. 

If you’re on the road often, a portable power bank for your MacBook Pro will be a lifesaver. For added convenience, check whether the power bank offers wireless charging. 

Lastly, if your workflow is complex and needs multiple apps open, an extra monitor will be perfect. For easy carrying, you’ll want to consider how large it is and whether it can be attached to the back of your laptop.

How we test the best MacBook Pro accessories

To find the best MacBook Pro accessories, we looked at some of the standard requirements a user would have: connectivity, workflow, storage, charging, and display. 

In terms of connectivity, we looked at how large the dock was and how many types of connections it offered, like USB 3.0, Ethernet, HDMI, etc. For enhanced workflow with a mouse, we considered how smoothly the mouse operated, its battery life, and whether it had customizable buttons. 

For storage, we evaluated how rugged and durable the hard drive was and how much storage space it offered. For charging needs, we looked at the size of the power bank, how much it could charge the laptop, and whether it offered wireless charging for greater convenience. 

Lastly, we looked at external monitors for enhanced productivity. We looked at their size, quality, portability, and whether they latched on to the back of the laptop for easier viewing.

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Collin Probst

Former TechRadar Pro B2B Hardware Editor, Collin has been in journalism for years, with experience in small and large markets, including Gearadical, DailyBeast, FutureNet, and more.

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