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10 Gadget and Accessory Gifts for a Mac or Macbook User!

Updated on October 18, 2015

Gift Buying for Techie Fans

Buying gifts for this generations technologically minded is not as easy as you would hope. People are becoming so technologically savvy and dependant these days that almost everyone likes a techie gadget, but the price can add up - especially if you are an Apple user. Apple Mac or Macbook users tend to be very into their products, due to the price an Apple product is an investment and you often wish to get other gadgets to go with the items you have, plus Apple have made it so their products aren't often compatible with other brand items, meaning you have to buy other Apple items.

So to make your life a little easier this christmas (or maybe it's a gift for someones Birthday) here are a few gift ideas that will put a smile on the face of any Apple Mac or Macbook user! Some of the items are a little more pricy, but others are intended for a lower budget. You will find gifts from $5 to $900 so there is something for all budgets, either intended as little stocking fillers or as someones major present. Either way they will know you really care and get them!

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1. Mobee Magic Charger for Apple Magic Mouse

Never run out of battery power with the ‘Magic’ Mobee Mouse Charger for the Apple Magic Mouse. Simply plug it in to a usb port, pop the included battery pack into your mouse, place your mighty mouse on top and leave it charge. Best of all its smooth, sleek and looks smart!! It would be a great addition to any desk or office.

-Offers six days of power on a full charge
-It is easy to set up
- It cuts down the need to keep changing batteries - so saves lots of time!

Also available is a Mobee Apple Wireless Keyboard Charger - why not really treat the one you love and get the both?

2. Apple Airport Time Capsule 2TB

Never lose a file again with the Apple Time Capsule. The Time Capsule integrates itself with your home wireless network, and has a built in hard drive. Set up is done in just a few simple steps and your away. With Apple Time Machine, your data is automatically backed up to the time capsule without even thinking about it, over the air, wire free. Need more space? Don't worry, the Time Capsule also has a USB port at the rear to add another hard drive or even a printer to enable wireless printing over your network.

This is the perfect gift for someone who does a lot of work on their computer and needs to save lots of documents or image/design files, or maybe for someone who is a bit snap happy and simply loves taking lots of pictures, they can save all those precious pictures to the Apple Time Machine so they will never be lost.

3. Bose Companion 3 Speaker System

With a Mac that looks great, why not make it sound great. Bose design high quality sound equipment, bringing top of the line stereo performance to your Mac. The Bose Companion 3 Speaker System delivers crisp highs and deep lows using a 2.1 configuration! This is a must for any big music fan, DJ or anyone who likes to produce, mix or edit music on their Mac computer. The Bose system is so compact that it won't take up a lot of room, whether it is in an office or a bedroom you will be able to fit it easily.

4. Numark DJ2GO Ultra Compact USB Midi DJ Controller

For the first time ever, you can take your whole DJ rig with you, in your backpack with the Numark DJ Controller. The seamless integration with iTunes with the included software turns your personal music library into a Dj’s dream! Pitch up at any party or event and become the life and soul of the party by providing some awesome tunes!

The system has:

  • Jog dials for cueing songs and pitch sliders
  • Level controls
  • Headphone monitor output

Making it simple to use, even if you aren't an experienced DJ (yet!)

5. Speck Smart Shell Case for Macbook Pro

Protect your Macbook from unwanted scratches, scrapes and dings with a protective Shellac case from Speck. Super easy to fit to your Macbook, it gives you the peace of mind that popping it into your bag or taking it outside isn't going to give you a headache or the heartache of damaging that lovely shiny cover. Anti tilt rubberised feet keep you macbook stable and secure on tough surfaces to. As a Macbook costs so much you want to protect it as much as you can, they may be pretty durable but you really don't want to take the risk of damaging one.

6. Microsoft Office for Mac

Are you new to Mac or simply miss Microsoft Office then never fear, it's also available for Mac users! All of your familiar buttons and tools are available without breaking the bank. The Mac's own publishing systems are just as good, but sometimes if your working with other people or for other people then having the Microsoft Office system is just so much easier, you can alter documents and send them back and fore with a lot more easy as more people use the Microsoft system. This is helpful for anyone who does a lot of writing, whether it be homework, work projects, freelance work or to write a book!

7. Mini Display Port Adapter

Turning you TV or old monitor into an extra screen for your Mac or Macbook can be really helpful. You can either use the screen to display media whilst you work on your Mac, extra documents for research or editing purposes or even to allow you to have a larger version of an image/design you are working on - there are so many useful things you can do with a second screen. Available to connect to HDMI, VGA and DVI theres an adapter for everyone! If your buying it as a gift you may want to check which type of adaptor is needed first to be sure you get a compatible one.

8. Apple Cinema Display.

Now this one is a little pricey, but so worth it!! This would be one amazing gift for someone you love! The Apple cinema display is the perfect addition for those who want to either have a larger screen in place of their Macbook screen at home, or need the use of a multi screen set up when it comes to editing video and photographs, etc. As with all Apple products the quality is astonishing and makes watching movies an absolute pleasure!! It may seem expensive for a monitor but you really do pay for what you get in the case of Apple products, I promise you you will not be disappointed. It would be perfect for anyone who does video/photograph editing, or for a student/graduate wishing to get into these fields.

9. Apple Airport Express

Play all of your favourite music from your Mac anywhere in the house using the Apple Airport Express. Simple to set up, it joins on to your home network and has a headphone style output so you can plug in almost any audio device with ease. It will also boost the range of your home wireless signal, so two functions for one price. Very helpful for anyone who really loves their music, or someone who jus has a really big house!

10. Apple External Superdrive

While CD’s are slowly becoming a thing of the past, Apple have got rid of CD drives in their newer MacBooks and the even newer Mac Pro, this may make the computers look sleek and make them lighter but sometimes you just need a CD drive! This is where the Apple External Superdrive comes in. Simple but beautiful, this CD and DVD reader/writer is ideal for those times when you need to burn a DVD or rip some music to iTunes. Most of us have an MP3 player of some sort and don't always want to buy MP3 files, especially when we already have the album on CD, so we need to rip them from the CD and for that you need a CD drive. So this is useful for anyone who has a MP3 device or for those needing to burn files, photos or documents to a CD/DVD

That's all folks

So that is all our top gift idea tips for a Mac or Macbook user. If you have to buy a gift for your brother, father, hubby, boyfriend, sister, Mum, Wife, Daughter or Son, I promise you if they are an Apple computer user they will love any of these items.

If you have other family you need to buy gifts for, and they aren't Apple users maybe they will fit into one of my other gift guides below!

© 2013 Chantele Cross-Jones


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