The Week in Mac Accessories: Mighty mice!

This week's roundup includes two wireless mice, as well as the latest external drives, carrying bags, and more.

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Mighty mice!

This week’s roundup includes two wireless mice, as well as the latest external drives, carrying bags, and more.

walnut trackpad tray


The $59 Trackpad Tray is carved from walnut, “reinforced with sturdy aluminum, then finished with several rounds of hand sanding and an application of vegetable-based oils.” Pop it open to find a small storage space for paper clips and other knick-knacks.  



The $50 Performance Mouse has a 2.4GHz wireless connection to your Mac via a USB nano receiver, eliminating cord clutter from your desktop. It’s ergonomically designed for comfortable use by both left- and right-handed users; it offers traditional two-button and scroll-wheel options, as well as side buttons for additional navigation.

knomo laptop backpack


The $179 Falmouth Backpack is built for 15-inch laptops, with a separate compartment for tablets—perfect for your MacBook and iPad. It features soft-padded shoulder straps, and a flap closure with bridge lock closure. It comes in either black or olive.

mx anywhere 2


The $80 MX Anywhere 2 wireless mobile mouse connects to your Mac via Bluetooth and offers up to two months of use on a single battery. Logitech also pitches this mouse’s portability—at 3.7 ounces, it can easily be slipped into a bag and pulled out for use at the coffee shop, library, or wherever you like to work.

usbc color gold sd


The $129 USB-C dock has 11—count ‘em!—ports: Four old-school USB ports, one USB-C port, an SD card reader, an HDMI with 4K display support, Gigabit ethernet, audio in and out ports, and a connection for your computer. The device is currently available for pre-order; it ships in October.



The $150 Svalt D Cooling Dock “supports laptops in closed-screen clamshell mode while connected to an external power source, monitor, and keyboard/mouse.” A fan on the back keeps the computer cool, and performance high.



The $149 Voltus is a USB hub for your new USB-C-equpped MacBook: It acts as a battery that can charge your computer—up to nine hours—while letting your other devices connect, sync, and charge while your computer is in use. Upgrade to the Voltus Pro, and you’ll get 13 hours of MacBook life out of the battery.


Western Digital

The My Passport for Mac external hard drive comes in 1TB, 2TB, or 3TB options. Our friends at iLounge tested the 2 TB version and called it “sleek and light for its capacity,” made of plastic with a faux-aluminum finish on the bottom and the sides.

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