If there’s one knock we have against Apple’s laptops—other than the camera, that is—it’s that they only support USB-C. Whether your MacBook has two ports or four, your won’t be able to hook up your legacy USB devices without an adapter or a dongle, and that’s where today’s deal comes in: Amazon is selling Apple’s USB-C to USB-A adapter for $13.30, good for 30 percent off its MSRP and the best price we’ve seen in nearly three years.
This adapter is as simple as it gets: You plug the USB-C end into the port on your Mac and connect your USB-A device to the other end. A short flexible cable connecting the two ports allows for some flexibility and makes it easy to find in a bag. I have several USB-C-to-USB-A adapters, and this one is the only one that’s been 100% reliable. I plug it in and it just works.
[Today’s deal: Apple USB-C-to-USB adapter for $13.30 at Amazon]