Mac Accessories for the Home and Office



While the built-in speakers of some Mac computers, such as the MacBook Air, the MacBook Pro, and iMac are sufficient enough for a portable audio experience, sometimes you have to plug in external desktop speakers to truly get a high-quality listening experience. Bose™ provides several options for you.

The Computer MusicMonitor is a compact stereo speaker system with proprietary acoustic amplifiers and active electronic EQ. The magnetically shielded speakers have a brushed-aluminum finish and connect to your Mac via a 3.5mm audio connection. While power and volume controls are available on the speakers themselves, you can also use the included remote control to change the volume from a distance.

The Companion 5 Multimedia Speaker System is a 2.1 channel speaker system with a powerful 5.25” Acoustimass subwoofer. The satellite speakers come preassembled on their stands and are powered by 2” drivers, which provide rich sound for your music or gaming. A wired control pod is included to let you control the volume without having to do it through your computer settings. It uses both a 3.5mm audio jack and a USB 2.0 connection for stereo sound with added bass.

The built-in speakers of your MacBook Pro may be sufficient enough for audio books and YouTube videos, but they lack the bass of many traditional speakers. That’s where the BassJump 2 Portable Subwoofer comes in. As a compact USB-powered subwoofer, the BassJump2 is designed for Apple laptops and computers to add bass reinforcement. The BassJump 2 also comes with custom software that blends the sound coming from your computer speakers with the extra bass to create rich, balanced audio. The BassJump 2 is Plug-and-Play compatible and can work with most professional audio applications, such as Logic Studio. The BassJump 2 has a power switch and volume control while other settings are accessible via the software’s preferences window.

While it may sound like something out of Harry Potter, the MagicWand is actually a piece of hardware that links your Apple Wireless Keyboard and Apple Magic Trackpad together into a one-piece input device. The MagicWand lines up the Magic Trackpad right next to your wireless keyboard so you’ll be able to utilize the multi-touch gestures incorporated into Mac OS X with ease. The MagicWand hasn’t forgotten about you lefties either, since you can place the Magic Trackpad on either the left or the right side, depending on your preference. This also makes it easier to use both your keyboard and trackpad on the sofa or anywhere else you might not have a flat surface. It also removes the hassle of having to carry both the wireless keyboard and trackpad separately when you need to move them around.

The stand of your iMac or Apple Display may be sufficient enough to provide you with the viewing angles you need, but the HiRise Adjustable Stand is engineered to provide appropriate height. The versatile stand features an internal metal shelf that allows you to reposition your display vertically. The HiRise has perforated faceplates in the front and the back, which makes them ideal storage areas for hard drives, the Mac mini and other devices that require air flow. The solid, two-piece metal outer frame has two adjustable, internal metal shelves that support all iMac and Apple display models with L-shaped stands. The bottom of the HiRise has dual Teflon sliders. The Teflon sliders make it easy for side-to-side movement that won't scratch the surface of your desk.

Multitasking is the norm these days. It’s not uncommon for you to text people on your iPhone while you’re watching a video on your iPad and writing up a report on your iMac…right? Instead of having all your Apple devices cluttered all over your desk, the Hoverbar allows you to “float” an iPad next to any iMac or Apple Display beside it. The sturdy, silicone-lined clamp doesn’t scratch up your iMac, but it does provide enough tension for a solid fit. Flex and tilt the bar so your iPad is set to your preferred viewing angle. You’ll be able to use both your iPad and iMac at the same time without having to constantly adjust your line of sight. You can even run FaceTime on the iPad while you continue to work on the iMac, allowing you to effectively multitask.

Your iPhone is running low on battery life, but so is your MacBook Pro. Unfortunately, there’s only one outlet available for you to use. Do you let your iPhone and MacBook Pro duke it out in a steel cage to claim it? Fortunately, there’s no need with the PlugBug. The PlugBug provides a way for you to charge your MacBook Air or Pro and your iPhone or iPad in a single wall outlet. The USB charger connects to your MacBook Air or Pro’s power adapter and outputs up to 10 watts of power. It is compatible with all current versions of iPad and iPhone. The PlugBug has a compact form factor so you can take it with you while you’re on the go.

If you’re using a MacBook Air or a MacBook Pro, you’ll want to keep it as cool as possible. While the internal cooling system on Mac computers is generally efficient, it doesn’t hurt to have some extra space underneath the MacBook Pro for additional air flow. The Bluelounge Cool Feet has a set of 4 detachable rubber feet (2 short and 2 tall) to elevate your MacBook Air or Pro above the table. Just stick them to the bottom of your MacBook and you’ll be able to configure your Mac computer in one of three different angles using the included feet.

If you’ve ever had to untangle a huge mess of cables, you know the task itself can make you question your existence and past life choices. In other words, it’s a real pain. Fortunately, Bluelounge offers the CableBox to help ease your pain. The CableBox allows you to place your power strip or surge protector inside of it and stow surplus cables on each side. It’s made from fire-retardant plastic and it has rubber feet to prevent it from slipping. If you’re looking for something that’ll keep a single cable in position, the CableDrop may be for you. The CableDrop can stick to walls or just about any other surface using an adhesive. You simply place the cable you want in the clips of the CableDrop to keep them in place. This is usually helpful when you need to unplug and plug back in peripherals that you only use at home or in the office with your MacBook Air or Pro.

While you can use the webcam on certain Apple computers, such as the iMac or the MacBook Pro, having to do a conference video call might not be ideal on them. Everyone would have to crowd around the screen. The Logitech ConferenceCam allows small groups to collaborate over video from conference rooms, offices, and lobbies. With the ability to capture at 1080p Full HD video at 30 frames per second, the quality of the video has the potential to be crystal clear. Of course, the Internet connection also plays a factor. The camera has a 78-degree field of view, thanks to its Carl Zeiess optical lens with 9-point autofocus. The ConferenceCam is a must-have item for anyone who needs to do conference video calls on a regular basis.

The Logitech Performance Mouse MX Wireless Mouse provides laser tracking, a unifying wireless receiver and four thumb buttons for your Mac computer. Using 2.4 GHz wireless technology, the MX utilizes Logitech’s Darkfield Laser Tracking system to ensure accurate and precise cursor control on virtually any surface, even glass tables as thin as 4mm. The scroll wheel supports hyper-fast scrolling so you can fly through long documents and web pages in a single spin. You can also switch to click-to-click scrolling for more accurate navigation. The MX uses a USB receiver that stays plugged into your Mac computer. It has a compact form factor, which stays flush with the USB port. This allows you to keep it in even when you’re traveling with your MacBook air or Pro. It also serves as a unifying receiver that is compatible with other Logitech wireless peripherals and accessories.

Stay connected with the Plantronics Voyager Legend CS Wireless Headset. The mono headset with 3 built-in mics for DSP noise cancellation allows for hands-free wireless calling from a Bluetooth-enabled mobile device. It has a range of up to 33 feet so you can move around without being tethered to your desk. Answer calls using smart sensor technology, which automatically picks up calls when you place the headset on your ear. You can also automatically transfer calls between your mobile phone and headset. You can also answer calls from your office phone with the Plantronics Voyager Legend CS Wireless Headset with HL10 Handset Lifter. The handset lifter fits on your office phone and lets you answer calls with a touch of a button, which conveniently and automatically takes your handset off the hook.

When traveling, it’s not uncommon to find yourself disconnected from the Internet. While you may not have access to your email, websites, or even Internet streaming music apps, the Model One Bluetooth AM/FM Radio from Trivoli allows you to listen to FM/AM radio stations. With a simple interface, you can use the tuner to find stations and play music or chat radio shows through the speaker. While the Model One has a retro feel, it also brings modern functionality. You’ll be able to stream radio stations to a Bluetooth-enabled device wirelessly. The Bluetooth receiver uses advanced A2DP technology for high quality wireless audio. It also features the Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum so it doesn’t interfere with other devices on the 2.4 GHz band.

If you’re not in the office, you’re taking your work with you on the road. To protect your MacBook Air or Pro from the bumps and bruises of travel, try the Samsonite Xeon 2 Backpack. With a pocket that’ll fit a 13” or a 15.6” laptop and an iPad, you’ll be able to take all your mobile devices with you. The exterior is made from a tough ballistic polyester material and has brushed poly lining for added protection. If you require more space, the SwissGear Synergy Computer Backpack can fit up to a 16” laptop. The bag is constructed from a nylon/poly blend and features shock-absorbing shoulder straps as well as air-flow back padding for greater comfort while carrying. A reinforced ergonomic top handle provides an alternate means for carrying if you don't feel like having it on your back.