The MacBook Pro Survival Kit [2018]

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You know that feeling you get when you upgrade your tech … and it almost seems like as big a step backward as forward? That’s how I felt when I switched from the 2015 MacBook Pro to the MacBook Pro 2017: it gained some power and lost some weight, but it also lost a lot of ports that I needed — and the battery life has been a wash. If you’re in the same boat (and switching to PC is not in the cards) I’ve found some accessories that can help. Join me for the MacBook Survival Kit for 2018, brought to you by Squarespace.



HYPERDrive USB Hub for MacBook Pro:

Verbatim USB Hub for MacBook Pro:

DockCase Hub/Sleeve for MacBook Pro [Amazon]:

DockCase Hub/Sleeve for MacBook Pro
[, use code “MFisher”]:

Dreamvasion Magnetic USB-C Adapter:

Anker PowerCore+ 26800:

Anker PowerPort +5 with PD:

Anker Valentine’s Day Promotion:

QWERKYwriter Mechanical Bluetooth Keyboard:

LoFree Mechanical Bluetooth Keyboard:

Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse:

Rain Design mStand 360:


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This video was produced following several months acclimating to a MacBook Pro 2017 using a variety of accessories. The HyperDrive, Verbatim and Dreamvasion products were purchased by Mobile Nations, while the remainder are review devices supplied by the respective vendors for the purposes of this review.

The lone sponsor of this video is Squarespace; none of the featured manufacturers provided compensation for being included.


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