BEST-SELLING MAC COMPUTER ACCESSORIESMacGizmoGuy has seen a million Mac accessories and peripherals come and go: Some great, some awful. A quarter-century of Apple Macintosh computer consulting wisdom is here to help you shop smart and buy the best Macintosh computer accessories for your MacBook, Pro, iMac or Mini.
I've owned 'em. Installed 'em. Used 'em. Lived with 'em. Loved 'em. And you will too! Review these top Mac accessory, peripheral and gadget suggestions. Check out the best Mac software recommendation and subscribe to the Mac Gizmo Guy Blog for Mac hardware reviews of note. Learn from others: Amazon's Best Selling Mac Peripherals helps you find Macintosh Desktop and MacBook laptop accessories that more Mac users than ever are looking for.
TOP MAC LASER PRINTER : LOW PAGE COSTAffordable USB & WiFi Wirelss HP Laser : A low-cost black and white laser will pay for itself. Save money over an ink-sucking inkjet printer. A laser easily gives ~2000 pages or more before needing a new toner cart. Best ink replacement options? Find quality refilled remanufactured High-Capacity ink and cartridges with more toner for half the cost of new.
WIRELESS ALL-IN-ONE PRINTER FOR iPAD iPHONE and MACDoes It All-In-One WiFi Assistant : Hewlett Packard does OfficeJet printers RIGHT. Here, the HP 6500A does it ALL. With very fast print speeds and both USB, Ethernet + Wireless convenience - an excellent small office workhorse or shared home printer. It's also AIRPRINT compatible - allowing direct printing from iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch running the latest iOS update.
READY TO SNAP? PICTURE THIS!Fuji FinePix Z70 Camera : MacGizmo gives kudos to Fuji and this slim, compact and affordable Li-On rechargable 5x Optical-Zoom digital camera for around $90. I've always liked Fuji's simple to operate cams and EASY-2-GROK menus anyone can comprehend. Less is more in this easy to use digital camera.
BEST APPLE COMPATIBLE WEBCAMSThe best USB 2.0 webcam for Apple is Logitech's HD Webcam Pro : Spectacular 720p and 1080p HD image clarity, low-light sensitivity, driverless UVC OSX compatibility with a built-in stereo microphone. A great video chat web camera head and shoulders above ALL other webcams.
Cheap iSight Alternative. This low-cost CreativeLabs USB 2.0 web camera for OSX : outperforms all other bargain UVC web cams at this price. Just plug it in to any Mac with USB2 speed ports: 100% iChat, Messenger, Skype for Mac compatible web camera with good-sounding microphone built-in.
All you need is one of these web cams, download Skype for Mac and enjoy RELIABLE cross-platform Apple + PC conferencing + VOIP voice chat that iChat AV just doesn't seem to reliably deliver.
SOUNDS GREAT : USB COMPUTER SPEAKERSAbsolute Bargain: Logitech AUDIO-HUB Speaker! Great full-range 2.1 stereo A/C powered sound w/sub-woofer + a 3-port USB 2.0 speed hub combo. This desktop speaker deserves a place behind ANY Macintosh, especially a Mac mini or MacBook - who's internal speakers suck.
Slim USB Portable Speaker Smart design and amazing sound quality you can hold in the palm of your hand and take anywhere. Passive Woofer, quad speaker drivers in Edifier's USB bus-powered portable soundbar speaker improves any MacBook's audio. Reviewers all agree: a well-engineered product with pleasing sound.
TUNE IN : WATCH AND RECORD TV ON YOUR MAC#1 TV Tuner Stick For Mac : ElGato's EyeTV3 DVR software for Mac is World-Class, and bundled with this Hybrid HDTV USB tuner for OSX. For serious Digital TV and Analog video nabbing-grabbing using Composite and S-Video connectors, this is the most popular hardware-software combo.
BEST MAC USB HUBS : MAKE THE CONNECTIONYou don't want an OCTOPUS of USB cables splayed in all directions like most hubs. Choose wisely thought-out products like Belkin's singularly awesome hub with room to grow:
Best 7-Port Powered USB Hub for your Mac desktop : A great A/C-powered hub you can GROW WITH for years to come. 5 Rear-facing, 2 very convenient top-mounted ports. Intelligent bandwidth management assures maximum thruput for both High-Speed USB 2.0 and slow USB 1.1 devices.
Micro size Targus ULTRA MINI 4-Port Hub Some travel hubs are simply better than others - and this little hub has SMART engineering: the tiny mobile 4-Port Hub: smaller than a pack of gum! 3 of the ports face in the rear direction keeping cables out of your way, plus 1 side port for devices you're likely to frequently plug and remove like a USB Flash Drive or Camera. Thoughtful Targus engineering from those who do portable computing best.
GREAT MAC ACCESSORIES - OLD AND NEWIn a world where Apple computer gizmos seem to come and go, I'm quite suprised about how many truly, insanely great Mac accessories stand the test of time. Sometimes it varies by category. For example, Digital Cameras are a ruthless market where features and model numbers change constantly. Flash memory based Solid-State hard drives for Mac are changing an accellerated pace too - tho frankly any SSD upgrade for your MacBook or Mac desktop is a GREAT performance enhancer even if you don't buy the latest, just-arrived model. Other well-desinged Mac compatible peripherals sell for years without needing a refresh - an indicaton it was a smartly designed and great Mac accessory from the get-go.
The Mac compatible printer market is change-prone too: Especially as HP, Canon, Epson, Brother and Lexmark slug it out for the most basic computer accessory everybody owns. But with some products like particular Logitech and Altec Lansing speaker systems - there were great models made to begin with - and stil continue to be sold years later. Still other Macintosh gizmos like TV Tuners, Webcams for Mac, and other Apple friendly hardware evolve more slowly - without planned obsolescence like we see with the endless iPad 1G, 2G, iPhone 1/2/3/4/5G evolution and changes in size and form-factor that drive iPod-iPad-iPhone case manufacturers crazy. Some Mac peripherals stand the test of time - and can serve you well for years to come.