The 2022 MacBook Air powered by Apple’s M2 all-new M2 chip is finally available. That means it’s time to outfit your new laptop with a bunch of new accessories, ensuring that you can work hard, and play hard, with all of the right tools for the job. Today, we’re taking a look at the best MacBook Air Accessories, and it should come as no surprise that these are perfect for any of your Apple laptops or desktop computers.
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Best MacBook Air Accessories
- Anker 715 Nano II 65W – With the Anker 715 Nano II, you’re getting one of the smallest and most compact USB-C chargers on the market. But it also brings plenty of power, as the Nano II reaches charging speeds of up to 65W, making it a perfect companion for your new MacBook Air.
- Apple 35W Dual USB-C Port Power Adapter – One of the more surprising product releases was Apple’s redesigned Power Adapter. This one features dual USB-C ports, along with the same detachable plug that we’ve enjoyed on pretty much every recently-released Apple Power Adapter. Charging speeds top out at 35W, so it’s not the fastest, but you can rest easy knowing that your MacBook Air is paired with an Apple charger.
- Apple USB-C to MagSafe 3 Cable – MagSafe makes its triumphant return to the Mac with MagSafe 3. But now, instead of being limited to a proprietary charging method, you can enjoy USB-C on the other end. Of course, Apple includes one of these in the box, but it never hurts to get an extra cable to throw in your bag.
- MOSISO Laptop Sleeve – At some point in time, you’ll probably find yourself wanting to head out for a trip and want to take the MacBook Pro with you. Instead of just throwing it in your bag and being worried about it getting accidentally scratched up, make sure you get a laptop sleeve. This sleeve from MOSISO is large enough to work with the new MacBook Air, and includes an additional bag so you can throw your cables and chargers in there too.
- tomtoc 360 Protective Laptop Sleeve – Essentially, this protective sleeve from tomtoc does the same thing as the MOSISO one, but with a bit of a twist. The tomtoc 360, and the included accessory pouch, are both water-resistant and shockproof. So you can throw them in your backpack, or just carry the sleeve with you, as you head out to the coffee shop or to work.
- Waterfield Vitesse Musette Plus – Waterfield is one of those companies that just make fantastic and incredible accessories. This trend continues with the new Vitesse Musette Plus, which sports a dedicated pocket for the MacBook Air, and is extremely durable. There are other sizes available, as you can even get one to carry your 16-inch 2021 MacBook Pro, but no matter which one you pick, this bag will last for years.
- Apple Magic Keyboard with Touch ID – The Magic Keyboard with Touch ID and Numeric Keypad offers a built-in Touch ID fingerprint scanner placed in the top right corner. In addition to being able to authenticate your login, Touch ID is also used with Apple Pay purchases, App Store purchases, and more. Apple also finally introduced a new black colorway for this keyboard, seemingly leaving Space Gray behind.
- Logitech MX Mechanical Mini – Logitech has been in the mouse and keyboard game for years, and that includes some of the best mechanical keyboards. But the company recently surprised everyone with its new MX Mechanical series comprised of a “Mini” and Full-Size mechanical keyboards. There are three different key switch styles, and both of these include the Log Bolt adapter for a more reliable connection with your MacBook Air.
- Macally Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard for Mac – For as long as I’ve been a fan of Apple products, it seems that Macally has been making accessories. the Macally Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard for Mac doesn’t try to do anything overly fancy other than provide a reliable and comfortable typing experience. But if you have multiple computers, you can seamlessly switch between three devices with the press of a button.
- Apple Magic Trackpad – Those who are big fans of the trackpad on the MacBook Air might want to bring that same experience to a makeshift desktop setup. And what better way to do so than to pair your new MacBook Air with Apple’s Magic Trackpad. All of the gestures work just as they do on Apple’s laptops, and the non-slip grip on the bottom ensures that the Magic Trackpad won’t move around.
- Logitech MX Master 3S – When it comes to the “best” mouse, the choice is simple with the Logitech MX Master 3S. This mouse quickly switches between your iPad and your Mac, while lasting up to 70-days on a single charge. Oh, and there are a total of six different buttons to customize.
- Razer Orochi V2 – Obviously, the Razer Orochi V2 is geared with “gaming on the go” in mind. But the truth is that it’s just a great and comfortable mouse that is compact enough to throw in your bag. It also helps that the Orochi V2 uses Razer’s excellent mechanical mouse switches, and lasts for up to 950 hours on a single charge.
- AirPods Pro – When it comes to the best headphones for any Apple device, there’s nothing better than the AirPods Pro. Even though these are getting a bit old and we’re expecting new options any day now, the Pro still provides an incredible experience that is really unrivaled. Pair them with one Apple device and they’ll automatically switch to any of your other Apple devices. Plus, the built-in Active Noise Cancelation lets you drown out the world around you.
- Sony WH-1000XM4 – Looking past Sony’s incredibly awful naming convention, the company’s latest headphones pack a punch in just about every area that you might care about. Active Noise Cancellation has seen the biggest improvement compared to the last generation, as the WH-1000XM4 feature the Sony QN1 chip.
- Shure AONIC 215 Wired Earbuds – There’s something to be said about having a good ole’ fashion set of wired earbuds. But instead of torturing yourself with a $10 pair, why not get some earbuds that actually sound good and don’t break the bank? The Shure AONIC 215 Wired Earbuds are up for the task, as they offer clear sound, a secure in-ear fit, and even sport a detachable cable. This makes it so you can swap out the cable if something happens to it.
- Apple Studio Display – The most obvious choice is the all-new Apple Studio Display, which was announced alongside the Mac Studio. The Studio Display offers a 5K (5120 x 2880) resolution and comes in at 27-inches. It’s also equipped with a 12MP ultra-wide camera that is hidden in the top bezel of the monitor. This includes support for the extremely useful Center Stage functionality that will pan and zoom while keeping you in the frame. Finally, there’s a “high-fidelity” speaker system built-in, complete with force-canceling woofers.
- Dell S2722QC 27-inch 4K USB-C Monitor – The Dell S2722QC features a 27-inch display, complete with a 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution. There are plenty of different ports to choose from, and it’s even VESA mount compatible so you don’t have to stick with the included stand if you don’t want to.
- LG 29WN600 UltraWide HDR10 Monitor – It’s really tough to go back to “regular” monitors once you experience an ultrawide monitor. And if you’ve never tried an ultrawide monitor before, the LG 29WN600 is a good place to start. This monitor offers a 2560 x 1080 resolution, is HDR10 compatible, and the 21:9 aspect ratio provides an extra 33% of screen real estate.
- Nulaxy Ergonomic Laptop Riser – It doesn’t matter if you’re working from home or working at a local coffee shop. Ergonomics are extremely important, and being hunched over the MacBook Pro is bad for your neck and back. With the Nulaxy Ergonomic Laptop Stand, you won’t have to worry about that any longer, as it’s height-adjustable so you can opt to sit and get some work done or stand up (like you should) every once in a while throughout the day.
- HumanCentric Vertical Laptop Stand – If you’re trying to create a home office setup powered by your MacBook Air, then you might be looking for a laptop stand. The Vertical Laptop Stand from HumanCentric is great, as it’s made from aluminum, but features an insert so your MacBook Air won’t get scratched up. It provides plenty of space for your laptop to breathe, along with giving you access to your ports.
- iVoler Collapsible Laptop Stand – Sometimes you just need to get some work done while you’re on the go. But working right from your laptop isn’t the most ergonomic solution as you can end up with a pain in the neck or your wrists. Thankfully, the iVoler Collapsible Laptop Stand is here to solve those problems, as it can be folded up, thrown in the protective sleeve, and taken with you wherever you go.
Docking Stations / USB Hubs
- CalDigit TS4 Thunderbolt 4 Dock – For the past few years, the CalDigit TS3 Plus has been the de-facto choice if you’re in the market for a Thunderbolt dock. Now, the company has finally introduced its successor in the TS4 Thunderbolt 4 Dock. On the front, you’ll find an SD and microSD card reader, along with dual USB-C ports, a single USB-A port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. And the rest of the connections, including the three Thunderbolt 4 ports are on the back. Those who also have a MacBook Pro will enjoy the 98W power delivery offered for charging.
- Brydge Stone Pro TB4 – Unlike CalDigit, Brydge is one of those companies that has a wide array of accessories for everything from keyboards to docking stations. The Stone Pro TB4 is one of Brydge’s latest offerings, and provides up 130W of total power, with 90W dedicated for your laptop with passthrough charging. It’s compatible with macOS, Windows, and even ChromeOS, while providing an additional 12 ports for your computer.
- Satechi USB-C Hybrid Multiport Adapter – We’re big fans of docking stations, but what about when you need to get some work done on the go? That’s where the Satechi USB-C Hybrid Multiport Adapter comes in, as not only will it give you access to plenty of additional ports but has another trick up its sleeve. You can actually install your own SATA M.2 SSD into the adapter, giving your MacBook Air a bit more storage without paying Apple’s exorbitant price tags.
Andrew is a freelance writer based on the East Coast of the US.
He has written for a variety of sites over the years, including iMore, Android Central, Phandroid, and a few others. Now, he spends his days working for an HVAC company, while moonlighting as a freelance writer at night.