Best Mac accessories for your new Macs with the Apple Silicon M1 chip

On Tuesday, Apple unveiled its much-anticipated M1 proprietary chip and the new MacBooks and Mac mini that use it. But what accessories should you get for your new Mac? We've got some great ideas for you in today's Daily Digest. Keep reading to see the gadgets that can make your new Mac even better.

Best Mac accessories for your new Macs with the Apple Silicon M1 chip
Twelve South Curve SE MacBook stand in use

Excited about the new Apple Silicon Macs with the M1 chip? So are we. If you’re looking to upgrade to the next generation of Macs with Apple’s new M1 chip—revealed at this week’s event—you’ll want to look into some of the best accessories for them.

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The devices that use the new chip include the new Mac mini, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro. Thankfully, there are already a bunch of great accessories out there that can make your Mac experience even better than you’d expect. You could go for a Mac mini hub and stand that lifts it and gives you six additional ports. If you’re set on a new MacBook, why not treat yourself to a laptop sleeve that also keeps it charged? No matter which new Mac you choose, you’re sure to find a great accessory for it below.

MacBook Accessories

Silviano Smart Laptop Sleeve

First up on our list of accessories for Apple Silicon Macs with the M1 chip is the Silviano Smart Laptop Sleeve. This sleeve features full-grain leather that’s handpainted with Italian waxes. What’s more, it charges up to three devices at once.

ElevationLab ElevationHub MacBook Power Adaptor

The ElevationLab ElevationHub MacBook Power Adaptor keeps your MacBook cords from tangling. It has rubber straps and a VELCRO strap that wraps around the charger, keeping it nice and organized.


MonitorMate ProBASE Gen2 Multifunctional Stand

The MonitorMate ProBASE Gen2 Multifunctional Stand is a USB 3.1 stand and boasts Superspeed+ data transmission. It also provides several ports, including a microSD slot, a USB-C port, and a 4K HDMI port.

MonitorMate ProBASE Gen2 Multifunctional Stand

MonitorMate ProBASE Gen2 multifunctional stand on a home workspace

HYPER HyperDrive Duo MacBook USB-C Hub

Another great item on this list of the best accessories for Macs with the Apple Silicon M1 chip is the HYPER HyperDrive Duo MacBook USB-C Hub. It attaches to your laptop with a magnet, and the two USB-C ports give you both 100-watt power delivery and 60-watt data transfer.


Twelve South Curve SE MacBook Stand

The Twelve South Curve SE MacBook Stand adds instant style to your workspace. That’s because it elevates your MacBook to a comfortable height and has a beautiful one-piece design.

Twelve South Curve SE MacBook Stand

Twelve South Curve SE MacBook stand on a workspace

Trooss Smart USB-C Charging Hub

The Trooss Smart USB-C Charging Hub lets you wirelessly charge your compatible smartphone or Apple Watch right on your MacBook. It also provides seven ports, including an HDMI port that supports 4K at 30 Hz.


SINEX Multifunctional Laptop Stand Case

The SINEX Multifunctional Laptop Stand Case is another excellent item on our list of best accessories for M1 Silicon Macs. It has a three-in-one design that works as a case, ergonomic stand, and wrist rest. You’ve never worked more comfortably on your MacBook.


Henge Docks Vertical MacBook Pro Dock

The Henge Docks Vertical MacBook Pro Dock clears up space on your desk since it keeps your MacBook lifted while it charges. Best of all, you can keep your peripherals plugged into this docking station while it powers your laptop.


DriveSlide Laptop Attachment

The DriveSlide Laptop Attachment holds hard drives and hubs securely on the TOP of your laptop. This lightweight, durable office aid consists of a lock and a key. The lock adheres to your laptop while the key fastens to your hard drives and hubs.


SanDisk Extreme Pro Fast SSD

The SanDisk Extreme Pro Fast SSD is on our list of the best accessories for Macs with the Apple Silicon M1 chip because it delivers lightning-fast transfer speeds. SanDisk’s NVMe technology dramatically increases file transfer speeds up to 1,050 MB/s.


Mac mini Accessories

Apple Magic Mouse 2

The Apple Magic Mouse 2 is a great addition to any Mac mini. It’s lighter than previous versions and has fewer moving parts. Plus, its rechargeable design means you won’t have to buy batteries for this mouse.

Satechi Type-C Aluminum Stand & Mac mini Hub

The Satechi Type-C Aluminum Stand & Mac mini Hub is a stand made just for your Mac mini. It lifts it and gives you six additional ports with just one USB-C connection. You’ll also love the built-in air vents.

USB-C Mini by Nonda

The USB-C Mini by Nonda is perfect for anyone who needs a super-small USB-C adapter. It has a low profile, measuring just 1.1 inches long. The opposite end plugs into standard USB-A cables like chargers and storage drives.

USB-C Mini by Nonda

USB-C Mini by Nonda on a laptop

BenQ PD322OU 32-Inch Full HD Display

The BenQ PD322OU 32-Inch Full HD Display is a great monitor for Mac minis. It works in the P3 wide color gamut that Apple uses, and it has a MacBook color mode designed for professionals using Apple’s computers.

BenQ PD322OU 32-Inch Full HD Display

BenQ PD322OU 32-inch Full HD display in portait mode

Satechi Aluminum iMac Keyboard

The final product on our list of great accessories for Macs with the Apple Silicon M1 chip is the Satechi Aluminum iMac Keyboard. Because of course, you’ll need a keyboard for your Mac mini. There are both wired and wireless versions. All models feature an extended layout with full numeric keyboards.

Satechi Aluminum iMac Keyboards

Satechi Aluminum iMac Keyboards next to an iMac

It’s an exciting time to buy a new Mac. Whether you have your eyes set on a new MacBook or want a Mac mini, you’ll want to be set with the right accessories. What MacBook and Mac mini accessories do you need to work your best? Let us know in the comments.

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Lauren has been writing and editing since 2008. She loves working with text and helping writers find their voice. When she's not typing away at her computer, she cooks and travels with her husband and two daughters.
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