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USB-C Accessories You Can Use with your MacBook Air


I’m typing this in on a new MacBook Air and to say I’m impressed with the huge leap forward Apple’s M1 chip has made would be an understatement. They’ve moved the needle a long way, for sure.

If you’ve just got one of these new MacBooks from Apple, or you’re on the waiting list to receive one, you’re maybe considering how you can connect your USB kit, keyboard, mouse, and any display devices.

Well, of course, you can order official Apple equipment – and it’s all excellent quality – but here at Tech Image, we have some nice alternatives, which may be more what you were looking to get hold of, with next day delivery in the UK, and at a price and build quality which will support your new high end laptop computer. Wins all around!

USB-C to VGA and HDMI Adapter (yes both!)

First up, this nice bit of kit from Akasa, a USB-C to VGA or HDMI adapter (for your screens!)

Sandberg USB 3.1 Type-C Dock

Now I’ve got a couple of these, and they are just a great way to extend the range of pluggables your USB-C enabled device can support.

This bad boy will get you 2x USB ports, an HDMI outlet (2 if you have two! Pro tip!) and also, important for my broadband speed itch, a wired network connection is on the end too. At £72 it ain’t cheap, but it’s got some build quality – aluminium no less – and will likely last you as long as your machine.

Get next day UK delivery on any of these as standard.

If you’d like a free delivery coupon for these, leave a comment below and I’ll try to get one emailed to you (I have a few available, but not many… which I’d like to give to people who read this blog 🙂 ).

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This Week’s Top Ten

Top ten products in Tech Image this week are as follows:

  1. Asrock WiFi Kit for the DeskMini Mini-STX Chassis, 2 x Antennas
  2. Asus (RT-AC57U) AC1200 (300+867) Wireless Dual Band GB Cable Router, 4-Port, USB 2.0, 4K Video Streaming
  3. TP-LINK (UB400) USB Nano Bluetooth 4.0 Adapter, Plug and Play
  4. Asrock A320M-DVS R4.0, AMD B450, AM4, Micro ATX, 2 DDR4, VGA, DVI
  5. TP-LINK (DECO M4) Whole-Home Mesh Wi-Fi System, 3 Pack, Dual Band AC1200, 2 x LAN on each Unit
  6. Antec Prizm 120 ARGB PWM RGB Kit, 3 x 12cm Case Fans + LED Strips + Controller
  7. Asrock B365M PRO4, Intel B365, 1151, Micro ATX, 4 DDR4, CrossFire, VGA, DVI, HDMI
  8. Pulse Power Plus 500W PSU, ATX 12V, 80PLUS Bronze & ErP, 4 x SATA, PCIe, Fluid Dynamic Fan
  9. Asrock 760GM-HDV, AMD 760G, AM3+, Micro ATX, 2 DDR3, VGA, DVI, HDMI, 125W CPU Support
  10. Asrock B450 STEEL LEGEND, AMD B450, AM4, ATX, 4 DDR4, HDMI, DP, XFire, Rock-Solid Durability

Any of the above your favourite product? Leave a comment below.

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Find Mechanical Keyboards

Looking for a new mechanical keyboard?

We’ve tagged them all up, here, or view the grid, below:

Got a favourite mechanical keyboard? What’s your criteria when selecting a new mechanical keyboard? Leave a comment, below.