Best Back to School Accessories for MacBook in 2022

TwelveSouth BookArc holding a MacBook
TwelveSouth BookArc holding a MacBook (Image credit: Twelve South)

It's getting close to the back-to-school season when students will be out buying the supplies that will carry them through the next year in their education. For MacBook users, there are several great accessories you should think about picking up to enhance your Mac experience, from a great backpack for carrying your computer around to a great portable drive.

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For a college student, a lot can center around the bag you carry. Between your MacBook, books, and other supplies, you want something that can fit everything you need. The JanSport Cool Student Backpack has enough space for your MacBook and most other things you'll need at school on a day-to-day basis.

The next thing I'd get is an external drive, whether you want it for backups or storing your movie collection. While it can be a little pricey compared to a hard drive, the LaCie external hard drive is small and incredibly fast, a great choice whether you're throwing it in your backpack or using it in your dorm.

Joseph Keller

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.