Best Apple Peripherals for Under $100

Apple trackpad imageMac users love Apple computers because of their reliability, beautiful design, and wonderful usability. Whether you prefer the sleek tablet style of the iPad or the impressive power of a MacBook Pro, Apple does it all, and does it well. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t peripherals out there that can enhance an Apple user’s computing experience. If you want to invest in some quality peripherals, here are some of your best bets at a price that won’t break the bank.

Apple’s Magic Trackpad

If you use a desktop Mac, then you need this. The intuitive range of gestures you can do with this multi-touch trackpad is really something, and it’s beautifully designed from an ergonomic perspective as well (it has the exact same profile as Apple’s wireless keyboard.) The only downside is that it runs on batteries, so you may want to invest in a rechargeable battery setup to keep your costs down. The Magic Trackpad retails for $69, but you can find them on eBay sometimes for as little $45.

Griffin’s PowerDock 5

If you want a neat and tidy way to charge your Apple devices, this dock provides an attractive way to charge your iPad, iPhone, or iPad for up to five devices. It retails for $99.99, but you can probably find it for less online with a big of research.

Adesso’s Bluetooth SlimTouch Mini Touchpad Keyboard

This one’s a bit of a stretch, since the list price is $129.95, but I saw it available online for about $80 when researching this article. I love Apple’s Wireless Keyboard, but this Adesso keyboard is also pretty excellent. It’s compact, has an effective range of 30 feet, a handy touchpad interface, and very quiet keys.

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