Video: Mac Desktop Accessories Worth Checking Out

Every so often, MacRumors videographer Dan Barbera updates his desk with new Mac-centric products that help improve his workflow as he records and edits videos for the site. Dan has just shared a 2022 desk update over on the MacRumors YouTube channel, highlighting all kinds of new desk accessories that you might want to check out for your own setup.

  • MX Mechanical Mini Keyboard for Mac ($150) - Designed for Macs, the MX Mechanical Mini Keyboard has a Mac-centric keyboard layout with Tactile Quiet low-profile switches and backlit keys.
  • MX Master 3S Mouse ($100) - The MX Master 3S Mouse has also been designed specifically for the Mac, featuring a MagSpeed Electromagnetic wheel and an adjustable DPI that can be used with high-resolution displays. It can connect to three devices at once.
  • Ugmonk Desk Accessories ($449 for a set) - Ugmonk recently came out with a new collection of desk accessories called "Gather," which includes things like monitor stands and organizers, headphone stands, and shelves for streamlining your desktop. Note that this is a Kickstarter, so back with caution. Products will not arrive until spring 2023.
  • ALTI Wireless Charging Desk Mat ($130) - The ALTI Wireless Charging Desk Mat is a vegan leather and felt desk mat that has a smooth surface for a mouse and then an add-on wireless charger that works with your iPhone and AirPods. Note that this wireless charger has magnetic charging, but it is limited to charging an ‌iPhone‌ at a maximum of 7.5W because it is not an official MagSafe charging solution.
  • Volt 276 ($269) - The Volt 276 audio interface is designed for those who create music, videos, and podcasts. It plugs into a Mac and improves vocals, instruments, and other audio while you record.
  • Loupedeck Live ($269) - The Loupedeck Live is a custom touch screen console that you can program to create quick access buttons for any app. It is designed to be used for live streaming, but shortcuts and macros can be created for any software.

Make sure to watch our video up above to see all of these products in action, and let us know if you have suggestions for other accessories we should check out in a future video.

Top Rated Comments

Spaceboi Scaphandre Avatar
2 weeks ago
Good lord those prices. The Loupedeck especially baffles me when a $30 Elgato Streamdeck does it job already.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Wildkraut Avatar
2 weeks ago
Dunno, but i would not be able to do serious work on a full desk like that.
Better buy a bigger desk(if you have the space), than piling up stuff.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
robbietop Avatar
2 weeks ago
Hates on Touch Bar, but likes LoupeDeck Live
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
developer13245 Avatar
2 weeks ago
No new overpriced Mac desktops, but at least you you can overpay for some desktop accessories!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Chrjy Avatar
2 weeks ago
There is no way Dan's desk looks that tidy when doing real work.....;)
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
icanhazmac Avatar
2 weeks ago
I have the regular MX Keys and the MX Master 3, shared with my PC and iPP, and cannot speak highly enough about them!
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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