MacBook Survival Kit

MacBook Survival Kit

iPod

 

 

Enable disk use on your iPod classic or earlier and use it like a USB drive. And sync your iCal events and Address Book contacts with your iPod. With .Mac, you can also use your iPod as a backup destination in the Backup app.

 

Display Adapter

 

 

Plug into a larger display or a projector with a DVI-to-VGA adapter (MacBook Pro), a Mini-DVI-to-DVI adapter (MacBook), or a Mini-DVI-to-VGA adapter (MacBook). All are $19 from Apple.

 

USB or FireWire External Hard Drive

 

 

Let Time Machine do backups on the road. And you can even boot your Mac from a FireWire drive in an emergency. (Shown, LaCie Rugged All-Terrain, $89.99 and up)

 

Spare Battery

 

 

Buy a spare battery ($129, www.apple.com) for your MacBook and charge it before you leave the office. Better yet, pick up a TruePower Extended-Life Battery from FastMac ($99.95, www.fastmac.com) and get slightly longer battery life for less money.

 

MagSafe Airline Power Adapter

 

 

Use a MagSafe Airline Adapter ($59, www.apple.com) to take advantage of the laptop power jacks in many airline seats.

 

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Anonymous

Remove 10 screws from MacBook Air then loosen 9 other screws requires a simple Type 0 Phillips head screwdriver - how much more easy can it be to replace a battery?

Move two latches without a tool as is done with all other MacBooks.

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Anonymous

It was my understanding that a replacement battery is no longer an essential item. I thought the MacBook Air is the notebook that now makes the replacement battery obsolete.

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