Mac accessories

7. October 2020

Difference between WD My Book, WD My Passport, WD My Passport Ultra, and WD Elements

The technology and accessories manufacturer Western Digital offers various external SSD hard drives. But what do the individual names mean? What is the difference between the WD My Book, WD My Passport, WD My Passport Ultra, and WD Elements? [...]
30. September 2020
High CPU load due to accountsd process

[solved] Process "accountsd" requires over 300% CPU and slows down the Mac

Almost everyone probably knows this: You come to your computer in the morning and want to start working, but the Mac has secretly planned completely different things. In my case, immediately after starting up [...]
15. September 2020

Finally USB-C multiport: Ugreen 65W PD power supply with 3x USB-C and 1x USB-A

The USB-C standard is considered a panacea, not only for Apple's Thunderbolt 3 port, but also for chargers. Fast charging technologies such as Power Delivery (PD) rely on the port. But chargers with more than two slots for charging several devices [...]
2. September 2020

UPS for the Mac - Which models and manufacturers are possible?

The UPS, i.e. the uninterruptible power supply, is used on the Mac and iMac to prevent damage to the computer in the event of a power failure. Because unlike a backup power supply (emergency power system), there is no interruption in the transition from the power grid to [...]
19. August 2020

Anker PowerExpand - 7-in-1 Thunderbolt 3 Dock for MacBook Air / Pro

With the PowerExpand, Anker has a mini dock for Thunderbolt 3 connections on the German market as of today. The computer and laptop accessories are space-saving and use their own power supply via a mains connection. In addition to USB-C and USB-A connections, the Anker [...]
18. August 2020

Why there are no USB-C hubs with multiple USB-C ports

If you look around for USB-C hubs, you will usually only find ones with a maximum of two C ports, several A ports and interfaces for SD cards, HDMI, etc. What I would need, for example, would be a USB-C Hub with ten USB-C ports so that [...]
16 JULY 2020

Samsung T7 Touch SSD: External hard drive with fingerprint sensor

The Samsung T7 Touch is an external SSD hard drive that, in addition to 500 GB, 1 TB or 2 TB of storage space, also has a fingerprint sensor. This is an advantage if you save sensitive data [...]
2 JULY 2020
Test: RAVPower RP-PD133 charger with USB-C and USB-A ports

In the test: RAVPower USB-C charger with 65 watts and USB Power Delivery

I haven't received a new product from RAVPower for a while. So I am all the more pleased that you have now sent me the RAVPower USB-PD charger with 65 watts so that I can use it under [...]
1 JULY 2020
Test of the external Orico NVMe SSD with USB C connection

In the test: Orico Portable M.2 NVMe SSD with 1 TB

The manufacturer Orico recently launched a new external storage medium whose core is an SSD, which is addressed via the NVMe protocol and thus particularly high speeds of up to 940 megabytes [...]
29th of June 2020

13-in-1 dock for the MacBook: Anker PowerExpand Elite

The PowerExpand Elite Dock is now also available from Anker in Germany. The docking station can be used, for example, on the Thunderbolt 3 port on the Apple MacBook Pro. There it offers several USB-C and USB-A ports, a 4K [...]