Mac accessories

10. December 2019

Anker PowerPort Atom III Slim - charger with 1x USB-C + 3x USB-A

The new charger Anker PowerPort Atom III Slim is a small, slim gadget that can be used to charge multiple devices at the same time via a USB-C port and three USB-A ports. Despite the slim design, thanks to GaN technology on the USB-C port [...]
28. November 2019
Test of the LMP Easy Mouse 2-in-1

In the test: Wired "LMP Easy Mouse" 2-in-1 mouse with USB-C and USB-A connection

One might wonder why in the world they would want to use a wired USB mouse instead of a Bluetooth mouse. But I actually have a good reason: with a USB mouse, the batteries cannot run out at inconvenient times [...]
26. November 2019

tizi fuel station Pro 4x with 2x USB-C (90W)

The German manufacturer equinux has launched a new, high-performance power supply for mobile devices: the tizi fuel station Pro 4x with 2x USB-C, 2x USB-A and 90 watts. The USB-C ports have Power Delivery (PD) [...]
12. November 2019
In the test: the Orico 15-port hub

In the test: Orico A3H13P2 - active USB 3.0 hub with 13 ports and 2 fast charging ports

The last few weeks the USB ports on my MacBook Pro and the already connected Aukey 4-port USB-C hub (recommended hub if you don't have many hard drives!) Have become very scarce. Two external hard drives, a Time Machine drive, an external monitor [...]
22. October 2019

Luna Display: Now a second Mac can also be used as a display

Up to Apple's “Sidecar” feature, Luna Display was a good third-party solution for using the iPad as a second Mac display. However, since a proprietary function for image transfer is now available under macOS Catalina and iPadOS 13 [...]
19. October 2019
What is the gatekeeper on the Mac?

What is the gatekeeper on the Mac and how do I turn it off?

Where in the past you could still install any program as a Mac user, you have to bypass the “gatekeeper” today. This is a monitoring tool from macOS, the purpose of which is not to spy on its user, but to prevent the user from doing so [...]
17. October 2019
The Aukey PA-D5 is a 60 watt dual-port USB-C charger that can even charge the MacBook Pro without sacrificing speed (photos: Sir Apfelot).

In the test: Aukey 60W dual-port PD charger with 2x USB-C

Finally a charger that I've wanted in my "fleet" for a long time. If you want to charge a MacBook Pro and an iPad Pro at the same time with USB-C, you can't avoid two USB-C charging ports. There […]
3. October 2019
USB Type C to Micro USB Type B connection cable

Connection of an external hard drive with USB-A connector to USB-C port

You probably know this: You want to connect an external hard drive to a Mac with USB-C sockets, but the plug does not fit into the socket because the hard drives usually only come with a connection cable for a [...]
29. September 2019
The Anker PowerPort III works with gallium nitrite instead of silicon. This makes it significantly smaller than other chargers.

In the test: Anker PowerPort Atom III USB-C power supply with 60 watts

The Anker PowerPort Atom III is the first gallium nitrite power supply from Anker that I have reviewed. Anyone who does not know what to do with the term gallium nitrite (GaN) might like to read my article about the advantages of [...]
27. September 2019

AUKEY PA-D5: Charger with 2 USB-C ports and 63W power delivery

With its GanFast series, the accessories manufacturer AUKEY has brought a few practical chargers onto the market that are not only space-saving but also powerful. A relatively new representative is the AUKEY PA-D5 charger with two USB-C ports [...]