MUST HAVE Apple Accessories

MUST HAVE Apple Accessories

It can be overwhelming to navigate the world of new technology and figure out which charger cable is compatible with your latest iPhone or how to convert X to Y so that your new computer can still connect with your older devices, especially if you're a Macbook user.

At Select Tronix, our job is to stay up-to-date on all of these details so that we can provide seamless guidance to consumers without causing frustration or confusion. You don't need to stress over the differences between a 60W, 100W, and 240W USB-C Cable, or whether it supports data transfer - that's our job.



Chargers

When looking for cheaper chargers, prioritize safety. Only use MFi Certified and Apple Direct Cables. Here's how to tell a Genuine from a Fake Apple Cable: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204566.

When it comes to charging blocks and cables, there are many MFi Certified brands to choose from. 

 USB Type C to Apple Lightning for iPhone / iPad

Apple OEM

Apple 20W OEM Charging Block


Apple OEM USB-C to Lightning Cable (1M)


Apple OEM USB-C to Lightning Cable (2M)


Apple MagSafe Charger - Wireless Charger with Fast Charging Capability, Type C Wall Charger, Compatible with iPhone and AirPods


Anker MFi Certified

Anker Charging Block


Anker USB-C to Lightning Cable (1M)


Anker USB-C to Lightning Cable (2M)


USB Type A to Apple Lightning for iPhone / iPad

Apple OEM

Apple 12W OEM Charging Block


Apple OEM USB-A to Lightning Cable (1M)


Apple OEM USB-A to Lightning Cable (2M)


Anker MFi Certified

Anker Charging Block


Anker USB-A to Lightning Cable (1M)

Anker USB-A to Lightning Cable (2M)


 USB Type C to Newer iPads / Android / Switch

Apple OEM

Apple 20W OEM Charging Block


Apple OEM USB-C to USB-C Cable (1M)


Apple OEM USB-C to USB-C Cable (2M)


Anker MFi Certified

Anker 20W USB-C Charging Block
Anker USB-C to USB-C Cable (2M)


Apple Watch Chargers

Apple OEM

Apple Watch Magnetic to USB-A Charging Cable (1m)


Apple Watch Magnetic Fast Charger to USB-C Cable (1m)


 Apple Macbook Chargers

When it comes to Macbook Computers, it's important to stick with OEM Blocks to avoid any damage to the Motherboard caused by a surge from a third-party block. I've witnessed firsthand the aftermath of spilled champagne on a charge port, powered by a third-party charging block that lacked a proper short circuit detection, resulting in a very expensive repair for their $2,500 Macbook Pro M2.

This is why we do not offer 3rd Party Mac Power Blocks and recommend investing in OEM Blocks instead. There are four types of Macbook chargers available (Magsafe 1/2/3/USB-C) and it's essential to go up in wattage but never down. Going down won't harm the device, but it won't charge it correctly either.

At Select Tronix, we specialize in Macbook Board Level Repairs using stations equipped with Microscopes, Hot Air/Solder Stations, Digital Schematics, and the occasional advice from Louis Rossman to tackle difficult repairs. If you have a non-functional Macbook and require repair services, we offer a convenient mail-in repair option. Just send us a chat message or give us a call @ 904-849-1208.

When purchasing a replacement MacBook charger, it's a good idea to choose the next wattage level up. This will help reduce the strain on the charger and increase its lifespan. The cost difference is usually minimal, ranging from zero to just a few dollars. If you're unsure which charger is right for your MacBook, don't hesitate to ask us in the chat (located at the bottom right of the screen). Just be sure to include your model number, which begins with a capital "A," such as A1706.

It's acceptable to use third-party USB-C cables, as long as they are MFi-certified. A recent leak suggests that the new iPhone 15 may only support MFi Certified USB-C Cables and limit their functionality if they are not. To simplify things, we've listed the highest wattage rating Chargers that are compatible with all Macbooks using MagSafe or USB-C versions.

 

Apple OEM Magsafe 1

Apple OEM Magsafe 1 85W Charger for Macbook 13" & 15"

 

Apple OEM Magsafe 2

Apple OEM Magsafe 2 85W Charger for Macbook w/ Retina Display



Apple OEM Magsafe 3

Apple OEM 140W USB-C Charging Block 


Apple OEM USB-C to Magsafe 3 Charging Cable (2M)


Apple OEM USB-C

Apple OEM 140W USB-C Charging Block 


Apple OEM USB-C to USB-C Charging / Data Cable (1M)


Apple OEM USB-C to USB-C Charging / Data Cable (2M)


Cool Tech Accessory - Must Haves

Portable Battery Banks 



^^^^^THIS ROMOSS LASTS FOREVER!!!^^^^^

 

All-in-One Apple Device Chargers


 

Anker Wireless Charging Station & 20W Charger, 533 Magnetic Wireless Charger (3-in-1 Stand), 5ft USB-C Cable, For iPhone 14 Series, AirPods 3/2/Pro, Apple Watch 1-6 (Watch Cable Not Included)

 

Macbook USB C Adapters / Hubs - VERY POPULAR!

 











Apple Lightning Port Adapters











Apple USB-C Port Adapters





 

3rd Party USB-C Port Adapters

USB C to HDMI Adapter 4K for Mac OS, Type-C to HDMI Adapter [Thunderbolt 3], Compatible with MacBook Pro 2019/2018/2017, MacBook Air, Galaxy, Dell XPS, Pixelbook, Microsoft, and More (1 Pack)


USB-C to Ethernet Adapter, uni [Thunderbolt 3/4 Compatible] Gigabit Ethernet Adapter, Type-C to RJ45 Adapter for MacBook Pro/Air M2, iPad Pro/Air, Dell XPS 13, Surface Laptop 5, Switch Lite


Apple AirPods

Apple AirPods (2nd Generation) Wireless Earbuds with Lightning Charging Case Included. Over 24 Hours of Battery Life, Effortless Setup. Bluetooth Headphones for iPhone


Apple AirPods (3rd Generation) Wireless Earbuds with Lightning Charging Case. Spatial Audio, Sweat and Water Resistant, Up to 30 Hours of Battery Life. Bluetooth Headphones for iPhone




Apple AirTag





Apple Pencils

Apple Pencil (1st Generation): Pixel-Perfect Precision and Industry-Leading Low Latency, Perfect for Note-Taking, Drawing, and Signing documents.


Apple Pencil (2nd Generation): Pixel-Perfect Precision and Industry-Leading Low Latency, Perfect for Note-Taking, Drawing, and Signing documents. Attaches, Charges, and Pairs magnetically.


Apple Pencil Tips (4 Pack)
    Carl Lindsey
    President / Lead Tech
    Select Tronix, Inc.
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