CES 2020: Best of Equipment, Peripherals, and Mac Accessories

CES 2020: Best of Equipment, Peripherals, and Mac Accessories

On the off chance that your Mac needs somewhat of a boost, there are approaches to add highlights without depending on purchasing a totally different work area or notebook. Apple Insider lists some of the bigger upgrades for your Mac launched at this year’s CES.

AKITIO

CES 2020: Best of Equipment, Peripherals, and Mac Accessories

The Akitio Node Titan is an eGPU enclosure that associates with a MacBook or Mac using Thunderbolt 3. Like others in the series, the enclosure can hold a double-width graphics card and enable it to be used on a host gadget, with the card ready to be installed and the internals available without using tools.

Ready to connect at up to 40GB/s, the unit incorporates a 650-watt power supply, which likewise gives up to 85 watts of power delivery for recharging a connected device. The accessible power enables it to work with more power hungry cards, including the AMD Radeon RX Vega 64, while its plug-and-play nature will enable it to quickly get up and running on either Windows or Mac systems.

Pricing and specifications for the model have yet to be confirmed outside of its basic details, though it will be available in the first quarter of 2020 from MacSales.com.

LENOVO

CES 2020: Best of Equipment, Peripherals, and Mac Accessories

The Lenovo Legion BoostStation is a gaming-centered eGPU proposed to give more power to notebooks in the manufacturer’s range. The minimal enclosure, which uses a cool aluminum body with a transparent side panel, is a moderately lightweight form that tips the scales at just under 19 pounds, excluding the designs card.

Utilizing a tool-less development for the simple installation of a graphics card, the gadget incorporates drawers that can be pulled out by hand. Alongside the Thunderbolt 3 connection, it likewise includes two USB 3.1 ports, one USB 2.0, sound associations, HDMI, and a gigabit-speed network port, alongside a back-mounted handle.

Compatible with both Nvidia GeForce and AMD Radeon GPUs and using a 500W power supply, it also is capable of power delivery of up to 100 watts. There is also space for an extra 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch SATA drive, which will provide alternative storage options.

Shipping in May, the Lenovo Legion BoostStation eGPU enclosure will start at $249.99 for the case alone, but it will also be offered with options to include an Nvidia GeForce RTX2600 or AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT GPU, with pricing for the bundles yet to be determined.

PLUGABLE

CES 2020: Best of Equipment, Peripherals, and Mac Accessories

The Plugable TBT3-UDZ Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C Docking Station is a one-stop-shop for connectivity, giving a wide exhibit of extra connections for MacBook and Mac clients. The unit has a sum of 14 ports accessible to utilize, making it very adaptable.

On the unit, there are 7 USB ports, including five USB 3.0 connections on the back and two USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports at the front, with one including BC 1.2 charging support. Likewise included are a mix of sound information and yield port, SD and microSD card spaces, and a gigabit network port.

Two DisplayPort 1.4 or HDMI 2.0 connections are likewise given, permitting up to two 4K displays to be gone through the dock without requiring extra connectors. Ultimately, it presents to 100W of intensity conveyance, empowering it to give the capacity to revive a MacBook Pro.

Plugable is shipping the dock in the spring, evaluated at $299.

WACOM

CES 2020: Best of Equipment, Peripherals, and Mac Accessories

Wacom has announced the Wacom One, a budget-friendly creative pen display. An alternative to the higher-priced Cintiq, the Wacom One is geared toward creative beginners and those who aren’t ready to spend a ton of money just yet.

The Wacom One features a pressure-sensitive pen that doesn’t require a battery or recharging. Additionally, digital pens by Staedtler and Lamy can be used with the Wacom One display.

The display itself iOS a 1920 x 1080 full HD and offers 72% of NTSC color and is coated in a paper-like, anti-glare film. The small design —comparable to an iPad Pro —makes it easier for it to fit into small workspaces. It also includes an adjustable stand so users can find the ideal angle for drawing, painting, writing, and editing.

When purchased, the Wacom One gives users a beginner software bundle, including a six-month free subscription of Clip Studio Paint Pro and Wacom’s Bamboo Paper.

The Wacom One is compatible with Mac, Windows, and select Android operating systems and is available to purchase from Amazon for $459.25 or directly from Wacom for $399.