So you just got yourself a new MacBook Pro or an iPad Pro, or even BOTH and would like to take your devices to the NEXT LEVEL! Well, in these five boxes are the very essential accessories from Belkin to TRANSFORM your experience with your pretty and powerful machines!
So why Belkin, you may ask? Well, let me tell you, in my books, they’re like the Gold Standards of accessory brands – not too cheap, not too pricey, but just the right price. And the best part? They’re built to last! Seriously, I’ve had their products for years and they’re still going strong.
Plus, let’s not forget the ultimate seal of approval as Belkin is one of the select brands you’ll find gracing the shelves of official Apple stores worldwide in places like Thailand, Singapore and even in the US.
Item 1 – Belkin BoostCharge Pro 4-Port GaN Charger 108W
All right, let’s start with this BIG boy, the Belikin BoostCharge Pro 4-Port 108W GaN Charger.
This charger has been such a blessing and it’s like a superhero of charges! Now before even talking about the ports available, just this long 6.6ft power cable itself is quite a lifesaver. Because you know how some hotels do not have a charging port next to the bed but instead, WAY across the hotel room instead? Well this came in clutch, especially for those situations
And thanks to the Intelligent Power Sharing, it gives you the most efficient charge for up to 4 devices at the same time, so this means I can get my iPhone, the Apple Watch Ultra, my AirPods Pro and yes, even my MacBook Pro charging just next to me.
And yes, I know you might be wondering why would I need my MacBook Pro next to me when I am sleeping, well, I love listening to my music on my MacBook Pro’s speakers before sleeping. Yeap! It is life-changing!
So here is a quick power distribution chart for you to understand how much of charging power that you can get based on 6 different scenarios.
And when I am not travelling, it practically lives on my desk to easily access the ports in front and these little rubber feet underneath were also perfect for ensuring that the charger does not move around the table easily, so nice thinking Belkin!
Now, speaking of which, if you are using the 16-inch MacBook Pro, you can charge the MacBook Pro from 0-50% in about 38 minutes, which is sweet!
And if you are charging your iPad Pro, based on my personal test, you can get it charged from 0-50% in about 46 minutes.
Now, since you can charge up to 4 devices, how do you know, which ports are used to charge what then? Well, that’s why I am here!
Now, the first USB-C port which is marked at 96W MAX is for you to charge your laptop, then the second port is where I’d recommend for you to use to charge your tablet or smartphone, even though you can charge your laptop over here but the maximum output of charge will be lesser than the first USB-C port earlier. Then both the USB-A ports can be used to charge your power bank, your Apple Watch or your AirPods Pro.
Now, this Belikin BoostCharge Pro 4-Port 108W GaN Charger comes with a retail price of RM449.
Now, keep in mind that in order to get the best possible charging performance, because not all charging cables are created equal, which brings us to the next accessory, which is the Belkin BoostCharge USB-C to USB-C 100W 6.6ft cable!
Item 2 – Belkin BoostCharge USB-C to USB-C Cable 100W
Now, this is the 6.6ft / 2m version as the name clearly suggests, this one-of-a-kind cable not only supports up to a MASSIVE 100W charging, so it is best used to charge your MacBook Pro and your iPad Pro.
And one thing to note is that this cable is tougher than Dwayne Johnson’s biceps! With the double-braided nylon exterior tested to survive over 30,000 bends!
Plus, with its 6.6 feet (2M) length, it’s perfect when the wall socket is too far away and if you are using this with the previous GaN charger earlier, you are getting a total of 12 feet of length, more than enough for you to cuddle up with your iPad Pro when you are sleeping. It is priced at only RM99.
Item 3 – Belkin Connect Thunderbolt 4 Cable, 2M, Active
Moving on, believe it or not, one of the most common questions that I get asked is “Hey Adam, which is the RIGHT Thunderbolt 4 cable should I get?” And yes, like those charging cables, not every Thunderbolt cable, especially Thunderbolt 4 cables are created equal, my friend.
So this Belkin Connect Thunderbolt 4 Cable, comes with a lower price than Apple’s Thunderbolt 4 cable, with a price of RM599 compared to RM649 and it is even longer at 2 metres compared to just 1.8 metres for the Apple’s version
And this Belkin Connect Thunderbolt 4 cable is both USB4 and Thunderbolt certified as well, it gives you up to 100W Power Delivery and most importantly if you are planning to connect your MacBook Pro or your iPad Pro to an external display up to an 8K display using this Thunderbolt cable as well.
And if you have an external SSD that you would like to hook up with your MacBook Pro or your iPad Pro, using this cable will transfer your data faster because of its superfast speeds up to 40Gbps to avoid the frustration of a slow data transfer.
Item 4 – Belkin Ultra HD High-Speed HDMI Cable
Then the last cable I’d recommend for your new MacBook Pro is this Belkin Ultra HD High-Speed Cable.
Now I don’t mean to sing the same tune about how not every cable is created equal, but once again, this is the case over here.
Because, now that Apple has upgraded the MacBook Pro’s HDMI port to version 2.1, it means that you can output from your MacBook Pro to up to an 8K 60Hz Monitor or an 8K TV!
And yes, if you love those amazing high refresh rate motion while gaming, this cable will help you to get up to MASSIVE 240Hz!
So you can enjoy your video content way better whether or not you have an 8k monitor, or even on a TV, and if you already have a 4K monitor or TV, rest assured that you are getting the best and the highest quality video quality as possible with this RM199 6.6 feet cable as it is the ONLY HDMI cable available in Apple Stores, as it is also a great companion with the Apple TV 4K, which is also what I have been using with!
Item 5 – Belkin Connect USB-C 7-in-1 Multimedia Hub
Last but not least, this Belkin Connect USB-C 7-in-1 Hub would be the perfect companion for your MacBook Pro, or even more for your iPad Pro!
As the name clearly mentions, there are 7 inputs available:
- There is a 100W USB-C Power Delivery pass-through charging
- An SD Card Slot and a microSD card slot below that, which is perfect for those home cameras or other devices, like your older smartphones that uses microSD.
- Then there are two USB-A 3.2 Gen 2 ports
- An HDMI 2.0 port, which would be very beneficial for the iPad Pro
- Then finally, giving the extra benefit for both the MacBook Pro and the iPad Pro, is this – the 2.5Gb Ethernet Port.
So this tiny but powerful adapter transforms your iPad Pro and your MacBook Pro into an even better workstation.
And the whole setup that you have connected can be easily switched between your MacBook Pro and your iPad Pro as well, hence you can switch between both devices super conveniently instead of removing all of the connected peripherals and reconnecting them again.
However, from an iPad Pro’s perspective, all of the 7 ports will be totally beneficial, from connecting the iPad Pro to an external display of up to 4K 60Hz, having a stable wired internet connection through its Ethernet Port and having additional USB-C and USB-A ports, to connect external SSDs and charge the iPad Pro while having this hub connected.
Then from the MacBook Pro’s perspective, this would be super handy for a stable wired Ethernet connection and of course, while the world is fully transitioned to USB-C, some peripherals still use USB-A and as mentioned, there are some security cameras or even entry-level to midrange phones that still use microSD cards, so this would be perfect for those situations.
And coming with a price of RM529 this is surely a no-brainer for you to have as your upgraded accessories both for your MacBook Pro and the iPad Pro as well!
So yes, with these accessories from Belkin, it will make your devices feel like they just came back from a spa day, all fresh and ready to take on the world!
Now the extra good news is that Belkin has also agreed to give a 5% discount for these accessories as well! All links below:
Belkin BoostCharge Pro 4-Port 108W GaN Charger: https://bit.ly/42QtJzd
Belkin BoostCharge USB-C to USB-C Cable 100W: https://bit.ly/42QtJzd
Belkin Connect Thunderbolt 4 Cable, 2M, Active: https://bit.ly/42QtJzd
Belkin Ultra HD High-Speed HDMI Cable: https://bit.ly/42QtJzd
Belkin Connect USB-C Multimedia Hub: https://bit.ly/42QtJzd
Discount Code: Can Be Collected As Soon As You Have Clicked At The Link Above