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Dong talks donglesCNET editor Dong Ngo explains how dongles can make up for shortcomings in Apple's latest MacBooks.
Hi guys, I have the 12-inch MacBook and also the brand new MacBook Pro right here, 13-inch. Now, they both have at least two thing in common. First, they made by Apple And second, well, they both come with just USB-C port. And that mean if you were to plug any non USB-C devices to this laptop here, you can't. This iPhone for example, made by Apple, cannot plugged in. If you have a SD card like this one, well. You can't either. And if you have this purple drive, well, good luck. Well, actually, it's not luck that you need. What you need is dongles. Now, there's a ton of them here. And of course, eventually, they're gonna make the. Ecosystem very diverse. But for now they're very useful. Now this one for example it has one SD card slot. One mini SD card slot and two USB [INAUDIBLE] ports to the computer. Or these two right here, they allow you to connect the laptop to a big screen TV to display even 4K video. And also USB port Now if you just want to turn a usb-c port into a regular usb port this little guy will do, and it works actually really well, you need a Gigabit ethernet port or this guy will do. Now with a new laptop Here Apple decided to go USB-C a hundred percent, and that means you can charge over USB-C ports. That's very convenient because you can pick any of the ports for charging. But the problem is, if you step on the charging cable, it can send the laptop flying. And you know what happens then. So let me demonstrate. This laptop is too new for that. Now, to avoid that kind of mishap we have this cable right here the BreakSafe That's right, now I have two parts. This part goes to the computer and this part just snaps in like that and then they can break off very easily. Now obviously there are many other dongles and I will show you may favorite at another time. Before now remember though, before you get your new Micro Pro make sure you get One or two of these. Otherwise the fact that you can not plug something in the moment you want to would drive you nuts. And by the way in case you were wondering why I have a two laptops at the same time, well I actually have three. This is the 15 inch one two, and I use them all the time everyday simultaneously And that's because I'm [UNKNOWN] and only for today among other things I'm also the **** in Dongo. So go ahead and enjoy this video tremendously. [MUSIC]