Freitag, 12. August 2016, 10:30 Uhr
I thought long and hard about my use cases before I took the plunge and bought a 12 inch MacBook last year. Could I really live with just one port on the machine, and one that consists of the relatively new USB-C at that?
In the end, I came to the conclusion that yes, it would work for me. A year later, I haven't regretted the decision. Most of the time, I can simply enjoy having a lightweight, sleek, and portable laptop. When I do have to connect it to something, it's usually a projector, when giving a presentation. In that situation, it doesn't matter to me that there's an ugly adapter dangling from the machine, since it's now stationary for the length of the presentation anyway. Afterwards, I unplug it and it goes back to being sleek again.
Nonetheless, I did look into alternatives to the adapters that Apple is selling (I own both the VGA and the HDMI adapter, since you can still encounter both connections in the wild). Not surprisingly, a couple of Kickstarter projects also tried their luck in this area. I ended up backing three of them.