Alongside the newly-announced 12″ MacBook, Apple today announced its first collection of USB-C accessories designed to expand the abilities of the ultra-thin laptop’s single data and power port. The smallest is a USB-C to USB Adapter ($19), which converts the MacBook’s USB-C port to standard USB “to connect devices such as your flash drive or camera” or “a “USB cable for syncing and charging your iPhone, iPad, or iPod.” It supports USB 3.1 Gen 1 for data…

A 29W USB-C Power Adapter ($49) looks like the middle child between Apple’s 12W USB Power Adapters for iPads and the 40W adapters it sells for MacBook Airs. The glossy white power cube does not include Apple’s USB-C Charge Cable, or a Power Adapter Extension Cable, both of which are sold separately.

The 2-meter USB-C Charge Cable ($29) has USB-C plugs on both ends and connects to the MacBook for charging. Apple notes that it supports USB 2 for syncing and data transfer between devices.

A USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter ($79) features three ports: a VGA monitor port, a USB port, and a USB-C port for charging. You can use it to mirror the MacBook’s screen to a 1080p display, as well as for the USB adapter features of the standalone USB-C to USB Adapter. It supports USB 3.1 Gen 1.

Finally, the USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter ($79) includes one HDMI port for a self-supplied HDMI cable, one USB-C port for charging, and one standard USB port like the ones in the USB Adapter and VGA Multiport Adapter. It also supports USB 3.1 Gen 1.

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