Backup battery doubles as a portable outlet [Deals]

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Add a layer of battery backup to your boring old Apple wall adapter.
Add a layer of battery backup to your boring old Apple wall adapter.
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The standard Apple USB interface for wall outlets is compact and nice looking, but it’s not much use if you aren’t around a wall. NomadPlus doesn’t replace the outlet, but enhances it, adding a 1800mAh backup battery and the ability to charge on the go. It’s like carrying a wall outlet around in your bag, but less weird. And now is your last chance you can get a NomadPlug for just $18.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Get the cloud-based file sharing powerhouse used by the biggest names in tech [Deals]

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This powerful and popular sharing and productivity platform is used by some of the biggest names in tech and media.
This powerful and popular sharing and productivity platform is used by some of the biggest names in tech and media.
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Working with teammates on their own computers, it sure helps to be able to get whatever’s on your screen onto theirs. CloudApp makes that easy.

It’s an all-inclusive platform for capturing, annotating and sharing everything from screenshots and GIFs to screen video recordings, all via super-quick links and integration with a hundreds of productivity services. It’s used by the likes of Slack, HBO, Facebook, The New York Times, Tumblr, GitHub and many more, and right now you can get a year of CloudApp for your team for a mere $30.

Fans of the space sim genre rejoice [Deals]

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Playing with rockets is fun on its own, and this space sim adds a playful feel and tons of depth.
Playing with rockets is fun on its own, and this space sim adds a playful feel and tons of depth.
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Space sims — like flight sims — maintain a niche following. The game genre mixes the fun of flight with the extreme physics involved in sending things to freaking space. Mac (and PC) game Kerbal Space Program manages to scratch the rocket science itch while also being genuinely entertaining and accessible.

This great take on the space simulator is winning praise all over the gaming world and boasts an active community of modders and enthusiasts. Right now you can get a Steam ticket for Kerbal Space Program $13.59.

These earbuds look cooler and cost less than AirPods [Deals]

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These earbuds are more affordable and frankly just cooler looking than a set of Apple AirPods.
These earbuds are more affordable and frankly just cooler looking than a set of Apple AirPods.
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As wireless Bluetooth earbuds become the norm, Apple’s expensive, stormtrooper earing-looking buds look less appealing. Instead of AirPods, consider AirBeans — they’re a high quality, noise-canceling, more affordable, and honestly just cooler looking set of buds. Right now you can get a set of AirBeans for $69.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Stream your favorite videos straight to your hard drive [Deals]

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This simple tool makes it easy to download and enjoy video or audio from your favorite streaming sites.
This simple tool makes it easy to download and enjoy video or audio from your favorite streaming sites.
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Most of the videos we watch these days come to our screens thanks to streaming sites like YouTube and Hulu. Obviously we don’t always have the opportunity to connect to these sites when we want to, which makes saving them to our computers and mobile devices a great option. MovieSherlock Pro makes that easy, a powerful tool for downloading and converting video from a range of sites and for a wide range of devices. And right now you can get MovieSherlock Pro for just $15 at Cult of Mac Deals.

This VPN is as easy to use as it is to afford [Deals]

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Get a lifetime of fast, secure, and easy to use access to a powerful VPN.
Get a lifetime of fast, secure, and easy to use access to a powerful VPN.
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Getting online means leaving a trail of personal data that can expose you to attacks and identity theft. Hotspot Shield vastly reduces that risk, encrypting and anonymizing your traffic through a simple one-click interface. And right now you can connect 5 devices simultaneously by signing up for a lifetime of the Hotspot Shield Elite Plus plan for the newly dropped price of $54.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Cram this MIDI guitar in your backpack and hit the road [Deals]

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Carry a fully equipped, digitally enabled guitar in your backpack
Carry a fully equipped, digitally enabled guitar in your backpack
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The guitar is a fantastic instrument, but it’s not exactly convenient to travel with. However, with the Jamstik and an iPhone or an iPad, you can shove a digital six string in your bag and play it pretty much anywhere. It packs all the features of a real guitar into an uber-portable package, with the versatility of MIDI. And right now you can get one for just $149.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Uber-tough smartwatches, universal charging cables and more [Week’s Best Deals]

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Organize your devices and charge them all at once with this convenient power hub.
Organize your devices and charge them all at once with this convenient power hub.
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The Cult of Mac Store keeps managing to top itself with great new deals on gear and gadgets. This week’s best new arrivals include a charging and storage hub for five devices, a single cable that connects USB, MicroUSB and USB-C, a rugged smartwatch that puts Alexa on your wrist, and a powerful VPN going for a mere fraction of its usual price. All of them are massively discounted, and great ideas for gifts and stocking stuffers.

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Telephoto iPhone lens, lifelong cloud storage, and more [Week’s Best Deals]

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Getflix lets you go anywhere without losing your favorite movies and TV shows.
Getflix lets you go anywhere without losing your favorite movies and TV shows.
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The year’s coming to a close, but the great deals on gear and gadgets just keep coming in. This week, we’ve got a service for sidestepping geo-restrictions on your favorite video channels, a full blown telephoto lens for the iPhone, a rock solid car mount for your mobile devices, and a lifetime of super secure cloud storage. Most of them are discounted by 80 percent or above. Read on for more details: