Save big on screwdriver kit that lets you fix your own gadgets [Deals]

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iFixit's 64-bit driver kit gives you the tools you need to repair your own electronics.
iFixit's 64-bit driver kit gives you the tools you need to repair your own electronics.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

Leaving your damaged phone, computer, or other device at the shop is a guarantee you’ll be wasting a bunch of your cash and time, but we’re left with little choice. Electronics these days are built to be hard to repair, unless you’ve got the right tools. That’s what the DIY-repair revolutionaries at iFixit are offering with this 64-bit Driver Kit, the toolbox you need to get your own gadgets back up and running. Right now you can get it for $34.95 at Cult of Mac Deals.

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DIY repair kits to digital notepads: the week’s best deals at Cult of Mac [Deals]

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These 64 screwdriver bits are hand-picked by iFixit to make repairing your own electronics a sinch.
These 64 screwdriver bits are hand-picked by iFixit to make repairing your own electronics a sinch.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

This week brought warmer weather and a whole bunch of great new deals. From iFixit’s invaluable electronics repair kit, to a lifetime of virtual private network access, a digital note-taking set and a massive storage upgrade that hides in the SD slot. Take a look and take something cool home with you:

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iPhone camera lenses to DIY repair kits: the week’s best deals at Cult of Mac [Deals]

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iFixit's kit of specialty screw bits will help you save yourself a hassle and some cash.
iFixit's kit of specialty screw bits will help you save yourself a hassle and some cash.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

After another red letter week at the Cult of Mac Deals Store means we’ve got some select cuts to share this week. There’s something here for everybody — save yourself some cash and a trip to the Genius Bar with a custom set of tools for fixing your electronics. Instantly enhance your iPhone’s pictures with a set of detachable lenses. Get an anonymous second phone number or 10 top tier apps for your iPhone and Mac.

Take a look:

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Everything you need to build and fix awesome gadgets [Deals]

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iFixit's kit of 64 specialized screwdriver bits will let you fix that device with the proprietary parts.
iFixit's kit of 64 specialized screwdriver bits will let you fix that device with the proprietary parts.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

For all the amazing devices you’ll find in an electronics store these days, it’s nothing compared to the wild DIY imaginations of people who aren’t the CEOs of major tech companies. Is there a machine to feed me breakfast? What about a device that guarantees I make a proper entrance?

No matter what you hare-brained idea, below you’ll find some of the best DIY tools to make it a reality.

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iOS 9 bricks iPhones with unauthorized Touch ID repairs

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Getting a broken home button on your iPhone 6 replaced may cause the entire device to become a worthless brick of metal and glass.

Thanks to a new feature in a software update recently pushed out by Apple, thousands of iPhone users who had their devices fixed by non-official repair shops have been greeted by a disastrous “error 53” message that locks the device — and even the Apple Store can’t bring it back from the dead.

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You think Apple’s Smart Battery Case is ugly? Wait ’til you see its insides

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It's what's inside that counts.
It's what's inside that counts.
Photo: iFixit

For the Apple fans disappointed in the Quasimodo look of the new Smart Battery Case, there is probably great satisfaction in seeing it all busted up. Yes, the staff at iFixit wasted no time prying one open to behold the guts of the beast.

iFixit did not defend the case from the “ugly” tag so many people gave it in its’ first 24 hours of public life. The technicians were impressed with the ducting on the case, which turned a downward-facing speaker into one that faces forward. The microphone also faces forward and iFixit wonders if this a preview on future designs.

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Teardown reveals Apple Smart Keyboard is not repairable — but super durable

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Apple's new keyboard is made out of high-tech fabric.
Apple's new keyboard is made out of high-tech fabric.
Photo: iFixit

We’re just days away from carving up turkeys in the US, but the folks at iFixit are busting out the blades a little early for their official teardown of the new Apple Smart Keyboard for the iPad Pro.

The new teardown from iFixit reveals how Apple made the Keyboard/Smart Cover super durable by encapsulating the entire product in some high tech fabric that should make it last much longer than a normal keyboard, which is good because it is also impossible to repair.

Check out the keyboards guts below:

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