2017 is humming right along. OK, maybe more like crashing along. Nevertheless, we’re offering the best deals this side of the digital divide. This week, our top gear and gadgets include a 64GB thumb drive that doubles as a connector cable, a powerful app for unlocking PDFs, a portable battery pack that can charge almost any device, and a VPN subscription that’ll protect your online life.
iMemStick 3.0 MFi-Certified Lightning Flash Drive – 42% off
In addition to offering 64GB of portable storage, the iMemStick makes transferring and managing data on iOS devices a breeze. It transfers at a blistering 100 MB per second, meaning you can move a 4GB HD video in around a minute, while it doubles as a charging cable for iOS devices. An included app means you can browse contents on the flash drive from your iOS device, and since it’s MFi-certified you can rely on it to work and to last.
Buy now: Get an iMemStick 3.0 for $74.99 — that’s 42 percent off the usual price.
PDFConverterOCR 4: Lifetime License – 60% off
We all use PDFs on the reg, but they’re not exactly the most flexible format. PDFConverterOCR takes the padlock off of PDFs, using optical character recognition (OCR) to convert native and scanned PDF files into almost any file format you can think of. Advanced character accuracy of 49 different languages reads with 99 percent accuracy, making it easy to turn PDFs into fully editable files compatible with Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.
Buy now: Get PDFConverterOCR 4 for $19.99, a 60 percent discount.
Nifty C PowerPod Battery Pack for USB-C/A Devices – $49.99
For every device we own, there’s another charger or external battery to carry around. The PowerPod from Nifty changes that, offering a charge for any device with USB Type A and Type C connections and Qualcomm Fast Charge 2.0 compatibility, meaning you can juice up most smartphones fast (up to six times normal speed), along with other USB devices like GoPros and vaporizers at even higher speed. You can even add charge to the new MacBook Pro.
Buy now: Get a Nifty C PowerPod Battery Pack for just $49.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.
PureVPN: Lifetime Subscription – 88% off
Going online means being exposed to a variety of threats and headaches, from data snoops and identity thieves to location restrictions on streaming content. Connecting via a VPN is one of the best ways to dodge these issues, and PureVPN offers one of the best options on the market. With a self-managed network of more than 550 servers nodes in 141 countries, you can connect up to five devices at once, whether routers, gaming consoles, smartTVs, computers, nearly any device with an Internet connection.
Buy now: Get a lifetime of PureVPN for $69, a whopping 88 percent off the usual price.