Save big on the mouse most Mac owners prefer and other Logitech gear


Mac users love Logitech mice like the MX Master 3S for Mac.
Mac users love Logitech mice like the MX Master 3S for Mac.
Photo: Logitech

With summer on the wane and the new school year looming, peripherals giant Logitech — a mainstay in our computer setups coverage, especially for the MX Master 3S mouse and MX series keyboards — is running a site-wide sale through August 16.

Logitech’s back-to-school sale is “filled with cutting-edge technology and exclusive deals to help you embark on your academic journey with confidence and success,” the company said.

Obviously, you don’t need to be a student to get the deals. Anybody can do it. See below.

Missing someone? Pair iPhone with this creepy new kissing machine.


These lips will warm up, make sounds and kiss you back ... if you let them.
These lips will warm up, make sounds and kiss you back ... if you let them.
Image: Reuters/The Guardian video

COVID-19 lockdowns in China didn’t just mess up iPhone production, they inspired the invention of a bizarre new machine with fake lips you can use with your smartphone to “kiss” someone far away.

Chinese startup Siweifushe launched the MUA — named after kissing sounds — a couple of weeks ago, selling more than 3,000 of them and receiving orders for 20,000 more, a new report said.

15 amazing Apple Watch accessories at insanely low prices


Apple Watch accessories at low prices
Each will cost you $40 or less.
Photo: Elago, Laut, Elkson, SwitchEasy

Bored of looking at the same old Apple Watch on your wrist? Give yours a makeover by adding a brand-new band or bumper case. There are a wide range of awesome Apple Watch accessories available at surprisingly affordable prices.

We’ve rounded up some of the best that are currently priced at $40 or less to help you out. Check out all 15 right here!

Final hours: Take 20% off all Bucardo Apple Watch accessories


Sweet deal: Take 20% off everything Bucardo.
Sweet deal: Take 20% off everything Bucardo, like sport bands for Apple Watch.
Photo: Bucardo

If you’re on the hunt for interesting Apple Watch accessories, there is no better time or place than now in the Cult of Mac Store to snag great deals on Bucardo gear.

Bucardo brand Apple Watch accessories, like a variety of sport bands as well as charm necklaces and pocket watch cases for Apple Watch, are all on sale now at 20% off until 11:59 p.m. PDT on April 19.

New Year’s sale slashes 15% off of everything from charging hubs to AirPods cases


Elago's 3-in-1 Charging Hub keeps your iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods going.
Elago's 3-in-1 Charging Hub keeps your iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods going.
Photo: Elago

In a festive New Year’s promotion, Elago is offering every accessory in the Cult of Mac Store — hundreds of items, all in one place — at 15% off through January 7. No matter what Apple products you may have received as gifts over the holidays, there’s something for your in the sale. We cover some highlights below.

New Air Travel Backpack lets you strap on a tech-heavy carry-on


Strap on this carry-on with all your tech for your next flight.
Strap on this carry-on with all your tech for your next flight.
Photo: WaterField Designs

Although you never know when Covid-19 lockdowns may keep you on the ground, WaterField Designs’ new Air Travel Backpack may make you want to take flight asap. Use it to pack up a couple of laptops, cables and accessories — and maybe a change of clothes or two — and go.

Cult of Mac readers get 30% off all iPhone accessories by Totallee


All Totallee iPhone accessories are on sale for Cult of Mac readers.
All Totallee iPhone accessories are on sale for Cult of Mac readers.
Photo: Totallee

This iPhone accessories post is presented by Totallee.

Totallee is best known for its ultra-thin iPhone cases that add an extra layer of protection without adding bulk. However, the company offers a full lineup of accessories to help you get the most out of your iPhone, and now is the perfect time to grab some at a deep discount.

To make room for new inventory for the upcoming iPhone, Totallee is offering Cult of Mac readers 30% off all iPhone accessories with code CULT30. It’s valid until Sept. 25, 2020.

Bento Stack keeps your essentials neatly organized on the go


Bento Stack is a must-have for any traveler.
Photo: Wiplabs

Carrying essential accessories with you wherever you go can be a nightmare. Your wires can get tangled, your AirPods can get lost, and your Apple Pencil can end up in more than one piece. That’s why you need the Bento Stack.

This compact, multi-compartment storage solution keeps more than 10 must-have accessories neatly organized when you’re on the road. It’s a must-have if you’re a frequent traveler.

This is the messenger bag Don Draper would carry


Briefcase messenger bag
Perfect for the office, or the martini bar
Photo: SF Bags

Look, it’s yet another beautiful bag from San Francisco’s WaterField Designs. The Executive Leather Messenger is a modern take on the briefcase, designed for MacBooks, iPads and chargers, instead of clipboards, papers and cigarettes.

That’s not to say that you can’t take this to a martini bar, or fill it with analog vapers and “artisanal emails” (aka written letters), if you want to.

Save $200 on Mac mini, $820 on MacBook Pro [Deals & Steals]


2019 MacBook Pro
So long, old friend.
Photo: Apple

Amazon’s Deal of the Day lets you save up to 29% on the 2018 MacBook Pro for today only. Prices start at $1,879.99 (down from $2,399.99) for a 15-inch model with a six-core Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage.

And that’s just one of the awesome offers in today’s Deals & Steals roundup. There’s also $200 off the newest Mac mini, a rare discount on the newest AirPods with a Wireless Charging Case, and up to $100 off Apple Watch Series 4.

Plus, you can now get Amazon’s newest Echo Dot for half its usual price.

Many of these discounts are good for today only, so act fast and enjoy them while you can.

This post contains affiliate links. Cult of Mac may earn a commission when you use our links to buy items.

Apple highlights accessories in its 2019 Mother’s Day gift guide


Mother's Day 1
Looking for a Mother's Day gift? Apple has some ideas.
Photo: Apple

Sunday May 12 is Mother’s Day in the United States — meaning that you’ve got got just under one month to pick your mom up something that lets you know how much you appreciate her.

While flowers or chocolates are standard fare, Apple’s got an even better idea: Why not buy her an Apple product? With that in mind, the company has debuted its Mother’s Day gift guide for 2019.

5-in-1 cable gives you one dongle to rule them all


High Five
High Five packs all the ports you need.
Photo: Vonmählen

The dark days of dongle hell might finally be over thanks to a brilliant new accessory that packs five different ports in one cable.

Vonmählen, a smartphone accessory maker based in Germany, revealed its new creation called the High Five. The company claims it’s the first ever 5-in-1 cable that’s so small it fits on your keychain. Best of all, it’s super cheap too.

Cheap accessories that make iPad Pro a productivity powerhouse


Satechi's iPad Pro USB-C hub packs four commonly used ports.
Get real work done on your iPad Pro.
Photo: Satechi

Is the iPad Pro a laptop replacement? Despite what you might think, and what many reviewers will tell you, it can be for a lot of professionals. But not by itself.

If you’re going to use your iPad to get real work done, and to be as productive as possible, you’ll need some things to go with it. In this roundup, we’ve listed affordable accessories that turn iPad Pro into a productivity powerhouse.

These are the best accessories for your 2018 iPad Pro


The awesome new iPad Pro deserves some awesome accessories.
The awesome new 2018 iPad Pro deserves some awesome accessories.
Photo: Andrea Nepori

You’ve got your new iPad Pro, and it’s all set up. Now, you might want to start tricking it out with accessories. The bad news is that most of your old accessories won’t work. The good news is that some of them will, and the rest can be replaced, or hooked up with dongles. Let’s check out the best accessories for the new 2018 iPad Pro.

Belkin’s gorgeous dock charges iPhone XS and Apple Watch with style


This is one of the prettiest docks we've ever seen.
Photo: Belkin

iPhone XS and Apple Watch Series 4 owners looking for the perfect chargers to both of their new devices just got a lot of love from Belkin with a dock that works on both iPhones and Apple Watch.

Belkin introduced its new BoostUp wireless charging dock for iPhone + Apple Watch today that not only keeps your new tech juiced up, but it’s also so pretty you won’t be ashamed to have it on full display in your house.

Here’s another angle:

Satechi’s new extended keyboards gives you Apple looks on a budget


Satechi Aluminum Bluetooth Keyboard
Satechi's Aluminum Bluetooth Keyboard is the perfect match for your Apple setup.
Photo: Satechi

Accessory maker Satechi has been around for years, offering a wide range of charging solutions, headphones, dongles, and computer peripherals for both Mac and PC. Their newest Mac accessories, the Aluminum Bluetooth keyboard and Aluminum USB keyboard offer Apple-inspired design at a fraction of Apple’s keyboard prices.

You can now preorder accessories for this year’s ‘iPhone XI’


Olixar iPhone XI screen protectors
Please don’t use these names, Apple.
Photo: Olixar

One retailer has already started taking preorders for new accessories made for this year’s “iPhone XI” and “iPhone XI Plus.”

Those are the names that will be given to Apple’s new flagships, according to one accessory maker. A more affordable device with a 6.1-inch LCD screen, believed to be called the “iPhone XS,” is also on the way.

We hope for Apple’s sake that these names are inaccurate.

Foxconn is buying a renowned Apple accessory maker for $866 million


Belkin has long been a manufacturer of high quality Apple accessories.
Photo: Lyle Kahney/Cult of Mac

Long-time Apple device manufacturer Foxconn is about to get even closer to Apple — thanks to its acquisition of well-known iPhone accessory maker Belkin.

According to a new report, Belkin International will be bought by FIT Hon Teng, a Hong Kong-based subsidiary of Foxconn for a massive $866 million. The acquisition also includes Linksys and Wemo-branded products and services, as well as the smart home water management company, Phyn.

ecobee Switch+ with HomeKit also an Alexa smart speaker


ecobee Switch+
ecobee Switch+ works with HomeKit and Alexa.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

ecobee began taking pre-orders for the Switch+ today. This smart-home light switch includes HomeKit support so it can be remotely controlled with an iPhone.

But it goes beyond that: with Amazon’s Alexa built in, this wall switch acts as a smart speaker all on its own.

This mic boom doesn’t care if you shake the room


Blue Designs compass mic boom
Imagine how professional you'll look with this on your desk.
Photo: Blue Designs

Podcasters, musicians, and haters of annoying noises rejoice. Blue Designs has come up with the Compass, a microphone boom that keeps your mic fixed right over your desk, your computer, your countertop, or even your ghetto ironing-board podcasting desk. Paired with Blue’s Radius shock mount, you need never worry about mic noise ever again.